2020 MAZDA CX-9


2020 Honda Pilot

2020 MAZDA CX-9 vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

2020 MAZDA CX-9


2020 Honda Pilot

310 lb-ft


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

MPG Ratings

19/27 city/highway mpg

Climate Control


Blind Spot Monitor


Rear Cross-Traffic Alert



If you want a full-size SUV to drive through Henderson and Las Vegas, then you might be struggling to decide between the popular Honda Pilot or Mazda CX-9. And while the Pilot has its share of fans, it’s hard to deny the performance and features that the 2020 Mazda CX-9 brings to the roads. If you want an SUV that blends efficient power with top-notch features, we’re sure that your expectations will be surpassed by the latest Mazda CX-9. Compare the Honda Pilot and Mazda CX-9 below.


While the two models share specs like front-wheel drive and a 6-speed automatic transmission, the two differ significantly when it comes to performance overall. The Mazda CX-9 has a 2.5L turbo inline-4 engine for 2020, and this powertrain generates 250 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. The Pilot has a 3.5L V6 engine with 280, but only 262 lb-ft of torque in total. Additionally, the Mazda CX-9 has an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway*. The Honda Pilot has yet to be tested, but the previous mileage of 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway – which falls a little short.


Between the Mazda CX-9 vs. Honda Pilot, the CX-9 has much more torque than the competition. This may explain the difference in towing capacity. The Mazda CX-9 has a standard towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. The Honda Pilot can also tow the same amount, but only if you add the optional Honda accessory towing kit – and pay a lot more money.


Finally, which has better features: Honda Pilot or Mazda CX-9? Both have similarities, like Bluetooth® connectivity and forward collision warnings. But the CX-9 has more comfort and conveniences that Boulder City drivers are sure to love. Take a look at some of the standard features on board the latest Mazda CX-9:

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

Test Drive the Winner at Findlay Mazda

Which will it be: Honda Pilot or Mazda CX-9? If you want to see the Mazda CX-9 in action, head to Findlay Mazda in Henderson for a test drive with our experts. You can also apply for financing, learn more about the Mazda CX-9 colors, Mazda CX-9 interior, or check out our new vehicle specials before your visit. Looking for a used model? Check out the 2019 Mazda CX-9 specs!

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*EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.

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