Comparison - Honda Pilot EX-L 2020 - vs - Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2020

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Other Names:

Also called:

Honda MR-V

Also called:

CX-5 Maxx

Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
39,860
Updated: 
23 Aug 2019
$
31,610
Updated: 
05 Dec 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2020
2020
Total Seating: 
8
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.50gals
15.30gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Steel Sapphire
#171F34
Obsidian Blue
#080932
Dark Cherry
#3C0E11
Black Forest
#304830
Crystal Black
#000000
Modern steel
#595959
Lunar Silver
#C4C4C4
Platinum White Pearl
#E7E9E8
Color: 
Deep Crystal Blue Mica
#343761
Snowflake White Pearl Mica
#E6E6E8
Eternal Blue Mica
#4D7FA6
Jet Black Mica
#000000
Machine Gray Metallic
#4A5575
Sonic Silver Metallic
#BBB9BA
Soul Red Metallic
#78191F

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Honda Pilot comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic, 6-speed automatic.No major changes for 2020.New top-line Black Edition trim level.

Pros
A versatile, roomy interior with spacious rear seats
Ride is smooth and compliant in most conditions
Better fuel economy than rivals
Multiple clever storage compartments

Cons
Collision warning and adaptive cruise control are overly sensitive
Third-row access is narrow

By: 
edmunds.com

For 2020, the Honda Pilot receives the mildest of updates. Along with a small price increase, the Pilot lineup adds a new range-topping model called the Black Edition. Honda fans will recognize that the same edition is available on the Ridgeline mid-size pickup truck. Likewise, the Pilot Black Edition has standard all-wheel drive, blacked-out exterior bits, and red interior accents.

Pros
Strong and efficient V-6, roomy and practical interior, plenty of available tech.

Cons
Clunky six-speed automatic transmission, minivan-like appearance, frustrating touchscreen.

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 Honda Pilot is a three-row family crossover at the top of its class.

Pros
Handsome looks
Good seats all the way around
Comfortable power
Standard active safety tech
Good infotainment on most versions

Cons
Base model skimp on features
Too conservative?
9-speed isn’t much more fuel-efficient
Top trims lack convincing luxury features

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 trades family-ready space for fine handling and good power.

Pros
Looks good inside and out
Taut ride and handling
Available turbo power
Decent value in most trims

Cons
Turbo lag
Inferior infotainment
Cramped back seat
Average cargo space

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Mazda is making only minor changes to the CX-5 for 2020. The company's i-Activsense suite of driver-assistance features is now standard across the lineup and includes automated emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlamps, and more. All models receive a new key fob we expect to match that of the new Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback, as well as Mazda's newly updated fonts on interior switches and exterior badging. Grand Touring Reserve and Signature models receive a new 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen display.

Pros
High-end experience, pleasing design, fun-to-drive nature.

Cons
Less cargo space than key rivals, outdated infotainment system, punchy turbo four limited to top models.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic.Improved noise reduction.Advanced safety features are now standard.Minor shuffling of standard and optional features.

PROS
Keen handling and steering make the CX-5 enjoyable to drive
Attractive and upscale cabin for a premium ownership experience
New optional turbocharged engine provides plenty of power
Stays quiet at highway speeds

CONS
Base engine's lackluster acceleration
Ride is a little firm for the class
Less rear legroom and cargo room than most competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
24.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
2.50L
Torque: 
262ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
186ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
280hp
at 6 000rpm
187hp
at 6 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
39.40Feet
36.00Feet
Cam Type: 
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Push Button Start
Power Door and Tailgate Locks
Cargo Area Tie-Down Anchors (4 Total)
Cargo Area Bag Hooks
Map Lights (All Rows)
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
196.50in
179.10in
Width: 
78.60in
72.50in
Height: 
70.60in
66.10in
Ground Clearance: 
7.30in
7.50in
Front Track: 
66.30in
62.80in
Rear Track: 
66.30in
62.80in
Wheel Base: 
111.00in
106.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.50
39.30
Front Hip Room: 
59.10in
55.20in
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
41.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
62.00in
57.10in
Rear Head Room: 
39.90
39.00
Rear Hip Room: 
57.30in
55.30in
Rear leg room: 
38.40in
39.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
62.00in
54.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
83.80cu.ft
59.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.50cu.ft
30.90cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
19.70degrees
19.30degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.80degrees
22.70degrees
Curb Weight: 
4287.00lbs
3679.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating driver seat
Leather
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
6-Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Manual Folding Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest
Reclining Rear Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Cargo Area Light
Hidden Storage Well
Capless Fuel Filler
Conversation Mirror with Sunglasses Holder
Integrated Sunshades (2nd-Row)
Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
1 Subwoofer(S
215 Watts Stereo Output
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
7 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed sensitive volume control
10 total speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Bose premium brand speakers
Bose Premium Brand Stereo System
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rear Privacy Glass
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Intermittent Rear Window Wiper / Washer
Windshield
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18
19 x 7.0-In.
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Solid rear disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear Parking Sensors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Self-Leveling Headlights
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
2 Front Headrests
Airbag Deployment Notification
LED Headlamp
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
GT Premium Package
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rack Side Rails
Trailer Hitch With Harness And Cover
Wheel Locks
Front & Rear Bumper Trim Package
Rear Bumper Guard
Interior Options: 
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Carpeted Cargo Mat
Illuminated Doorsill Trim Plates
Retractable Cargo Cover
Interior Lighting Kit
Navi SD Card (Fleet)

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Beige Leather
#958875
Black Leather
#221F22
Gray, leather
#868F8E
Color: 
Black, leather
#2D2D2D
Parchment, leather
#D8CFCC