2021 Mazda BT-50 price and specs

We have a price. The Mazda BT-50 will kick off at $44,090 before on-roads and extend to $59,990 before on-roads for the range-topping GT.

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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.

Update: Check out our 2021 Mazda BT-50 XTR review

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.

Pricing

  • 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.

If you’re looking for a more accurate idea of price, head over to the Mazda BT-50 website. You’ll also be able to compare the differences between each of the variants. It’s also worth checking out the Mazda offers page to see if there are any deals on at the moment.

Engines

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.

Full engine and drive train specifications can be found on the Mazda BT-50 specs page.

Fuel Economy

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.

Dimensions

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.

You can find detailed exterior and interior dimensions via the Mazda BT-50 specifications page.

Safety

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.

There’s further information on all the safety features on offer within the official Mazda BT-50 website and within the brochure.

Standard Equipment

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
  • Air-conditioning
  • 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

To see all the various options and inclusions across the Mazda BT-50 variants, download the official brochure. You can also find a list of original accessories on offer here.

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.

MORE: Mazda BT-50 and Isuzu D-Max accessories detailed
MORE: Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain video review
MORE: Mazda BT-50 video walk around

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