2016 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Mazda CX-9

2016 Mazda CX-9

2016 Honda pilot

2016 Honda Pilot

With so many crossovers on the market today, it can be difficult to distinguish which has the features that outdo the rest. We’ve put the 2016 Mazda CX-9 next to one of its competitors, the 2016 Honda Pilot, so that you can see which one is best for you. Tampa and Sarasota drivers can read below, then schedule a test drive at Cox Mazda today!


When it comes to an SUV, one of the main drawbacks is fuel economy. Finding a model that accommodates your family while keeping money in your pocket is a huge plus. Let’s see how the two models compare:

  • 2016 Mazda CX-9: If you choose the standard FWD, the 2016 Mazda CX-9 will provide you 28 mpg/highway and 22 mpg/city. With AWD, you’ll still receive 27 mpg/highway and 23 mpg/city.
  • 2016 Honda Pilot: With FWD, the 2016 Honda Pilot comes in with 27 mpg/highway and 20 mpg/city. Available AWD will offer you 27 mpg/highway and 19 mpg/city.

The 2016 Mazda CX-9 comes out ahead no matter which you choose.

Interior Design and Technology

It goes without saying that where you and your family will be spending the most time should be comfortable and filled with the infotainment you want and need, no matter how long the drive is.

The 2016 Mazda CX-9 can be outfitted with premium leather seating, and the Signature trim offers a luxurious interior not usually seen in this class. Nappa Leather gives you plush and sophisticated seating, paired with rosewood and aluminum trim for an aesthetic that exudes class. A sunroof is available on higher trims, as is driver seat memory. An 8-inch touchscreen display allows you to control infotainment features offered by MAZDA CONNECT™.

The 2016 Honda Pilot has leather-trimmed seating and soft-touch surfaces on the dash and panels. An 8-inch touchscreen is also offered on this vehicle, as well as a sunroof on higher trims. Like the 2016 Mazda CX-9, a one-touch button allows you to fold down the second row seats to access the third row.

Critics’ Ratings

Both the 2016 Mazda CX-9 and 2016 Honda Pilot make it on critics’ choice lists, but which one comes out on top?

  • Autotrader: On the site’s list of “The Best Three-Row Crossovers,” The 2016 Mazda CX-9 is features, but the 2016 Honda Pilot didn’t make the cut.
  • Car and Driver: The site ranked three-row mid-size crossovers, and the 2016 Mazda CX-9 came out #2, while the 2016 Honda Pilot trailed behind, coming in at #4.

Take the 2016 Mazda CX-9 for a Test Drive Near Tampa and Sarasota at Cox Mazda

The 2016 Mazda CX-9 offers many more features than we’ve listed here that Tampa and Sarasota drivers will love. We’re open seven days a week at 3101 CORTEZ ROAD WEST in Bradenton, FL. Give us a call at (941) 749-2790 to schedule a test drive, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions in the meantime!