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2020 Mazda CX-9 vs 2020 Honda Pilot

A gray 2020 Mazda CX-9 compared to a black 2020 Honda Pilot.

Looking for a capable midsize three-row SUV without having to sacrifice on performance or class? The 2020 Mazda CX-9 can offer you just that: a model that you can be excited to drive and enjoy but can still use for carpooling or driving your family around.

As a midsize three-row SUV, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 is a great option for families and couples. With plenty of seating available, many in the Scranton area enjoy it for its versatility and comfortability. Even when stacked up to the competition, such as the 2020 Honda Pilot, the CX-9 stands out. Find a comparison between each model below, courtesy of Kelly Mazda.

2020 Mazda CX-9


2020 Honda Pilot

2.5L 4-Cylinder Turbo Standard Engine 3.5L 6-Cylinder 6A
227 (Max 250) at 5000 rpm Horsepower 280 at 6000 rpm
310 (Max 320) at 2000 rpm Torque (in ft-lbs) 262 at 4700 rpm
22 City / 28 Highway MPG Estimated Fuel Economy 19 City / 27 Highway MPG
Optional Built-In Navigation System Available at Higher Trims
7 Maximum Seating 8

When comparing both engines side-by-side, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 and 2020 Honda Pilot offer unique skill sets. While it appears as though the Honda Pilot offers more for performance, looks can be deceiving. When using premium unleaded fuel, the CX-9 can increase performance for up to 250 horsepower and 320 ft-lbs of torque. Plus, its 2.5L Turbo engine offers a more responsive drive, as it reaches maximum performance at lower RPMs. Its combined estimated 25 MPG also outlasts the 23 Combined MPG found in the 2020 Honda Pilot.

Find a 2020 Mazda CX-9 near Scranton, PA

Another major bonus attached to the 2020 Mazda CX-9 is the safety technology and premium interior. Now standard on all trims is the i-ACTIVSENSE® suite of safety technology, which offers Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert for ideal coverage on the road. Plus, its high-class interior makes for a comfortable ride. This includes various features, such as:

  • Heated Front Seats
  • Second Row Captain’s Chairs with Center Console
  • Three-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Pollen Filter
  • Power-Sliding Glass Moonroof
  • 2nd-row Retractable Window Sunshades

When comparing the 2020 Mazda CX-9 to others in its class, it’s easy to see why so many gravitate towards the model. With a strong standard turbo engine mixed with premium interior and safety features, the model is equipped for every season in the Scranton, PA area. Stop into Kelly Mazda today to find your ideal model in our inventory.