The 2013 Mazda CX-9 vs. the 2013 Honda Pilot

2013 mazda cx-9Rousing performance and an aggressive stance has helped to push the seven-passenger 2013 Mazda CX-9 to the front of the crossover SUV class. It also comes with a full list of modern features, including Bluetooth handsfree calling and steering wheel-mounted controls for the audio system.

The CX-9 is a great alternative to the boxy-looking 2013 Honda Pilot. CX-9 drivers also enjoy more power without taking a big hit to their fuel economy. Let’s look closer at how the two models compare to each other.

Vehicle Power

The 2013 CX-9 is equipped with a 3.7L V6 engine with a power output of 273 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. The Pilot, in comparison is equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine with a power rating of 250 hp and 253 lb-ft. Some drivers may find the higher torque rating on the CX-9 gives them stronger acceleration and performance versus the Pilot, especially when hauling or carrying a full load. This power doesn’t come at a cost either because the CX-9 is rated at 24 mpg highway.

Crossover Features

The base CX-9 also comes with several standard and available options that are not available on Pilot EX. These include:

  • Front heated seats
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • A navigation guide and telematics system
  • Rear spoiler to give your car a sportier look

Learn More at Cox Mazda

One of the other benefits about the CX-9 is how it handles. If you would like to take the 2013 CX-9 for a test drive, we encourage you to stop by our dealership. We’re located at 3101 Cortez Road W., in Bradenton, close to many different communities around the Tampa, Sarasota, and St. Petersburg areas.

We’re pleased to continue to be a part of the Cox family, one of the area’s most trusted names in auto sales. Got questions? Feel free to contact the Cox Chevy sales team