2022 MAZDA CX-9 vs. 2022 Honda Pilot

2021 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2021 Honda Pilot
2022 MAZDA CX-9


2022 Honda Pilot
$35,280 MSRP*


$37,580 MSRP
20 mpg city/26 mpg highway**

MPG Ratings

20 mpg city/27 mpg highway
3,500 pounds

Standard Towing Capacity

3,500 pounds
320 lb-ft

Standard Torque

262 lb-ft
250 hp

Standard Horsepower

280 hp
All-Wheel Drive

Standard Drivetrain

Front-Wheel Drive

The SUV crossover segment is packed with enticing options across the board, and many Plymouth drivers find themselves overwhelmed by choice. In this guide, we’re here to break down the key differences between two of the most popular models on the market: the 2022 Mazda CX-9 vs. Honda Pilot. We’ll compare the Honda Pilot and Mazda CX-9 in the areas that Plymouth drivers care about the most, like pricing and performance. Read our review, and see if a Honda Pilot or Mazda CX-9 is your perfect match!



MAZDA CX-9 vs. Honda Pilot: Pricing

Budget is one of the top priorities with savvy shoppers in Maple Grove, but it’s the 2022 Mazda CX-9 with the lower price point. In fact, the Honda Pilot’s price tag is $2,000 more than the Mazda CX-9. That means you could upgrade from the Sport to the Touring and still pay less than the base Pilot!

  • 2022 MAZDA CX-9: $35,280 MSRP*
  • 2022 Honda Pilot: $37,580 MSRP

MAZDA CX-9 vs. Honda Pilot: Performance

Next up, what about performance? Whether you choose the Honda Pilot or Mazda CX-9, you’ll notice a few similarities on your test drive. Both have similar horsepower and fuel economy figures as well as identical towing capacity. But, the Mazda CX-9 has significantly higher torque – which can be a big asset on hilly roads in Maple Grove. Plus, it comes with standard i-ACTIV AWD® with Off-road Traction Assist for better traction and control. You’ll start with front-wheel drive on your Honda Pilot unless you want to pay extra.

MAZDA CX-9 vs. Honda Pilot: Features

Finally, what about the features? When you compare the Honda Pilot and Mazda CX-9, both models include the standard features like smartphone connectivity and rearview cameras. But, the Mazda CX-9 offers a wide range of unique amenities that offer even greater value:

  • 10.25-inch full-color center display
  • Infotainment system voice command
  • MAZDA Radar Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Three-zone automatic climate control with pollen filter
  • Remote keyless illuminated entry system with “answer back” feature
  • MAZDA Connected Services (3-year trial)
  • And more!

Take Your Test Drive at Morrie's Minnetonka Mazda

So, will you choose the Honda Pilot or Mazda CX-9? If you’re ready to compare Honda Pilot and Mazda CX-9 in person, visit Morrie's Minnetonka Mazda in Minnetonka to see why the Mazda CX-9 is such a popular choice with Eden Prairie drivers. Contact us to get started and start shopping through our new Mazda CX-9 inventory.


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*MSRP excludes tax, title, license fees and $1,225 destination charge (Alaska $1,270). 2022 Mazda CX-9 Signature shown in available Machine Gray Metallic, $47,805 MSRP. Vehicle shown may be priced higher. Actual dealer price will vary. See dealer for complete details. **EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.

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