2017 Honda Pilot vs 2017 Mazda CX-9

Are you searching for a crossover that has plenty of room and a third row? Then you may be considering vehicles from both the Honda and Mazda brands. In an effort to help you come to the best decision for you and your family, we have put together this 2017 Honda Pilot vs 2017 Mazda CX-9 comparison. In an effort to ensure that the comparison is fair, we put the base trim of both models against each other. This means we are using the 2017 Honda Pilot LX 2WD and the 2017 Mazda CX-9 Sport FWD. Both of these models are front wheel drive, but there are also all-wheel drive versions available.

You can read about how both of these models compare below or you can click the link here to see the new Honda Pilot inventory at Garden State Honda in Clifton, NJ.

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2017 Honda Pilot LX 2WD VS 2017 Mazda CX-9 Sport FWD
280 Horsepower 227
83.9 Cubic-Feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 71.3 Cubic-Feet
152.9 Cubic-Feet Passenger Room 135.1 Cubic-Feet
19.5 Gallons Fuel Capacity 19.0 Gallons

How does the 2017 Honda Pilot LX 2WD compare to the Mazda CX-9?

When you are contemplating a crossover or an SUV, the interior room is very important. Not only will it dictates how much cargo you can haul, but it will also dictate how much room your passengers will have. In the cargo department, the 2017 Honda Pilot LX 2WD has over 10 cubic-feet more room than the Mazda CX-9 Sport. It is a similar story when it comes to passenger room where the 2017 Honda Pilot LX 2WD has over 15 cubic-feet of extra passenger space compared to the Mazda.

In nearly every category that we checked, whether it was front headroom or third row legroom the 2017 Honda Pilot LX 2WD provided more room than its Mazda competitor. In fact, in the case of the 2017 Honda Pilot LX 2WD, that extra passenger room translates directly into more seating capacity as the two-wheel drive LX has standard seating for up to 8 people. The 2017 Mazda CX-9 on the other hand, only has standard seating for 7.

Another thing you have to consider when weighing your crossover and SUV options is power. You want power to go along with your capability, and in this department, the 2017 Honda Pilot LX 2WD provides with an impressive 280 horsepower coming out of its V6 engine. The Mazda CX-9 Sport FWD only sports a 4-cylinder engine that only manages to put out 227 horsepower.

If you think the Honda Pilot is right for you, and you live in the Clifton area, then you should see the Garden State Honda inventory. You can browse online right now or you can come to see us in person. We will help you find the perfect 2017 Honda Pilot today!

2017 Honda Pilot grille and badge
2017 Honda Pilot side view
2017 Honda Pilot second row leather seats
2017 Honda Pilot steering wheel and gauge cluster

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