2020 Mazda6 vs 2020 Honda Accord
With automakers now beginning to reveal pages from the 2020 catalog, competing models meet once again to weigh in their new strengths and bragging rights. Join us as we reignite the rivalry between the 2020 Mazda6 and the 2020 Honda Accord to see which new release is left standing when the dust settles on this matchup.
The battle of the engines is a close call between the two lineups. The 2020 Mazda6 comes standard with a 187-horsepower SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L engine, which comes neck and neck with the 2020 Accord’s standard 192-horsepower 1.5L turbocharged engine. Higher up the lineup, the Mazda3 brings in a larger 250-horsepower SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T engine, while the Accord upgrades to a 253-horsepower 1.5L turbocharged engine.
2020 Honda Accord
187 hp, 186 lb-ft
|Base Engine||1.5-liter turbo
192 hp, 192 lb-ft
250 hp, 310 lb-ft
|Available Engine||2.0-liter turbo
253 hp, 273 lb-ft
|SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic||Transmission||Continuously Variable Transmission|
Comparing the Performance, Handling and Safety of the 2020 Mazda3 and 2020 Honda Accord
The 2020 Honda Accord competes well in power ratings, but overall handling and engagement comes second to its Mazda adversary. The 2020 Mazda6 ranks among the best in the class for overall driving experience thanks largely to G-Vectoring Control Plus. The system subtly adjusts power delivery and braking to provide more precise steering with every turn.
In just about every model face-off, Mazda scores an advantage with its profound standard active safety ensemble. All 2020 Mazda3 models come complete with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, radar cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The Accord keeps up in most categories, but blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert get left behind until much later in the lineup. Still, we have to give Honda a round of applause as the Accord takes its spot outside the winner's circle.
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