Honda Accord Hybrid Vs My Mazda 3 2.0L

I was just curious as to how much impact my Mazda 3 would have on the environment and my wallet. Using the Gas Mileage Impact (GMI) calculator on the Hybrid Cars website, this is what I found:

  1. My Mazda 3 cost just over $16,000, the Honda Accord Hybrid cost approx. $30,000.
  2. Fuel Economy on my Mazda is at 26/34 city/hwy mpg, currently we are getting close to 26 combined on it, Honda Accord hybrid estimates between 25/34 city/hwy mpg.
  3. Now using the GMI calculator my Mazda will consume 447 gallons vs the Honda Accord hybrid 405 gallons over 13000 miles/yr, current gas price at $2.58.
  4. The Accord hybrid saves a whopping $109.39 on gas a year, but cost twice the price of a Mazda.
  5. Emmission wise the GMI calculator estimates the Mazda will emit over 8,494 lbs of CO2 when compard to the Accord hybrid’s 7,689 lbs thats a difference of 805 lbs.
  6. Carbon Monoxide scores are a bit whacked, my Mazda 3 by the GMI calculator estimates to emit 146 lbs, while for the Honda Accord hybrid it is 316 lbs.
  7. Nitrogen Oxide, again its sounds crazy, Honda Accord hybrid gives off 9 lbs compared to 6 lbs by my Mazda and the amt. of hydrocarbons emitted are 4lbs by the Mazda and 7 lbs by the Honda Accord.

Taking all this into consideration, buying the Mazda is really working out for us. So why do we need buy a Honda Accord hybrid, which cost more and actually does not differ significantly from a conventional vehicle like the Mazda 3, when it comes to emissions.

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Born and brought up in India. Went to St. Xavier's in Calcutta, Richmond University in London & McGill in Canada. Trained in clinical and experimental psychology. I have worked with autistic children and I was the Psychologist at the Adult ADHD Clinic at the Montreal Children's Hospital. Currently we are based in Michigan. I love traveling around the world and cooking.

3 thoughts on “Honda Accord Hybrid Vs My Mazda 3 2.0L

  1. James

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  2. Matt

    I think Mazda is currently beating Honda in average MPG by between 1.8 and 2.2 MPG. And everyone goes for a Honda… Mazdas are generally faster, nicer, and less expensive cars, and they are quite common. Mazda does make the most fuel efficient SUV (Mazda Tribute Hybrid, 34 city, 30 hwy) when Honda’s most fuel efficient SUV is the Honda CR-V (20 city, 26h hwy). Mazda does make the most fuel efficient pickup truck (B- Series, approx. 22 city, 26 hwy) when Honda’s most fuel efficient (and only) pickup truck is the Honda Ridgeline (15 city, 20 hwy, yuck). The average Mazda car (that includes 3, 6, Speed, MX-5) gets 23mpg. The average Honda car (that includes Accord, Accord Hybrid of 07, Civic, Civic Hybrid, S2000, Fit) gets 27mpg. However, keep reading. The average Mazda truck (that includes Tribute, Tribute Hybrid, CX-7, CX-9, B- Series) gets 23mpg. The average Honda truck (that includes Ridgeline, Element, CR-V, Pilot) gets 19mpg. 27+19=46, and 23+23=46. But, Mazdas are less expensive. Even though you might think that takes away the luxury/top speed/acceleration of the car, it doesn’t. Honda’s race car, the S2000, has a top speed of 170mph and can go from 0-60 in 5.1 seconds. Mazda’s two race cars, I’ll start with the MX-5, has a top speed of 180mph and can go from 0-60 in 4.6 seconds. Mazda’s Speed has a top speed of 180mph, and can go from 0-60 in 4.3 seconds. Mazda has beaten Honda since about 2004 and will continue to be victorious, in luxury (CX-7 and CX-9), race (MX-5 and Speed), and fuel efficiency (Tribute Hybrid, 3, 6, Tribute). 🙂

  3. Jack fillup

    I think that Hondas are more conservative, and dull,and that Mazdas are more about speed, and proformance. I also think that Hondas are tasteless in consideration to looks and style. The honda civic is butt ugly compared to the looks of the Mazda 3 which could win car of the year if mazda could keep up with worldwide demands, and the new Mazda 6 is waaaaaaaay nicer than the dull, and tastless looks of the Honda accord. I have a 2005 Mazda 3 gt Hatchback, and its way more fun to drive than the Honda civic which sucks monkey balls 🙂

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