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Honda Accord 1.5T EX-L 2018 vs Mazda 6 GT 2017.5

abhishekpabhishekp Posts: 6
edited December 2017 in Honda
I am super confused between these two cars. I have got decent deals on these cars. Mazda 6 GT 2017.5 is being offered to me at $28.5K OOTD while 2018 Accord 1.5T EX-L with parking sensors is being offered to me at $31K OOTD. I know it is a completely personal decision but I wanted to know more from the experts perspective. I am looking for the comparison between the performance, features, looks, resale value. To summarize my research the features are almost similar except for that the Accord 2018 has an 8-inch display vs Mazda 6's 7-inch display. Mazda doesn't have Android Auto but I guess they are going to do a retroactive update on all the previous cars once they launch android auto. Mazda comes with a heads-up display which is missing in EX-L.
Also, given the price I mentioned which car is the most value for money for me?

Thanks,
Abhi

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  • ral2167ral2167 ohioPosts: 767
    Go with the one that has blind spot monitors on side mirrors. If both have them, drive both and go with the one you like better to drive. If it's fairly even, I'd go with the Mazda based on the $2500 savings. Seat memory might be nice to have on the accord if you're going to have two drivers of the car. Not sure Mazda has seat memory. Adaptive cruise control... is that on the Mazda? 
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,314
    abhishekp said:

    I am super confused between these two cars. I have got decent deals on these cars. Mazda 6 GT 2017.5 is being offered to me at $28.5K OOTD while 2018 Accord 1.5T EX-L with parking sensors is being offered to me at $31K OOTD. I know it is a completely personal decision but I wanted to know more from the experts perspective. I am looking for the comparison between the performance, features, looks, resale value. To summarize my research the features are almost similar except for that the Accord 2018 has an 8-inch display vs Mazda 6's 7-inch display. Mazda doesn't have Android Auto but I guess they are going to do a retroactive update on all the previous cars once they launch android auto. Mazda comes with a heads-up display which is missing in EX-L.
    Also, given the price I mentioned which car is the most value for money for me?

    Thanks,
    Abhi

    Well, a 2015 Mazda6 GT is worth about $3500 less than a 2016 Accord 4-cyl EXL. So it seems the Accord in this scenario should have a slight edge on resale value. But it is such a small difference that I'd go with whichever you prefer driving.

    '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 49-car history and counting!

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,326
    Neither would be a bad choice; drive both and buy the one that gives you the biggest smile. I wouldn't factor the presence or absence of any Helen Keller("driver's assistance") packages into your decision- it's far better to learn how to properly adjust your mirrors.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    With everything else so close, this is definitely a "seat time" decision. I agree, Honda definitely wins on resale, if for some reason that's a really big factor for you.
  • ral2167ral2167 ohioPosts: 767
    abhishekp said:

    I am super confused between these two cars. I have got decent deals on these cars. Mazda 6 GT 2017.5 is being offered to me at $28.5K OOTD while 2018 Accord 1.5T EX-L with parking sensors is being offered to me at $31K OOTD. I know it is a completely personal decision but I wanted to know more from the experts perspective. I am looking for the comparison between the performance, features, looks, resale value. To summarize my research the features are almost similar except for that the Accord 2018 has an 8-inch display vs Mazda 6's 7-inch display. Mazda doesn't have Android Auto but I guess they are going to do a retroactive update on all the previous cars once they launch android auto. Mazda comes with a heads-up display which is missing in EX-L.
    Also, given the price I mentioned which car is the most value for money for me?

    Thanks,
    Abhi

    Seriously, go with whichever car has the blind spot monitor (unless they both have it)-- you don't want to adjust mirrors in some funky pattern that detracts from overall safety. What if you leave your fuel door open by mistake-- you won't be able to see that if your mirrors are adjusted all the way to Abilene.
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,326
    Yes, by all means, do not adjust your mirrors properly; it is much more important to monitor your fuel filler door.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,326
    ral2167 said:



    Seriously, go with whichever car has the blind spot monitor (unless they both have it)-- you don't want to adjust mirrors in some funky pattern that detracts from overall safety. What if you leave your fuel door open by mistake-- you won't be able to see that if your mirrors are adjusted all the way to Abilene.

    Thanks for the post- it is receiving a LOT of responses on my FB page- mostly LOLs...

