2020 Mazda CX-9 vs 2020 Honda Pilot

It seems like every year you have a new three-row SUV to choose from, but the 2020 Mazda CX-9 brings the heat again as a top choice among the many. In fact, if you compare it against the best that Honda has to offer in the segment, the Pilot, you will see for yourself, that the Mazda CX-9 is a top choice. We’ve put the two models against one another in our 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs 2020 Honda Pilot comparison. You can keep reading to learn how the two models matchup.
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2020 Mazda CX-9


2020 Honda Pilot


All-Wheel Drive



Standard Fuel efficiency (mpg)



Heads-Up Display

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Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control



Which better: Mazda CX-9 or the Pilot?

When most car shoppers look to buy an SUV, especially in the Midwest, they want an SUV with all-wheel drive, and luckily both models offer all-wheel drive. The Mazda CX-9 offers it at every trim level and the top Signature trim gives you all-wheel drive as a standard feature.

When it comes to efficiency, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 outpaces the Pilot by a wide margin. Which is actually surprising because the 2020 Mazda CX-9 offers a lot more torque with 310 pound-feet of torque compared to 262 pound-feet of torque for the Honda Pilot.

As a little bit of extra and impressive technology, the 2020 Mazda CX_9 includes an available heads-up display that will project important information right onto your windshield. Keeping your eyes close to the road, The Honda Pilot does not offer any tech like that on the 2020 Pilot.

Speaking of tech, the Mazda CX-9 includes a standard dual-zone climate control system that allows the driver and the front passenger to fine tune their temperature independently, and the system will maintain your perfect temperature. You have to pay for $2,000 worth of upgrades in the Pilot before that feature becomes available.

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2020 Mazda CX-9 silver front view
2020 Mazda CX-9 vs 2020 Honda Pilot infotainment screen
2020 Mazda CX-9 with man in driver's seat