2018 Honda Pilot vs 2018 Mazda CX-9

2018 Honda Pilot vs 2018 Mazda CX-9 front exterior view of both SUVs

The large SUV market showcases multiple vehicles vying for the attention of car shoppers. These vehicles are expected to offer capable engine performance, practical fuel economy ratings, ample storage space and a host of technology features and systems. Looking at the 2018 Honda Pilot vs the 2018 Mazda CX-9 will compare two competing models in the SUV segment.

Powering the 2018 Honda Pilot is a 3.5-liter V-6 engine. This power source produces 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy ratings for the 2018 Pilot are estimated at up to 20 miles per gallon in the city and 27 mpg on the highways for 23 mpg combined.* All 2018 Mazda CX-9 models come powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The horsepower ratings for this engine max out at 250.

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2018 Honda Pilot VS 2018 Mazda CX-9/strong>
3.5-liter V-6 Engine 2.5-liter four-cylinder
280 Horsepower 250
5 Trim Levels 4
Front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive Drive Systems Front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive

2018 Honda Pilot, Mazda CX-9 Trim Levels and Features

The 2018 Honda Pilot is offered in five total trim levels. The SUV is available in LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Elite trim levels. The 2018 Mazda CX-9 is offered in four models.

The five 2018 Honda Pilot trim levels offer a variety of technology features and systems. Features offered on the 2018 version of the Pilot include:

  • Bluetooth, USB and auxiliary connectivity.
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
  • Honda Sensing (adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and mitigation, road departure intervention, lane departure warning and intervention).
  • Rearview camera.
  • Honda LaneWatch.
  • Three-zone automatic climate control.
  • Remote engine start.
  • Automatic headlights.
  • Touchscreen infotainment system.
  • Heated and ventilated seats.
  • HD and Satellite Radio.
  • Front and rear parking sensors.
  • Panoramic sunroof.

*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.


2018 Honda Pilot back storage area
2018 Honda Pilot interior sunroof
2018 Honda Pilot front seats and steering wheel
2018 Honda Pilot interior infotainment system