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2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

2020 Mazda CX-9 FWD SKYACTIV®2-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

20 mpg city/27 mpg highway
3,500 pounds

Standard Towing Capacity

3,500 pounds with Honda accessory towing kit

Climate Control


Blind Spot Monitor


Rear Cross-Traffic Alert


Searching for a spacious, sporty, and well-appointed new three-row crossover SUV for sale near Plano? If you’ve been considering the 2020 Honda Pilot, you should check out the 2020 Mazda CX-9. Why? When you compare Honda Pilot and Mazda CX-9, you’ll see that the Mazda excels in many areas, making it a fantastic SUV choice for Richardson area families. With more torque, more impressive fuel economy ratings and plenty of standard safety features, the Mazda CX-9 is a standout SUV for the most discerning of McKinney shoppers. Ready to learn more? Compare the Mazda CX-9 vs. Honda Pilot below to decide which SUV best meets your needs, Mazda or Honda!

Honda Pilot or Mazda CX-9: Performance & Efficiency 

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 comes standard with a 2.5L turbo four-cylinder SKYACTIV®-G engine that generates up to 250 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque with premium fuel. The 2020 Honda Pilot, on the other hand, comes equipped with a less modern 3.5L traditional V6 engine that generates 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. If you prefer a balanced blend of power to fuel efficiency as many Dallas SUV shoppers do, then the Mazda CX-9 can help you save on fuel costs while still providing impressive performance. Here are the Mazda CX-9 vs. Honda Pilot fuel economy specs:

  • 2020 Mazda CX-9 EPA-estimated MPG: 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway*
  • 2020 Honda Pilot EPA-estimated MPG: 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway

With an impressive towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds, similar to the 2019 CX-9 towing capacity, the Mazda CX-9 lets you trailer almost anything. The 2020 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. The 2020 Honda Pilot gets 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway.

Honda Pilot or Mazda CX-9: Features 

The 2020 Honda Pilot interior and 2020 Mazda CX-9 interior both offer some of the following amenities:

  • Bluetooth® connectivity
  • Front bucket seats
  • A rearview camera
  • Forward collision warning

Unlike the 2020 Honda Pilot, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 comes standard with:

  • Tri-zone climate control
  • A blind-spot monitor
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • A standard leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob

Dallas drivers looking for more luxuries inside of a new midsize three-row SUV will want to put their hard-earned money towards the Mazda CX-9. 

Compare Honda Pilot and Mazda CX-9 in Richardson

If you’d like to learn more about how the 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. Honda Pilot compare, just reach out at (972) 737-9328 to schedule a test drive when safe near Garland. We’ll work to get you approved for financing while you check out our Mazda CX-9 lease deals and make use of our online payment calculator to see how much a CX-9 could cost you!

* EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.

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