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • ral2167 said:
    Go with the one that has blind spot monitors on side mirrors. If both have them, drive both and go with the one you like better to drive. If it's fairly even, I'd go with the Mazda based on the $2500 savings. Seat memory might be nice to have on the accord if you're going to have two drivers of the car. Not sure Mazda has seat memory. Adaptive cruise control... is that on the Mazda? 
    Hello, 
    So Mazda 6 GT doesn't have seat memory. I might be the only driver for this car. Mazda has radar cruise control but it does not start from 0 speed like Accord's.
  • abhishekpabhishekp Posts: 6
    edited December 2017
    qbrozen said:
    I am super confused between these two cars. I have got decent deals on these cars. Mazda 6 GT 2017.5 is being offered to me at $28.5K OOTD while 2018 Accord 1.5T EX-L with parking sensors is being offered to me at $31K OOTD. I know it is a completely personal decision but I wanted to know more from the experts perspective. I am looking for the comparison between the performance, features, looks, resale value. To summarize my research the features are almost similar except for that the Accord 2018 has an 8-inch display vs Mazda 6's 7-inch display. Mazda doesn't have Android Auto but I guess they are going to do a retroactive update on all the previous cars once they launch android auto. Mazda comes with a heads-up display which is missing in EX-L. Also, given the price I mentioned which car is the most value for money for me? Thanks, Abhi
    Well, a 2015 Mazda6 GT is worth about $3500 less than a 2016 Accord 4-cyl EXL. So it seems the Accord in this scenario should have a slight edge on resale value. But it is such a small difference that I'd go with whichever you prefer driving.
    Hello, 
    That was a good piece of information. I Intention that I'll also a an additional $500 new grad discount from honda which is not present in mazda.
  • With everything else so close, this is definitely a "seat time" decision. I agree, Honda definitely wins on resale, if for some reason that's a really big factor for you.

    Hello,
    I think I can knock off another $500 on Honda after the new grad discount. Do you think that should slightly tilt the balance in Accord's favor?
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,326
    I repeat: BUY THE CAR THAT YOU MOST ENJOY DRIVING!!!
    $500 is not enough of a difference to mandate choosing the runner-up.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • abhishekp said:

    I am super confused between these two cars. I have got decent deals on these cars. Mazda 6 GT 2017.5 is being offered to me at $28.5K OOTD while 2018 Accord 1.5T EX-L with parking sensors is being offered to me at $31K OOTD. I know it is a completely personal decision but I wanted to know more from the experts perspective. I am looking for the comparison between the performance, features, looks, resale value. To summarize my research the features are almost similar except for that the Accord 2018 has an 8-inch display vs Mazda 6's 7-inch display. Mazda doesn't have Android Auto but I guess they are going to do a retroactive update on all the previous cars once they launch android auto. Mazda comes with a heads-up display which is missing in EX-L.
    Also, given the price I mentioned which car is the most value for money for me?

    Thanks,
    Abhi

    Also, a quick Q.
    Is it worth adding the Qi Wireless Charging feature in Accord for an additional $500?
    I believe all the new phones henceforth will have the wireless charging in-built. I am just concerned about whether the technology is really worth it now since it is in its early stages.I don't want to add a feature which becomes redundant in just a couple of years.
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,326
    abhishekp said:

    abhishekp said:

    I am super confused between these two cars. I have got decent deals on these cars. Mazda 6 GT 2017.5 is being offered to me at $28.5K OOTD while 2018 Accord 1.5T EX-L with parking sensors is being offered to me at $31K OOTD. I know it is a completely personal decision but I wanted to know more from the experts perspective. I am looking for the comparison between the performance, features, looks, resale value. To summarize my research the features are almost similar except for that the Accord 2018 has an 8-inch display vs Mazda 6's 7-inch display. Mazda doesn't have Android Auto but I guess they are going to do a retroactive update on all the previous cars once they launch android auto. Mazda comes with a heads-up display which is missing in EX-L.
    Also, given the price I mentioned which car is the most value for money for me?

    Thanks,
    Abhi

    Also, a quick Q.
    Is it worth adding the Qi Wireless Charging feature in Accord for an additional $500?
    I believe all the new phones henceforth will have the wireless charging in-built. I am just concerned about whether the technology is really worth it now since it is in its early stages.I don't want to add a feature which becomes redundant in just a couple of years.
    Not for $500; wireless charging takes longer and can sometimes be fiddly.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

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