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Mazda CX-9, Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, Car Comparisons, SUV
#9 of 549 Re: Article Comments - 2009 Honda Pilot vs. 2008 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2008 Toyota Hig [rf600r]
Jul 08, 2008 (2:59 am)
I was just wondering the same thing. After all, they *do* have a Lambda in their stable too (the Enclave). Or would that have put all the Asians to shame, so they just decided to leave it out?
#10 of 549 Re: Roomy second row [mulligan101]
Jul 08, 2008 (5:30 am)
I did not have a problem sitting in the middle row of the CX-9. I'm 6'3" and 195lbs. Shoulder room is a little tight and the seat its self was not as comfortable as the outer seats, however, it is doable.
#11 of 549 Others?
Jul 08, 2008 (5:41 am)
That's exactly how I would have placed these CUVs. But you guys are missing some competitors. Like the GMC Acadia (Chevy Traversr?) and Hyundai Veracruz. And eventually you'll have to compare the Ford Flex to something.
#12 of 549 This Pilot Owner is Flying to Veracruz
Jul 08, 2008 (6:12 am)
As a 06 Pilot owner, the failure of my air conditioning system with only 51,000 miles and the general arrogance displaying by Honda towards consumers in both customer service and the abysmal design offerings by Honda force me to go elsewhere, I'll either buy the quality offering by Hyundai in the 'Veracruz' or wait for the 4-cylinder Santa Fe in 2010. But I'm done with Honda. This company just isn't the company they once were. The Koreans and domestic seem to be hungrier for my business. The Pilot has to be the worst design Honda has ever produced. And how 'bout that horrible plastic interior?
Jul 08, 2008 (9:56 am)
No freaking Outlook/Acadia/Enclave in this comparo? So was it Mazda that bribed you so they could be #1?
#14 of 549 Re: [dinomartini]
Jul 08, 2008 (11:08 am)
If the comparo was named "Japanese CUV Comparison" would you be so angry? Just because GM makes a billion versions of the same car, does not constitute them being in every comparo.
I hope you have some evidence to support your Mazda bribery claim. Why is it hard to believe that a small auto manufacturer can build an extremely competitive car that's better then the majority out there??
#15 of 549 Re: [dinomartini]
Jul 08, 2008 (1:26 pm)
There have been plenty of comparos against the Acadia and CX-9. i believe the CX-9 won all of those including North American Truck of the Year. I assume the little guy bribed all the Detroit journalists too?
#16 of 549 Re: [aviboy97]
Jul 08, 2008 (1:28 pm)
Why is it hard to believe that a small auto manufacturer can build an extremely competitive car that's better then the majority out there??
Especially since the CX-9 has won multiple comparisons from multiple sources now. It's not just Edmunds that likes it.
Does that mean the CX-9 is the be all, end all of CUVs? No. But it seems to be the enthusiasts choice.
#17 of 549 Re: [baggs32]
Jul 08, 2008 (1:46 pm)
#18 of 549 Why There is No GM Lambda SUV in This Comparison Test
Jul 08, 2008 (2:08 pm)
A 2008 Saturn Outlook XR AWD model was supposed to be part of the test, but the week before, our contacts at GM informed us that the Outlook has been in an accident and was tangled in a messy insurance claim. "Perhaps you have another all-wheel-drive Outlook we can use?" we asked, "or even a Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse or GMC Acadia?" But the answer was no.
As in, no, there's not a single all-wheel-drive, Lambda-platform-based, General Motors SUV in the western United States that could be made available for this comparison test.
We decided not to use our long-term Buick Enclave, because that vehicle is front-wheel-drive, while the Pilot and Highlander we'd requested were AWD.
I wish we could have had a Lambda SUV in this comparison test, but when we can't source a vehicle, there's nothing we can do. Not having a Ford Edge or Dodge Journey is less worrisome to me, as neither of those vehicles are class leaders. A Ford Flex might have been a good fit, but it's too soon to get one of those.
Erin Riches, author of the comparison test