Honda Pilot vs. Mazda CX-9

Steel Sapphire Metallic
VS
Snowflake White Pearl Mica

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$27,669 - $30,756
$31,908 - $34,835

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.72 / 5
29 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
280 hp
227 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L V6 24
2.5L SKYACTIV

Interior Features

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Not Available
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Not Available

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.9 in.
41 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.1 in.
39.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.4 in.
39.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.2 in.
38.5 in.

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Not Available
Optional

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
8
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional

Exterior Features

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Not Available

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111 in.
115.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.4 ft.
38.8 ft.

Width

Width
78.6 in.
77.5 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
4054 - 4220 .lbs
4166 - 4361 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
280 hp
227 hp

Torque

Torque
262 ft. lbs.
310 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
3500 - 5000 .lbs
3500 .lbs

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
350 - 500 .lbs
350 .lbs

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Not Available

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.5 gal.
19 - 19.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
19 - 27 mpg
21 - 27 mpg

City

City
18 - 19 mpg
20 - 22 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 - 27 mpg
26 - 28 mpg

Safety Features

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Not Available
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Not Available
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Honda Pilot
Mazda CX-9

Body Style

Body Style
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD - Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD - Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
8
7

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
152.9 ft³.
135.1 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
4054 - 4220 lbs.
4166 - 4361 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 - 22 mpg.
23 - 24 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 - 19 mpg.
20 - 22 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 - 27 mpg.
26 - 28 mpg.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 - 5000 lbs.
3500 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 - 500 lbs.
350 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 - 5000 lbs.
3500 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 - 500 lbs.
350 lbs.

Maximum Trailering Capacity

Maximum Trailering Capacity
3500 - 5000 lbs.
3500 lbs.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
3.5 L/212
2.5 L/152

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36
3.49

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10
1.99

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49
1.45

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75
0.71

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56
0.60

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27
3.99

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25
4.41

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 - 8.4
7.4 - 7.7

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P245/50HR20 - P245/60HR18
P255/60HR18

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P245/50HR20 - P245/60HR18
P255/60HR18

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Compact

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 8 - 20 X 8 in.
18 X 8 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 8 - 20 X 8 in.
18 X 8 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Compact in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.4 ft.
38.8 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 in.
12.6 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13 in.
12.8 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.5 gal.
19 - 19.5 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.1 in.
39.3 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.9 in.
41 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
62 in.
57.9 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
59.1 in.
56.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.2 in.
38.5 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
38.4 in.
39.4 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
62 in.
58.1 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
57.3 in.
57.4 in.

Third Head Room

Third Head Room
38.9 in.
35.4 in.

Third Leg Room

Third Leg Room
31.9 in.
29.7 in.

Third Shoulder Room

Third Shoulder Room
57.6 in.
53.1 in.

Third Hip Room

Third Hip Room
44.6 in.
40.1 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111 in.
115.3 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
78.6 in.
77.5 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
69.8 in.
69 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
66.3 in.
65.3 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
66.3 in.
65.2 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
83.9 ft³.
71.2 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
46.8 ft³.
38.2 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
16.5 ft³.
14.4 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
Pilot
CX-9

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Sport Utility
Intermediate Sport Utility

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
3.5
2.5

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
SOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
6
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4