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2018 Mazda CX-9 vs Honda Pilot vs Nissan Pathfinder

2018 Mazda CX-9 vs Honda Pilot vs Nissan Pathfinder

Buyers looking for a new midsize SUV certainly have a lot of options at their disposal. Indeed, several quality models are offered to consumers, and the majority of these models have been redesigned recently. This means that you can choose between midsize sport utility vehicles that offer the latest in connectivity and modern technologies and are modern in every way.

Three perfect examples of this are the all-new 2018 Mazda CX-9, the Honda Pilot and the Nissan Pathfinder. Offered starting at $ 36,200, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is one of the most affordable vehicles in its segment, but it's under the hood that Mazda's premium SUV stands out from its rivals.

A more fuel-efficient and powerful engine for the 2018 Mazda CX-9

The 2018 Mazda CX-9 is powered by a 2.5-liter SKYACTIV four-cylinder engine equipped with a dynamic pressure turbocharger. This is an exclusivity in the segment, and the benefits to the owner are numerous. Yes, the Mazda CX-9 offers only a four-cylinder engine while the Pathfinder and the Pilot offer V6 engines, but as we will explain shortly, this does not mean the Mazda CX-9 is at a disadvantage.

Indeed, the CX-9 engine develops 227 horsepower with regular gasoline, and 250 horsepower with premimum, but it's mostly its torque that impresses the most. It delivers 310 lb.-ft. of torque at only 2,000 rpm which is significantly higher than the 262 lb.-ft. torque offered by the Pilot and the 259 lb.-ft. of torque offered by the Pathfinder.

Better yet, the dynamic pressure turbocharger is able to vary the turbo's input, which means that when you do not need all the power generated by the CX-9’s engine, the engine does not create it and nothing is wasted. In addition, the 2018 Mazda CX-9's powertrain makes it possible to tow up to 3,500 pounds, which is not negligible.

But the most interesting element of the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is undoubtedly its fuel consumption. Thanks to SKYACTIV technology and its unique turbocharger, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 boasts an average fuel consumption rating of only 11.5 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 8.9 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway when equipped of the i-ACTIV all-wheel drive system that is also unique on the market.

With its V6 engine, the Honda Pilot can’t do better than 13.0 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 9.3 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway. The Pathfinder has an average fuel consumption rating of more than 12.0 liters per 100 kilometers in the city.

There is no doubt that the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is the ideal option if we want a powerful SUV that will also be fuel-efficient.

To learn more about the new 2018 Mazda CX-9, contact us today at Atlantic Mazda!

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