Everything You Need To Know About A Mazda BT-50
Since its introduction in Australia back in 2011, the BT-50 has won praise and many fans for its winning combination of safety, performance and functionality.
More than just a traditional work ute, the BT-50 has been designed to be a genuine active lifestyle vehicle with the power and handling to go wherever work, the family or hobbies demand. It is stylish, safe, capable, comfortable and well equipped.
A rugged presence
On the outside, the Mazda BT-50 is built with a bold front end design. The styling visually lowers the centre of gravity toward the front, giving it a wide, stable stance and a commanding presence.
You can personalise your own Mazda BT-50 with specially designed Mazda Genuine Accessories – a whole suite of added capabilities and functionalities that can be installed to protect your Mazda BT-50, as well as enhancing its rugged looks.
Drive in comfort
All models feature bucket seats at the front (except for single cabs with a bucket seat for the driver and bench seating for two others) that are finished in quality cloth trim, upgradeable to an indulgent black leather (GT only).
Apple Car Play and Android Auto are standard for better phone integration and allowing you to stay connected to the world around you.
The Alpine infotainment system features a high-resolution colour touch screen (7-inch or 8-inch depending on the model) and fully integrated reverse camera as standard. Freestyle and Single Cab models feature 4 speakers, while all Dual Cab and XTR models have 6 speakers, and the 8-inch system includes satellite navigation with 3D off-road maps.
The reversing camera and big rear vision mirrors come in very handy for tight parking situations.
Stay nice and comfortable with powerful heating and air conditioning, including dual-zone climate control in selected models.
When it comes to space, the Mazda BT-50 Perth boasts a generous cargo box in the back, as well as other smart storage solutions that can be found around the cabin. Store your gear into the split-level centre console space, or the glovebox that can easily fit a 16-inch laptop. Drinks and sunglasses also have their own dedicated compartments within easy reach.
Range & Configuration
The range of the current model Mazda BT-50 though complex offers great flexibility in choice. With all the variations on offer, you would be hard pressed not to find one that suits your needs. The range is comprised from different combinations of the following:
- 2.2 four-cylinder diesel – only available in the entry level XT single cab 4X2
- 3.2 five-cylinder diesel
- Six-speed manual precision transmission
- Intelligent six-speed automatic transmission with the option for manual gear shifts too. In auto mode, Active Adaptive Shift (AAS) intuitively changes gears to suit the driving conditions.
- 4×2 Hi-Rider or standard height.
- 4×4 Part-time 4WD with low range
Three cab styles:
- Single cab
- Freestyle cab – a hybrid between single and dual cab.
- Dual cab
Three specification grades:
- XT (4×2 & 4×4)
- XTR (4×2 & 4×4)
- GT (4×4 only)
Boosted by a variable geometry turbocharger, the 2.2L four-cylinder engine delivers 110kW and 375Nm and uses 8.0L/100km (manual, combined). And the 3.2L five-cylinder engine pumps out 147kW and 470Nm of torque with a fuel consumption from 8.9L/100km (manual, combined).
With a payload capacity of up to 1,533 kg (depending on the model) and a braked towing capacity of 3,500 kg, the Mazda BT-50 makes light work of any load carrying or towing, capable of handling boats, caravans and trailers with ease.
Safety through engineering and technology
The rugged 4×4 models in the range are equipped with the latest in driver support technology. You can jump between 2-High and 4-High at the flick of a switch without stopping the vehicle, and electronic Locking Rear Differential (eLRD) is operated via a console switch, giving you maximum traction on uneven terrain.
The Mazda BT-50 is well equipped to handle any demanding on- or off-road driving conditions, adapting to its environment with intelligent driver assist systems such as:
- Roll Stability Control (RSC) monitors and applies appropriate measures to help prevent rollover.
- Load Adaptive Control (LAC) for extra stability for when the BT-50s centre of gravity is raised.
- Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) helps keep traction in all conditions, to avoid loss of grip.
- ABS brakes featuring Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) which matches braking to the vehicle load.
- Trailer Sway Control (TSC) that corrects any side-to-side swinging movement of towed loads.
- Engage Hill Descent Control (HDC) to maintain steady control of your speed going down those steep off-road tracks.
In a Mazda BT-50 you’re driving a vehicle that’s big on safety. The reinforced body shell is fitted with front airbags and head-protecting curtain airbags as standard in all models. Freestyle and Dual Cab models also come with the addition of side (front) airbags and two child restraint anchor points in the rear. Add to that a rigid chassis and precise handling giving you the capacity to avoid potential hazards and minimise any impact from collisions.
Enjoy the Mazda BT-50 with confidence
The BT-50 is backed by a 5 year, unlimited kilometre warranty and 6 year panel protection warranty. And with Mazda Premium Roadside Assistance included with the purchase of all new Mazda vehicles, help is at hand whenever you need it while out on the road.
There’s no other all-round ute that’s built like a BT-50, with versatility as a workhorse or for the weekend warrior. It delivers power when you need it, while not sacrificing comfort. Fill up the back with gear, pull a load or take it off-road. Presenting better value for money than a Ranger, Colorado, or Hilux, the BT-50 works hard and plays hard.
Note: An all-new 2021 Mazda BT-50, based on the new Isuzu D-MAX (the current BT-50 shares the same underpinnings as the Ford Ranger), was recently unveiled. Though full details were not released at the launch, the new BT-50s are expected to hit Australian showrooms later this year.
Contact us at Mandurah Mazda today for more information about the current Mazda BT-50 range, or register your interest in the upcoming model and be among the first to receive any new details.