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2017 Honda Pilot vs 2017 Mazda CX-9

Three-row crossovers are great options for customers that need a family-friendly vehicle but don't want a minivan. With a spacious interior, they allow for large passenger capacities and often feature large hauling abilities. Take a look at this 2017 Honda Pilot vs 2017 Mazda CX-9 comparison to see what three-row crossover speaks to you.

The only change for the 2017 Pilot is the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for models with the 8-inch touchscreen. The Pilot is available in five trim levels LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Elite and all models except Elite seat eight passengers compared to the CX-9's standard seven seating standard. The Honda Pilot proves to be a good alternative for a minivan and gives buyers power and the best features available.

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2017 Honda Pilot LX VS 2017 Mazda CX-9 Sport
3.5-Liter V6 with 280 hp Engine 2.5-Liter Turbocharged Engine with 250 hp
16.5 Cubic Feet Cargo Volume 14.4 Cubic Feet
8 Seating Capacity 7
Standard Rearview Camera Standard

2017 Honda Pilot Engine and Towing Capability

The 2017 Pilot is powered by a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine with 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The 2017 Mazda CX-9 doesn’t offer a V6 engine for its customers and instead every model is powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine which provides less horsepower and towing ability than the Pilot. With its V6 engine, the Pilot gives customers 5,000 pounds of towing capacity which is almost 2,000 pounds more than the CX-9's maximum towing ability.

In terms of overall size, the Pilot is larger than the CX-9 giving passengers more space as well as more cargo space behind the seats. In every configuration, the 2017 Pilot has more cargo space and with the versatile interior, drivers can conform the interior to provide the best passenger to cargo space ratio. The 2017 Honda Pilot is available at Davenport Honda now. Please give us a call today to talk with a team member for more information or to schedule a test drive.

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