2019 Honda Accord vs. 2018 Mazda6: Head to Head

2019 Honda Accord
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Safety

Winner: 2019 Honda Accord

The Mazda6 gets a five-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It earned five stars in the frontal and side crash evaluations and four stars in the rollover test. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Mazda6 is a 2018 Top Safety Pick.

The Mazda6 comes standard with a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and Mazda's Smart City Brake Support, which helps stop the car if it detects a potential forward collision at speeds under 20 mph. Many other advanced driver assistance aids are available.

The Honda Accord is an IIHS 2019 Top Safety Pick, with the same ratings as the Mazda6 in every category. The NHTSA gives it a five-star overall rating. However, unlike the Mazda6, it earns five stars in the rollover evaluation.

The Accord includes the Honda Sensing system as standard. It features lane keep assist, automatic emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, and adaptive cruise control. A rearview camera and driver drowsiness monitoring are standard as well. Rear cross traffic alert and blind spot monitoring are optional.

The Accord’s longer list of standard safety features gives it the win.

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