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2009 Mazda CX-9 2009 Honda Pilot 2009 Toyota Highlander
     
FWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Sport
  • AWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Touring
  • AWD 4dr Touring
  • FWD 4dr Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr Grand Touring
2WD LX
  • 2WD LX
  • 4WD LX
  • 2WD EX
  • 4WD EX
  • 2WD EX-L
  • 2WD EX-L with DVD Rear Entertainment System
  • 4WD EX-L
  • 2WD Touring with Navigation
  • 4WD EX-L with DVD Rear Entertainment System
  • 2WD Touring with DVD Rear Entertainment System and Navigation
  • 4WD Touring with Navigation
  • 4WD Touring with DVD Rear Entertainment System and Navigation
FWD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)

Prices

MSRP $29,820 $27,695 $27,600
Invoice $27,600 $25,101 $24,840
Avg. Paid $13,951 $13,601 $15,930

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.0 8.7
Critics' Rating 9.0 8.8 8.8
Performance 8.5 8.1 7.8
Interior 8.2 7.5 8.1
Operating Cost 7.4 7.5 7.6
Safety 9.2 9.4 9.2
Reliability 2.5 3.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Refined interior
  • Sporty performance
  • Comfortable ride
  • Car-like maneuverability
  • Versatile interior
  • Great safety scores
  • Fuel-efficient base engine
  • Smooth ride
  • Top reliability score
  • Good safety ratings
Cons
  • Below-average fuel economy
  • Low reliability rating
  • Mediocre safety ratings
  • Below-average reliability rating
  • Not much fun to drive
  • Not much fun to drive
  • Cramped third row

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.7L/227.4 Gas V6 3.5L/212 Gas V6 3.5L/- TBD -
MPG 16 City / 22 Hwy 17 City / 23 Hwy 18 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.2 109.2 109.8
Length, Overall (in) 199.8 190.9 188.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.2 78.5 75.2
Height, Overall (in) 68.0 71.0 68.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional Optional
Sunroof Wind Deflector Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4334 4319 3979

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Optional Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Standard Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Optional
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Rear Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional Optional
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 7 8 7
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 139.2 153.7 145.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.0 39.7
Front Leg Room (in) 40.9 41.4 43.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.4 61.5 59.7
Front Hip Room (in) 56.5 58.6 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 39.8 40.1
Second Leg Room (in) 39.8 38.5 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 62.2 59.5
Second Hip Room (in) 56.0 56.9 56.5
Third Leg Room (in) 32.4 32.1 29.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 100.7 87.0 95.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 48.4 47.7 42.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 17.2 18.0 10.3

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Optional Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Standard Optional

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Optional
Daytime Running Lights Standard Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.7L/227.4 3.5L/212 3.5L/- TBD -
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 273 @ 6250 250 @ 5700 270 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 270 @ 4250 253 @ 4800 248 @ 4700
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 37.4 38.6 38.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 23 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.1 21.0 19.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Trailing Arms

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard