What should I be paying?
Prices start at £42,990 for the Exclusive-Line trim (we know, odd name for an entry-level spec), and as standard you get 18-inch wheels, heated folding door mirrors, auto LED lights and wipers, a reversing camera with front and rear sensors, leather seats (heated up front) and a heated steering wheel plus cruise control, eight-speaker hi-fi, dual zone climate control and a head-up display.
Note it'll set you back £2.5k or so to step up to the AWD diesel, a car that is undercut at all levels by the plug-in hybrid. Which is unusual.
A 12.3-inch driver display and a central screen of the same size are included too, as are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. That’s one heck of a haul.
Still, if you’re set on splashing a bit more cash then Homura is the mid-level spec, priced from £48,170. This adds 20-inch wheels, gloss black exterior highlights, ambient lighting, the Driver Personalisation System overlord, electric seats (ventilated in the front, heated out back) and a 12-speaker Bose hi-fi.
Then there’s the top-spec Takumi from £49,520. This benefits by heaping on some more chrome, nappa leather and wood trim, but nothing else substantial. We’d go entry- or mid-spec, and spend our days laughing with mirth at BMW X3 drivers who’d need to spend £10k more for stingier kit levels.
Mazda also does a variety of option packs: a Convenience Pack adds 150W and 1,500W AC sockets, a 360-degree camera, rear privacy glass and wireless smartphone charging for £1,000, while the Driver Assistance Pack adds a suite of safety systems and adaptive LED headlights for £1,100. Want a panoramic sunroof? That’ll be another grand. Also, any colour other than white will cost you £650-900. Ouch.
If you’re buying on finance, Mazda offers the Exclusive-Line trim for just under £550 a month over four years with an initial deposit of £7k and interest at 7.4 per cent APR.
Service intervals for the CX-60 are every 12 months or 12,500 miles, whichever comes first. Road tax (VED) for the PHEV is nothing for the first year, £285 for the diesel, and £510 annually for the five years after that (remember cars priced above £40k cost £355 more than the standard rate). Meanwhile the battery comes with an eight-year warranty. Eyeing one up as a company car? BIK comes in at 12 per cent.