Comparison - Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 2020 - vs - Honda Passport Elite 2019

General

Other Names:

Also called:

CX-9 Azami

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
43,350
Updated: 
21 Dec 2019
$
43,680
Updated: 
05 Feb 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2019
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.50gals
19.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep Crystal Blue Mica
#242F4F
Snowflake White Pearl Mica
#E4E9EE
Jet Black Mica
#080808
Sonic Silver Metallic
#BBB9BA
Machine Gray Metallic
#70747D
Soul Red Crystal Mica
#9E1A0D
Color: 
DEEP SCARLET PEARL
#481512
WHITE DIAMOND PEARL
#D9DAD5
LUNAR SILVER METALLIC
#3E3E40
MODERN STEEL METALLIC
#222222
BLACK COPPER PEARL
#3F261F
BLACK FOREST PEARL
#3C4938
CRYSTAL BLACK PEARL
#090909
OBSIDIAN BLUE PEARL
#22275F

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic.Several previously optional safety features are now standard on the base Sport trim level.New options, such as a 9-inch infotainment touchscreen and second-row captain's chairs.Two USB ports added to the third row on Grand Touring and Signature models.Maximum torque output goes from 310 to 320 lb-ft with 93-octane fuel.

PROS
Premium interior, especially in the top-level Signature trim
Sporty handling
Comfortable and quiet on the highway

CONS
Cargo capacity isn't as generous as in competitors
Third-row seats aren't especially accommodating

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is a crossover SUV that rewards drivers more than it does other passengers.

Pros
Very attractive
Well-done interior
Good safety gear
Engaging responsiveness

Cons
Lousy infotainment
Cramped third-row and cargo space
Limited lineup

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Mazda has given the CX-9 several upgrades for 2020, not least of which is a standard suite of driver-assistance features called i-Activsense. The bundle includes automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist. Also now standard are heated front seats with power adjustments for the driver, rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic headlamps, and heated exterior mirrors. Touring, Grand Touring, and Signature models now come with a larger 9.0-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, a new key-fob design, and power-adjustable second-row seats.

Pros
Snappy driving dynamics, great fuel economy, premium cabin.

Cons
Small cargo bay, third row is only for kids, low towing capacity.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Honda Passport makes tremendous sense for buyers who don’t need three rows of seats.
Pros
Spacious interior
Strong V-6 engine
Excellent ride quality
Lots of safety tech
Decent value

Cons
Unimpressive fuel economy
Some cheap bits inside
Base Sport lacks tech features
Too much like Pilot?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

All-new model.Based on the larger three-row Honda Pilot.Start of the third Passport generation.The 2019 Honda Passport comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic.

Pros
Spacious interior with lots of passenger space
Enhanced off-road ability
Multiple clever storage compartments

Cons
Collision warning and adaptive cruise control are overly sensitive
Ride quality is stiffer than the more comfortable three-row Pilot

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Honda Passport ranked #1 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Honda Passport has a score of 8.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 11 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Spacious seats
Handsome cabin
Ample engine power
Decent off-roading capability

Cons
Some finicky infotainment controls

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined - 21
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
3.50L
Torque: 
310ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
262ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
Horsepower: 
227hp
at 5 000rpm
280hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet
39.30Feet

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
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Heated Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
199.40in
190.50in
Width: 
77.50in
78.60in
Height: 
69.00in
72.20in
Ground Clearance: 
8.80in
8.10in
Front Track: 
65.00in
66.70in
Rear Track: 
64.70in
66.70in
Wheel Base: 
115.30in
111.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.10
39.50
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
40.00
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
40.90in
Rear leg room: 
39.40in
39.60in
Front Hip Room: 
56.70in
59.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.90in
62.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.40in
57.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.10in
61.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
71.20cu.ft
77.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.40cu.ft
41.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.00degrees
21.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.10degrees
27.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
4388.00lbs
4237.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Blind Spot Information System (BSI) Indicator
VSA System and VSA-Off Indicators
System Message Indicator
Sequential Mode Gear Selection Indicator
Odometer
Low-Fuel Indicator
High-Beam Indicator
Fuel Level Indicator

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Leather
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Folding center armrest
Multi-Level Heating
Multi-Level Heating
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
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
Turn signal in mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Speed sensitive volume control
USB connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
12 total speakers
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Bose Premium Brand Stereo System
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
1 Subwoofer(S)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Wi-Fi hotspot
onboard data connection
MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack (Center Console)
Speed-Sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC)
8-Inch Display Audio with High-Resolution Electrostatic Touch-Screen and Customizable Feature Settings
Android Auto™* Integration
CabinControl™ Remote Compatibility
SMS Text Message Function*
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition* and Honda HD Digital Traffic
115-Volt Power Outlet
540-Watt Premium Audio System with 10 Speakers, including Subwoofer
Wireless Phone Charger*
550 Watts Stereo Output
10 Total Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
no
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 8.5 In.
20in
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
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
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
LED Headlamp
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Exterior Options: 
Splash Guards
Wheel Locks
Interior Options: 
2nd-Row Captain's Chairs
Interior Lighting Kit
Retractable Cargo Cover
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo And Side Storage Nets Package
Carpeted Cargo Mat
Illuminated Door Sill Trim Plates

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#2F2F2F
Sand, leather
#A48E74
Color: 
Gray, leather
#6D6B65
Black, leather
#282828