2021 MAZDA CX-9 vs 2021 Honda Pilot

2021 MAZDA CX-9 vs 2021 Honda Pilot
2021 MAZDA CX-9 2021 Honda Pilot
  310 lb-ft 262 lb-ft
MPG (City/Highway) *
  22/28 20/27
Infotainment Display
  10.25-in. display 5.0-in. display
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  Standard Available on other styles
Heated Front Seats
  Standard Available on other styles

2021 MAZDA CX-9 vs 2021 Honda Pilot

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With numerous crossovers available today with three rows of seating, selecting one model could be a true challenge. The Honda Pilot and the Mazda CX-9 are understandably strong contenders in your search. With base-level pricing in the same ballpark and with several shared traits, you seemingly cannot go wrong with either of these models. However, one of these crossovers rises above the others and could be the superior option you are searching for.


While both of these crossover models hold three rows inside the cabins, their exteriors are starkly different. The Mazda CX-9 portrays athletic sophistication with its prominent height and rolling accents. The character on the front end that is established by the chrome-outlined grille extends through lower side panels. At the rear, you can appreciate a liftgate spoiler, hands-free liftgate access, connected LED rear lights, and thick molding over the bumper. The 2021 Honda Pilot, on the other hand, has a boxier profile with minimal definition on the sides and numerous personality lines flowing down the hood. The headlights are distinctly triangular, and they integrate with the two-bar grille.


The premium qualities of the Mazda CX-9 extend across the interior with metallic accents, leather material, and quilted stitching in one or more trim levels. This crossover also has a floating display screen, a heated steering wheel, a rotary Commander knob, a push-button ignition, Mazda Connected Services, and more. In contrast, the 2021 Pilot’s interior has an auto climate control system, USB ports, a sound system, a keyless engine starter, and other equipment.


While both of these crossovers have shared safety features like airbags, a tire pressure monitor, and more, they also have standout safety features. The 2021 Mazda CX-9’s many advanced safety features are brake assist, pedestrian detection, smart brake support, a lane departure warning system, a hill launch assist, a rear camera, and others. The 2021 Pilot comes with a rear camera, Honda Sensing features, airbags, and a few other items.

Now that you understand the critical differences between the Mazda CX-9 and the Honda Pilot, you are ready to get more familiar with the Mazda CX-9’s packages and trims. Schedule your 2021 Mazda CX-9 test drive by reaching out to the Schwartz Mazda team today.

* EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.