2018 Mazda CX-9 v 2018 Honda Pilot

2018 Mazda CX-9 v 2018 Honda Pilot

The typical SUV shopper might not be aware of the luxury that is embedded in the 2018 Mazda CX-9. On the surface, it doesn’t look much different from other SUVs. However, once you step inside, you’re surrounded by a quiet ambiance that emits classy elegance the way an SUV of twice the value would look. Rosewood covers the center console area while aluminum trim outlines the dash. Premium Nappa leather, the kind of material usually reserved for only top-quality vehicles, is a standard luxury that all passengers can appreciate. The Honda Pilot, however, presents another interesting part of the equation. It also offers many top-of-the-line features, but how does it compare to Mazda’s midsize SUV? Take a look here as we compare the 2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Honda Pilot.

2018 Mazda CX-9


2018 Honda Pilot EX

$32,130 MSRP $33,330
227 hp/310 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque 280 hp/262 lb-ft
22 city/28 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 19 city/27 hwy mpg
Standard Smart City Brake Support Not Available

Specs and Features in the 2018 CX-9

There’s a lot to love about SUVs. As they say, bigger is better, right? Even if you don’t believe that saying, it’s hard to deny that the 2018 CX-9 falls short on the extras. It comes out ahead of the Pilot in a number of key categories. Take the navigational aid for example. Unavailable in the Pilot, this feature really comes in handy when CX-9 drivers need a helping hand finding their destinations while still keeping their eyes on the road. It also comes with Mazda Radar Cruise Control, which is an added convenience the Pilot does not possess. When the driver in front of you is driving at inconsistent speeds, simply activate the feature to keep the cruise control on while ensuring a safe interval is set between yourself and them. Have much to haul around? The CX-9 has a towing capacity of 3500 lbs in the Sport trim, which is much more than the 1500 lb capacity in the Pilot EX.

Give yourself some credit: you’ve come this far in your search for the right SUV. Could the CX-9 be the one for you? Find out here at Hall Cars in Brookfield WI! Our skilled team members will help you find the best model and trim to suit your needs, so give us a call or stop by today!

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