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Honda Accord vs. Mazda Mazda3 Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Honda Accord or Mazda Mazda3 reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Honda Accord and the Mazda Mazda3 truly differ in reliability.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Honda Accord 68 Accords, 4.2 months of data per Accord, average 4700 miles8
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2014 Mazda Mazda3 52 Mazda3s, 4.6 months of data per Mazda3, average 4900 miles

Redesigned and off to a very good start.
5
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Honda Accord 150 Accords, 9.2 months of data per Accord, average 12200 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
17
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Mazda Mazda3 47 Mazda3s, 8.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 8600 miles6
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Honda Accord 36 Accords, 10.1 months of data per Accord, average 22200 miles3
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Mazda Mazda3 67 Mazda3s, 10.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 23100 miles14
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   15 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.3 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 19900 miles

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2011 Honda Accord 38 Accords, 9.0 months of data per Accord, average 42900 miles10
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Mazda Mazda3 45 Mazda3s, 8.8 months of data per Mazda3, average 31900 miles24
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Honda Accord 53 Accords, 9.0 months of data per Accord, average 47600 miles18
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Mazda Mazda3 100 Mazda3s, 9.3 months of data per Mazda3, average 51800 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
15
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   19 MazdaSpeed3s, 9.2 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 46700 miles

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2009 Honda Accord 57 Accords, 8.9 months of data per Accord, average 61000 miles9
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   18 MazdaSpeed3s, 9.8 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 50700 miles

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2009 Mazda Mazda3 35 Mazda3s, 9.8 months of data per Mazda3, average 65100 miles

Includes 2008.5s.
24
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Honda Accord 89 Accords, 9.0 months of data per Accord, average 70700 miles31
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Mazda Mazda3 57 Mazda3s, 10.1 months of data per Mazda3, average 71300 miles27
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   13 MazdaSpeed3s, 9.0 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 77000 miles

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2007 Honda Accord 101 Accords, 10.0 months of data per Accord, average 84000 miles34
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Mazda Mazda3 58 Mazda3s, 9.1 months of data per Mazda3, average 80600 miles48
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   16 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.0 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 60700 miles

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2006 Honda Accord 83 Accords, 9.3 months of data per Accord, average 99000 miles23
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Mazda Mazda3 50 Mazda3s, 9.2 months of data per Mazda3, average 95500 miles58
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Honda Accord 65 Accords, 9.2 months of data per Accord, average 112400 miles42
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Mazda Mazda3 36 Mazda3s, 8.9 months of data per Mazda3, average 95600 miles

Prone to rust where the roads are salted.
67
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Honda Accord 70 Accords, 9.0 months of data per Accord, average 120900 miles67
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Mazda Mazda3 27 Mazda3s, 7.6 months of data per Mazda3, average 114200 miles

Prone to rust where the roads are salted.
64
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Honda Accord 64 Accords, 8.7 months of data per Accord, average 137800 miles

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40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Honda Accord 36 Accords, 9.1 months of data per Accord, average 133400 miles73
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Honda Accord 30 Accords, 9.1 months of data per Accord, average 157800 miles57
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2000 Honda Accord 42 Accords, 8.9 months of data per Accord, average 162600 miles61
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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1999 Honda Accord 27 Accords, 9.6 months of data per Accord, average 157800 miles65
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Honda Accord

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What Our Members Are Saying about Honda Accord Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability of the Honda Accord: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 2dr Coupe 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
Our past Hondas have been the most reliable cars we've owned. I would expect the Accord Coupe to be much more reliable long-term than the Volkswagen.
2011 4dr Sedan 177-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Now approaching 140,000 miles and other than 2 sets of tires, only cost has been maintenance as called for by Miantenance Minder. I drove an 2008 Accord to 150,000 and passed on to a family member with similar experience (although brakes had been replaced).
2010 4dr Sedan 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
I drove each of my Accords for more than 14 years with no major repairs.
2010 2dr Coupe 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Reputation....Still new I have no personal experience
2010 4dr Sedan 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Wife had an Accord from 2000 and very little ever went wrong with it until it dropped the transmission July 2009. No brainer to get another one to serve as the every-day family car.
2010 4dr Sedan 177-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
After owning and repairing many European cars, it is comforting to know that the Accord is much more likely than not to have extraordinary reliability and durability. It is a calming feeling.
2009 4dr Sedan 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Our two previous Hondas gave us exemplary trouble-free driving. In eleven months and 19,000 miles so has this one.
2009 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Amazing reliability track record
2009 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Proven track record. Have owned other accords
2009 4dr Sedan 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Reliability and Durability of the Honda Accord: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
window and trunk rattles
2006 4dr Sedan 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
My issue with the accord is at 38,000 miles I was told I had a broken motor mount. I am not sure why or how a broken motor mount would occur in under 3 years of ownership. I found that annoying because the car was maintained and not beaten on and this happens. Nothing better than coughing up $700.00 just before your child is born.
2006 2dr Coupe 244-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
This car has been at the dealer almost once every couple of months, it feels like the car is just falling apart in my hands. Just the other day the power window controls fell out of the door. The transmission sometimes refuses to go into gear from Park
2006 4dr Sedan 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Another issue I had was around 60,000 miles, I had to replace the power steering pump. I heard this whine sound from under my hood and next thing I know, I am coughing up another $500 to replace the pump. I had all the fluids changed when recommended and this still happened. Between the motor mount and power steering pump, I have spent $1300 more on this accord than I did on my 99 Camry.
2003 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
cold start valve or cylinder slap after 53K miles
2002 2dr Coupe 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
I bought the car so I could drive it, change the oil, and keep driving it. But from faulty fog lights, worn radio controls, two transmissions, two alternators, and numerous rattles, I have not reached my goal of maintenance-free driving and quality.

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