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Mazda BT-50 2020

The 2020 Mazda BT-50 range of configurations is currently priced from $29,060. 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 Mazda BT-50 2020 comes in a Ute, Extra Cab and Dual Cab and competes with similar models like the Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton and Toyota HiLux in the Under $50k category category.

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 Q&As

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

  • Mazda BT-50 2013: Does blanking off the EGR valve harm the engine?

    You’ll almost certainly cause the dashboard to present you with a `check engine’ warning light, Brett, as blocking off the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve is an intrinsic part of the vehicle’s emission controls. Having the vehicle go into limp-home mode is a very real possibility as well.

    But perhaps more financially damaging would be the consequences of being caught driving the vehicle with a blocked-off EGR. The government takes a very dim view of anybody disabling any part of a car’s emission controls and the fines for doing so can be huge.

    However, I know this is a real issue for many owners of modern turbo-diesels. The problem is that soot from the exhaust gas is mixed with oily fumes from the crankcase and then ingested by the engine as part of keeping emissions down. But the mixture of oil and soot can form a black gunge that can block the intake system. Really, though, blocking the EGR is a fairly clumsy way of getting around this. My advice would be to fit an oil separator which should keep the oily mist from the crankcase ventilation out of the equation.

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  • Mazda BT-50 2010: 4WD icon shows up on the dash

    I’ve hard of this before and it usually seems the cause has something to do with the wiring that controls these warning lights. It could either be a bad earth or a broken wire, but in most cases the symptoms are the same; a flashing 4WD indicator light when the vehicle is in two-wheel-drive. I’ve also heard of dud ABS sensors triggering the same, or similar, warning lights on the dashboard.

    These vehicles use servos to engage four-wheel-drive (unlike older vehicles which used a manual lever pulled on by the driver) so there’s a level of electronics involved. And that always means potential problems as the cars age, particularly a vehicle that may have seen its share of rough stuff over the years.

    The best advice is to have a Mazda specialist interrogate the on-board computer, at which point the car should give up all its dirty little secrets, including why it thinks it’s in four-wheel-drive when it’s not.

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  • Mazda BT-50 2013:

    This is, indeed, a known problem with Ford (and other) automatic transmissions. The layout of your transmission uses the engine’s coolant to cool the transmission by running a transmission fluid line through the radiator. And yes, when that line fails, the coolant mixes with the transmission fluid. That leads the transmission to fail mechanically (the coolant doesn’t lubricate the transmission) as well as the coolant destroying the transmission’s computer.

    By insurance, I take it that you took out an extended mechanical insurance policy when you bought the car, because general car insurance won’t cover mechanical failures such as this. Given the get-out clauses with which some of these policies are riddled, I’m not surprised that you aren’t covered for the full cost of the repair.

    Mazda increased its factory warranty to five years/unlimited kilometres in August 2018, but when your car was new, it was covered for only three years. I’d still be giving my Mazda dealer a call, though, as you might find the relatively low kilometres you’ve covered might convince them to make a pro-rata offer for part of the repair costs. I wouldn’t hold my breath, but it’s got to be worth a try. And, no, I don’t consider 98,000km to be a reasonable distance for a modern transmission to fail.

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  • Mazda BT-50 2013:

    This is, indeed, a known problem with Ford (and other) automatic transmissions. The layout of your transmission uses the engine’s coolant to cool the transmission by running a transmission fluid line through the radiator. And yes, when that line fails, the coolant mixes with the transmission fluid. That leads the transmission to fail mechanically (the coolant doesn’t lubricate the transmission) as well as the coolant destroying the transmission’s computer.

    By insurance, I take it that you took out an extended mechanical insurance policy when you bought the car, because general car insurance won’t cover mechanical failures such as this. Given the get-out clauses with which some of these policies are riddled, I’m not surprised that you aren’t covered for the full cost of the repair.

    Mazda increased its factory warranty to five years/unlimited kilometres in August 2018, but when your car was new, it was covered for only three years. I’d still be giving my Mazda dealer a call, though, as you might find the relatively low kilometres you’ve covered might convince them to make a pro-rata offer for part of the repair costs. I wouldn’t hold my breath, but it’s got to be worth a try. And, no, I don’t consider 98,000km to be a reasonable distance for a modern transmission to fail.

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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
See All Mazda BT-50 2020 Towing Capacity

Mazda BT-50 2020 Price and Specs

The Mazda BT-50 2020 is currently available from $29,060 for the BT-50 XT (4x2) (5YR) up to $63,250 for the BT-50 BOSS (4x4).

Pricing guides

$46,155
Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
Lowest Price
$29,060
Highest Price
$63,250
Mazda BT-50 Model Body Type Specs Price
BOSS (4x4) Dual Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $63,250
GT (4x4) (5YR) Dual Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $58,830
GT (4x4) (5YR) Dual Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN $56,830
XT (4x2) (5YR) Dual Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $43,100
XT (4x2) (5YR) Extra Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $39,430
XT (4x2) (5YR) Extra Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN $37,430
XT (4x4) (5YR) Extra Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $46,470
XT (4x4) (5YR) Extra Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN $44,470
XT (4x2) (5YR) Ute 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $32,260
XT (4x2) (5YR) Ute 3.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN $32,260
XT (4x2) (5YR) Ute 2.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN $29,060
XT (4x4) (5YR) Ute 3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $42,280
See All Mazda BT-50 2020 Pricing and Specs

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 1850mm 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) (5YR) Ute 1815x1850x5373 mm 232 mm
XT (4x4) (5YR) Ute 1800x1850x5124 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. 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) (5YR) Ute 215x70 R16 16x7 inches 215x70 R16 16x7 inches
XT (4x2) (5YR) Ute 255x70 R16 16x7 inches 255x70 R16 16x7 inches
XT (4x4) (5YR) Ute 255x70 R16 16x7 inches 255x70 R16 16x7 inches
XT HI-RIDER (4x2) (5YR) Ute 255x70 R16 16x7 inches 255x70 R16 16x7 inches
See All Mazda BT-50 2020 Wheel Sizes

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 8 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) (5YR) Ute 3.2L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 9.7L/100km
GT (4x4) (5YR) Ute 3.2L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 10L/100km
XT (4x2) (5YR) Ute 3.2L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 8.9L/100km
* Combined fuel consumption See All Mazda BT-50 2020 Pricing and Specs