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.
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.