2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Honda Pilot

2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Honda Pilot

Finding a three-row SUV that not only suits your needs but also your style can be difficult. This is where we might be able to help. See if you can decide on the perfect SUV with our 2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Honda Pilot comparison. You can see what both models look like side by side in this comparison image. The Pilot has a pretty standard look all things considered, but in the elegance category, we think the Mazda CX-9 has it beat.

If you agree with us and that’s enough to convince you, then click the link below to see the entire new Mazda CX-9 inventory at Holiday Mazda. We are located in Fond du Lac, WI which is just a short drive from both Beaver Dam and Slinger, WI. Otherwise, you can keep reading to learn more about what both of these SUVs offer.

2018 Mazda CX-9


2018 Honda Pilot

2.5-liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Engine 3.5-liter V6
19 City / 27 Highway Fuel Efficiency (MPG) 22 City / 28 Highway
Standard Automatic Climate Control Available
Available All-Wheel Drive Available

Which offers better performance: Honda Pilot or Mazda CX-9

In years past, you would have heard a V6 touted above a 4-cylinder, but that just isn’t the case anymore. These days, engineers can do so much more with less, and 4-cylinder engines, especially those with turbochargers, often outperform old-school V6 power plants in many respects.

For example, the 2.5-liter turbocharged engine that comes standard across all trim levels of the Mazda CX-9 can output up to 250 horsepower and more importantly it can output up to 310 pound-feet of torque. It’s torque that gives you get up and go off the line, and the Pilot only delivers 262 pound-feet of torque.

We’ve established that the Mazda has more to offer in the torque department, but what about fuel economy? That’s where Mazda is always ready to impress with their SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY. It’s this technology that allows the Mazda CX-9 to produce more torque and get a great deal better fuel economy as you can see in the chart.

What about features? The 2018 Mazda CX-9 has you covered there too. Not only does it have all the industry standards available and more, it even offers comfort features like dual-zone automatic climate control standard. That’s something that the Honda Pilot cannot claim.

If you were looking for a model with all-wheel drive, then both of these models can help you, as they both offer AWD on all trim levels and they both include the feature standard at the highest trim level. If the Mazda CX-9 is the three-row SUV for you, but you need help picking the right trim, then come to Holiday Mazda, and we’ll take care of you.

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