Compare 2018 Honda Pilot vs 2018 Mazda CX-9

2018 Honda Pilot
2018 Mazda CX-9
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EX 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot EX 2WD 19 27 $30,475 $33,330
Pilot EX AWD 18 26 $32,208 $35,230
Pilot EX w/Honda Sensing 2WD 19 27 $31,387 $34,330
Pilot EX w/Honda Sensing AWD 18 26 $33,120 $36,230
Pilot EX-L 2WD 19 27 $33,603 $36,760
Pilot EX-L AWD 18 26 $35,336 $38,660
Pilot EX-L w/Honda Sensing 2WD 19 27 $34,515 $37,760
Pilot EX-L w/Honda Sensing AWD 18 26 $36,248 $39,660
Pilot EX-L w/Navigation 2WD 19 27 $34,515 $37,760
Pilot EX-L w/Navigation AWD 18 26 $36,248 $39,660
Pilot EX-L w/RES 2WD 19 27 $35,063 $38,360
Pilot EX-L w/RES AWD 18 26 $36,796 $40,260
Pilot Elite AWD 19 26 $43,372 $47,470
Pilot LX 2WD 19 27 $28,258 $30,900
Pilot LX AWD 18 26 $29,991 $32,800
Pilot Touring 2WD 20 27 $38,355 $41,970
Pilot Touring AWD 19 26 $40,088 $43,870
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Grand Touring AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-9 Grand Touring AWD 20 26 $39,996 $42,270
CX-9 Grand Touring FWD 22 28 $38,294 $40,470
CX-9 Signature AWD 20 26 $41,930 $44,315
CX-9 Sport AWD 20 26 $32,111 $33,930
CX-9 Sport FWD 22 28 $30,409 $32,130
CX-9 Touring AWD 20 26 $34,788 $36,760
CX-9 Touring FWD 22 28 $33,086 $34,960
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,475
$39,996
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,330
$42,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$556 / month
$705 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Honda Pilot ranks among the very best three-row crossover SUVs; it’s all about the packaging. The 2018 Mazda CX-9 meets or exceeds expectations for what a mainstream three-row crossover can be. Have you seen it?
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.3 57.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62 57.9
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
152.9 135.1
Third Head Room (in)
38.9 35.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 65.2
Wheelbase (in)
111 115.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.6 77.5
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 65.3
Length, Overall (in)
194.5 199.4
Height, Overall (in)
69.8 67.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
46.8 38.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.8 71.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.5 14.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 30.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 84.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 21.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 40.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 50.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 58.6
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 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
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 Size
P245/60HR18 P255/50VR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
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
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4074 4361
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 1.99
Trans Order Code
NA NA
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
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Honda Pilot Mazda CX-9
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 7.7
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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