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2021 Honda Passport vs. 2021 Mazda CX-9 Review

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2021 Honda
Passport

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2021 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*
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$32,790 to $44,180
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$34,160 to $46,805
Invoice* $30,572 to $40,491 $32,319 to $44,273
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
The Mazda CX-9 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Honda Passport, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Passport will have less of an impact on your bank account 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.