2021 Mazda MAZDA6 vs. Its Competition

2021 Mazda 6
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Toyota Camry and Honda Accord are the mid-size sedans to beat year-in and year-out, and this year is no different.

Both offer relatively new designs, great standard safety tech, and the reliability we’ve come to expect.

The Nissan Altima is another popular sedan choice, and now comes with the option for all-wheel drive to go along with its recent redesign.

Hyundai’s stylish new Sonata and Kia’s new K5 are corporate cousins, both with exceptional new style and strong value that includes a best-in-class warranty.

2021 Mazda 62021 Mazda MAZDA62021 Honda Accord Hybrid2021 Honda Accord
2021 Hyundai Sonata2021 Hyundai Sonata
2021 Kia K52021 Kia K5
2021 Nissan Altima2021 Nissan Altima
2021 Toyota Camry2021 Toyota Camry
Quick Specs
The 2021 Mazda 6 drives the point home: not every family needs a crossover SUV.
More tech this year makes the 2021 Honda Accord a compelling buy, but the options can rack up.
The 2021 Hyundai Sonata wears luxury threads in pricey models, but all versions get excellent safety and warranty coverage.
The 2021 Kia K5 gives the automaker a new look and a new family-sedan identity.
The 2021 Nissan Altima has a plain-spoken appeal, not to mention high safety scores and a great low price.
The 2021 Toyota Camry elevates its family-sedan game with grabby looks and hybrid power.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
23 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 54 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsMidsize CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name     
Sport AutomaticLX 1.5T CVTSE 2.5LLX Automatic FWD2.5 S SedanLE Automatic (Natl)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Automatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2021 Mazda MAZDA6 vs. 2021 Honda Accord2021 Mazda MAZDA6 vs. 2021 Hyundai Sonata2021 Mazda MAZDA6 vs. 2021 Kia K52021 Mazda MAZDA6 vs. 2021 Nissan Altima2021 Mazda MAZDA6 vs. 2021 Toyota Camry