2017 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2017 Honda Pilot: Head to Head

Mazda CX-9, Honda Pilot
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CX-9 vs. Pilot: Which 3-Row Midsize SUV Is Best for You?

The 2017 Mazda CX-9 and the 2017 Honda Pilot are 3-row SUVs that offer front- or all-wheel drive. The CX-9 seats seven passengers, and the Pilot can seat up to eight. Both offer an upscale and comfortable interior, up-to-date technology, and sufficient power.

Both vehicles were completely redesigned for the 2016 model year and have no notable changes for 2017. The Honda Pilot was the winner of the 2017 U.S. News Best 3-Row SUV for Families award and the runner up for the Best 3-Row SUV for the Money award. This marks the second year in a row that the Pilot has earned the Best 3-Row SUV for Families award.

Like most of the Mazda family of vehicles, the CX-9 is lauded for its unparalleled driving dynamics. Critics praised its athletic suspension, outstanding handling, and responsive steering. It also gets reviewers' attention for its high-end interior and sleek exterior styling.

Even though these vehicles are separated in our rankings, they are similar in many ways, and both have a lot to offer. Your choice will come down to your needs and preferences.

Click through the following slides to learn how these vehicles compare so you can make an educated choice for your family.