2020 Mazda CX-9 vs 2020 Honda Pilot
Honda Pilot uses a 280 horsepower V6 engine, unlike Mazda's turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The 2020 Pilot is the top-rated SUV in the segment, known for its powerful engine, highly practical interiors with a seating capacity of eight, and value for money. In terms of pricing, the Honda Pilot starts at $31,450 while the base CX-9 costs $33,790. However, the CX-9 looks upscale inside out and offers a good amount of standard fitments.
The 2020 Honda Pilot has incorporated many changes and has a very intuitive infotainment system on offer but Mazda’s cabin feels more premium. The Pilot scores well on utility as it offers electrically operated second-row seats for convenient third-row access. But when we consider drivability, the CX-9 comes off as a better choice.
2020 Mazda CX-9 vs 2020 Ford Explorer
The 2020 Ford Explorer is one of the oldest nameplates in this segment and comes with a 288 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine. The Explorer ranks in the top half of the midsize SUV segment for its spacious cabin, decent off-roading capacity, and the versatility of three engine choices. The Mazda has only one engine on offer – a 2.5-liter inline-four, which is powerful enough.
Ford Explorer offers more features than the CX-9 but it comes at a higher price tag. For the value of money, athletic drivability, and premium interior, the CX-9 is a good choice. In case you are looking for more practicality and V6 power, the Ford Explorer should be on the list.
2020 Mazda CX-9 vs 2020 Subaru Ascent
Subaru Ascent is the newest contender in the three-row crossover segment with plenty of cargo space and a seating capacity of up to 8. Like CX-9, the Ascent is also one of the better-driving vehicles in the market with balanced ride quality. It may be noted that Subaru Ascent's higher [rice tag includes a standard all-wheel drive. Subaru’s Eyesight safety system and Mazda's i-Activesense are quite comparable and include equally advanced safety features.
Both the cars are equally good. If you want a good-driving crossover then CX-9 ought to be on the list, otherwise, the choice depends on personal preference.