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2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2020 the Honda Pilot

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 and the 2020 Honda Pilot are two SUVs from brands with excellent reputations. The 2020 Mazda CX-9 comes in Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, and Signature trim, while the Honda Pilot also has trim diversity with the LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, Elite, and Black Edition options. There are plenty of attributes to like about both vehicles but at Wayne Mazda, we have a strong preference for the merits of the 2020 Mazda CX-9.

Features of the Mazda CX-9

The Mazda CX-9 offers a host of abundant features such as an easy-to-use infotainment screen, SKYACTIV®-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control Plus, and an array of safety features within the ACTIVSENSE® driver assistance suite of technology. On the other hand, the Honda Pilot does a great job of proving dynamic features such as Honda Sensing® standard safety, a similar infotainment screen with tech features such as available CabinTalk®, Cabin Control®, and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration.


The Mazda CX-9 gets much better city mileage than the Honda Pilot, while also excelling under the hood with SKYACTIV® Technology. The 2020 CX-9 also offers more pound-feet of torque, providing more power to your wheels. This Mazda SUV perfectly blends both power and fuel efficiency. The Honda Pilot doesn't offer quite as smooth or efficient of a drive, in comparison.

Interior and Exterior

The Honda Pilot offers more passenger and cargo volume since it's a larger SUV, but it doesn't fit as comfortably as the Mazda CX-9. Inside the cabin, the Mazda CX-9 feels much more refined, as it offers standard heated front seats and a power-adjustable driver's seat. The Honda Pilot lacks these features standard to its lineup. Especially on the outside, the Mazda CX-9 enjoys its breathless design inspiration from the KODO "Soul of Motion" philosophy.

Overall, the Mazda CX-9 and the 2020 Pilot originate as fine pieces of work from stellar parent brands. However, the superior engine design, sharper looks, and refined comfort of the Mazda CX-9 set it too far apart from the Honda Pilot.

Comparing the 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. the 2020 Toyota Highlander

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is a brilliant SUV. Plenty of safety features, style, innovative design, and interior comfort allow the Mazda CX-9 to elevate itself past the competition, like the 2020 Toyota Highlander. Both models have a lot to offer, but the 2020 Mazda CX-9 we believe does more here at Wayne Mazda.

Features of the 2020 Mazda CX-9

Whether from the premium Nappa Leather, sculpted design, SKYACTIV® Technology, or safety features such as Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Monitoring, Traffic Sign Recognition, and much more, you'll find yourself enjoying the overwhelming amenities inside the 2020 Mazda CX-9. The Toyota Highlander also has important security features such as Toyota Safety Sense™, a powerful V6, and more hybrid options to make a name for itself. Unfortunately, it doesn't match the additions of the Mazda CX-9.

Interior and Exterior of the Mazda CX-9

Inside the cabin of the Mazda CX-9, you'll find that the leather interior and KODO-inspired design provide a comfortable feel. Seamless and premium interior options carefully dot the cabin, including heated front seats and a power-adjustable driver's seat, while a sleek and sporty look on the outside turn heads here at Wayne Mazda. The Toyota Highlander doesn't have quite as much emphasis into careful details as Mazda finely incorporates.

Performance of the Mazda CX-9

A more lively powertrain and SKYACTIV technologies set the Mazda CX-9 apart from the Toyota Highlander. SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring control helps initiate sharper turns with power shifting, in addition to tiny corrections while steering. You can feel the difference behind the wheel with the 2020 Mazda CX-9 in a way that you can't quite grasp with the Toyota Highlander.

Stop in at Wayne Mazda for a test-drive if you want to see for yourself what elevates the Mazda CX-9. Premium luxury features, performance, and a stylish design propel it past the Toyota Highlander.

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe at Wayne Mazda

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 and the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe both have their distinct advantages but here at Wayne Mazda, we encourage you to test-drive the Mazda CX-9 so you can see for yourself what sets this vehicle apart in our new inventory.

Features of the 2020 Mazda CX-9

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 has a vast array of safety features, and a comfortable interior to feel secure in. Premium Nappa leather, SKYACTIV® Technology, and comfortable seating stand out. The Hyundai Santa Fe has notable features as well such as leather-seating surfaces, LED headlights, and Panoramic sunroofs to make a statement, but nothing the Mazda CX-9 doesn't have in its lineup.

Interior and Exterior of the Mazda CX-9

You can't compare these two SUVs when it comes to interior and exterior styling. The KODO inspiration is visible throughout the Mazda CX-9, as is a seamless design with available features such as Nappa leather, Santos Rosewood, and sculpted aluminum to provide a heightened sense of connection. Even luxuries like heated front seats are standard, something not standard to the Santa Fe lineup. On both the interior and exterior, the Hyundai Santa Fe falls short when faced head to head with the Mazda CX-9.

Performance You Can Count On

SKYACTIV®-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring helps facilitate a smooth and invigorating ride that you can feel in every trip within the Mazda CX-9. Cornering stress is reduced through power deliver shifts, while tiny corrections are made while steering. With all-wheel drive and an array of fuel-efficient engines, what's not to love? The Hyundai Santa Fe's powertrain doesn't have quite the muscle to what prospective drivers would like.

Overall, the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe falls short in comparison to the 2020 Mazda CX-9. We encourage you to take the Mazda CX-9 out for a test-drive to see for yourself when you visit our dealership here at Wayne Mazda.

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