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Mazda CX-60 SUV - Reliability & safety

Both are relatively unknown, but the CX-60 features a broad array of safety features

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4.1 out of 5

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4.0 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

4.5 out of 5

The Mazda CX-60 is the Japanese brand’s first-ever plug-in hybrid and it sits on a completely new platform. As such, it’s hard to gauge how reliable the CX-60 will be, although if Mazda has put as much effort into its engineering as it has its interior then owners should have few problems.

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We were told that the squeaks and rattles in our early test car would be ironed out by the time customer cars were starting to be delivered; there were no other concerns about the car’s build quality.

Rival manufacturers have managed to make hybrids reliable, so hopefully Mazda has achieved this, too. Its petrol engines have a good reputation for longevity, and Mazda owners praised their cars’ reliability in our 2022 Driver Power survey.

Mazda CX-60 reliability

The CX-60 is too new to have appeared in our Driver Power data, but the signs are strong. Our readers ranked the Mazda CX-5 the second-best car to own of all new cars on sale, with top-10 placings for exterior styling, ride and handling, reliability and infotainment. As a brand, Mazda finished strongly in seventh place out of 29 brands. More than 25% of owners reported faults in the first year of ownership but, given the CX-5’s high score in this area, faults may have been minor glitches that were quickly sorted.

Safety

Euro NCAP awarded the CX-60 its five-star rating following crash-testing, with a particularly strong score of 91% in the child occupant category. Adult and pedestrian safety also both received high scores, with only the safety assist category slightly disappointing with a score of 76%. Although with blind-spot monitoring, speed limit assists, autonomous emergency braking, traffic sign recognition and lane-keeping assistance there is still plenty of safety tech included. The optional Driver Assistance pack adds even more safety features and allows the car to almost drive itself on a motorway or dual carriageway.

Speccing the Driver Assistance pack adds even more safety features and allows the car to almost drive itself on a motorway.

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