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Honda Accord vs. Mazda Mazda6 Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 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 24
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 Accords, 3.3 months of data per Accord, average 3800 miles
2016 Mazda Mazda6 9
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Mazda6s, 6.4 months of data per Mazda6, average 6400 miles

 

2015 Honda Accord 15
15.8385093168% 15.8385093168% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  81 Accords, 8.6 months of data per Accord, average 8900 miles
2015 Mazda Mazda6 21
30.7453416149% 30.7453416149% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  52 Mazda6s, 9.7 months of data per Mazda6, average 13900 miles

 

2014 Honda Accord 14
10.5714285714% 10.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  122 Accords, 9.9 months of data per Accord, average 20400 miles
2014 Mazda Mazda6 43
76.8571428571% 76.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  81 Mazda6s, 10.2 months of data per Mazda6, average 26500 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Much higher repair frequency than a year ago. Common problems with door weatherstripping, infotainment system.

 

2013 Honda Accord 14
5.2380952381% 5.2380952381% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  139 Accords, 9.4 months of data per Accord, average 31900 miles

Redesigned.

 

2012 Honda Accord 12
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  46 Accords, 8.6 months of data per Accord, average 43800 miles

 

2011 Honda Accord 23
16.1224489796% 16.1224489796% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Accords, 9.7 months of data per Accord, average 72700 miles

 

2010 Honda Accord 33
26.9230769231% 26.9230769231% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 Accords, 9.3 months of data per Accord, average 69400 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 Mazda6 59
65.0183150183% 65.0183150183% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Mazda6s, 10.2 months of data per Mazda6, average 64200 miles

 

2009 Honda Accord 35
17.032967033% 17.032967033% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  48 Accords, 9.4 months of data per Accord, average 87200 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 Mazda6 30
11.5384615385% 11.5384615385% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  45 Mazda6s, 9.6 months of data per Mazda6, average 80500 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2008 Honda Accord 28
9.34065934066% 9.34065934066% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  83 Accords, 9.2 months of data per Accord, average 82300 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 Mazda6   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Mazda6s, 8.7 months of data per Mazda6, average 84800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2007 Honda Accord 45
25.3246753247% 25.3246753247% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  95 Accords, 9.6 months of data per Accord, average 109100 miles
2007 Mazda Mazda6   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Mazda6s, 8.7 months of data per Mazda6, average 102700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2006 Honda Accord 31
9.11330049261% 9.11330049261% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  75 Accords, 8.7 months of data per Accord, average 117900 miles
2006 Mazda Mazda6 65
42.6108374384% 42.6108374384% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  33 Mazda6s, 10.0 months of data per Mazda6, average 99200 miles
2006 Mazda MazdaSpeed6   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 MazdaSpeed6s, 8.3 months of data per MazdaSpeed6, average 92900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2005 Honda Accord 47
20.5357142857% 20.5357142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  52 Accords, 9.3 months of data per Accord, average 130200 miles
2005 Mazda Mazda6   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Mazda6s, 7.2 months of data per Mazda6, average 125800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2004 Honda Accord 43
14.7058823529% 14.7058823529% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  69 Accords, 8.5 months of data per Accord, average 140300 miles
2004 Mazda Mazda6 70
37.3949579832% 37.3949579832% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Mazda6s, 7.9 months of data per Mazda6, average 126900 miles

 

2003 Honda Accord 76
34.2490842491% 34.2490842491% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  55 Accords, 8.0 months of data per Accord, average 155600 miles

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

 

2002 Honda Accord 74
32.7838827839% 32.7838827839% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  39 Accords, 8.7 months of data per Accord, average 152700 miles

 

2001 Honda Accord 64
25.4578754579% 25.4578754579% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  33 Accords, 8.0 months of data per Accord, average 175500 miles

 

2000 Honda Accord   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Accords, 3.3 months of data per Accord, average 162300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability and Durability of the Honda Accord

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. see full Honda Accord review
 

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

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. see full 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. see full Honda Accord review
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). see full Honda Accord review
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. see full Honda Accord review
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. see full Honda Accord review
2010 2dr Coupe 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Reputation....Still new I have no personal experience see full Honda Accord review
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. see full Honda Accord review
2009 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Historical experience. The parts that matter most to drivability will last - in my experience an Accords drivetrain will remain functional while the body rusts away. see full Honda Accord review
2009 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Proven track record. Have owned other accords see full Honda Accord review
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. see full Honda Accord review
Honda Accord Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
window and trunk rattles see full Honda Accord review
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 see full Honda Accord review
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. see full Honda Accord review
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. see full Honda Accord review
2003 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
cold start valve or cylinder slap after 53K miles see full Honda Accord review
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. see full Honda Accord review
 

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

Mazda Mazda6 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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 see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Nothing has gone wrong so far... see full Mazda Mazda6 review
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. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2007 4dr Wagon 212-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Car has been very reliable. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
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. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
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. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
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. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
Mazda Mazda6 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
19 problems in 14 months (4 major) see full Mazda Mazda6 review
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. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
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. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
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... see full Mazda Mazda6 review