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Mazda BT-50 2021

The 2021 Mazda BT-50 range of configurations is currently priced from $31,985. Our most recent review of the 2021 Mazda BT-50 resulted in a score of 7.8 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Contributing Journalist Marcus Craft had this to say at the time: Putting aside the Thunder designation for a moment, the BT-50 in GT spec is a pretty decent ute as standard and with its tractable engine, comfortable cabin and ample driver-assist tech, it makes for a nice daily-driving experience and it is capable off-road.

You can read the full review here.

This is what Marcus Craft liked most about this particular version of the Mazda BT-50: Comfortable on-road, Capable off-road, Loaded with safety tech

The 2021 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 2021 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Mazda BT-50 2021 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Are the front drive shafts and CV joints of the 2021 Mazda BT-50 interchangeable with the Isuzu D-max?

    If we’re talking about the current model D-Max and BT-50, then yes, the entire driveline should be interchangeable. Under the skin, both the Mazda and Isuzu utes are the same vehicle. Car makers enter into joint ventures like the development of this pair of vehicles to keep costs down by sharing the expense of developing, engineering and testing parts like engines, transmissions and, of course, drive-shafts and CV joints.

    While most joint ventures like this one will arrive at two vehicles with some visual differences and usually some details differences inside, when it comes to the oily bits, making specific driveline or suspension parts for one vehicle over the other is defeating the purpose of the joint venture in the first place.

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  • My 2021 Mazda BT-50 ute's engine light is on and the vehicle won't go above 50km/h or out of second gear.

    It sounds awfully like the car has entered what’s called limp-home mode. As the name suggests, this allows the ute to run just enough to get you to a workshop without damaging anything else. Limp-home is usually associated with a problem in one of the car’s systems, whether that’s electronic, fuel-system, exhaust system (DPF) or a mechanical fault with the engine or transmission. It’s kind of a self-preservation function.

    The good news is that you’re still well and truly overed by the factory warranty, so it’s back to the dealership for your BT-50. This is absolutely Mazda’s problem, not yours.

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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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Mazda BT-50 2021 Accessories

The BT-50 cabin is a busy one and there's plenty of accessories including, but certainly not limited to, a 9.0-inch multimedia screen (with sat nav), eight-speaker stereo, chrome, heated exterior mirrors, brown leather seat trim (plus leather-topped steering wheel and shifter knob), heated front seats, eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control, auto dimming rear view mirror, 18-inch wheels, and LED daytime running lights and fog lights.

Mazda BT-50 2021 Price and Specs

The Mazda BT-50 2021 is currently available from $31,985 for the BT-50 XT (4X2) up to $66,950 for the BT-50 GT (4X4).

Pricing guides

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Mazda BT-50 Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
GT (4X4) Dual Cab 3.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $55,000 $63,250
GT (4X4) Dual Cab 3.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN $52,250 $60,060
GT Thunder (4X4) Dual Cab 3.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $63,250 $72,710
GT Thunder (4X4) Dual Cab 3.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN $55,550 $63,800
XT (4X2) (5YR) Extra Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $33,990 $40,480
XT (4X2) (5YR) Extra Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN $31,900 $38,390
XT (4X4) (5YR) Extra Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $40,590 $47,740
XT (4X4) (5YR) Extra Cab 3.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN $38,830 $45,650
XS (4X2) Single Cab 1.9L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $29,260 $35,200
XS (4X2) Standard Tray Single Cab 1.9L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $31,680 $38,170
XT (4X2) Single Cab 3.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $35,090 $41,800
XT (4X2) Standard Tray Single Cab 3.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $34,760 $41,360
XT (4X2) (5YR) Ute 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $28,820 $34,760
XT (4X2) (5YR) Ute 3.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN $27,500 $33,110
XT (4X2) (5YR) Ute 2.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN $24,200 $29,810
XT (4X4) (5YR) Ute 3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $36,520 $43,450
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Mazda BT-50 2021 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 2.2L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 2500kg
XT (4X2) (5YR) Ute 3.2L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 3500kg
XS (4X2) Ute 1.9L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 3000kg
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Mazda BT-50 2021 Colours

No extra cost. That's what you need to know about the colour choices from Mazda - unlike other brands, Mazda doesn't charge extra if you decide you don't want a 'tradie white' ute like this one. Options include Red Volcano mica, Concrete Grey mica, Gun Blue mica, Rock Grey mica, Ingot Silver metallic and True Black mica. Oh, and it's not called 'tradie white' - it's Ice White Solid.

  • Ice White
  • True Black mica
  • Ingot Silver metallic
  • Concrete Grey mica
  • Gun Blue mica
  • Rock Grey mica
  • Red Volcano mica
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Mazda BT-50 2021 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2021 Mazda BT-50 are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1942mm x 1815mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Mazda BT-50 2021 Dimensions  include 1790mm height, 1870mm width, 5280mm 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
XS (4X2) Ute 1790x1870x5320 mm 235 mm
XS (4X2) Standard Tray Ute 1790x1870x5320 mm 235 mm
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Mazda BT-50 2021 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2021 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 215x70 R16
XT (4X2) (5YR) Ute 255x70 R16 255x70 R16
XS (4X2) Ute 255x65 R17 255x65 R17
XS (4X2) Standard Tray Ute 255x65 R17 255x65 R17
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Mazda BT-50 2021 Interior

The BT-50 has a quietly stylish interior ... and it's perhaps too subdued because the cabin all feels a little underdone for what is marketed as a premium-spec variant in the BT-50 line-up.

Don't get me wrong – it's all very nice and well laid-out and easy to spend time in – with soft-touch surfaces, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear-shift knob and chrome-look details around the cabin – but it's just not quite as plush as what you'd expect in a range-topper.

And there were some issues with fit and finish in our tester: plastic panels weren't quite flush on the doors, and the glove box didn't open or close as smoothly as you'd hope it would if you'd just spent your hard-earned money buying a BT-50.

Minor quibbles, but these things have to be mentioned.

Mazda BT-50 2021 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2021 Mazda BT-50 is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Mazda BT-50 currently offers fuel consumption from 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
GT (4X4) Ute 3.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 7.7L/100km
GT (4X4) Ute 3.0L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 8L/100km
GT (4X4) Ute 3.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 8L/100km
GT Thunder (4X4) Ute 3.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 8L/100km
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Mazda BT-50 2021 Seats

The five-seater BT-50's pews are very comfortable and stylish-looking, clad in brown leather.

The front seats are heated, but the rear seats are not.

The front seats are supportive and the rear seats aren't too shabby either.

Mazda BT-50 2021 Speed

No official figure is available for the new BT-50's 0-100km/h time, but the all-new Isuzu D-Max LS-U auto is claimed to have achieved a sub-10 second time over the distance, so it'd be a safe to make an informed estimation that the new BT-50 could record a time of 10 seconds or so for a timed 0-100km/h run.

Mazda BT-50 2021 Boot Space

There's no boot in the BT-50, but the tray fitted to our test ute was 2550mm long and easily wide enough for a pallet. No wheel arches to compensate for when you buy a tray/table top ute.

Mazda BT-50 2021 Boot space