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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

Carbuyer Rating

4.1 out of 5

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.

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 2021 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 third-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 similarly strongly in fourth place out of 29 brands. More than 34% 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 is yet to crash-test the CX-60, but every Mazda since 2017 has had five-star scores. Standard safety equipment includes blind-spot monitoring, speed limit assist, autonomous emergency braking, traffic sign recognition and lane-keeping assistance, plus a GPS-enabled system that can call the emergency services in the event of a crash.

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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