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Mazda CX-60 owner reviews

“The Mazda CX-60 is the brand’s first plug-in hybrid, and is an interesting alternative to premium PHEVs from BMW and Audi”

Carbuyer Rating

4.1 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.0 out of 5

Price
£45,290 - £55,265

Reviews

Owner Reviews

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  • 1 out of 5
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Common Problems

    Review 1 of 4

    5 out of 5

    Car Details

    Model

    CX-60 HOMURA PHEV AUTO

    Avg annual mileage

    5,000 – 9,999

    Owned

    Less than a year

    Bought Car

    New

    Typical MPG

    80
    Tell us what you think about your car?
    I replaced my three year old Mercedes 350D AMG Line Premium Plus with a CX60 Homura with panoramic sunroof, plus driver assistance and convenience packs in the gorgeous Soul Red Crystal paint and I don't regret it. I would have had to pay £12,000 more for the equivalent (PHEV) Mercedes or BMW SUV with similar equipment. Some reviewers have criticised the CX60's ride. Perceptions inevitably depend on what you have previously driven. My opinion is that the ride in the Mercedes 350D was much worse due to its low profile tyres that thumped every pothole and resulted in three burst tyres in three years. The CX60 reminds me more of my previous Jaguar XJL, dripping with comfort and technology. Frankly, I never really enjoyed the Mercedes's mock leather and fabric seats and abundance of black plastic, but did like the oomph of its 3 litre turbo diesel engine. But the CX60 Homura PHEV seems to take "zoom zoom" to another level, albeit only 0.4 seconds faster to 62mph. The CX60 has loads of hidden treasures. Some reviewers have moaned about the lack of a (dangerous?!) touchscreen, but that simply isn't necessary with voice control, which is even better executed in Apple Car Play. I really like the CX60 safety technologies, which force you to "mirror, signal, manoeuvre" else the lane assist feature will give you a reminder. The anti-collision features do take a bit of getting used to, notably when reversing, as the car is determined that you won't ever collide. Simply having Blind Spot Monitoring even on the entry-level model makes sense. My Mercedes and previous Jaguar XJL turned heads, but not like the admiring glances I am getting, helped by the incredible paint colour that looks like (luscious red) gold rather than mere metallic. At first, I was disappointed by only getting around 28 miles electric range, but that has improved to around 32 as the weather/temperature has improved. The powerful air-con and all-round heated seats inevitably gobble power, which I think accounts for a fair discrepancy from the claimed 39 . Yesterday, I drove 50 miles with the first 30 entirely in EV mode, running down the battery to merely 2 miles remaining, at which point I switch to normal mode. At 40 miles, the car reported 2.2 miles per kWh and 88 MPG. By 50 miles and reaching my destination, the latter had dropped to around 42 MPG. However, the battery had recharged up to + 10 miles, so an overnight recharge cost me around £2 on my home 7Kw Pod Point Solo. I reckon that if you are a very high-mileage motorway driver, then the diesel option is probably right for you. However, if your motoring is largely urban with only occasional long distance the PHEV should suit you.
    What's the one thing you like most about your car?
    The 360 degree camera with through view (in the upgrade pack) is much superior to that in the Mercedes 350D AMG Line Premium Plus. More generally, the advanced technology seems overall to be better, but maybe that is simply because it is a 2023 mocdel car, not 2020.
    If you could improve one thing, what would it be?
    I think Mazda (indeed all manufacturers!) could be more realistic about MPG and range. My first week I was terribly disappointed until I worked out how best to use the car, which is electric only below 60 MPH and 30 miles. At the (capped) £0.34 per kWh to home charge that currently exists, electric motoring remains cheaper than diesel or petrol, and hopefully that cost will reduce as last year's shock (Ukraine etc) washes out of the economy. A PHEV removes range anxiety and for the urban motorist is a great choice.
    Would you recommend the car to a friend?

    3 out of 5

    Car Details

    Model

    CX-60 TAKUMI PHEV AUTO

    Owned

    Less than a year

    Bought Car

    New
    Tell us what you think about your car?
    It is a lovely car and I like driving it. Superb finish inside for the top-end model. Lots of great features. Big, feels solid and it's quick when it needs to be.
    What's the one thing you like most about your car?
    Interior is great quality
    If you could improve one thing, what would it be?
    Battery range. Mazda says 39, when we got it it was at 32. Now after 1500 miles lucky if it starts at 18-20 Also the Driver personlisation system does not work Once the teething issues are resolved it should be a great car. But on forums for this car many owners are posting similar issues
    Would you recommend the car to a friend?

    3 out of 5

    Car Details

    Model

    CX-60 HOMURA PHEV AUTO

    Owned

    Less than a year

    Bought Car

    New
    Tell us what you think about your car?
    Disappointed with the car. When I bought the car the main thing that sold it to me was the EV range as Mazda claims 39 miles from a full charge. I have never had more than 25 miles. I feel that Mazda is selling this model with false data. Has any owner achieved the 39 miles and how was this done?
    What's the one thing you like most about your car?
    The style. Interior layout and info system
    If you could improve one thing, what would it be?
    Attain the EV miles that Mazda claim
    Would you recommend the car to a friend?

    5 out of 5

    Car Details

    Model

    CX-60 HOMURA PHEV AUTO

    Owned

    Less than a year

    Bought Car

    New

    Typical MPG

    38.5
    Tell us what you think about your car?
    Great quality of build, and superb to drive, only issue is the plug-in hybrid battery range is stated as 39 miles, but I'm lucky to get 30
    What's the one thing you like most about your car?
    The way it looks
    If you could improve one thing, what would it be?
    Battery true range
    Would you recommend the car to a friend?

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