2013 Honda Pilot vs 2012 Mazda CX-9

2013 Honda PilotNiwot and Gunbarrel area families in search of an exceptional SUV should consider the 2013 Honda Pilot. It’s quite spacious, and can seat up to eight people. This is a car that’s going to be great for taking the family out on a fun weekend trip to the wilderness, as it can easily haul a camper or trailer with its V6 engine. There are other cars out there, like the 2012 Mazda CX-9, that you may be considering, but the Pilot ultimately proves to be an exceptional value.

Price and Fuel Efficiency

The 2013 Honda Pilot and the 2012 Mazda CX-9 have similar price points, but the Honda takes the slight edge. The Pilot has a base MSRP of $29,420,* while the CX-9 begins at $29,725. That might not seem like much, but $305 could be enough to add on a feature you really like.

What’s also quite nice about the Honda versus the Mazda is fuel economy. Both vehicles come equipped with a similar V6 engine, but Honda manages to squeeze out better fuel economy. According to EPA estimates, 2WD models of the 2013 Pilot get 18 mpg city and 25 mpg on the highway,** while the 2012 CX-9 comes in at 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. Honda’s SUV also has a larger fuel tank (21 gallons versus 20.1 gallons), so you’re going to have to go get gas a lot less often.

More Space in the Pilot

Many cars that claim to offer space for large families end up being incredibly cramped, but you are going to find lots of space in the Pilot. In nearly every category, the Pilot has more room than the CX-9. All of your passengers will definitely thank you for the extra front head, hip, leg, and shoulder room, along with the extra rear hip, head, and shoulder room. The CX-9 also seats one less passenger than the Pilot.

Test Drive the 2013 Honda Pilot at Fisher Honda

Drivers in Niwot, Gunbarrel, and the surrounding communities can see what a truly comfortable SUV feels like by taking the 2013 Honda Pilot out for a test drive at Fisher Honda in Boulder, Colorado. Our sales staff will be happy to show you any other of our new 2013 vehicles, too. We hope to see you soon!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $830.00 destination charge and options.
**Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.