Have you roamed around the Mazda forums? I can only speak to my experience with 2015 Mazda 6. I bought one new for my daughter and it has been flawless through 20K miles. The driving experience far exceeds the Accord. We get great MPG - 37-38 highway and she is averaging 28 overall. One thing to be aware of on later models is the energy reacapture system they are putting on upper line models. According to the service department it requires a deep cycle battery that costs $300. I would think that negates a lot of the benefit as I have not heard there is a big diff in MPG. For me less complexity is more. Good luck with the purchase. I had an Accord back in 2003-2012 and had a wonderful dealer but soured on the brand after my timing chain stretched and needed to be replaced ($1200) at 100K which I considered to be premature failure. I asked for a contribution from Honda and got nothing. Honestly, I would have been happy if they discounted the chain $100 but they denied me any assistance. SO for my next car I got an Infiniti without even stepping into an Acura showroom. Best move ever - a great car and awesome reliability 95K miles and no repairs.