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2016 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2017 Honda Pilot

There’s no more endearing image of the American way of life than a happy family in a well-built SUV, and the reasons for this are endless and persuasive; When done right, SUVs have all the capability to be as reliable and versatile as you need from the first to last mile driven. Today, we have two SUVs on display that have proven their worth as testaments to the ingenuity of American suburbia. The 2016 Mazda CX-9 and 2017 Honda Pilot have both grown, innovated and adapted to changing trends, leaving them stronger vehicles than ever before. But how do they match up head to head?

Our team at Avondale Mazda wants to help you make an educated decision about which SUV is best for your current situation, so we did some research on the CX-9 and Pilot. Let’s jump in and see what these two are capable of!

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2016 CX-9 vs 2017 Pilot
$31,520 MSRP $30,595
2.5-liter turbocharged Inline 4 / 227 horsepower Engine/Horsepower 3.5-liter V6 / 280 horsepower
22 city/28 highway Fuel Economy 20 city/27 highway
71.3 cubic feet Cargo Space 82.1 cubic feet

2016 Mazda CX-9 near Phoenix AZ

At first glance, this doesn’t seem like a fair comparison. Though the 2016 CX-9 offers greater fuel efficiency and a turbocharged engine with lower body weight to haul around, the 2017 Pilot’s V6 is superior in horsepower and torque output. However, stepping inside proves to be a different story. In today’s world, for as much of an emphasis as consumers put on performance and efficiency, technological innovation is just as, if not more important. In that regard, the CX-9 proves to be not only worthy competition to any other SUV on the market, but far and away a clear winner in most cases. Not only do you and your up to seven available passengers have the option to relax on leather-stitched seating accented with personalized climate control, but connection to the Mazda Connect™ infotainment system gives you a wide range of compatible phone apps and media streaming right at your fingertips. The 2016 CX-9 has also been named an IIHS “Top Safety Pick,” thanks to a plethora of driver assistance and safety features inside. Some of these include:

  • i-ACTIVSENSE® with camera systems and radar
  • Radar Cruise Control
  • Smart Brake Support
  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Adaptive Front Lighting System
  • High Beam Control
  • Distance Recognition Support
  • Many more!

If you are interested in learning more about the 2016 Mazda CX-9 near Phoenix AZ, feel free to contact our sales team at Avondale Mazda. We’re always willing to help you out with anything you need.

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