Mazda CX-60 review - Practicality, comfort and boot space
With a huge boot and plenty of practical features, the CX-60 is a good family option
Mazda has clearly put a lot of effort into ensuring that the CX-60 cabin is a comfortable place in which to spend time. Black leather upholstery is standard, while a heating function is included for the front seats and the steering wheel. Upgrade from the entry Exclusive-Line trim and you’ll benefit from electrically-adjustable front seats with a ventilation setting, heated outer rear seats and ambient lighting.
Family practicality hasn’t been forgotten, though, because the CX-60 provides a range of storage options such as a front centre console area with two cup holders, a good-sized glovebox, a roof-mounted sunglasses holder and seatback pockets. The boot also features a generous under-floor compartment, which means there’s extra space to store oddments (and charging cables, if you opt for the PHEV model).
Installing a child seat is relatively straightforward thanks to the CX-60 offering a raised seating position, large rear doors and Isofix clips that are easily accessible.
Leg room, head room & passenger space
Room upfront is fine, much as you’d expect in a mid-size SUV, while rear-seat passengers shouldn’t feel too shortchanged, either. There is plenty of foot space beneath the front seats, but the CX-60 can’t match the knee room offered by its Volvo XC60 rival, or the excellent headroom provided in the Lexus NX - a problem made worse by the high-set middle rear passenger seat.
With a 570-litre boot, the CX-60 offers a tremendous amount of luggage space, while the relatively low load lip is flush with the boot floor which makes loading/unloading bulkier items that little bit easier. Folding down the rear seats (using the release levers located in the boot) means you can unlock a sizeable 1,726 litres of carrying capacity.
All versions of the CX-60 have a maximum towing limit of up to 2,500kg, which should be enough for most day-to-day needs.
In this review
- 1Mazda CX-60 reviewOffering a quality cabin and generous levels of standard equipment, the Mazda CX-60 is a worthy contender in the premium, mid-size SUV class
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe CX-60 isn’t great to drive, although the plug-in hybrid model offers decent pace
- 3MPG, CO2 and running costsCompetitive pricing, hybrid efficiency and solid residual values mean the CX-60 is reasonably cheap to run, although insurance premiums could be expensive
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe CX-60’s standout feature is its superbly finished cabin, while onboard technology is good
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot space - currently readingWith a huge boot and plenty of practical features, the CX-60 is a good family option
- 6Reliability and safetyDriver Power customer feedback is good for Mazda, while the CX-60 has a top safety rating