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2015 Honda Pilot vs. 2014 Mazda CX-9 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Honda Pilot offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Mazda CX-9, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Honda Pilot and the Mazda CX-9.

Convenience
The Honda Pilot requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda CX-9, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Honda Pilot or the Mazda CX-9, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Honda Pilot and the Mazda CX-9 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Pilot is much wider than the Mazda CX-9, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Honda Pilot is slightly shorter than the Mazda CX-9, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Honda Pilot doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda CX-9.

Handling
The Honda Pilot has the same turning radius as the Mazda CX-9, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Honda Pilot is clearly the choice over the Mazda CX-9 for pulling heavy loads. The Honda Pilot has a little less horsepower than the Mazda CX-9.

Utility
The Honda Pilot offers greater seating capacity than the Mazda CX-9, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Honda Pilot has less cargo space than the Mazda CX-9, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Honda Pilot comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda CX-9.

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2015 Honda
Pilot

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MSRP*: $29,870 - $41,620

2014 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*: $29,985 - $36,625
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $3,500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 17 - 18 16 - 17
Highway MPG: 24 - 25 22 - 24
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 8 - 8 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $27,319 - $38,037 $28,382 - $34,658

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