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Mazda BT-50 2020

The 2020 Mazda BT-50 range of configurations is currently priced from $32,990. Our most recent review of the 2020 Mazda BT-50 resulted in a score of 8.5 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Contributing Journalist Mark Oastler had this to say at the time: After almost a decade of service, the BT-50 is still a competent all-rounder in the local 4x4 dual cab ute battle and armed with a competitive warranty. So, if best-in-class safety is not a priority and you're looking for an all-terrain one-tonner that's a cut above a base model, then the mid-spec XTR is a well-rounded package worthy of consideration.

You can read the full review here.

This is what Mark Oastler liked most about this particular version of the Mazda BT-50: One tonne payload, Strong engine-braking, Low-stress performance

The 2020 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 2020 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Mazda BT-50 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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  • What do I do if a dealer gives me and incorrect quote?

    This is one of the problems with the way the prices of band-new vehicles are haggled over. Had there been just a simple checkout price (as there is with nearly everything else we buy) this confusion probably wouldn’t have crept in. I take that, having asked for the tray upgrade, you then paid attention only to the final price being offered by the dealer.

    Regardless of whether the dealer is trying to stall you with talk of a two month wait is a side issue. And perhaps you can hold out and force the dealer to supply the vehicle as per your contract of sale. Then again, if the mistake was a genuine one by a member of the sales staff (who could conceivably lose their job over such a blunder) then what’s the moral solution? Perhaps there’s a compromise to be made by both parties. I can understand you not wanting to pay an extra $7000 for a different type of tray, but surely that’s not the best result for anybody. In an ideal world, perhaps one solution would be for the dealer to provide the tray at their cost price (so they don’t lose money on the deal) and you get a cheap(er) tray because you’re not paying retail. Yes, it’s complicated. But that’s what happens when commerce meets karma.

     

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  • I'm having problems with my Mazda BT50 twin-cab pick-up order

    This is one of the problems with the way the prices of band-new vehicles are haggled over. Had there been just a simple checkout price (as there is with nearly everything else we buy) this confusion probably wouldn't have crept in. I take that, having asked for the tray upgrade, you then paid attention only to the final price being offered by the dealer.

    Regardless of whether the dealer is trying to stall you with talk of a two month wait is a side issue. And perhaps you can hold out and force the dealer to supply the vehicle as per your contract of sale. Then again, if the mistake was a genuine one by a member of the sales staff (who could conceivably lose their job over such a blunder) then what's the moral solution? Perhaps there's a compromise to be made by both parties. I can understand you not wanting to pay an extra $7000 for a different type of tray, but surely that's not the best result for anybody. In an ideal world, perhaps one solution would be for the dealer to provide the tray at their cost price (so they don't lose money on the deal) and you get a cheap(er) tray because you're not paying retail. Yes, it's complicated. But that's what happens when commerce meets karma.

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  • Why is my 2012 Mazda BT-50 making a scraping noise?

    This is indeed a known problem on these transmissions and one for which Mazda issued a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB; like a recall but not safety related) back in 2014. Apparently, a problem with the valve-body (that controls the gearbox’s shifts) caused a scraping or buzzing noise usually when shifting form Park to Drive or Reverse. That’s not exactly what you’re reporting, but it’s almost too similar not to be related. Depending on the build date of the vehicle, Mazda either replaced part of the entire valve-body assembly.

    The other problem you’ve alluded to; that of a faulty output speed sensor is a different issue to the one that sounds like it’s causing your problem. In the case of the dud sensor, the gearbox could suddenly decide to shift back to first gear unannounced. If that happened at speed, it could cause the vehicle’s wheels to lock up with some very interesting consequences.

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Mazda BT-50 2020 Price and Specs

The Mazda BT-50 2020 is currently available from $32,990 for the BT-50 XT (4X2) (5YR) up to $74,588 for the BT-50 GT (4X4).

Pricing guides

$53,990
Based on 172 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$32,990
Highest Price
$74,588
Mazda BT-50 Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
Boss (4X4) Dual Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $48,700 $61,600
GT (4X4) Dual Cab 3.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $46,100 $58,300
GT (4X4) Dual Cab 3.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN $43,800 $55,440
GT (4X4) (5YR) Dual Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $45,300 $57,310
XT (4X2) (5YR) Extra Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $31,000 $40,590
XT (4X2) (5YR) Extra Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN $30,400 $39,820
XT (4X4) (5YR) Extra Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $34,700 $44,880
XT (4X4) (5YR) Extra Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN $36,900 $47,740
XT (4X2) Single Cab 3.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $29,700 $38,940
XT (4X4) Single Cab 3.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $39,400 $50,380
XT (4X4) Single Cab 3.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN $36,900 $47,740
XT (4X2) (5YR) Ute 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $25,100 $33,220
XT (4X2) (5YR) Ute 3.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN $22,900 $31,130
XT (4X2) (5YR) Ute 2.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN $21,400 $29,040
XT (4X4) (5YR) Ute 3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $31,200 $40,810
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Mazda BT-50 2020 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) (5YR) Ute 2.2L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 2500kg
XT (4X2) (5YR) Ute 3.2L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 3500kg
XT (4X2) (5YR) Ute 2.2L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 2500kg
XT (4X2) (5YR) Ute 3.2L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 3500kg
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Mazda BT-50 2020 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2020 Mazda BT-50 are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1870mm x 1821mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Mazda BT-50 2020 Dimensions  include 1821mm height, 1850mm width, 5365mm length.
Mazda BT-50 Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
XT (4X2) (5YR) Ute 1703x1850x5124 mm 201 mm
XT (4X2) (5YR) Ute 1800x1850x5124 mm 232 mm
XT (4X2) Ute 1800x1870x5320 mm 325 mm
XT (4X2) (5YR) Ute 1815x1850x5373 mm 232 mm
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Mazda BT-50 2020 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2020 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.

Mazda BT-50 Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
XT (4X2) (5YR) Ute 215x70 R16 16x7 inches 215x70 R16 16x7 inches
XT (4X2) (5YR) Ute 255x70 R16 16x7 inches 255x70 R16 16x7 inches
XT (4X2) Ute 255x65 R17 1 255x65 R17 1
XT (4X4) (5YR) Ute 255x70 R16 16x7 inches 255x70 R16 16x7 inches
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Mazda BT-50 2020 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2020 Mazda BT-50 is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Mazda BT-50 currently offers fuel consumption from 7.7 to 10L/100km. The Mazda BT-50 is available with the following fuel type: Diesel.

Mazda BT-50 Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
Boss (4X4) Ute 3.2L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 10L/100km
GT (4X4) Ute 3.0L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 8L/100km
GT (4X4) Ute 3.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 8L/100km
GT (4X4) (5YR) Ute 3.2L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 9.7L/100km
* Combined fuel consumption See All Mazda BT-50 2020 Pricing and Specs