I am with you on the tilt. So many people don't care or don't have a clue. I hate the lack of passenger tilt on my Ex-L and it's not available on any level Accord. Even the TLX doesn't get passenger tilt unless you get the V6. None of the competition has passenger tilt either. Stupid especially if you have a low seat desigh with the fixed angle that puts the seat in a poor position. Some fixed seats are way better than others. My Leaf passenger seat is fixed and is perfect.Another bag of journalists all giddy about the Mazda 6's looks and driving dynamics.
Here's some dirt on the Mazda 6
* NO TILT adjustment available in driver's seat until you get up to Grand Touring trim which is over $30k (proof $24k Touring trim has only 6-way power seat (NO TILT))
Hey man, enjoy that no tilt driver's seat. F that.
* Once you get to $24k ish Touring trim, you are saddled with 19" WHEELS and 225/45 series tires. Yo, have fun paying for those.
They tell in article, the beltline is high, the outward view is not that great. It's like being in a cavern sitting in back seat.
Wanna talk about resale value on a Mazda 6?
Think you can limp your Mazda 6 to 200k miles without throwing major coin at it?
Wanna deal with the sort of scarce and small Mazda dealer networks?
Maybe I'll go test drive one for kicks to see if I go bananas like the journalists, but I doubt it. Sat in them and haven't been so impressed.
The reliabilty is a big part of it. I laugh at people that buy the ford or whatever because they say its nicer. Tell me how much nicer it is in 5 years.Not trying to start a which is better war or anything like that.
For what the accord is, it's not a bad car...but it ain't the best either. When you look at the features you are getting with the competition, you are paying more for the equivalent honda. I personally purchased a Honda for the mechanical reliability that they had for years.
Again, I ain't trying to cause anything like the dude who test drove the Audi a week ago & thought his i4 accord was faster & better. At the of the day it's a Honda
Lack of AT and p.seat on LX was the major deal breaker for me.On what planet is an AT an upgrade over CVT? Seems like a dumb argument to me.
I agree. The Sport interior is not up to my EX-L interior, so, as a car, IMO, it comes in second to my EX-L.
Personally I'll take the clean and functional design of the Accord interior over any of the competition. The Mazda 6 is a close second though - they've done a nice job there IMO. I sat in one a few weeks back (the wife has a Mazda 3 that was in for an oil change) and I really liked the feel of it. It's a shame they can't improve on the NVH or that car would be an absolute killer!
What's the big difference between the EX-L and sport interior besides the leather? I have heated leather in my Sport so if i looked in your vehicle what would be better about it? I'm seriously asking because I've never looked inside a 9th gen EX-L or Touring. I know about the extra goodies you guy's get but is there something visually different inside besides the leather between a Sport and EX-L?I agree. The Sport interior is not up to my EX-L interior, so, as a car, IMO, it comes in second to my EX-L.
My EX-L, no doubt, would come in second to an Accord Touring. Which would put the Sport even further back.
So, clearly, when comparing a Sport to a Touring, well, the Touring has a better interior.