Compare 2015 Honda Pilot vs 2015 Mazda CX-9

2015 Honda Pilot
2015 Mazda CX-9
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2WD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX 18 25 $29,371 $32,120
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L 18 25 $32,336 $35,370
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 18 25 $34,160 $37,370
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 18 25 $33,795 $36,970
Pilot 2WD 4-Door LX 18 25 $27,319 $29,870
Pilot 2WD 4-Door SE 18 25 $30,283 $33,120
Pilot 2WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 18 25 $36,577 $40,020
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX 17 24 $30,831 $33,720
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L 17 24 $33,795 $36,970
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 17 24 $35,619 $38,970
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 17 24 $35,254 $38,570
Pilot 4WD 4-Door LX 17 24 $28,778 $31,470
Pilot 4WD 4-Door SE 17 24 $31,743 $34,720
Pilot 4WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 17 24 $38,036 $41,620
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AWD 4-Door Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $34,658 $36,625
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $29,885 $31,575
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $32,243 $34,070
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 17 24 $33,157 $35,035
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Sport 17 24 $28,382 $29,985
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Touring 17 24 $30,739 $32,480
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,371
$34,658
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,120
$36,625
Monthly Payment Estimate
$535 / month
$610 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Honda Pilot is one of the most practical and family-friendly vehicles in its segment, despite its boxy, truck-like appearance. The 2015 Mazda CX-9 isn't as efficient as Mazda's latest offerings, but it manages to put the same kind of smile on the driver's face as the brand's smaller offerings.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
32.1 32.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39
Third Hip Room (in)
48.4 43.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62.2 58.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.7 139.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 40.9
Third Head Room (in)
38.2 35.4
Front Hip Room (in)
58.6 56.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 56.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 39.8
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 56
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 59.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 76.2
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 65.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8 -
Length, Overall (in)
191.4 200.2
Height, Overall (in)
70.7 68
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 64.7
Wheelbase (in)
109.2 113.2
Liftover Height (in)
- 30.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
87 100.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18 17.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.7 48.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 46.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 48.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 58.5
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 19
Brakes
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)
13.1 12.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21 20.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.9 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60TR18 P245/50VR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60TR18 P245/50VR20
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4295 4559
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 6.5 20 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 6.5 20 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Engine
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.7 L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5700 273 @ 6250
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
253 @ 4800 270 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.55
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.39
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 4.15
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Pilot Mazda CX-9
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5.0 4.0
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 9.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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