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2017 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2017 Honda Pilot


Mazda and Honda have both released exceptional models in the compact SUV field this past year. Each improved on the old design and attracted tons of attention. These vehicles are both back with some enhancements for 2017 and are ready to take on anything you throw their way. It’s fair to say that the Mazda CX-9 and Honda Pilot are both attractive and practical modern-day vehicles.

If you are looking for a functional yet sleek crossover SUV that ticks all the boxes in terms of taking your family on the holiday of a lifetime and having the power and precision of a perfect sports vehicle, then it has to be the Mazda CX-9.

Both SUVs are for families who are tired of minivans and are looking for something with a little more excitement that still provides enough room for the whole family. Both cars excel at this, but the Mazda CX-9 takes the trophy and then some. Here's why:

Overview of the Vehicles

The Honda Pilot was the next step after the Honda CR-V.  It is roomy and delightful for long journeys, with state-of-the-art technology to make your ride that much easier. The Pilot gives you plenty of space for cargo and people, while still offering a safe ride.

The Honda Pilot has many of the features you would expect from a modern SUV. However, it is unfortunately lacking when it comes to its traction on the roads. It isn't as nimble as some Honda models or its Mazda counterpart.

The Mazda CX-9 is lighter and has considerably more torque, making it a satisfying drive as well as a practical one.

The Mazda CX-9 also includes these features:

  • Room for up to eight passengers with extra storage space behind the third row
  • Efficient fuel economy (28 mpg highway) and quick acceleration
  • Available i-ACTIV AWD®
  • Safety features including brake assist, emergency brake distribution, stability control, and front seat airbag
  • An extraordinarily quiet cabin due to sound-insulating glass, seal insulation, and sound-deadening materials
  • Touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth phone and USB port

Not only does the Mazda CX-9 offer all of the above, it also features a bold interior with KODO styling and soft-touch materials accentuating that signature high-end Mazda look and feel.

Bottom Line: The Mazda CX-9 is a cut above the competition!

Both cars are ideal SUVs for family travel and taking journeys to the next level. The Mazda CX-9 finishes ahead of the Honda Pilot, making it the best choice for you and your family.

Paretti Mazda offers all of the latest Mazda cars and SUVs, including the Mazda CX-9 and a range of other Mazda vehicles, both new and used. To schedule your test drive, call 888-486-2932 or simply stop by our Metairie lot serving the New Orleans area.