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Honda Accord vs. Mazda Mazda3 Reliability

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Results are for year ending September 30, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 Honda Accord 21
33.1168831169% 33.1168831169% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  51 Accords, 6.6 months of data per Accord, average 6500 miles
2016 Mazda Mazda3 30
56.4935064935% 56.4935064935% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  35 Mazda3s, 5.6 months of data per Mazda3, average 4900 miles

 

2015 Honda Accord 16
16.6666666667% 16.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  82 Accords, 10.0 months of data per Accord, average 13800 miles
2015 Mazda Mazda3 14
11.9047619048% 11.9047619048% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  80 Mazda3s, 9.4 months of data per Mazda3, average 14100 miles

 

2014 Honda Accord 17
15.9340659341% 15.9340659341% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  121 Accords, 9.4 months of data per Accord, average 26600 miles
2014 Mazda Mazda3 18
18.1318681319% 18.1318681319% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  95 Mazda3s, 9.7 months of data per Mazda3, average 24700 miles

Redesigned.

 

2013 Honda Accord 15
8.12807881773% 8.12807881773% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  132 Accords, 10.0 months of data per Accord, average 38100 miles

Redesigned.
2013 Mazda Mazda3 16
10.0985221675% 10.0985221675% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  56 Mazda3s, 9.6 months of data per Mazda3, average 37500 miles

 

2012 Honda Accord 19
16.0098522167% 16.0098522167% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  37 Accords, 10.0 months of data per Accord, average 52600 miles
2012 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 MazdaSpeed3s, 9.6 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 46200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Mazda Mazda3 15
8.12807881773% 8.12807881773% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  76 Mazda3s, 9.3 months of data per Mazda3, average 52500 miles

 

2011 Honda Accord 20
7.87545787546% 7.87545787546% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  26 Accords, 9.3 months of data per Accord, average 76700 miles
2011 Mazda Mazda3 11
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  35 Mazda3s, 9.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 53500 miles

 

2010 Honda Accord 43
41.5750915751% 41.5750915751% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  44 Accords, 9.0 months of data per Accord, average 71800 miles

Some reports of oil consumption for both engines, most of them over a year ago. Honda has extended the warranty for this issue to eight years.
2010 Mazda Mazda3 27
18.1318681319% 18.1318681319% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  84 Mazda3s, 9.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 71400 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.7 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 70600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2009 Honda Accord 21
3.0612244898% 3.0612244898% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  47 Accords, 9.8 months of data per Accord, average 87500 miles

Some reports of oil consumption for both engines, most of them over a year ago. Honda has extended the warranty for this issue to eight years.
2009 Mazda Mazda3 34
18.221574344% 18.221574344% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  35 Mazda3s, 10.2 months of data per Mazda3, average 86000 miles

Includes 2008.5s.
2009 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.7 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 70200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2008 Honda Accord 28
9.34065934066% 9.34065934066% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  75 Accords, 8.7 months of data per Accord, average 88400 miles

Redesigned. Some reports of oil consumption for both engines, most of them over a year ago. Honda has extended the warranty for this issue to eight years--now running out.
2008 Mazda Mazda3 54
37.9120879121% 37.9120879121% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  47 Mazda3s, 10.4 months of data per Mazda3, average 95400 miles

 

2007 Honda Accord 38
16.0098522167% 16.0098522167% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  87 Accords, 9.7 months of data per Accord, average 111800 miles
2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 MazdaSpeed3s, 9.5 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 80500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2007 Mazda Mazda3 57
34.7290640394% 34.7290640394% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  46 Mazda3s, 9.1 months of data per Mazda3, average 106600 miles

First model year for the MazdaSpeed3.

 

2006 Honda Accord 40
21.6981132075% 21.6981132075% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  72 Accords, 8.8 months of data per Accord, average 122600 miles
2006 Mazda Mazda3 57
40.0269541779% 40.0269541779% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  36 Mazda3s, 9.3 months of data per Mazda3, average 113400 miles

 

2005 Honda Accord 43
15.2452025586% 15.2452025586% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  51 Accords, 9.2 months of data per Accord, average 136700 miles
2005 Mazda Mazda3 91
56.1833688699% 56.1833688699% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  25 Mazda3s, 9.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 120600 miles

Prone to rust where the roads are salted.

 

2004 Honda Accord 46
18.3982683983% 18.3982683983% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  59 Accords, 8.8 months of data per Accord, average 141200 miles
2004 Mazda Mazda3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Mazda3s, 8.2 months of data per Mazda3, average 126200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2003 Honda Accord 62
25.8095238095% 25.8095238095% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  46 Accords, 8.8 months of data per Accord, average 157100 miles

Redesigned. Has long had a higher repair frequency than other model years.

 

2002 Honda Accord 58
23.9726027397% 23.9726027397% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  39 Accords, 8.5 months of data per Accord, average 149500 miles

 

2001 Honda Accord 85
44.2084942085% 44.2084942085% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  27 Accords, 7.3 months of data per Accord, average 180500 miles

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TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Honda Accord

2015 Honda Accord Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearComment
2014 This "why to buy" is tentative. While the regular Accord's reliability has been excellent, Honda has produced some decidedly unreliable hybrids in the past. So I'd like to see more time and miles before declaring the new Accord Hybrid glitch-free. The new Fusion had a glitchy first year, including poor panel fits, but has improved since. full 2014 Honda Accord review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Honda Accord

2015 Honda Accord Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 278-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
It's been fairly reliable. I have put nearly 80,000 miles and so far I have only had to deal with brakes. full 2013 Honda Accord review
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. full 2012 Honda Accord review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Mazda Mazda3

2015 Mazda Mazda3 Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
It was neck and neck between the Mazda3 and the MINI COOPER. I had my heart set on the MINI, but reliability was the deciding factor. I spent countless hours researching vehicles over the last several months and was very dismayed at all the mechanical issues that plague the MINI. On the other hand the Mazda3 seems to be very much trouble free. I really wanted a MINI, but I knew its 'cool' fun to drive personality wouldn't be enough to overcome the reliability headaches I could expect. full 2012 Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I do have to hand it to this car; it's been DEAD RELIABLE. Nothing has been broken enough to warrant a trip to the shop. THe only issue I had was with the heater fan making noise, and then the heater stopped working at the end of last winter, but it is woring normally now, without a repair. full 2012 Mazda Mazda3 review