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Mazda CX-60 SUV - MPG, running costs & CO2

The frugal plug-in hybrid is the pick of the range and only slightly more expensive than the diesels

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The CX-60 may be the most powerful production Mazda on the road, but its electrification means that it could also be one of the cheapest to run. Like any plug-in hybrid, the onus is on its driver to keep the battery topped up – otherwise you’ll never get near its official quoted figures.

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Buyers now also have the choice of two mild-hybrid diesel engines, with a petrol model joining the fray later on. Regardless, the PHEV will almost certainly be the most efficient.

Mazda CX-60 MPG & CO2

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Despite the plug-in hybrid being the headliner for the new CX-60, the range kicks off with two 48-volt mild-hybrid diesel models. Both utilise rather large 3.3-litre six-cylinder engines, yet the base version is still able to return 56.5mpg on the combined WLTP cycle, with the more-powerful all-wheel-drive variant only slightly behind. CO2 emissions start from 129g/km for the 197bhp engine, while the 256bhp car emits 137g/km.

Mazda’s official 188mpg economy figure for the 2.5-litre plug-in hybrid is very impressive. This is helped by a 17.8kWh battery, which enables up to 39 miles of electric driving from a full charge. Those figures almost exactly match those of the Audi Q5 TFSI e, and should enable many drivers to commute without using much fuel at all.

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Two charging cables come with the CX-60 – a Type 2 connector for public chargers and untethered wallboxes, and a three-pin plug for using a domestic socket. Use a 7kW wallbox and the battery can be fully charged in under 2.5 hours, so it’s possible to get back on the road with a decent charge after a shopping trip or office visit.

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Its 33g/km CO2 output puts it in a nice and low Benefit-in-Kind tax band and makes it the pick of the range for company car drivers. That equates to a monthly tax liability of less than £100 for 20% taxpayers or less than £200 for higher-rate taxpayers. It’s a shame, however, that the EV driving range couldn’t be just one mile more, as this would drop the CX-60 into an even lower BiK band.

Because all versions of the CX-60 cost more than £40,000, annual road tax will cost more than £500 in years two to six, with the PHEV benefitting from a £10 discount.

Insurance groups

Insurance groups for the Mazda CX-60 haven’t been revealed yet, but we’d expect it to command higher insurance premiums than the Mazda CX-5. The most powerful CX-5 sits in group 21 out of 50, while the BMW X3 xDrive30e plug-in hybrid sits in group 38.

Warranty

Like every Mazda, the CX-60 comes with a decidedly average three-year/60,000-mile warranty. That matches what you get in the Audi Q5 and Volkswagen Tiguan, but the Kia Sportage PHEV and Toyota RAV4 come with seven and 10 years’ cover respectively.

Servicing

The CX-60 needs to be serviced every year or 12,500 miles, whichever comes first. Mazda offers service plans to make it simpler to budget for the cost of maintenance; you can either pay in monthly payments or in one upfront cost.

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