2023 MAZDA CX-9 vs. 2022 Honda Pilot

2022 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2022 Honda Pilot

2023 MAZDA CX-9


2022 Honda Pilot
$38,750 MSRP*


$38,080 MSRP
20 mpg city/26 mpg highway**

MPG Ratings

20 mpg city/27 mpg highway
3,500 pounds

Standard Towing Capacity

3,500 pounds
320 lb-ft

Standard Torque

262 lb-ft
250 hp

Standard Horsepower

280 hp
All-Wheel Drive

Standard Drivetrain

Front-Wheel Drive

The 2023 Mazda CX-9 is an SUV that has the capability to get you around San Dimas efficiently and has a comfortable interior, but how does it stack up against the Honda Pilot? Compare the Honda Pilot and Mazda CX-9 with Mazda of Claremont to see why the Mazda CX-9 is ideal if you’re looking for an SUV that can help you get where you need to go no matter what the roads throw your way. Compare the Honda Pilot and Mazda CX-9, and then visit our dealership when you’re ready to take the Mazda CX-9 for a test run. 



MAZDA CX-9 vs. Honda Pilot: Performance & Capability

What does it look like when you compare the Honda Pilot and Mazda CX-9 in the category of performance? Both SUVs can certainly hold their own on the Rancho Cucamonga roads, but to get an idea of which SUV will deliver the performance you’re looking for, take a look at their respective capabilities below:

2023 MAZDA CX-9: 

  • SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L Dynamic Pressure Turbo DOHC 16-valve 4-Cylinder Engine with WT
  • Up to 250 horsepower (with 93 octane premium unleaded fuel)
  • Up to 320 horsepower (with 93 octane premium unleaded fuel)
  • Standard AWD
  • 20 MPG City / 26 MPG Highway**
  • Towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds

2022 Honda Pilot: 

  • V6 Engine
  • Up to 280 horsepower
  • Up to 262 lb-ft of torque
  • Available AWD
  • 20 MPG City / 27 MPG Highway
  • Towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds

While the performance specs of both the Honda Pilot and Mazda CX-9 are similar, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to know that the Mazda CX-9 comes standard with i-ACTIV AWD® with Off-Road Traction Assist and a higher level of torque, which will significantly improve your ability to gain traction and control on the roads. 

MAZDA CX-9 vs. Honda Pilot: Safety Technology

One of the staples of any SUV is that it should be able to keep you and your passengers safe and secure, whether you’re running errands around Upland or taking on a much-needed vacation. The Mazda CX-9 and Honda Pilot both come equipped with the latest safety technology that put them at the top of their respective categories, but which model has the safety equipment you need to drive with confidence? Take a look at the available safety technology for each model to see for yourself: 

2023 MAZDA CX-9: 

  • Rear View Monitor
  • Roll Stability Control
  • Hill Launch Control
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane-Keep Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Advanced Smart City Brake with Pedestrian Detection
  • MAZDA Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go

2022 Honda Pilot: 

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist 
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Automatic High-Beam Headlights

So, which one will you choose: the Honda Pilot or Mazda CX-9? If you’re curious to learn more about the Mazda CX-9, then visit Mazda of Claremont at your earliest convenience. We’ll show you around our available inventory and set you up with a test drive of your favorite model. 

Choose the MAZDA CX-9 in Claremont

Contact us to see for yourself why the Mazda CX-9 can’t be beaten by any other vehicle in its class. We’ll assist you with all of your Mazda research needs and help you shop with confidence. 


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