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Mazda BT-50 2015

The 2015 Mazda BT-50 range of configurations is currently priced from $15,489. Our most recent review of the 2015 Mazda BT-50 resulted in a score of 7 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Ewan Kennedy had this to say at the time: Around 10 per cent of all Mazda sales in Australia are of the BT-50 and we feel this mid-life upgrade will do the sales figures nothing but good. 

You can read the full review here.

This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the Mazda BT-50: Stacks of interior room, Anti-rollover unit is handy, Impressive off-road ability

The 2015 Mazda BT-50 carries a braked towing capacity of up to 3500 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Mazda BT-50 2015 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Mazda BT-50 2015 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Why is my 2015 Mazda BT-50 losing power?

    You can probably rule out anything like a split turbo hose as this would cause the vehicle to lose power all the time, not just after prolonged use. Modern turbo-diesels like the one in your car use a range of electronic sensors and controls to keep everything running properly. It could easily be that a sensor is sending erroneous messages to the computer. An electronic scan of the vehicle should offer some answers.

    The other possibility is that the fuel system is not keeping up with the engine over time. This could be due to a blocked filter, a blocked fuel line or return line or even a fuel pump overheating. A check of the fuel system would also be in order.

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  • Is a Mazda BT-50 or Ford Ranger better for touring?

    It’s nice to see somebody taking the long view when it comes to vehicle ownership. Cars have become an increasingly throw-away commodity, and it seems a shame that all that engineering and development doesn’t get a longer lifespan.

    The BT-50 and Ranger you’ve nominated are, fundamentally, the same vehicles under the skin, so the choice will come down to the options fitted and the trim level that combines the features you want in one package. As a rule of thumb, the five-cylinder engine option will do a better job of hauling a slide-on camper into a headwind and will always be worth more as a trade-in (although that’s clearly not a concern for you).

    If you’re planning to keep the vehicle up to 300,000km, there’s a very good chance you’ll need to spend some money on the vehicle’s direct injection system at some point. A set of injectors and filters as well as an injector pump are all likely to need replacement over the distance you’ve nominated. That said, all modern common rail diesels seem to be in the same boat here, but if you’re prepared to service the vehicle religiously, then those expenses should be kept to a minimum. Take it as read, though, that a modern turbo-diesel will not appreciate neglect in this area.

    The other thing to watch out for is a vehicle that has already had a hard working life, as these dual-cabs often have. The tray-back you want also means the vehicle is likely to have been a work truck rather than a lifestyle accessory, so have any prospect checked independently before handing over the money.

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  • Why is the clutch making an odd noise in my 2015 Mazda BT-50?

    The most common cause of a noise like this is likely to be a worn throw-out bearing, also known as a release bearing. Like most bearings, this component is designed to allow interaction between a moving surface (in this case the clutch which is turning at engine speed) and a stationary one (the clutch fork that physically disengages the clutch when you stand on the clutch pedal).

    If this bearing becomes contaminated, rusty or just plain worn out, it can begin to emit the sort of sound you’re hearing. Why doesn’t it do it when the clutch pedal is pressed? Because the springs in the clutch are loading the bearing and taking the wear (or slack) out of it. When you release the clutch, the bearing relaxes and is free to make its noise again. Sometimes the reverse is true, and depending on where precisely the wear is located, the bearing makes the most noise when it’s loaded by the clutch springs. Either way, it’s a gearbox-out job, but beyond that it’s not a difficult task for a workshop.

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  • Mazda BT-50 2015: Dropping back from 6th gear to 5th on a slight incline

    As there are no warning lights, and it recovers if left, it doesn’t seem likely that it’s an electronic issue, rather a mechanical one. It would worth checking the turbocharger.

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Mazda BT-50 2015 Price and Specs

The Mazda BT-50 2015 is currently available from $15,489 for the BT-50 XT (4X2) up to $46,990 for the BT-50 GT (4X4).

Pricing guides

$32,990
Based on 267 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$15,489
Highest Price
$46,990
Mazda BT-50 Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
GT (4X4) Dual Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $23,200 $31,570
GT (4X4) Dual Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN $25,100 $33,220
XT (4X2) Dual Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $16,900 $23,540
XT (4X2) Dual Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN $16,000 $22,330
XT (4X2) Extra Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $16,300 $22,660
XT (4X2) Extra Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN $14,300 $20,130
XT (4X4) Extra Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $22,200 $30,140
XT (4X4) Extra Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN $21,100 $28,710
XT (4X2) Ute 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $12,200 $17,710
XT (4X2) Ute 3.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN $12,200 $17,710
XT (4X2) Ute 2.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN $10,800 $15,840
XT (4X4) Ute 3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $18,100 $25,190
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Mazda BT-50 2015 Towing capacity

The Mazda BT-50’s towing capacity ranges from 2500kg to 3500kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Mazda BT-50 Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
XT (4X2) Ute 2.2L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 2500kg
XT (4X2) Ute 3.2L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 3500kg
XT (4X2) Ute 2.2L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 2500kg
XT (4X2) Ute 3.2L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 3500kg
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Mazda BT-50 2015 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2015 Mazda BT-50 are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1850mm x 1821mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Mazda BT-50 2015 Dimensions  include 1821mm height, 1850mm width, 5365mm length.
Mazda BT-50 Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
XT (4X2) Ute 1703x1850x5124 mm 201 mm
XT (4X2) Ute 1800x1850x5124 mm 232 mm
XT (4X2) Ute 1815x1850x5373 mm 232 mm
XT (4X4) Ute 1800x1850x5124 mm 232 mm
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Mazda BT-50 2015 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2015 Mazda BT-50 will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Mazda BT-50 vary from 16x7 inches to 17x8 inches.

Mazda BT-50 Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
XT (4X2) Ute 215x70 R16 16x7 inches 215x70 R16 16x7 inches
XT (4X2) Ute 255x70 R16 16x7 inches 255x70 R16 16x7 inches
XT (4X4) Ute 255x70 R16 16x7 inches 255x70 R16 16x7 inches
XTR (4X2) Ute 265x65 R17 17x8 inches 265x65 R17 17x8 inches
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Mazda BT-50 2015 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2015 Mazda BT-50 is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Mazda BT-50 currently offers fuel consumption from 7.6 to 9.2L/100km. The Mazda BT-50 is available with the following fuel type: Diesel.

Mazda BT-50 Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
GT (4X4) Ute 3.2L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 8.9L/100km
GT (4X4) Ute 3.2L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 9.2L/100km
XT (4X2) Ute 2.2L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 7.6L/100km
XT (4X2) Ute 3.2L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 8.4L/100km
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