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Mazda CX-60 SUV - Interior & comfort

The Mazda CX-60 has a premium-feeling interior with lots of standard equipment

Carbuyer Rating

4.1 out of 5

Interior & comfort Rating

4.5 out of 5

Mazda is on a roll with its interiors at the moment; since the launch of the current Mazda3, its latest efforts are on a par with premium rivals in terms of material quality and how it’s all put together. The CX-60 is Mazda’s signal of intent that it wants to be mentioned alongside BMW, Audi and Mercedes.

To hammer that point home, the CX-60 has tempting trim and finish options. Top-spec cars come with maple wood trim and white Nappa leather seat trim, which is a higher grade of leather than the standard cars come with. There’s also a stitching pattern inspired by traditional Japanese binding techniques, giving a noticeable contrast to all the modern technology on board.

Mazda CX-60 dashboard

Tape over the steering wheel badge and you could quite easily think you’re in a BMW X3. The layout of the dashboard is reasonably similar, with a bank of physical buttons for climate controls and a widescreen infotainment display perched on top of the dashboard. It doesn’t immediately look quite as eye-catching as some rivals, but you get the sense that decisions were made to better the user experience rather than simply making it look flashy. The screen, while sharp and intuitive, isn’t taking up most of your vision, and the physical buttons are easier to use while driving than sliders and touch panels.

Both the infotainment screen and the digital dial cluster measure 12.3 inches, and display information in a way that’s clear and easy to digest. You’ll need to use the rotary controller to navigate around the infotainment system.

Equipment

In the UK, the Mazda CX-60 comes in three trim levels: Exclusive-Line, Homura and Takumi. The cheapest comes with a strong level of standard equipment, even at this price point. There are automatic LED headlights with high-beam assist, sat-nav with European mapping, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a reversing camera and a heated streering wheel and front seats. You also get a head-up display with information projected onto the windscreen.

Among the upgrades included on Homura trim are bigger wheels, power front seats with ventilation, heated rear seats, ambient lighting and a 12-speaker Bose surround-sound system. Also thrown in is Mazda’s Driver Personalisation System, which suggests the best driving position based on your height and uses facial recognition technology to know who’s getting in the driver’s seat. You don’t need to press a button to switch profiles; it does it for you, changing all your preferences in the process. It’s a handy bit of tech.

Takumi (Japanese for artisan) largely brings design and material upgrades. There are chrome accents for the windowline, grille and wheels, plus the aforementioned high-grade leather and wood.

Options

Seven additional paint choices are available for extra cost if you don’t want the base Arctic White solid paint. Each trim level can be equipped with the Convenience Pack (£1,000), which adds extra interior lighting and sockets, a 360-degree camera, privacy glass and wireless phone charging. The £1,100 Driver Assistance Pack is also available on all three specifications, adding adaptive headlights, adaptive cruise control (adding up to semi-autonomous driving capability) and cross-traffic alert front and rear.

A panoramic sunroof is a £1,000 option on Homura and Takumi trim levels, while Exclusive-Line buyers can specify a £1,400 Comfort Pack. This adds exclusive 20-inch alloy wheels plus the Driver Personalisation System and the climate seats from the Homura trim.

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