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Honda Pilot vs. Mazda CX-9 Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending March 31, 2017. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model Percent of Average  
2016 Honda Pilot Reliability by Generation2016 Honda Pilot
79.1428571429% Best 176% Worst
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2012 - 2015 Honda Pilot Reliability by Generation2012 - 2015 Honda Pilot
21.4285714286% Best 75% Worst
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2010 - 2012 Mazda CX-9 Reliability by Generation2010 - 2012 Mazda CX-9
22.5714285714% Best 77% Worst
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2009 - 2011 Honda Pilot Reliability by Generation2009 - 2011 Honda Pilot
36.2857142857% Best 101% Worst
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2007 - 2009 Mazda CX-9 Reliability by Generation2007 - 2009 Mazda CX-9
53.4285714286% Best 131% Worst
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2003 - 2008 Honda Pilot Reliability by Generation2003 - 2008 Honda Pilot
32.2857142857% Best 94% Worst
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TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot Reliability And Durability: Neutral
YearComment
2016 Since it's so new, the 2016 Honda Pilot's reliability is not yet known. But the related Acura MDX has been glitchy, and car owners have been complaining about the nine-speed automatic employed in the Touring and Elite in a number of different cars. In contrast, the Toyota Highlander has a proven record, making it a safer bet. full 2016 Honda Pilot review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Personal history & research full 2011 Honda Pilot review
2011 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Consumer reports show excellent reliability, and resale value is high. full 2011 Honda Pilot review
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
honda quality and resale value. full 2009 Honda Pilot review
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
HOnda just has a good rep full 2009 Honda Pilot review
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Honda offers very reliable vehicles and I know first had as I typically do many of the maintenance items. full 2009 Honda Pilot review
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
The previous style has been around for 5 years and the results are strong, so the new one should be just as reliable and dependable. full 2009 Honda Pilot review
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
THis suv is an excellent driving auto. There is a ton of room and perfect for my family of 4. The 3rd row seats are an excellent addition so family and friends can go in one car. THe interior is well thought out and ergonomic. Its an excellent suv. full 2009 Honda Pilot review
2008 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Rated highest by CU family member works in maintance and claimed that repairs were very low. full 2008 Honda Pilot review
2008 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Its a Honda, they are always rated very high in all the publications i subscribe to full 2008 Honda Pilot review
2008 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Bulletptoof when compared to the majority of the market offerrings. full 2008 Honda Pilot review
Honda Pilot Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
We had owned a Honda Accord and a Honda CRV previously, and so we expected this Pilot to be as well built and trouble free. Not so. We've had multiple problems with the HVAC system. For example, the a/c turns itself on despite manual override. The color of the bumper is aging differently (yellowing) compared to the body. Motors in the side-view mirrors have repeatedly failed. full 2012 Honda Pilot review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot Reliability And Durability: Neutral
YearComment
2016 Since it's so new, the 2016 Honda Pilot's reliability is not yet known. But the related Acura MDX has been glitchy, and car owners have been complaining about the nine-speed automatic employed in the Touring and Elite in a number of different cars. In contrast, the Toyota Highlander has a proven record, making it a safer bet. full 2016 Honda Pilot review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Personal history & research full 2011 Honda Pilot review
2011 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Consumer reports show excellent reliability, and resale value is high. full 2011 Honda Pilot review
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
honda quality and resale value. full 2009 Honda Pilot review
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
HOnda just has a good rep full 2009 Honda Pilot review
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Honda offers very reliable vehicles and I know first had as I typically do many of the maintenance items. full 2009 Honda Pilot review
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
The previous style has been around for 5 years and the results are strong, so the new one should be just as reliable and dependable. full 2009 Honda Pilot review
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
THis suv is an excellent driving auto. There is a ton of room and perfect for my family of 4. The 3rd row seats are an excellent addition so family and friends can go in one car. THe interior is well thought out and ergonomic. Its an excellent suv. full 2009 Honda Pilot review
2008 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Rated highest by CU family member works in maintance and claimed that repairs were very low. full 2008 Honda Pilot review
2008 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Its a Honda, they are always rated very high in all the publications i subscribe to full 2008 Honda Pilot review
2008 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Bulletptoof when compared to the majority of the market offerrings. full 2008 Honda Pilot review
Honda Pilot Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
We had owned a Honda Accord and a Honda CRV previously, and so we expected this Pilot to be as well built and trouble free. Not so. We've had multiple problems with the HVAC system. For example, the a/c turns itself on despite manual override. The color of the bumper is aging differently (yellowing) compared to the body. Motors in the side-view mirrors have repeatedly failed. full 2012 Honda Pilot review