The most important thing you need to know here is that we haven’t got pricing or specs on the more affordable 2WD single cab-chassis and extra cab models. Only the dual cab versions are considered in this review, but you should know that there is the option of a cab-chassis version of the XT, which opens the price list. See below.
Even though we haven’t got single- and extra- or Freestyle cab models considered in this list, the XT badge is applied to more BT-50 variations than any other.
The XT double cab comes in 2WD/RWD/4x2 (as a Hi-Rider - there is no low-ride model anymore) or 4WD/4x4.
Mazda BT-50 XT
|Dual cab Pickup||Automatic||$45,490|
|Dual cab Pickup||Manual||$50,760|
Standard equipment for the XT comprises: 17-inch alloy wheels (unlike most base model utes with steel wheels), LED headlights (most low grade utes have halogens - including the sibling D-Max in base grade), power-adjustable mirrors, and body colour bumpers including a rear step bumper, body coloured door handles and mirror caps.
Dual cab models have a USB port, rear seat directional air vents, a 4.2-inch driver display with digital speedometer, black cloth interior trim, and there’s even carpet flooring instead of vinyl flooring.
The media offering is a 7.0-inch multimedia touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay, wired Android Auto, digital radio and four-speaker sound system in 4x2 models and 4x4s get a six-speaker sound system.
Further inclusions comprise manual air-conditioning, power windows, power mirrors, rain sensing automatic wipers, plus tilt and reach/telescopic multi-function steering wheel (polyurethane, not leather-lined).
From the XT up there’s a reversing camera - both for the cab-chassis and pick-up models - but the cab-chassis misses out on rear parking sensors that the Pickup model gets.
Choosing an XT cab chassis will allow you options for your tray choice, but there are also other accessories including two different bull bar choices, a selection of roof rack, roof rail and roof platform systems, mud flaps, a nudge bar, a canopy, tub liner, body protection, a snorkel, side steps, and - of course - floor mats.
Worth noting here that no BT-50 comes with a tray liner or tub liner as standard, nor are there ladder racks or rear window protection bars on any grade.
Colour options include the Red Volcano mica you see here on our $50,760 BT-50 XT dual cab manual 4WD (not quite Soul Red!), as well as Concrete Grey mica, Gunblue mica, Ice White solid, Rock Grey mica, Ingot Silver metallic and True Black mica. All paint options are at no-cost.