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2021 Mazda BT-50 GT off-road review

Is Mazda's new four-wheel drive ute the smart choice in the segment?

2021 Mazda BT-50 GT 4x4 dual-cab review

Most flagship 4x4 utes have gone big on visual impact, with unmissable styling and tough-guy looks. Mazda plays by its own rule book, though, and while it may be square-jawed, the BT-50 GT is far subtler than most on the market.

2021 Mazda BT-50 review: XT 4x4 manual

Work is a dirty word at Mazda, it seems, at least as far as the new entry-level BT-50 is concerned.

2021 Mazda BT-50 review

The all-new Mazda BT-50 is finally available in Australia, and it's been a long time coming. Underneath, it's the same as the Isuzu D-Max, but with undoubted Mazda styling.

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Mazda BT-50 Videos

Video: Mazda BT-50 v Isuzu D-Max off-road comparison

We challenge the twins under the skin with a steep and slippery hill climb.

Video: 2021 Mazda BT-50 GT off-road review

How does the D-Max's twin under the skin fare off the beaten track? We find out in some tricky conditions.

Video: Four-wheel-drive ute mega test: Tub comparison

Loadspace is arguably the most crucial part of a ute’s definition. While their base function is still the same, there are a lot of different feature these days that can set them apart. From bare bones, all the way to electric roller covers, let's see what's available to you.

Video: Best ute 2020 comparison: Isuzu D-Max v Mazda BT-50 v Toyota HiLux v Ford Ranger v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v VW Amarok vs LDV T60 Trailrider

We test eight of Australia’s favourite utes in our annual mega test.

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Mazda BT-50 Comparisons

2021 Mazda BT-50 v Isuzu D-Max comparison

There’s not a lot to separate these mechanical twins under the skin, but that didn’t stop us from heading out into the bush to find out.

Four-wheel-drive ute mega test: Tub comparison

There's plenty of variety at the business end of the four-wheel-drive ute segment these days. We run through them from top to bottom.

Best ute 2020 comparison: Isuzu D-Max v Mazda BT-50 v Toyota HiLux v Ford Ranger v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v VW Amarok v LDV T60 Trailrider

We test eight of Australia’s favourite utes in our annual mega test.

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Mazda BT-50 News

VFACTS: Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton and Isuzu D-Max make the Top 10

The Toyota HiLux posted its strongest March result of all time last month, as it got a head-start on its run to becoming the nation’s favourite vehicle for a sixth year in a row. The strong ute result comes as sales of Light Commercial Vehicles (the industry term for utes and vans) outsold traditional passenger cars for the first time in Australian automotive history, in March 2021, with 23,255 LCVs reported as sold (up 28 per cent compared to the same month last year) versus 21,360 passenger cars (down 1...

New cars launching in Australia in April 2021

The Australian new-car market is a crowded one, with dozens of manufacturers offering hundreds of models in different segments and body styles. Over 100 all-new, updated or expanded model ranges are due to launch throughout 2021, as chronicled in CarAdvice's 2021 New Car Calendar – but what's there to look forward to this month? Here's a look at every new vehicle launching in Australia in April 2021...

2021 Mazda BT-50 Thunder price and specs

2021 Mazda BT-50 Thunder pricing and specification Flagship dual-cab adds $13,000 worth of off-road accessories 140kW/450Nm 3.0-litre engine, leather seats, tech carried over from top-spec GT Priced from $65,990 drive-away – $9000 more than the GT The 2021 Mazda BT-50 Thunder has been announced for Australia as a tough flagship for the Japanese brand's new-generation dual-cab ute...

Isuzu D-Max and Mazda BT-50 continue strong run of sales

The Isuzu D-Max and Mazda BT-50 ute twins under the skin continued their strong run of sales in February, according to the most recent VFACTS sales data from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. Isuzu reported 1765 examples of its D-Max as sold over the month, comprising 485 rear-wheel drive 4x2 models and 1280 four-wheel-drive variants...

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Mazda BT-50 Owner Reviews

2016 Mazda BT-50 XTR (4x4) review

I've owned the BT since late 2016. I bought the car as I wanted a vehicle that I could utilize for daily driving, picking up the kids from school, towing, camping and for going out bush for four-wheel driving. I was originally in the market for a Ford Ranger XLT, however I opted for the not-so-good-looking sister - the BT-50 - on the basis that it was $8000 cheaper and also down to the fact I have a good relationship with my local Mazda dealership...

2012 Mazda BT-50 XTR (4x4) review

I have owned this now for 4.5 years and clocked up 100,000km. The only fault I have found is that the turbo intercooler hoses are very flimsy – only one strand of cord and thin-walled. The first one blew at only 86,000km, at a cost of $135 including freight and handling. Most other intercooler hoses on other makes of vehicles have lasted up to and beyond 10 years and 400,000km plus...

2016 Mazda BT-50 GT (4x4) Review

We entered the new car market with our 18 month-old SR5 HiLux auto dual-cab. We drove three or four competitors before driving into a Mazda dealer. The dealer gave us the keys to a BT-50 GT to go for a test drive and we were immediately blown away with the ride's quietness and the awesome power over our much-loved old HiLux...

2013 Mazda BT-50 GT (4x4) Review

Needed a ute to replace the 2005 Toyota Prado, so chose the BT50/Ford. Handles like a truck. Great if you are going forward, but no visibility backing up. Even after fitting a backing camera. Heavy in the steering & doesn't hold the road as good as the old Prado. As I said it feels and handles like a truck twice its size...

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