Compare: The Mazda CX-5 vs. the Honda Pilot

The Mazda CX-5 is one of the most appealing compact SUVs on the market with its eye-catching design and responsive engine. There is plenty of competition in the SUV class though, and the Honda Pilot is certainly a solid offering for SUV fans. At Royal Moore Mazda, we know that the CX-5 can take on just about any comer, but let's break things down and compare the two blow-by-blow at our Beaverton area Mazda dealership.

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Power and Performance

The CX-5 is smaller and more agile than the Pilot, in fact the CX-5's tight 36 inch turning diameter translates to much better maneuverability than the Pilot's 39.4. If you're concerned about fuel efficiency, then the CX-5 offers considerably better miles per gallon than the Pilot with 25 city/ 31 highway against 19 city/ 27 highway. You'll save plenty of cash at the pump with the CX-5 and it's impressive four-cylinder engine near Aloha.


If entertainment is important to you, then the CX-5 is a great option, especially with its standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility. With these excellent programs, you can integrate your smart device right into your entertainment system so you can fully control your media, calls, and apps. The Pilot does not offer these systems standard, so you'll need a costly upgrade to get anywhere near as good of an entertainment experience near Portland.


Safety is maybe the most important consideration to make when buying a new car and although both vehicles offer great safety systems, the CX-5 gives you some extra standard technology. Things like standard Cross-Traffic Alert and integrated turn signal mirrors are great safety features that are not even offered standard on the Pilot.

The Final Decision

Ultimately, we think that the CX-5 beats out the Pilot easily, but if you'd like to learn more, just stop by our Hillsboro Mazda dealership and test drive this SUV and a used CX-5 for yourself.

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