Mazda CX-80 (2024): All the news about the new seven-seater SUV

Mazda CX-80 (2024): All the news about the new seven-seater SUV

Mazda is expanding its lineup with a new flagship. The CX-80 is a large crossover that seats up to seven. You can choose between plug-in hybrid and diesel – with six cylinders.

Good power: The new top model Mazda CX-80.

Until 2008, large families had no problem finding a suitable model in the Mazda range: Mazda 5 was a car with everything that makes the type important – sliding doors on both sides, for example, and space for seven passengers.

But MPVs that were once popular became models suspended in the shadow of SUVs. This fate also befell the 5 Series, which – once retired – had no successor.

A popular type

But now there is again a family Mazda with three rows of seats. However, despite its performance, the CX-80 is not a modest pragmatist, but sits at the top of the portfolio as a new flagship. And officially it does not see itself as a van, but as a crossover – the type that is most popular and in demand these days.

Full house: Mazda CX-80 in a six-seat configuration.

The CX-80 uses the same platform as its sibling the CX-60 (you can read our test here), but it’s almost five meters longer. Available as six or seven seats. Both variants have two folding seats in the third row. The seven-seater has seating for three people in the second row, while the six-seater has two comfortable seats. The 3-seater sofa can be easily moved in length by 12 cm and the backrests are adjustable.

Large cargo area

As expected, with full seating, only a small amount – 258 liters – fits in the trunk. But if the CX-80 is used as a five-seater, it carries 687 liters. And if you fold the second row, you will open a majestic 1,971 liters. Suitability as a trailer is highlighted first by a trailer of up to 2.5 tons and secondly by the new “Trailer Hitch View” function, which makes hitching a trailer easier by displaying the process on the main screen.

And what about drives? Here the new top Mazda offers two options, each of which is already known from the smaller CX-60. On the one hand, there is the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) with a system output of 241 kW/327 hp (here we tested it on the CX-60), whose 13 kWh battery (net capacity) enables an electric range of 60 km . This does not quite match modern PHEVs such as the VW Tiguan, which can travel around 100 km. Some competitors are now also more powerful when it comes to charging power – two-phase, and up to 7.2 kW – and have mastered the discipline of fast charging, for example . It remains to be seen if Mazda will later – and again similar to the CX-60 – add a slightly more powerful PHEV with 147 kW/200 hp.

All-wheel drive as standard

The second car is a 3.3-liter in-line six-cylinder diesel with 187 kW / 254 hp and a powerful 48-volt hybrid system. The PHEV and diesel come with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive as standard.

Loungey: The CX-80 has the same understated, homey interior as the smaller CX-60.

The dashboard is similar to that of the CX-60, which means, among other things, that the narrow central screen can only be operated as a touch-sensitive screen when the car is stationary, while when driving the monitor is operated via a rotary. a push button on the center console is controlled. As with its younger brother, there is also the so-called “Driver Personalization System”, which uses the camera to detect who is sitting at the wheel and automatically adjust the seating position, valance, mirror, head display and so on. volume and climate control. Smartphones connect wirelessly via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Amazon’s Alexa voice control is on board as a virtual passenger. The “See-Through” function can also be useful, as it makes areas in front of the car visible that are hidden by the body.

Price from 55,350 euros

The CX-80 can be ordered from May 7, 2024, and the first delivery should take place in the fall. So far only the plug-in hybrid has been priced, which is known to be available from 55,350 euros.