2017.5 Mazda6

2017.5 Mazda6

2018 Honda Accord

2018 Honda Accord

2017.5 Mazda6 vs. 2018 Honda Accord


The 2017.5 Mazda6 and 2018 Honda Accord are two of the most desirable midsize sedans in an intensely competitive segment. Neither disappoints, but the Mazda6 makes its presence known by offering features like:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • 11-Speaker Premium Sound System
  • Standard Heated Front Seats
  • Standard Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel

Overall, you’ll find yourself enjoying each ride around Joliet or Aurora in the 2017.5 Mazda6 just a touch more than you would behind the wheel of a Honda Accord, and we’ve broken down exactly why.


The 2018 Honda Accord has not yet received its crash-test rating from the NHTSA, but it can only hope to equal the 5-Star Overall Safety Rating of the 2017.5 Mazda6. What it can’t do is compete with the Mazda’s safety systems — the Mazda6 is the only sedan of the two to offer the following features as standard:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM): Indicates when vehicles are in your blind spot and provides an alert if you attempt an unsafe lane change.
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA): Scans to either side as you reverse, providing peace of mind when you’re pulling out of parking spaces.
2017.5 MAZDA6

Comfort and Convenience

2017.5 Mazda6 Sport


2018 Honda Accord LX


Leather Seats

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Front Heated Seats

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Leather Steering Wheel

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Power Sunroof

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The Honda Accord is capable of being just as comfortable and luxurious as the Mazda6 — the problem is that it reserves its more upscale appointments for higher trim levels. Mazda, meanwhile, includes such amenities in the base model.

2017.5 MAZDA6 exterior


It’s hard to fault either the 2017.5 Mazda6 or the 2018 Honda Accord when it comes to standard and available technology. Each model can provide:

  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Radar Cruise Control
  • 7-Inch Touchscreen Display

That said, the new Mazda6 does find a few ways to pull ahead. Just check out its

Available premium audio system: with Bose Centerpoint 2 Surround Sound, Bose AudioPilot 2, and 11 speakers, it delivers a noticeably more immersive driving soundscape than the Honda Accord’s 10-speaker premium system.

Mazda6 Accolades

  • IIHS 2017 Top Safety Pick+
  • NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Pick
2017.5 MAZDA6 interior cabin

Drive the 2017.5 Mazda6 at Continental Mazda of Naperville

The 2018 Honda Accord isn’t a bad car, but it’s utterly outclassed by the 2017.5 Mazda6. Contact us today to find out more, drop by our Naperville dealership for a test drive, or feel free to apply for financing online.

Why Buy at Continental Mazda of Naperville?

Some of the top reasons to choose our dealership are:

  • Continental Motors Group, which includes continental Mazda of Naperville, has been named “Best Auto Dealer” for 8 Years in a Row by Naperville Magazine ’s “Best of” Awards*
  • Not satisfied with your purchase? Our 72-Hour Exchange Policy allows you to exchange it for a model of equal or greater value. 
  • Of course, you shouldn’t just list to us — check out our customer reviews to get an idea of what people think of us!


*Best of Naperville

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