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2020 Honda Passport vs. 2020 Mazda CX-9 Review

New 2020 Honda Passport

2020 Honda
Passport

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New 2020 Mazda CX-9

2020 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*
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$31,990 to $43,780
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$33,890 to $46,215
Invoice* $29,253 to $40,007 $32,064 to $43,716
MPG - City 19 - 20 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 24 - 25 26 - 28
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 6 - 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Passport than in the Mazda CX-9. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Honda Passport and the Mazda CX-9.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Passport as you will with the Mazda CX-9, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). The Honda Passport is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda CX-9. 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 Passport and the Mazda CX-9 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda Passport is a little wider than the Mazda CX-9, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. The Honda Passport is slightly shorter than the Mazda CX-9, which may make it easier to park.

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

Handling
The Honda Passport has a larger turning radius than the Mazda CX-9, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
The Honda Passport has less seating than the Mazda CX-9, making the Mazda CX-9 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. With the Honda Passport, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mazda CX-9.

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