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Mazda BT-50 2016

The 2016 Mazda BT-50 range of configurations is currently priced from $16,999.

The 2016 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 2016 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Mazda BT-50 2016 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Why is my 2016 Mazda BT-50 3.2-litre using 14 litres per 100kms?

    Unless you’ve changed the way you drive, a sudden jump in fuel economy suggests something wrong with either the mechanical or electronic side of things. Have the vehicle scanned and see if it throws any fault codes. From there, you can work out what component is giving you grief and target the problem accurately, rather than mess around for weeks flying blind.

    One reason for the sharp increase in fuel consumption could be that the vehicle’s diesel particulate filter (DPF) is full and needs to be regenerated. If you’re not doing long, highway miles, the computer can take matters into its own hands and dump extra fuel into the exhaust system in an attempt to get the exhaust hot enough to regenerate the filter. But you could also be dealing with a faulty fuel-pressure regulator, worn injectors or even something as simple as a blocked air filter.

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  • Are the fifth and sixth gears in my 2016 Mazda BT-50 overdrive gears?

    To put your question into context, an overdrive gear is one where the output shaft of the gearbox spins faster than the input shaft. Or, put another way, a gear in which the car’s propeller-shaft is spinning faster than the engine’s crankshaft. This means the drive wheels can be spun faster (for more road speed) without making the engine rev too hard. Overdrive gearboxes have been common for many years now, typically when five-speed transmissions replaced four-speed units. Those earlier four-speeds generally had a 1:1 ratio on their fourth (top) gear which means the output shaft (and propellor shaft) spun at exactly the same speed as the input shaft (or engine).

    Many manufacturers have now, of course, switched to six-speed transmissions and some do, in fact, use that opportunity to fit an overdrive fifth and sixth gear. But in the case of your Mazda, only sixth gear is overdriven (with a ratio of 0.794:1) while fifth gear takes the place of a traditional fourth gear by being 1:1. That gives Mazda the chance to make fourth gear a little lower and tighten up the gaps between all the gears to eliminate any dips in the power delivery. Ultimately, of course, how fast the engine revs at a given road-speed is also down to the differential (or final-drive) ratio fitted, and the diameter of the wheel and tyre package.

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  • What are the known problems for a 2016 Ford Ranger?

    There are many things you should look out for before buying a second-hand workhorse like an XL 4x2 ute. Most never have an easy life.

    Are there signs of abuse and/or neglect? How was the tray/load bed used, was it a tow vehicle and what does the type of wear and tear does it have?  Was the vehicle off the road at any time, and why? This may indicate a major accident.

    Finding answers requires a level of trust and taking the vendor's word at face value, but you can back these up with service records and history. Are they complete, and carried out by a Ford dealer or specific Ford specialist? If the answer to either is no, then that should be a red flag. In our opinion, these vehicles require specialised Ford maintenance.

    Furthermore, having 15,000km service intervals is a bit of a stretch for such hard-working vehicles, so skipped ones is especially worrying.

    We also recommend taking the Ranger to an independent mechanic for inspection, especially to check the body and suspension underneath for signs of over-loading or off-roading

    Since the PX generation was launched in 2011 Ford has issued many recalls for the Ranger, and some are serious, including for being a fire hazard over tall grass due to exposed exhaust. The car's service history will indicate whether all recalls have been carried. You can crosscheck them at this website: 

    Rangers are known to have issues with the automatic transmission, engine control module (ECM) failures (that send the truck into 'limp home mode' in hotter climates or after long-distance driving), air-conditioning, turbos and engine crank bearing. Most of these should be picked up by an experienced mechanical check-up before buying, or sorted out under warranty if you decide on a newer model.

    This sort of advice applies to all used trucks. Fundamentally, the T6 Ranger is a solid, safe, durable, comfortable and enjoyable truck to own and drive, and remains the only one (along with the T6-based Mazda BT-50 from 2012 to mid-2020) that is designed, developed and engineered for Australian conditions, so don't be put off.

    Just make sure it has history, ask pointed questions about how it's been used and don't be afraid to insist on a mechanic's report.

    We hope this helps. Good luck.

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  • Mazda BT-50 2016: Suspension and servicing problems

    Your complaint about the suspension is quite a common one with one-tonne utes, not only with Mazdas, but many other brands as well. It's a message that should be heeded by anyone buying a one-tonne ute with the intention of putting it to work. Before you commit have it assessed by a suspension expert to establish if it really is up to the task you have in mind, or does it need upgrading. Your complaint about the company not reacting to your problem is not uncommon either, and it's not just from one company. There seems to be an industry wide reluctance to properly deal with customer concerns.

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Mazda BT-50 2016 Price and Specs

The Mazda BT-50 2016 is currently available from $16,999 for the BT-50 XT (4X2) up to $54,440 for the BT-50 GT (4X4).

Pricing guides

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GT (4X4) Dual Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $27,600 $36,520
GT (4X4) Dual Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN $26,500 $35,090
XT (4X2) Dual Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $18,100 $25,190
XT (4X2) Dual Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN $16,400 $22,770
XT (4X2) Extra Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $16,400 $22,770
XT (4X2) Extra Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN $15,200 $21,450
XT (4X4) Extra Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $23,100 $31,350
XT (4X4) Extra Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN $22,000 $29,920
XT (4X2) Ute 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $14,200 $20,020
XT (4X2) Ute 2.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN $12,300 $17,820
XT (4X2) Ute 3.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN $14,200 $20,020
XT (4X4) Ute 3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $19,000 $26,400
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Mazda BT-50 2016 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 2016 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2016 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 2016 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 2016 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2016 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 2016 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2016 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 3.2L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 8.4L/100km
XT (4X2) Ute 3.2L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 8.9L/100km
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