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2018 Honda Pilot vs 2018 Mazda CX-9

2018 Honda Pilot in Silver vs 2018 Mazda CX-9 in Silver

Discover how the safe and family-friendly 2018 Honda Pilot compares to the competition in the following 2018 Honda Pilot vs 2018 Mazda CX-9 model comparison from Meridian Honda of Meridian, MS.

Although similar, the two full-size SUVs are different in a few key areas.

See the comparison chart and read a quick overview below. 

2018 Honda Pilot

Trim: LX


2018 Mazda CX-9

Trim: Sport

$31,450* Starting MSRP $32,130

3.5L V6

280 hp & 262 lb-ft torque

Engine Specs &



250 hp & 310 lb-ft torque
Up to 19 city / 27 highway** Fuel Economy (MPG) Up to 22 city / 28 highway

16.5 cu. ft. - 83.9 cu. ft. &

3,500 lbs (2WD) - 5,000 lbs (AWD)

Cargo Volume &

Towing Capacity

14.4 cu. ft. - 71.2 cu. ft. &

3,500 lbs
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $995.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
**19 city/27 highway mpg rating for 2WD 6-speed automatic. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

How does the Pilot compare to the CX-9?

  • The Honda Pilot’s starting price is more budget-friendly than the Mazda CX-9 Sport’s price, which leaves leftover budget money for accessories and customization items.
  • The Mazda CX-9 is the most fuel efficient of the two, but the Honda Pilot’s more powerful engine means more towing and hauling power for family road trips.
  • Car shoppers looking for maximum cargo space will find in the Honda Pilot, as it offers over ten more cubic feet of cargo capacity than the Mazda CX-9. You’ll have space for equipment, kids’ stuff, the dog, and so much more.

Test drive a Honda Pilot at Meridian Honda today!