The interior layout, fit and finish
Climb into the CX-60 and it’s easy to find a comfortable driving position. This is especially so with the Driver Personalisation System that’s fitted on Homura models and upwards; this uses a facial recognition system to automatically adjust things to your settings once you climb into the seat – handy if you regularly swap between drivers.
Forward visibility is great; the thin windscreen pillars and low dash give you a clear view of where the bonnet ends, helping you thread the car easily on the road. Rear visibility is hampered by the thick rear pillars, but front and rear parking sensors are standard, plus, the image from the rear-view camera projected onto the large 12.3in infotainment screen makes light work of reverse parking manoeuvres. LED headlights are standard, with adaptive systems optional as part of the Driver Assistance Pack. These will actively dim certain sections of the headlight cluster to prevent dazzling other road users when using full beam.
Infotainment continues to be a Mazda strong point. Like other models from the brand, the CX-60 uses a physical rotary controller that makes it simple to navigate through all the menus while on the move, while wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto are included. The system is almost as good as the BMW X3's, and is leagues ahead of the RAV4's touchscreen. There are also two USB C points in the front and rear to enable portable devices to be charged.
The interior of the CX-60 feels suitably plush, given it’s the flagship model in the whole Mazda range. The upper sections of the dashboard has been draped with soft, squishy materials lifted by chrome highlights and silver trim finishers. There are some hard, scratchy plastics lower down by the glovebox, but the switches are nicely damped and feel expensive.