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Honda Accord vs. Mazda Mazda6 Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Honda Accord or Mazda Mazda6 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 Mazda6 truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Honda Accord and Mazda Mazda6 reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Honda Accord and the Mazda Mazda6 were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Honda Accord and the Mazda Mazda6 have been recently.

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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 Mazda6 75 Mazda6s, 7.2 months of data per Mazda6, average 9500 miles

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22
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Honda Accord 150 Accords, 9.2 months of data per Accord, average 12200 miles

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17
20% 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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2011 Honda Accord 38 Accords, 9.0 months of data per Accord, average 42900 miles10
0% 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 Mazda6 26 Mazda6s, 10.5 months of data per Mazda6, average 47200 miles26
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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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 Mazda6 43 Mazda6s, 9.9 months of data per Mazda6, average 59100 miles

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20% 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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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 Mazda6   21 Mazda6s, 7.9 months of data per Mazda6, average 80300 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 Mazda6 35 Mazda6s, 9.0 months of data per Mazda6, average 84900 miles76
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Mazda MazdaSpeed6   13 MazdaSpeed6s, 10.5 months of data per MazdaSpeed6, average 86500 miles

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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 Mazda6   19 Mazda6s, 9.2 months of data per Mazda6, average 107900 miles

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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 Mazda6   23 Mazda6s, 9.4 months of data per Mazda6, average 118400 miles

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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 the Reliability and Durability of the Honda Accord

Honda Accord Reliability and Durability: 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 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
2009 4dr Sedan 177-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
same as above
2009 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
It is my 6th Honda. % previous ones gave no reason to suspect anything down the road.
Honda Accord Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
window and trunk rattles
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.
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.
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.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Mazda Mazda6

Mazda Mazda6 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 0 I bought this car with all the bells and whistles - luxury package, remote start, navigation system, scuff plates, mud plates, trunk spoiler, etc. Within the first week I owned this$50,000 car,the trunk had filled with water during a rain storm. Apparently the dealer installed atapered grommet upside down when installing the spolier. That wasonly the beginning. In the 2 years I owned that car I went through 3 batteries (the shop actually told me I had to disconnect the battery if I wasn't going to drive the car for a few days?!?), a broken cover underneath the car(apparently held in place with cheap plastic clips) and some wiring issueswhich caused the transmission to lock up. Mazda roadside assistance was useless. I called them when my car wouldn't start but I was too far away from the dealer for them to help.When I was stranded in Southern Ontario on avacation with family (wiring problem caused the engine light to come on)they could not help because I was apparently to far from the nearest dealer. Actually, theydid offer totow me up to 100 kmbut expected me to pay the rest out of pocket (I live 3 hours from the dealer in Thunder Bay).Also, the navigation system was out of date from the moment I bought the car (especially for areas near Sudbury) and when I asked the dealer(Target Motors in Thunder Bay) for upgrades they told me they were so expensive they didn't keep them in stock and I would have to pay. On a more petty note,they also ripped me off on a 12$ paint stick. There was no end to thebad dealings I had with this car...In the end, I decided to to a huge financial loss on this car and got rid of it! I will never, ever buy a Mazda and warn anyone againstdoing business with Target Motors in Thunder Bay! I have only sharedthe highlights here...
2008 4dr Hatch 212-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The car is over 2 yrs old now with close to 30,000 miles with no unscheduled maintenance. The car has been very reliable
2007 4dr Wagon 212-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Car has been very reliable.
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 270hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual AWD
One rear shock started leaking at about 85k, which necessitated replacing both of course. The engine stumbles sometimes when accelerating from a steady criuse - can hear what I presum is the waste gate banging like a machine gun. No error codes and the Mazda dealership I go to has no clue as far as I can tell. I have been impressed with Mazda reliability but with many computers, differentials and complexity galore I may not own this one into late middle age.
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Nothing has gone wrong so far...
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual AWD
The Speed6 has been very reliable, no major repairs, even under warranty. Have an intermittent front suspension squeak with the upper and lower control arms, just haven't had it fixed yet since it's harmless. Brakes and clutch are original.
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual AWD
In 25K miles, I experienced one check engine light, and a powerloss issue once that was corrected with a recall. Most reliable car I ever owned.
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Have owned for over 4 years, 100k miles now, with no major problems.
Mazda Mazda6 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Wagon 212-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Had a problem where the suspension would make a creeking sound while turning the steering wheel at slow (parking lot) speeds. Internet research turned up a few similar problems. Our problem was successfully diagnosed as a bushing problem in a lower control arm. I expect that I will need motor mounts replaced sooner-rather-than-later as well.
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I have 18 warranty claims in the first year of ownership. Problems started after 6 months (10K miles) of ownnership.
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
19 problems in 14 months (4 major)
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual AWD
Far too many horror stories about the engine throwing a rod, with or without modifications. Also, many turbos are known to smoke, but Mazda does nothing about the situation.
2004 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
interior out of cheap plastic that easily scratches, seat foam partially collapsed, annual caliper lube required, bought the car as a 5year lease return w/ 84 000 km, now getting close to 9years 135 000km, replaced suspension bushings/ball joints from day1, clutch at 125k, no holes yet but plenty of rust, haven't been able to track down a couple of noises, might have been there since new, doing almost as much work on the car as on my 19year old 340 000km Volvo 850 though the Volvo is easier & more fun to work on, this Mazda isn't designed to receive any more than the most urgent maintenance with a design lifespan around 10years/250 000km, whichever comes 1st...