2019 Silver Mazda CX-9

2020 MAZDA CX-9

Red Honda pilot

2020 Honda Pilot

2020 MAZDA CX-9 vs. Honda Pilot

For Kansas City and Raytown drivers in need of a full-size SUV with impressive space and capabilities, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 and 2020 Honda Pilot are great options. In the end, when you compare the new Mazda CX-9 vs. Honda Pilot, you’ll find greater towing capabilities, higher torque figures, and better fuel economy ratings than with the Pilot. Compare the Mazda CX-9 vs. Honda Pilot below to decide which is best for your daily commutes!

2020 MAZDA CX-9 FWD Skyactiv®-Drive 6-Speed Automatic


2020 Honda Pilot LX FWD 6-Speed Automatic

310 lb-ft


262 lb-ft
22 mpg city/28 mpg highway*

MPG Ratings

3,500 pounds

Standard Towing Capacity

3,500 with Honda accessory towing kit

Climate Control


Blind Spot Monitor


Rear Cross-Traffic Alert


Honda Pilot or MAZDA CX-9: Power & Fuel Economy

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is powered by a 2.5L turbo inline-4 engine that generates 250 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. The 2020 Honda Pilot gets a 3.5L V6 engine that generates 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. Both SUVs also come standard with front-wheel drive and 6-speed automatic transmissions.

Thanks to its impressive torque output, the Mazda CX-9 has a standard towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. The Honda Pilot with FWD can also tow 3,500 pounds, but only if drivers opt to add the Honda accessory towing kit. The Mazda CX-9 is also more fuel-efficient; it earns 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway*. While EPA estimates for the 2020 Honda Pilot haven’t been released, they are likely to be comparable to the 2020 model, which earned 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway.

Honda Pilot or MAZDA CX-9: Standard Features

Inside of the 2020 Honda Pilot and 2020 Mazda CX-9 interior you’ll find a few similar features such as Bluetooth® connectivity, bucket front seats, a rearview camera, and forward collision warning. When it comes down to the model that can provide even more connectivity and comfort for your drives, you’ll once again find the Mazda SUV pulling ahead. The following come standard in the Mazda CX-9:

  • Tri-zone climate control
  • Blind-spot monitor
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Explore the MAZDA CX-9 Trim Levels at Luther Mazda of Lee's Summit in Lee's Summit!

While they share a few similarities, when you compare Honda Pilot and Mazda CX-9 SUVs, the winner is obvious. Ready to take a test drive in the new Mazda CX-9? Make your way to Luther Mazda of Lee's Summit. Be sure to check out our available new vehicle specials for additional savings and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about our models, what an alternator does, to compare the Mazda CX-9 vs. Toyota Highlander, if you can trade in a financed car, and more.

* EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.

** 2019 Mazda CX-9 shown


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