2017 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2017 Honda Pilot: Which SUV is Better?

2017 Mazda CX-9

2017 Mazda CX-9

2017 Honda Pilot

2017 Honda Pilot

While there are plenty of different family vehicles on the market today, larger families often find that a three-row crossover SUV proves to be the right fit. Lately, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 has drawn attention from drivers all throughout South Windsor, but so, too, has the 2017 Honda Pilot. Before choosing which one to bring your family home in, take a closer look at both models with this helpful comparison. If you decide the Mazda CX-9 offers a better setup for you and your passengers, schedule a trip to Mazda of Manchester to see the new Mazda CX-9 up close and in person.

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Standard Features

There’s no denying that both of these large crossover SUVs come standard with many of the modern features Manchester drivers insist on, including:

  • Bluetooth® phone and audio
  • Rearview camera
  • Cruise control

The Mazda CX-9, however, lets you enjoy more of the features you crave right out of the gates, including a leather-wrapped steering wheel and the MAZDA CONNECT™ advanced infotainment system, both of which are standard on the Mazda CX-9’s base Sport trim. The Mazda CX-9 also gets standard tri-zone climate control—ensuring total comfort no matter where you’re seated—and a 7-inch touchscreen interface, while the Honda Pilot’s base trim gets only a basic air conditioning system and a 5-inch display without touchscreen functionality.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The Mazda CX-9 and Honda Pilot are both capable three-row crossover SUVs that are offered with your choice of either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. When it comes to torque and fuel economy, though, the Mazda CX-9 takes the crown:

  • Mazda CX-9 – Every Mazda CX-9 comes with a turbocharged 2.5L four-cylinder engine that makes a robust 310 lb-ft of torque to help deliver maximum traction when you need it. This large three-row crossover is also able to get up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg highway and 22 mpg city.
  • Honda Pilot – The Pilot’s 3.5L V6 engine pales in comparison, only producing 262 lb-ft of torque. It also comes up short in terms of fuel economy, maxing out at an EPA-estimated 27 mpg highway and 19 mpg city.

The Right Choice for Manchester Families: The 2017 Mazda CX-9

Come check out our selection of Mazda CX-9 crossovers here at Mazda of Manchester. Our showroom is located at 80 Oakland Street in Manchester, just a short drive from Vernon. Work with our finance department to find the right payment plan for your budget, and contact us at (860) 645-4100 if we can be of assistance prior to your visit. We look forward to seeing you!