MAZDA vs. Honda

2024 Mazda CX-50 with roof rack



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2023 SUVs


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When you think of quality vehicles coming out of Japan, Mazda and Honda come to mind right away. Both automakers have a long history of delivering cars, trucks, and SUVs that last for a long time. And they’ve been getting better and more high-end as each new model year comes out. In fact, Mazda is focusing on high-end SUVs as the company moves forward with production from 2023 onward.



Both automakers are moving forward with vehicles that give you lower costs of ownership thanks to EVs and plug-in hybrids for drivers who don’t want to worry about gas prices in North Canton and Canton. Which carmaker wins in the Mazda or Honda debate? Find out by comparing Mazda vs. Honda through this handy guide from Serra Mazda.

Honda vs. Mazda: History

Both automakers are moving towards the century mark in their history. Mazda began in 1931 when it made powered bicycles and motorcycles before creating a small cargo vehicle. Honda started to produce vehicles in 1948, focusing on pickup trucks.

Mazda Motor Corporation is its own brand and company. Meanwhile, Honda is also owned by the company that makes Acura vehicles (Acura is the luxury arm of Honda).

Mazda vs. Honda: 2023 Models Out

Both Mazda and Honda have updated vehicles for 2023, four of which are SUVs. Mazda has been pushing forward luxury SUVs as part of the automaker’s rebranding. Look at some of Mazda’s SUVs for 2023:

2023 MAZDA CX-30

  • Price: $24,225* MSRP
  • Engines Available: 2
  • Trims: 7

2023 MAZDA CX-9

  • Price: $40,025* MSRP
  • Engines Available: 2
  • Trims: 5

2023 MAZDA CX-50

  • Price: $28,825* MSRP
  • Engines Available: 2
  • Trims: 10

Honda vs. MAZDA: American Presence

Mazda has one assembly plant in the United States, while Honda has four. Mazda’s push continues to keep moving forward with the luxury SUV segment, and the American factory is part of that progress.

Is MAZDA or Honda More Reliable?

Mazda is far more reliable than Honda in terms of safety picks. Every Mazda vehicle earned an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) top safety award for model year 2023. Hatchbacks, sedans, and SUVs all have great safety ratings to show that your family will be as safe as possible when driving along Hudson and Uniontown roads.

Meanwhile, just two Honda vehicles earned top safety picks for the same model year. Clearly, Mazda is the winner in terms of safety and reliability.

Test Drive a New MAZDA at Serra Mazda

Will it be Mazda or Honda? Now that you’ve had the chance to compare Honda vs. Mazda in depth, chances are you’re eager to secure the keys to a new Mazda! Ready to climb aboard a new Mazda? Contact us or call 330-645-7275 to test drive a vaunted Mazda SUV or sedan. If you’re prepared to buy, start the process by applying for financing ahead of your test drive. We’re happy to help in any way we can!


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