2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Honda Pilot

There are a lot of three-row SUVs out there, and it seems that every year a new competitor enters the ring. Both Mazda and Honda have been making three-row SUVs for several years now, but we believe that Mazda still comes out on top and we are prepared to show you why with our in-depth 2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Honda Pilot comparison.

Before we get into it, we should explore what these two SUVs have in common. They both offer AWD, have seating for at least seven passengers, and offer a large amount of cargo room. When it comes to style, Mazda definitely went its own way with a unique and elegant style that the Pilot can’t match. If you want to see some examples of new Mazda CX-9 models here in Memphis, TN, then click the link below. Otherwise, keep reading to see how these two SUVs match up.

2019 Mazda CX-9


2019 Honda Pilot

22-City / 28-Highway Standard Fuel Economy (MPG) 19-City / 27-Highway
3,500 Pounds Max Towing 1,500 Pounds
Standard Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control Available
Standard Blind-Spot Monitoring Available

Who makes the better three-row SUV: Mazda or Honda?

These three-row SUVs are family machines. They are the modern-day minivan but with a totally different attitude. That means you are going to want something that’s efficient, and in that regard, the Mazda CX-9 definitely comes out on top with better efficiency both in the city and out on the highway.

Efficiency is nice, but what about towing? Many SUV buyers are also looking to get some utility out of their new Sport Utility Vehicle, and here the Mazda CX-9 once again impresses. Not only does it have a max towing capacity of 3,500 pounds, but this towing capability is present on every trim level and every configuration of the Mazda SUV.

Mazda loves to give you great features, and it loves to provide many of them standard. That’s why you will find comfort features like a dual-zone automatic climate control system and blind-spot monitoring both standard. You have to go up to higher trim levels for the Honda Pilot to get these same features, but Mazda gives it to you right at the base Sport trim.

In summary, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 gives you better fuel economy, better standard features, and more towing capability all with the base model trim. Really, the 2019 Honda Pilot just doesn’t even compare to what the 2019 Mazda CX-9 brings to the table.

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