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Compare 2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Mazda CX-9

2016 Honda Pilot
2016 Mazda CX-9
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2WD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX 19 27 $29,973 $32,780
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX w/Honda Sensing 19 27 $30,885 $33,780
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L 19 27 $33,143 $36,255
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/Honda Sensing 19 27 $34,055 $37,255
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 19 27 $34,055 $37,255
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 19 27 $34,602 $37,855
Pilot 2WD 4-Door LX 19 27 $27,752 $30,345
Pilot 2WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 20 27 $37,808 $41,370
Pilot AWD 4-Door EX 18 26 $31,615 $34,580
Pilot AWD 4-Door EX w/Honda Sensing 18 26 $32,527 $35,580
Pilot AWD 4-Door EX-L 18 26 $34,785 $38,055
Pilot AWD 4-Door EX-L w/Honda Sensing 18 26 $35,697 $39,055
Pilot AWD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 18 26 $35,697 $39,055
Pilot AWD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 18 26 $36,244 $39,655
Pilot AWD 4-Door Elite w/RES & Navi 19 26 $42,733 $46,770
Pilot AWD 4-Door LX 18 26 $29,394 $32,145
Pilot AWD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 19 26 $39,450 $43,170
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AWD 4-Door Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 21 27 $39,714 $41,970
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Signature 21 27 $41,645 $44,015
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Sport 21 27 $31,535 $33,320
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Touring 21 27 $35,743 $37,770
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 22 28 $38,012 $40,170
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Sport 22 28 $29,833 $31,520
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Touring 22 28 $34,041 $35,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,973
$39,714
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,780
$41,970
Monthly Payment Estimate
$546 / month
$700 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Honda Pilot has axed its hard edges: it's once again a smooth, capable family wagon, one that raises the bar for refinement. The 2016 Mazda CX-9 has sharp handling and sleek looks, but falls a bit shy in features and third-row space.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
31.9 29.7
Second Head Room (in)
40.2 38.5
Third Hip Room (in)
44.6 40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 41
Third Head Room (in)
38.9 35.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
152.9 135.1
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 56.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 53.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 39.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
57.3 57.4
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62 57.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 65.3
Length, Overall (in)
194.5 199.4
Height, Overall (in)
69.8 67.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 65.2
Wheelbase (in)
111 115.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.6 77.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.8 71.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.5 14.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
46.8 38.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 21.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 50.5
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 30.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 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)
12.6 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 19.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 38.8
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/50VR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/50VR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4074 4301
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
262 @ 4700 310 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6000 227 @ 5000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.49
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 4.41
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.45
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 1.99
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Honda Pilot Mazda CX-9
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
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 7.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
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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