Mazda CX-60 (2022) review | Coach Car News

Inside, it doesn’t stray too far from the Mazda template. Touchscreens are thankfully absent, with physical controls for the climate control and 12.3-inch infotainment – the latter controlled via a dial/rotary knob setup. It makes so much sense that it makes you question the logic of German rivals VW et al. The CX-60 is easy to use.

Rear legroom is slightly more than the Mazda CX-5 sibling, as you’d expect in a car that has 172mm more space between the wheels. And the CX-60 retains the folding rear seats of the junior, so the practical aspect remains correct, with a boot volume of 570 litres.

Where the new car improves markedly is the engine note. The CX-5 can buzz and I was worried the CX-60 would be the same as both run on 2.5 liter gasoline. But thanks to electric assist and all the extra punch it provides, you don’t need to dive into the high-ends so much.

When you do, it feels a little gruff but not to the level of the 5. Isolation is better here and the eight-speed gearbox more sophisticated. Thanks to the thrust of the electric motor, quick family hacks like this aren’t exactly fresh news, but it’s still a bit of a shocker as to how fast the CX-60 racks up over the mph. It would be an easy pedal for any type of travel.

Electric-only operation is smooth and with more than enough punch to accelerate up to 60 mph. Obviously, 188 mpg is completely unrealistic, but we managed close to 80 mpg in a few hours of operation.

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This notice was published: 2022-04-27 21:58:56

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