After 8 days of testing, we finally have a winner in our inaugural CarExpert Ute of the Year awards!
Ford Ranger vs Mazda BT-50 Comparison
How they stack...
- Cyber Orange looks tough
- Clever rear racking system is genuinely useful
- Meaningful suspension upgrades for a reasonable price
- Interior upgrades are limited
- 2.0-litre power only
- Suspension upgrades come at a cost in town
- Distinctive exterior styling
- Soft interior touch points
- Solid torque delivery
- Price premium over XTR spec
- Chrome accessories aren't for everyone
- Driver assist systems can get confused
|Apple CarPlay and Android Auto|
|Wireless phone charger|
|Rear air vents|
|Adaptive cruise control|
|Autonomous emergency braking|
- Prestige Paint (+$700)
- Mica Paint (+$695)
- Metallic Paint (+$695)
Ford is giving its gen-two Ranger and Ranger Raptor a handful of colours including some brilliant bright colours for the alter, including one exclusive to the flagship ute.
However, if you like 50 shades of grey – or, in this case, three – you’ll still have some options that’ll suit.
The colour palette comprises the following:
- Absolute Black
- Arctic White
- Blue Lightning
- Meteor Grey
- Sedona Orange
- Luxe Yellow (Wildtrak only)
- Code Orange (Raptor only)
- Conquer Grey (Raptor only)
The Ford Ranger Wildtrak X has touched down to fill yet another niche in the booming dual-cab ute space in Australia.
The Mazda BT-50 LE is the brand's latest addition to the range. It's only available in one colour and has a raft of genuine accessories.
|TURBO CDI, BI TURBO CDI, TWIN TURBO DIR F/INJ||TURBO CDI|
|1996 - 2990||1898 - 2999|
|2.0L, 3.0L||3.0L, 1.9L|
|DIESEL TURBO 4, DIESEL TURBO V6, BI TURBO DIESEL 4, DIESEL TWIN TURBO 4, TWIN TURBO V6||DIESEL TURBO 4|
|DUAL OVERHEAD CAM, VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM||DUAL OVERHEAD CAM|
|Valves/Ports per Cylinder|
|125kW - 292kW||110kW - 140kW|
|3250 - 5650||3600|
|405Nm - 600Nm||350Nm - 450Nm|
|1750||1600 - 1800|
|15.8 - 16.3||16.3 - 16.5|