|2017 Honda Accord Hybrid||2017 Mazda6|
|212 HP||Horsepower||184 HP|
|4.8 l/100km||City Fuel Efficiency||9.0 l/100km|
|5.0 l/100km||Highway Fuel EFficiency||6.7 l/100km|
|13.7 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||14.8 cu. ft.|
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid vs 2017 Mazda6
We were pretty surprised when Honda decided to stop making the hybrid version of its always-popular Honda Accord, but things got even more surprising when they followed that up by announcing that the new tenth-generation Civic wouldn’t have a hybrid model either. That meant that Honda went from one of the best brands in the hybrid market to not having a single hybrid model. Everything was cleared up a few months ago, when the brand announced the all-new 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, more efficient and powerful than any previous iteration. We thought we’d see how it measures up against the fuel efficient 2017 Mazda6.
Advantages of the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid
While the Mazda6 is considered one of the most fuel efficient vehicles in the Mazda lineup, the table above shows just how much of a disadvantage it’s still at in comparison to a hybrid vehicle. We dove right into fuel efficiency in the first row, and the Mazda6 utilizes a whopping 4.2 litres more fuel to drive the same 100 kilometres as the Accord Hybrid on city streets alone. Hopping onto the highway, the advantage diminishes a bit, but it still utilizes an extra 1.7 l/100km more fuel.
As if those kind of fuel efficiency advantages don’t speak for themselves, the Accord Hybrid also delivers a surprising 28 horsepower more than the Mazda6. So, in other words, the all-new 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid delivers a more enjoyable driving experience through superior horsepower, while also saving you quite a bit of cash at the gas pump every time you’ve got to refill. Those are two pretty big advantages.
All the Mazda6 has to fire back with is a slightly larger trunk. Obviously that’s not ideal, but we think the substantial advantages in fuel efficiency and power more than make up for the 1.1 cubic feet of cargo capacity that the Accord Hybrid gives up in cargo capacity. If you agree, then be sure to schedule a test drive in the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid right here on our website or by giving us a call at the sales desk.