The 2020 Honda Pilot is a spacious and powerful midsize SUV that has much to offer to Canadian drivers. Developed over years of listening to customers, we are proud to compare the Pilot to other competitors so you can buy with confidence. Following we evaluate the 2020 Honda Pilot against the 2020 Mazda CX-9.

The Honda Pilot line includes six well-equipped trims for 2020. This provides you with more options, value combinations and personalization. The Mazda CX-9 is limited to four trims. The Honda Pilot’s value begins with important exterior equipment not found on the CX-9, including roof rails and LED turn signal indicators. Other equipment, such as a front wiper de-icer, is standard on every Pilot but not on the CX-9. 

The 2020 Honda Pilot has worry-free power

The Honda Pilot includes a 3.5L six-cylinder engine that generates 280 horsepower on 87 octane gasoline, whereas the CX-9’s turbocharged four-cylinder engine only reaches 227 horsepower (250 with 93 octane). For transmission choices, the Pilot includes a standard nine-speed automatic on the Touring and BLACK EDITION trims, which is almost half of the lineup. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard on the CX-9, and is the only option.

With assertive power and an available towing package, the Pilot pulls 2,268 kg. That’s 680 kg more than the CX-9. 

Inside, the 2020 Honda Pilot is roomier by volumes

One of the best qualities of the Honda Pilot is the amount of available cargo and passenger space. You will enjoy a minimum of 3072 litres of cargo room behind the front row, 1583 behind the middle row, and 524 behind the third row. That’s a respective and surprising increase of 1055, 501, and 117 litres over the same configurations in the CX-9. 

The Honda Pilot’s significant cargo space translates into more passenger room when compared to the CX-9. Shoulder room in the front (1576mm), 2nd row (1576mm), and third row (1463mm) offers at least 100mm of extra room in each row. That’s why the Pilot will fit an additional passenger over the CX-9. All passengers will also enjoy a quieter trip with Honda’s standard Active Noise Cancellation system, something on found on the CX-9. 

One of the best ways to learn more about the 2020 Honda Pilot is to take one for a test drive. Visit us today!


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