The 2021 Mazda CX-9 is the Japanese marque’s biggest SUV in the current CX lineup. The three-row, seven-seater blends sophistication and performance in perfect harmony. Whether you’re looking for a family SUV to go out on a weekend getaway or a daily commuter for your urban home-office commutes, the 2021 Mazda CX-9 at Frank Boucher Mazda of Racine in Racine, WI is your perfect option. However, another Japanese three-row, seven-seater SUV the 2022 Honda Pilot falls in the same price bracket and looks like a worthy competitor. How does the 2022 Mazda CX-9 fair against it? Let’s find out.
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SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L Dynamic Pressure Turbo DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with VVT
||3.5-litre, 24-valve, Direct Injection, SOHC, i-VTEC® V6 Engine|
|i-ACTIV AWD® with Off-road Traction Assist
||Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4®) AWD System|
|SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and Sport Mode
||9-Speed Automatic Transmission with Paddle Shifters|
|250 hp @ 5,000 rpm||Horsepower||280 hp @ 6000 rpm|
|320 lb.-ft. @ 2,500 rpm||Torque||262 lb.-ft. @ 4700|
|20/26 MPG (City/Highway)||EPA Fuel Economy Ratings (AWD)||19/26 MPG (City/Highway)|
From the comparison table above, it is evident that the 2021 Mazda CX-9 is more affordable than the 2022 Honda Pilot. Although the Honda Pilot offers a higher displacement V6 engine that doles out more horsepower, the Mazda CX-9 more than makes up for it with its turbocharged 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that offers better fuel economy in the city and produces 320 lb.-ft. of peak torque at lower rpm. This means the CX-9 will offer impressive towing capacity despite the lower displacement. The 2021 Mazda CX-9 offers a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds which is aided by the i-ACTIV AWD system with Off-Road Traction Assist that helps predict traction loss when you’re driving on snow or mud. You will also appreciate the Mazda CX-9 G-Vectoring Control Plus feature that helps improve cornering stability by optimally adjusting the brakes and engine torque.
The 2021 Mazda CX-5 trumps the Honda Pilot when it comes to interior comfort and technology with more standard features than the latter. The standard interior equipment available on all five trims of the 2021 Mazda CX-9 includes:
Besides this, the 2021 Mazda CX-9 comes with standard i-Activsense® suite of intelligent safety innovations that help you drive better by alerting you to hazards and avoiding collisions.
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