The SUV had a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and a 241kw battery with a combined total power output of 327bhp. This means the Mazda CX-60 has a 0-62mph time of 5.8sec. There is plenty of power available in this vehicle which made it fun to drive. However, when you put your foot down to unleash that power there was a delay which can get frustrating for the driver.
One main keyword when discussing the driving performance of the CX 60 is Tranquillity. The areas that Mazda have excelled in are the places that you would expect, the steering, comfort and seating position made driving very pleasant. Unfortunately, the tranquillity of the cockpit got slightly disturbed by the power train. When driving in electric mode the motors sound whiney and when using the 2.5-litre engine a slight vibration could be felt. The transition between battery to petrol engine could also be felt especially when the battery power is very low. It can be said though that these small issues we found do not seem to be detrimental to Mazda’s venture into greener solutions but more teething problems and with more time to develop can be ironed out quickly and efficiently. It must be said that the Mazda CX 60 is a lovely place to be and a really comfortable drive regardless of motorway or country lane driving.