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1560 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA, 92029

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Phone Numbers:Sales Hours:
  • Mon - Sat9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sun11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - SunClosed
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  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - SunClosed
2019 mazda cx-9 black exterior

2019 Mazda CX-9

2020 honda pilot silver exterior

2020 Honda Pilot

2019 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

310 lb-ft


262 lb-ft
22 mpg city/28 mpg highway*

MPG Ratings

3,500 pounds

Standard Towing Capacity

3,500 with Honda accessory towing kit

Climate Control


Blind Spot Monitor


Rear Cross-Traffic Alert


When you compare the 2020 Honda Pilot and 2019 Mazda CX-9 full-size SUVs, the Mazda CX-9 stands out in a number of ways, from higher torque to better fuel economy ratings. In this 2019 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2020 Honda Pilot side-by-side comparison from Mazda of Escondido, we’ll highlight the Mazda CX-9 and Honda Pilot differences to help San Marcos drivers decide which is best for their commutes!

Honda vs. Mazda: Power & Fuel Economy

Though both the Mazda CX-9 and Honda Pilot come standard with front-wheel drive and 6-speed automatic transmissions, the performance specs from their base trims have several differences.

  • Mazda CX-9 Engine Specs
    • 2.5L turbo inline-4 engine that generates 250 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque.
  • Honda Pilot Engine Specs
    • 3.5L V6 engine that generates 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque.
  • Mazda CX-9 Fuel Economy
    • EPA-estimated 22 mpg city / 28 mpg highway.
  • Honda Pilot Fuel Economy
    • While EPA estimates for the 2020 Honda PIlot haven’t been released, they are likely to be comparable to the 2019 Honda Pilot, which earned 19 mpg city / 27 mpg highway.

Thanks to its impressive torque output, the Mazda CX-9 has a standard towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. The Honda Pilot with FWD can also tow 3,500 pounds, but only if drivers opt to add the Honda accessory towing kit.

Honda vs. Mazda: Standard Features

The 2020 Honda Pilot interior and 2019 Mazda CX-9 interior share many of the same features, including Bluetooth® connectivity, bucket front seats, a rearview camera, and forward collision warning. When you compare Honda Pilot and Mazda CX-9 features, the Mazda SUV has a few perks in its corner: standard tri-zone climate control, a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Carlsbad drivers wanting more luxuries for their money will be happier inside the Mazda CX-9, which also comes equipped with the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system.

MAZDA CONNECT™5 Infotainment System Features

  • Multifunction Commander control
  • Infotainment system voice command
  • Radio Broadcast Data System program information
  • Aha™ internet radio integration
  • Pandora® internet radio integration
  • Stitcher™ internet radio integration
  • SMS text message audio delivery and reply
  • E911 automatic emergency notification

Explore the Mazda CX-9 Trim Levels at Mazda of Escondido in Escondido!

Hopefully you’ve decided between the Honda Pilot or Mazda CX-9 by now. If not, explore the Mazda CX-9 trim levels for sale at Mazda of Escondido—from the Mazda CX-9 Sport to the Mazda CX-9 Signature—to find out more about this capable road-trip machine which sports 71.2 cubic feet of maximum cargo area space and seating for up to 7 passengers. While you’re at it, compare the Mazda CX-9 vs. Toyota Highlander to learn more!

Whether you want to lease a Mazda CX-9 or find financing to purchase one, our finance center will work to find you the best option possible. And once you’ve taken at peek at our new Mazda vehicle specials, contact us to schedule a test drive near Carlsbad and Poway!

*EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.

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1560 Auto Park Way • Escondido, CA 92029

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Open Today! Sales: 9am-7pm

Open Today! Service: 7am-6pm

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Mazda of Escondido 33.1174397, -117.1069548.