What Car? says...
It’s a fair bet that more young footballers aspire to play for Arsenal than Accrington Stanley – and like them, car maker Mazda wants to compete in the big leagues. So, can the Mazda CX-60 make it a top scorer?
Before we answer that, what exactly is the CX-60? Well, it's a large SUV that’s bigger, more powerful and a bit more indulgent than the very competent Mazda CX-5.
Three trim levels are available and each come with a generous list of equipment, and there aren’t too many options to bump up the price. If you want seven seats, though, you’ll need to head towards the Hyundai Santa Fe or Kia Sorento – or perhaps wait for Mazda's forthcoming CX-80 seven-seat SUV.
In this review, we’ll tell you everything you need to know to help you decide whether the Mazda CX-60 is good enough to see off its rivals. Over the next few pages, we'll find out whether it's good to drive, how strong the performance is, if it’s comfortable for the driver and passengers, and whether it’s cheap to run.
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We don’t have specific data for the CX-60, but Mazda did well as a brand in the 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey.
There’s no electric car version of the CX-60 but it is available as a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). Diesel mild-hybrids are available too, with a petrol version arriving later.
We think the entry-level CX-60 Exclusive-Line is the best – it keeps costs down but still comes with plenty of standard equipment.
To buy, the CX-60 PHEV costs about the same as a mid-level Toyota RAV4 PHEV but is cheaper than premium rivals, including the Audi Q5 TFSIe and BMW X3 xDrive30e. You can check the latest prices using our New Car Deals service.
It's one of the best systems out there thanks to the rotary dial controller, which makes it much less distracting to use when you're driving.
|RRP price range||£42,990 - £52,630|
|Number of trims (see all)||4|
|Number of engines (see all)||3|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||hybrid, diesel|
|MPG range across all versions||188.3 - 56.5|
|Available doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£998 / £3,245|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£1,996 / £6,491|