2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2020 Honda Pilot | Edinburg, TX
If you are searching for the perfect three-row SUV to accommodate an active lifestyle or your growing family, two of the top options on the market include the 2020 Mazda CX-9 and the 2020 Honda Pilot. These SUVs offer the right power, safety, reliability, and interior comfort that you demand. But which is the better of the two SUVs? When you look at the two side by side, it is apparent that the Mazda CX-9 is the true leader of the segment.
A Balance of Power and Fuel Economy
The 2020 Mazda CX-9 takes its power from a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo 16-valve four-cylinder engine with Variable Valve Timing. This powerhouse of an engine generates 320 lb-ft of torque. And while the V6 engine in the 2020 Honda Pilot matches the capability of engine in the CX-9 in terms of towing (both can haul up to 3,500 pounds for properly equipped models), it grossly underperforms in terms of torque, offering up just 262 lb-ft.
The Mazda CX-9 also leads in terms of fuel economy. The standard front-wheel drive models yield up to 22 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway.* You can opt for predictive i-ACTIV AWD® on the Mazda CX-9 for improved traction, which brings fuel economy down to 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.*
Honda Pilot models with two-wheel can only muster 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway while AWD variants drop to 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
While both the 2020 Mazda CX-9 and 2020 Honda Pilot prioritize safety, the Mazda CX-9 truly leads the segment with its standard i-ACTIVSENSE® suite of safety tech. This includes Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Blind Spot Monitoring, Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Learn more about the tech-savvy 2020 Mazda CX-9 and schedule a test drive at Bert Ogden Mazda Edinburg in Edinburg, Texas.
*EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.