Mazda CX-80 2024: Prices, specs and release date

  • Mazda CX-80 is a range-topping seven-seat large SUV
  • Available with plug-in hybrid petrol or six-cylinder diesel engines
  • Arrives in the UK this autumn with prices from £48,920

The new Mazda CX-80 is a large seven-seat SUV flagship for the Japanese firm’s range, which arrives in UK dealers this autumn.

Sitting above the Mazda CX-60, the new Mazda CX-80’s key differentiator is its three rows of seats. This gives seating capacity for seven – or, in five-seat mode, an even larger and more practical boot.

The new Mazda CX-80 also eschews pure electric drive. Instead, it offers a plug-in hybrid petrol engine, with the refreshing alternative of a 3.3-litre turbodiesel.

Bosses want the new Mazda CX-80 to challenge established premium brands in the European market. It will certainly be a cut-price alternative to other seven-seaters such as the Volvo XC90, Land Rover Discovery and Audi Q7.

The new Mazda CX-80 will also provide interesting upmarket competition to the Nissan X-Trail, Peugeot 5008 and SEAT Tarraco.

2024 Mazda CX-80 prices and release date

The new Mazda CX-80 will be released later in 2024 in the UK – the company has confirmed it will arrive in the autumn.

Full price details have not yet been announced, but a starting price from £48,920 has been confirmed. Bosses also say there will be a price walk from Mazda CX-60 to the equivalent new Mazda CX-80 of around £3500.

For context, in the Mazda CX-60, the 200PS 3.3-litre diesel engine is roughly the same price as the petrol-powered plug-in hybrid. The more powerful 254PS diesel is around £2500 more expensive.

2024 Mazda CX-80, exterior interior and technology

The new Mazda CX-80 is a longer and taller big brother to the existing Mazda CX-60. It measures nearly five metres long and has a significantly longer wheelbase – it’s a full 250mm longer – which extends to more than three metres.

The Mazda CX-80 is exactly the same width as the Mazda CX-60 though. It also shares that car’s front end, compete with large Mazda grille and jewel-like LED headlights with LED light bars that blend into the grille.

The new Mazda CX-80 will be offered in a rich range of colours, including the familiar and well-liked Soul Red Crystal. The car pictured here is Artisan Red, which is even deeper than Soul Red and has been created by the Mazda Takuminuri painting tech division.

Overall, there is a choice of nine colours with the new Mazda CX-80, including Melting Copper, Jet Black, Deep Crystal Blue, Platinum Quartz, Arctic White, Rhodium White and Machine Grey.

At the rear, the new Mazda CX-80 diverts from the Mazda CX-60 with its more upright roofline. This is shaped to create space in the third row of seats and is complemented by extended side windows which feature thicker surrounds – they are also straighter at the rear rear-pillar to emphasise the third row of seats.

Inside, the new Mazda CX-80 shares the same interior as the Mazda CX-60. This is part of the Japanese brand’s intention to push upmarket, with high-quality plastics, rich materials and distinctive craftsmanship featuring throughout.

There’s a widescreen central infotainment screen, which is a touchscreen when stationary and controlled by a central rotary dial when on the move. As well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, it will also offer Amazon Alexa in-car voice control of music, climate control, navigation and third party apps.

The big news comes in the rear seats of the new Mazda CX-80. Thanks to the longer wheelbase, shoulder room, headroom, and front to second-row distance have all increased over the Mazda CX-60. It will be a welcome upgrade from the Mazda CX-60 which doesn't have the best rear legroom. 

The new Mazda CX-80 will offer a choice of three middle-row seat configurations. Choose from a fixed three-person bench, two captain’s chairs with a walk-through space in the middle, or two captain’s chairs with a fixed centre console.

Bosses expect the best-seller will be the three-person bench, which is the standard choice with the new Mazda CX-80, but the two optional configurations are interesting alternatives.

2024 Mazda CX-80 engines, performance and fuel economy

The new Mazda CX-80 is not electric. Instead, it offers a choice of plug-in hybrid petrol or good old fashioned large-capacity diesel.

The new Mazda CX-80 plug-in hybrid combines a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor and 17.8kWh battery. It has a total of 327PS, and its pure electric range will be revealed nearer to launch.

The new Mazda CX-80 diesel uses a 254PS 3.3-litre in-line six-cylinder engine, called e-Skyactiv D. The ‘e’ indicates it has mild hybrid technology. Both engines are paired with standard all-wheel drive.

Full details of performance and fuel economy will be announced nearer to the new Mazda CX-80’s UK launch but it will no doubt be similar to the Mazda CX-60.

What trims will the new Mazda CX-80 be offered in?

The new Mazda CX-80 will be offered in Exclusive-Line, Homura, Takumi, Homura Plus and Takumi Plus trims. There will be a range of options packs on top.

Where does the new Mazda CX-80 fit into the firm’s line-up?

The new Mazda CX-80 is the largest SUV ever offered by Mazda in the UK. It is a genuine range-topping machine with prices to match – they will start upwards of £48,000.

Are there any other similar models to the new Mazda CX-80?

Both the Mazda CX-60 and new Mazda CX-80 are part of the Mazda Large Product Group. In America, there are two more iterations, the Mazda CX-70 and Mazda CX-90, but neither will be coming to the UK.