Compare 2008 Honda Pilot vs 2008 Mazda CX-9

2008 Honda Pilot
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2WD 4-Door VP
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door VP 16 22 $25,010 $27,595
4WD 4-Door VP 15 20 $26,275 $28,995
2WD 4-Door EX 16 22 $26,953 $29,745
4WD 4-Door EX 15 20 $28,218 $31,145
2WD 4-Door SE 16 22 $28,625 $31,595
2WD 4-Door EX-L 16 22 $29,031 $32,045
4WD 4-Door SE 15 20 $29,890 $32,995
4WD 4-Door EX-L 15 20 $30,297 $33,445
2WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 16 22 $30,477 $33,645
2WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 16 22 $31,019 $34,245
4WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 15 20 $31,742 $35,045
4WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 15 20 $32,285 $35,645
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FWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $27,194 $29,400
AWD 4-Door Sport 15 21 $28,393 $30,700
FWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $29,236 $31,615
AWD 4-Door Touring 15 21 $30,435 $32,915
FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $30,842 $33,355
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 15 21 $32,041 $34,655
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,010
$27,194
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,595
$29,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$460 / month
$490 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Honda Pilot may not look cutting-edge, but it’s still one of the most family-friendly crossovers available. The 2008 Mazda CX-9 may be the best-driving full-size seven-passenger crossover out there. It is certainly one of the best looking and appointed.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
59.7 56.9
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 39.8
Front Head Room (in)
41.9 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153 139.2
Second Hip Room (in)
56.6 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 59.4
Third Leg Room (in)
30.2 32.4
Second Head Room (in)
40.1 39.0
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Third Hip Room (in)
49.0 43.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.4 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 40.9
Third Head Room (in)
38.6 35.4
Front Hip Room (in)
57.5 56.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
71.3 68.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.7 64.7
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 113.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 31.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.5 76.2
Track Width, Front (in)
66.5 65.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
188.0 199.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 47.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 48.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.6 48.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
87.6 100.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 19.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.9 17.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 46.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 12.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.4 20.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 41.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.0 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.22 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/70SR16 P245/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/70SR16 P245/60R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T155/90R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4264 4312
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.7 11.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 110
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/212 3.7L/227.4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
244 @ 5750 273 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 4500 270 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.42 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.56
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Pilot Mazda CX-9
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multilink Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arms NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent

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