Mazda CX-9 vs Honda Pilot Indianapolis

Mazda CX-9 vs Honda Pilot Indianapolis

Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda

Top Mid-Size SUVs Go Head to Head

The battle of the mid-size SUVs begins with the Mazda CX-9 and the Honda Pilot. Both are highly rated vehicles in their class, but when it comes to finding the right mid-size SUV for your needs, it’s important to figure out what’s most important to you before you buy. You can find and customize your perfect CX-9 at Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda. We service Indianapolis and surrounding areas giving you an easy and stress-free environment to shop for your new vehicle.

Compare: Safety Ratings and Technologies

Both the Mazda CX-9 and Honda Pilot have top scores on various safety tests conducted by the NTSA (National Traffic Safety Administration), but the CX-9 has earned five-star ratings for nearly all categories in safety. The CX-9 is a modern and sleek full-size SUV that doesn’t feel or look like a typical SUV thanks to its elevated and refined appearance that will make you feel like you’re driving a sports SUV with all the latest technologies at your fingertips.

When it comes to safety, both mid-size SUVs can be customized to include some of your favorite safety technologies. Looking at the Mazda CX-9’s available suite of safety tech called i-ACTIVSENSE, you’ll find popular features like Radar Cruise Control, Standard Blind Spot Monitoring, and Adaptive Front Lighting System. These features aim to make you feel like you can take on the roads with all the confidence of a pro driver. The Honda Pilot has Honda Sensing, their collection of safety technologies that include most of the popular features like Adaptive Cruise Control, but you’ll have more safety options to choose from in the CX-9.

Compare: Driver-Centric Features

Mazda prides itself on its KODO: “Soul of Motion” design that’s clearly noted throughout the design of each Mazda vehicle including the CX-9. If you’re looking for a vehicle that gives you the best driver experience, the Mazda CX-9 is the one for you. You’ll feel it the moment you get behind the wheel for your first test drive. The CX-9 drives like no other SUV, hugging curves effortlessly and giving you more torque at lower RPMs compared to the Honda Pilot. This way, you’re using less power, so your CX-9 can drive more efficiently.

Thanks to Mazda’s predictive i-ACTIV AWD system, the weather won’t be slowing you down. The i-ACTIV AWD not only improves your traction on slippery roads it also helps keep your wheels on the road, so you’ll feel more in control than driving another vehicle.

Another way the CX-9 stands out from the Pilot is by its available Traffic Sign Recognition System. This system can read road signs and display them in your Active Driving Display, so you’re driving informed without having to take your eyes off the road and turn your head to see that speed limit sign you just missed.

While both the Mazda CX-9 and the Honda Pilot provide customers with driver-centric features, it the CX-9 that wins this round.

The Mazda CX-9 is the Mid-Size SUV You Need

Both the Mazda CX-9 and Honda Pilot are great mid-size SUV contenders, but the Mazda CX-9 will give you an unmatched driver experience. If you’re ready to upgrade your current vehicle and decide the Mazda CX-9 is the next vehicle for you, then give us a call at (317) 375-9500 and let our Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda consultants help you today. Take it for a spin today near the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis!


New CX-9 Indianapolis

Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda has the perfect new CX-9 model for you. Find it right here, along with unparalleled value.

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Pre-Owned Mazda Indianapolis

A premium lineup of vehicles like Mazda is always in high demand. That’s why we also carry an exciting selection of pre-owned models from which to choose.

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Incentives and Rebates

Why not enjoy your CX-9 along with the Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda discount? You can have your cake and eat it, too.


Experience the Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda Difference

Buying a vehicle is a special experience, and we strive to make it that way each and every time we welcome you to our dealership. We understand that this isn’t something our customers do every day, which is why we treat every interaction with the respect and patience that it deserves. Ray Skillman has served the Indianapolis-area market for decades because we believe that the community and its people supersede any expectations set by a corporation. This is your community. This is our community. When you are shopping for a new or used vehicle like the CX-9, you expect the experience to match the promise, which is why we are open and transparent every step of the way. We employ non-commissioned Product Specialists to assist you in finding the perfect vehicle. Their primary objective is to put you in a vehicle that suits your needs, as well as your personal style. They are highly trained in the technology and specifications of our vehicles, not on high-pressure sales tactics. This unique approach, along with our continued commitment to excellent customer service, sets us apart from mainstream dealerships.

Below, you will find more information about the new CX-9. We hope that you’ll contact us, and allow us the opportunity to show you why buying from the team at Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda is simply the easiest and best decision you can make when shopping for your next vehicle.

Ray Skillman Mazda CX-9

There’s more to a vehicle demonstration than picking out colors and taking a test drive. At Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda, we want you to know everything that’s important to YOU in your next new car. The CX-9 is uniquely positioned in the Indianapolis market to satisfy the needs of drivers everywhere. The CX-9 has the proper mixture of strong performance and advanced versatility that’s appealing to drivers in the Indianapolis area. Our team is here to make sure you’re aware of every feature, tip, and maintenance best practice because we take pride in delivering the ultimate shopping experience for our customers. Watch this video to get your engine revving for your new CX-9, and then let Ray Skillman take care of the rest.

Attention to detail is important to us. You won’t miss a thing when you shop at Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda.

We know you have many options when it comes to car dealers in the Indianapolis area. Our hope is that you will give us the first opportunity to earn your business because of the tremendous experience, great pricing, exciting CX-9 selection, and our commitment to making your buying experience the most positive one you’ve ever had when shopping for a new or pre-owned vehicle. We stand behind the ideal of delivering the type of respectful engagement that the people of Indianapolis deserve. If you give us the first opportunity, you’ll see why our customers come back time and time again.


Ray Skillman is Indiana’s Only…

Some dealerships take pride in their sales numbers. Others point to their P&L statements to determine their success. At Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda, the most important indicator of whether or not we’re successfully achieving our goals is when YOU are overwhelmed by our outstanding customer experience. It goes beyond satisfaction. We want you to be ecstatic with the way you were treated and impressed with how easy it was to get the best deal in Indiana. Your opinion is the one that matters to us at Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda. It’s what drives our success.

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Your Mazda Shopping Experience

We hope we’ve answered most of your questions about why you should consider Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda as your first choice when shopping for a new or pre-owned Mazda model. If you are ready to learn more, please contact us through your preferred method of communication and ask us anything you’d like to know. If you’re ready to schedule your test drive, please use the form below. At Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda, you control your shopping experience. We’re here to help facilitate and to be your personal automotive experts.

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