Unsurprisingly, the popularity of the Mazda CX-60 has continued to rise ever since its release in 2022. Few can find fault in this luxurious SUV, quickly turning buyers into lifelong fans. If you are unfamiliar with the CX-60 or would like to explore it further, you have come to the right place. Let’s dive into what the CX-60 has to offer you!
As the brand's newest flagship, we’d expect Mazda to bring us something that fills the spotlight and then some. Luxury SUVs are gaining popularity, but with only one major flaw – the price. Most of us aren’t expecting to spend a portion of our salary on one of these fine vehicles, even on finance. This is where the CX-60 steps forward with confidence. As Mazda’s biggest car yet and very first PHEV, a bold statement such as this fills us with expectations to give us what we need… and they’ve hit the nail on the head with this one.
The design of the CX-60 is foremostly centralised around the driver, something Mazda call ‘Jinba Ittai’ - meaning the oneness of the car and driver. Many luxury SUVs sacrifice some aspects of a seamless driving experience due to their size or combinations of technology, but not here. The CX-60 brings superb handling in classic Mazda style with its well-weighted steering and 5 driving modes, while progressive regenerative braking brings the feeling of driving a nimble hatchback. A surprising smoothness is found in the CX-60s union of an 8-speed gearbox and multi-clutch system, eliminating the clunky gear changes of a regular automatic.
Big expectations are made with Mazda’s hybrid system, and they are certainly met. The economy remains undiminished with the 2.5L hybrid system offering an official figure of 188mpg with the help of a 17.8kWh battery that offers a range of 39 miles. The battery also comes with a great lifetime guarantee too of up to 8 years or 100,000 miles and charges in just over 2 hours with a home charger or will top up normally through everyday driving.
A 3.3L diesel variant is around too with mild-hybrid technology, offering an inline-six engine that is punchy and well-controlled. This engine is available in 197bhp or a more powerful 250bhp variant, with the former bringing up to 56.5mpg. Premium alternatives to the CX-60 that bring these very same features add an extra zero onto the end of its price tag, which makes the CX-60 incredibly competitive, even in looks and styling.
A common fault that many find in large luxury SUVs is the overwhelming amount of technology and features. Mazda recognised the need for a simple and logical cabin that still offers everything you might need while driving at the touch of a button. Even on the standard models, you are offered an abundance of features tucked away behind an easy-going user interface. Sitting inside the CX-60 makes you immediately recognise that Mazda wanted to come into the luxury SUV market with guns blazing, and it sure has.
High-quality materials lay upon a flowing and impressive cabin design that hasn’t been overcomplicated, owing to Mazda’s focus on a driver-centric experience. A tactile switchgear gives you easy access and control of the heating features, while a responsive 12.3” digital screen is simplistic in its content and undistracting, yet with all the connective features you might need in a toggle of a click wheel.
New to the driving experience is the Driver Personalisation System. This system allows the driver to input their preferences for driving seat position, connective services, climate and so on, and the CX-60 saves this data. Next time you enter, the CX-60 cabin will adapt to your profile through facial recognition. Simple and effective. Size-wise, the headspace, leg room, and freedom for passengers to move are all generously given along with a 570L boot space, while child seating is also a breeze to install with large rear doors and ISOFIX points.
Of course, these features are standard, but moving up the CX-60 range unveils an exciting array of new features that further add to a luxury SUV experience. Check out the last section below to get an idea of what you can expect.
Getting technical, the actual dimensions of the new CX-60 might give you a better idea of its size, and subsequently bang for your buck. Note that the height changes depending on whether you have chosen to install a sunroof.
Dimensions (m): 4.7m long, 1.9m wide, 1.7m high
Dimensions (ft): 15.6ft long, 6.2ft wide, 5.5ft high
There are three trim levels for the CX-60: the Exclusive Line, Homura and Takumi. You can find our used CX-60 models by clicking the link here. Let’s go through what is offered on each trim:
The standard model generously comes with all the features mentioned, as well as 18-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, keyless entry, and a reversing camera. The Exclusive Line starts at £43,950, which is why (in comparison to other high-end luxury SUVs which cost an additional 40k) the new CX-60 is becoming so popular and competitive.
Even as we move up the range, the price barely moves considering the additional features that become available. The Homura line brings you 20” alloy wheels, ventilated, heated and electrically adjustable seats, an upgraded Bose sound system, a slick honeycomb grille and more. At this line, you can also opt for a panoramic sunroof and add-on packs such as the Convenience pack or Driver Assistance Pack. The Homura line bumps the price to just over £46,000.
At the top of the range, you’ll find the Takumi. Here, the CX-60 is fitted with chrome and black alloy wheels, a bar grille design, body-coloured mirrors and much more, making the CX-60 slick and sporty. Inside, you will find maple wood and woven fabrics stitched in the traditional Japanese style. At this line, you will have access to all the additional packs to customise the CX-60 as you see fit. The Takumi line lands at just over £48,000, giving you serious value for a luxury SUV.
If you are interested in finding out more about the CX-60 or the packs that can come in addition, such as the Convenience pack, contact our experts here. Together we can create a CX-60 that perfectly suits your lifestyle and needs. Feel free to browse our new and used CX-60s so you can affordably step into the luxury SUV market with confidence!