Mazda CX-60 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

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  • Mazda CX-60 2022 front
  • Mazda CX-60 2022 LHD rear right tracking
  • Mazda CX-60 2022 LHD instrument panel
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

If the plug-in hybrid makes the most financial sense to you, the entry-level model is similar in price to a mid-spec Toyota RAV4 PHEV if you plan to buy outright. Equipment levels are virtually identical on both cars, and both of them undercut their premium Audi Q5 TFSI e, BMW X3 xDrive30e and Lexus NX450h+ plug-in hybrid rivals by a considerable margin.

Company car drivers will have their eye on the RAV4 when it comes to minimising benefit-in-kind tax costs, because it sits in a lower 8% tax band (rather than the CX-60’s 12% rating) thanks to having a longer electric-only driving range. The same is true of the NX450h+, whose 8% tax band negates some of the model’s higher list price. 

Top-spec Takumi adds a chrome exterior window surround, with upgraded Nappa leather leather seats inside, complemented by wood trim and door linings that are meant to be inspired by Kimono patterns. Other than the £1,000 panoramic sunroof, optional extras are bundled into packs, including the Comfort, Convenience and Driver Assistance.

Mazda performed well in our most recent reliability survey, finishing eighth out of the 30 manufacturers included. That places it above BMW, Audi and Volvo, but behind Lexus and Toyota. 

CX-5s come with a fairly average three-year/60,000-mile warranty, which can be extended for a fee.

The CX-60 hasn’t been tested by Euro NCAP yet, but when it comes to safety equipment, all models come with blindspot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane-keep assist and traffic sign recognition. There’s also a pop-up bonnet that deploys to reduce injury in pedestrian impact.

Mazda CX-60 2022 LHD infotainment

Overview

The CX-60 is a well priced, large SUV that’s fun to drive and offers low running costs with a plush interior. The battery range and BIK costs don't quite match the best in class, though, and the firm ride won’t suit everyone. We wish it was a little more hushed, too and there are more spacious rivals out there.

  • Smart interior
  • Generous equipment
  • Great handling
  • Unsettled ride
  • Gearbox and electric motor could be quieter under acceleration
  • Not as spacious in the rear as some rivals
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