Compare 2011 Honda Pilot vs 2011 Hyundai Veracruz vs 2011 Mazda CX-9

2011 Honda Pilot
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2011 Hyundai Veracruz
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2011 Mazda CX-9
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Select style
2WD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX 17 23 $28,241 $31,170
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L 17 23 $31,042 $34,270
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 17 23 $32,849 $36,270
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 17 23 $32,488 $35,870
Pilot 2WD 4-Door LX 17 23 $25,665 $28,320
Pilot 2WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 17 23 $35,379 $39,070
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX 16 22 $29,687 $32,770
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L 16 22 $32,488 $35,870
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 16 22 $34,295 $37,870
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 16 22 $33,934 $37,470
Pilot 4WD 4-Door LX 16 22 $27,111 $29,920
Pilot 4WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 16 22 $36,825 $40,670
Select style
AWD 4-Door GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Veracruz AWD 4-Door GLS 16 21 $28,694 $30,245
Veracruz AWD 4-Door Limited 16 21 $33,472 $36,095
Veracruz FWD 4-Door GLS 17 22 $26,908 $28,345
Veracruz FWD 4-Door Limited 17 22 $31,908 $34,395
Select style
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $31,981 $34,535
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $28,271 $30,525
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $30,048 $32,445
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 17 24 $30,695 $33,145
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Sport 17 24 $26,983 $29,135
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Touring 17 24 $28,762 $31,055
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,241
$28,694
$31,981
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,170
$30,245
$34,535
Monthly Payment Estimate
$520 / month
$504 / month
$576 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you can get past the garish grille and overwrought look, the 2011 Honda Pilot is a fine family vehicle, with minivan-like interior space and decent performance. The 2011 Hyundai Veracruz is spacious and comfortable, though not as sporty or stylistically evolved as the newest competition. The 2011 Mazda CX-9 can carry seven in comfort, but it loves curves more than almost any other roomy crossover.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 21 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle AWD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 60.6 59.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.7 150.6 139.4
Third Leg Room (in)
32.1 31.5 32.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.9 39.0
Third Hip Room (in)
48.4 45.6 43.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62.2 60.2 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.6 40.9
Passenger Capacity
8 7 7
Third Head Room (in)
38.2 36.1 35.4
Front Hip Room (in)
58.6 57.5 56.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 56.1 56.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 38.4 39.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.3 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 57.4 56.0
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 31.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 76.6 76.2
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 65.7 65.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 8.1 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
190.9 190.6 200.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 47.3
Height, Overall (in)
72.7 68.9 68.0
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD - 30.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 65.7 64.7
Wheelbase (in)
109.2 110.4 113.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.7 40.0 48.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 58.5
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA - TBD - 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
87.0 86.8 100.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 19.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.0 13.4 17.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA - TBD - 46.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 48.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x - TBD - 12.8 x - TBD - 12.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 20.6 20.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.0 - TBD - 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.6 36.7 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.69 3.5 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/65R17 P245/50R20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact T155/90R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/65R17 P245/50R20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 475 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4310 4431 4546
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7 20 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7 20 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.93 11.1 14.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130 110
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/212 3.8L/231 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5700 260 @ 6000 273 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI MPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
253 @ 4800 257 @ 4500 270 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 18 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.56 1.56
Trans Type
5 6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.86 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA SHIFTRONIC NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.39 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.37 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 3.20 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.16 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 4.15 4.15
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Pilot Hyundai Veracruz Mazda CX-9
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 1.06 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arms Multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.04 0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 - 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 10.2 9.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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