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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Honda Pilot
Black Edition AWD
MSRP
$49,620
Invoice
$45,333
Average Price Paid
$45,592
1,119 listings nationwide

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2019 Mazda CX-9
Grand Touring AWD
MSRP
$42,640
Invoice
$40,335
Average Price Paid
$40,372
1,463 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2020 Honda Pilot
Black Edition AWD
Fair Price
$46,844
Good Price
$44,114
Great Price
$42,554
2019 Mazda CX-9
Grand Touring AWD
Fair Price
$40,971
Good Price
$39,516
Great Price
$38,684

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Honda Pilot
Black Edition AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$49,909
2019 Mazda CX-9
Grand Touring AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$41,659
28 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Honda Pilot
Black Edition AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Honda Pilot, a full-size crossover, competes in the same category as the Kia Telluride, Subaru Ascent, Toyota Highlander, and Volkswagen Atlas. The current third-generation model d...

2019 Mazda CX-9
Grand Touring AWD
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

There is plenty to like about the 2019 Mazda CX-9, a roomy and safe family-sized 3-row crossover SUV. When it comes to Mazdas, though, fans of the brand expect to fall in love with the...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 5
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Honda Pilot
Black Edition AWD
50
writes:
A great car for the money but too much like a soccer mom mobile. Is this what you buy when you dont want to bu...
Handling Ranked 2020 Acura RDX SH-AWD with Advance Package better.
"It is almost like comparing a Miata to a minivan. The harder you push the RDX, the better it feels. If you are pushing it hard through turns, it transfers more power to the rear wheels and most of that can go to the outside rear wheel. This helps push the car through the turn and make it feels more like a rear wheel drive vehicle. This greatly increases the fun factor of driving the car. In normal driving you may not notice this as much. What you will notice though if you buy the Advance version of the RDX is you get adjustable suspension in addition to sport modes for the transmission. Dial the drive mode to sport + and put the transmission in sport mode and it does a pretty good imitation of sports hatchback albeit a bit larger. Dial the mode to comfort and leave the transmission in normal drive and it is pretty relaxed on the highway. "
Back Seats Ranked 2020 Acura RDX SH-AWD with Advance Package worse.
"There is clearly more room on the Pilot. I think the material are nice on the RDX but Ill take more room over nicer materials when room is tight to begin with. I also like the separate controls for the rear seat ventilation. Not exactly fair to compare the two as the Pilot is a large class car but I did find the front seats on the RDX to be roomier and more comfortable than the Pilot."
2019 Mazda CX-9
Grand Touring AWD
writes:
Nice but not in my budget Im sure
20
writes:
Perfect suv for family.
Handling Ranked 2019 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD worse.
"I drove both before ending up to cx9."
Value Ranked 2019 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD better.
"Smoothness and handling performance."
20
writes:
Very smooyh and responsive. I like the style but lack of cargo
Handling Ranked 2019 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD worse.
"I drove it both before ending up to cx9."
Value Ranked 2019 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD better.
"Practicality, highlander is better when it comes to family suv. Cos of its cargo capacity and space on its 3rd row."

Specs

2020 Honda Pilot
Black Edition AWD
2019 Mazda CX-9
Grand Touring AWD
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
--
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
--
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19.5 gal 19.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
280 hp @ 6,000 RPM
250 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
262 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
310 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
10.5:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.66 in
3.5 in x 3.94 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 7 seats
Front Legroom 40.9 in 41 in
Back Legroom 38.4 in 39.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16 cu ft 14.4 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,523 lbs 1,433 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 196.5 in 199.4 in
Width 78.6 in 77.5 in
Height 70.6 in 69 in
Wheelbase 111 in 115.3 in

Available Options

2020 Honda Pilot
Black Edition AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Black Pearl
2019 Mazda CX-9
Grand Touring AWD

Exterior Colors

  • DEEP CRYSTAL BLUE MICA
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
  • Titanium Flash Mica

Option Packages

  • Illuminated Doorsill Trim Plates
  • Dual Rear Seat Entertainment System
  • Mazda Mobile Start
  • Front & Rear Bumper Trim

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