Mazda has priced its all-new 2021 BT-50 range.
Pricing for the BT-50 starts at $36,550 before on-road costs for the base XT single-cab chassis 4×2, and extend to $59,990 before on-roads for the range-topping dual-cab GT 4×4.
Previously, the BT-50 range kicked off at $29,060 for the base XT cab-chassis 4×2 manual, and extended to $63,250 before on-roads for the range-topping GT Boss.
Unlike Isuzu, Mazda doesn’t offer pared-back ‘traffic controller’ models aimed at fleets on a budget. The only model in the line-up available with a cab-chassis is the XT and even it includes carpeted floors and alloy wheels.
As we already know, the third-generation BT-50 is based on the all-new Isuzu D-Max and shares its 3.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine.
It produces 140kW of power and 450Nm of torque and is mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
Like the D-Max, the BT-50 has a much longer list of safety equipment than before. All BT-50 and D-Max models come standard with autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning and rear cross-traffic alert, among other features.
- 2021 Mazda BT-50 XT single-cab chassis 4×2 auto: $36,550
- 2021 Mazda BT-50 XT Freestyle cab chassis 4×2 auto: $40,050
- 2021 Mazda BT-50 XT single-cab chassis 4×4 manual: $41,550
- 2021 Mazda BT-50 XT single-cab chassis 4×4 auto: $44,050
- 2021 Mazda BT-50 XT dual-cab chassis 4×2 auto: $44,090
- 2021 Mazda BT-50 XT Freestyle cab chassis 4×4 manual: $45,050
- 2021 Mazda BT-50 XT dual-cab pickup 4×2 auto: $45,490
- 2021 Mazda BT-50 XT Freestyle cab chassis 4×4 auto: $47,550
- 2021 Mazda BT-50 XT dual-cab chassis 4×4 manual: $49,360
- 2021 Mazda BT-50 XTR dual-cab pickup 4×2 auto: $49,470
- 2021 Mazda BT-50 XT dual-cab pickup 4×4 manual: $50,760
- 2021 Mazda BT-50 XT dual-cab chassis 4×4 auto: $51,860
- 2021 Mazda BT-50 XT dual-cab pickup 4×4 auto: $53,260
- 2021 Mazda BT-50 XTR dual-cab pickup 4×4 manual: $54,710
- 2021 Mazda BT-50 GT dual-cab pickup 4×4 manual: $56,990
- 2021 Mazda BT-50 XTR dual-cab pickup 4×4 auto: $57,210
- 2021 Mazda BT-50 GT dual-cab pickup 4×4 auto: $59,990
All prices exclude on-road costs.
All 2021 Mazda BT-50 models use a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine producing 140kW of power and 450Nm of torque. It’s mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
Four-wheel drive models feature switchable 2H, 4H, and 4L options plus a locking rear differential.
All models feature a braked towing capacity of 3500kg and an un-braked capacity of 750kg. Payload ranges between 1055kg and 1186kg.
The 2021 Mazda BT-50 consumes 7.7L/100km on the combined cycle in the automatic-only 4×2 dual cab ute. The same figure applies to the manual 4×4 dual cab ute.
4×2 dual cab chassis and 4×4 dual cab ute models consume 8.0L/100km when equipped with an automatic transmission.
All single-cab chassis and Freestyle cab chassis models consume 8.0L/100km.
The 2021 Mazda BT-50 measures 5280mm long as a dual-cab chassis, dual-cab ute or Freestyle Cab and 5320mm long as a single-cab chassis.
Height varies: all cab-chassis models are 1800mm tall, while XT dual-cab utes are 1785mm tall and all other utes are 1790mm tall.
All 2021 Mazda BT-50s are 1870mm wide, have a braked towing capacity of 3500kg and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.
The new BT-50 has yet to be tested by ANCAP, but the related D-Max scored five stars (pictured) under tougher 2020 test criteria.
All 2020 Mazda BT-50 models come standard with autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, turn assist, driver attention monitoring and anti-lock brakes. There are also front, side and curtain airbags, plus a driver’s knee airbag and a front-centre airbag.
Automatic models also feature lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control.
The BT-50 XT comes standard with the following features:
- 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay and DAB+ digital radio
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- LED headlights
- Cloth upholstery
- Carpeted floors
- Power windows
- Cruise control (manual models) or adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go (automatic models)
- Reversing camera
The XTR adds:
- 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay, DAB+ digital radio and satellite navigation
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- LED headlights with auto levelling
- LED front fog lights and daytime running lights
- Side steps
- Dual-zone climate control
- Rear air vents
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
- Auto-dimming interior mirror
- Rear seat centre armrest
- Power-folding exterior mirrors
- Keyless entry
The range-topping GT adds:
- Brown leather upholstery
- Eight-way power driver’s seat
- Heated front seats
- Remote engine start (automatic only)
- Front parking sensors
- Heated chrome exterior mirrors
Warranty and servicing
Mazda backs the BT-50 with a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty. Service pricing hasn’t been revealed, however maintenance is required every 12 months or 15,000km – whichever comes first.