A mind if it's own.BT-50 4x4 (2020-2023)
I bought this car, extra cab in May 2022, I put extra suspension 2' lift kit. Hoping to travel around Australia. My first trip was from Parkenham Vic to bundy Qld. It drove like crap, it had a mind of its own, warning lights coming on all the time. It keep telling me my seat belt wasn't on. It has a flat spot when you take off, also not good when towing a caravan. (but Mazda know about the flat spot in these vehicles, as they told me when I asked about it.) It would brake for me which is not the best when towing a caravan. It just doesn't have... Read morethe power to tow a 2.5t caravan going up a hill, (not a very steep hill at that) sitting under 75kph, a 3lt diesel you have to be kidding me. Being an auto you have to Manuel shift as it revs it's tits off. When I got back after 4450klms I used 1 liter of oil. This is a brand new car off the show room floor 1 lt of oil in the first 4000 k's . The service Centre has no idea why it would use oil.? They changed the oil new filter, measured what was taken out and put in. It's now at 10000ks and I've used half a liter, no smoke, no leaks. I called my car Christine, as it has a mind of its own. Not going to lie, it's not the best car I have every own. If I could give it back I would in a heart beat.
Breaking systemBT-50 4x4 3.0L XT (2020-2023)
The car at this point has proven to be everything promised but I wasn’t told about the braking assist. Very bad idea, dangerous to other drivers. The car makes you keep your distance. That allows others to fill gap the the car applies the brakes forcing everyone behind you to break and the gap in front of you doesn’t justify the brake being used. You end up being a bad driver. 3 times it has coursed me to experience others wrath.Show details
Great vehicleBT-50 4x4 3.0L GT (2020-2023)
Have had my TF BT50 GT for 2.5 years and 62000km, mostly highway driving and almost no off road.
I have not had to do any repairs other than 3 windscreens, which is no fault of the vehicle as I seem to be a rock magnet at the moment.
Good fuel economy. I get 8 litres per 100km which ever way I drive although I don't tow.
Andriod auto works perfectly.
Comfortable on long trips.
Still have the original tyres and I think I could get another 10000km out of them as long as I rotate.
Quiet when cruising but as others have said if you put your foot
excellent value and qualityBT-50 Mk.2 4x2 3.2L Turbo-Diesel XTR (2020-2023)
had this ute for 3 months and i love it. its used as a daily driver i drive the hilux navara and ranger old model in my job they dont compair to the BT-50 in comfort quiet inside the cabin and fuel economy. i dont have a problem with the safty features as my previous cars have had them and are no way as aggressive as the toyota hiluxShow details
Great ute, electronics need work.BT-50 4x4 3.0L XTR (2020-2023)
Overall, I am very happy with the new auto BT I bought in December 2022. Traded in the 2014 manual XTR. I find it surprising that dealers / brands (not just Mazda) can sell vehicles allegedly rated above 750kg towing without including a brake controller. Like others commenting here, the autonomous braking system has locked me up in traffic because a car was turning left off my left quarter - not even in front of me! The "BRAKE" warning has come up when a hawk has swooped in front of the car. Yes, I turn the lane departure off, too. Truck tracks... Read more fool it and it wants to send me into oncoming traffic! The Bluetooth system forgets my phone and playing music via Bluetooth lasts about 20 minutes and I have to disconnect and reconnect. It is the third decade of the 21st Century, right? Not good. I am hoping that Mazda read these posts and a software update is in the wind.
Fuel economy is shockingBT-50 4x4 3.0L XT (2020-2023)
I put an empty 8x5 trailer on and I instantly lose 3.4 klm per litre or 12.5 lts per hundred klms which then brings my range down to just over 500 klm per tank , trailer weighs 250 kg . I put my pop top van on behind it which weighs 2100 kg an it drops 4.4 klm per litre . I can under stand it dropping with van that much but not with with a empty box trailer even the van is a big drop as the Isuzu motor was rated best economy for towing . Have had it in an out of dealer ship an case raised with Mazda but they reckon within specs which is a load... Read more of rubbish as sane model Isuzu getting much better economy . Not sure if true but been told mazda took on motor but no the there fuel management system . Only done 7000 klms an thinking of trading in on a Isuzu as getting no support from Mazda or there dealer ship on Fraser coast qld . Very disappointed
Nice ute but a few issuesBT-50 4x4 3.0L XT (2020-2023)
Purchased March 2021 and now done almost 25,000km. This is a farm ute. No major issues except the mice like the wiper blades and, like other people say, the "take key" bell is really, really annoying when you are jumping in and out of the vehicle all day on the farm. Even after 2 years, that bell still drives me nuts.
Also, I think it is a bit soft for a farm ute. I don't know how long the plastic rear bumper will last the rigors of paddock work and sticks etc. And the front plastic bumper scratched easily until I got a bull bar. So far I don't put it through the same paces in the paddock that I did with my previous ute - 2003 Hilux.Show details
Excellent VehicleBT-50 4x2 3.0L Diesel XT (2020-2023)
Purchased this vehicle in January 2021 From Penrith Mazda as a Cab Chassis, Dual Cab with a aluminium builders tray and to this day I am Totally satisfied with my purchase. I am a Builder and use the car for both Business and pleasure. No problems carrying weight but you have to be sensible. The car now has almost 55,000 klm and touch wood all is good. Lovely vehicle to drive and the motor and auto box are a great combination with good fuel economy. It took me a little while to adjust myself to all the safety equipment because it was all new to me but good now. The only thing I do not like is the Autonomous Emergency Braking as it seems to be very sensitive but I have got used to that as well. To sum it up, Extremely happy.Show details
The best feature of the 2021 Mazda BT50 is not MazdaBT-50 (2020-2023)
30,000kms and 2 reviews on, my 2021 4WD Crew Cab/Chassis Mazda BT50 has become more annoying to drive as time goes on due to sagging, shopping trolley quality suspension, an auto gear-box that continually 'hunts' between 5th and 6th gear at its optimum, highway cruising speed, not to mention the so-called driver assist tech that:
- Re-sets itself back to 'on' when the vehicle is stopped/started requiring one to re-enter the tech menu to cancel it every time.
- The lane assist tech doesn't allow 'apexing' of corners without system induced steer
Not Happy JanBT-50 (2020-2023)
Unfortunately the canopy leaks all the time into the rear tub - they haven’t been able to find exact locations. It has been in 4 times for a resolution. It appears all glass has gaps with rubbers, especially the back window. Hoping fifth time lucky ?Show details
Love this vehicle. A great all rounder.BT-50 4x4 3.0L GT (2020-2023)
Love my Mazda BT50 GT. I sold a 2017 ISUZU ute with low kms (traded it for more than I paid!), a VW Touareg V8 and Porsche Boxster. All great cars but I got sick of cleaning them, insuring, servicing etc etc. I live in the bush and wanted a comfortable, reliable, tough, off road capable vehicle with lots of storage. Purchased my Mazda from Ron Doyle Motors, Mazda Dealer, in Eden, NSW in March 2021. Best car I have ever had - maybe other than the Porsche! Great service. I have done about 30,000kms. Ron Doyle Motors are professional and organise... Read mored. Service required once a year. Considered similar Isuzu X-Terrain but did not want it due to its rear sliding canopy. The Mazda is a great all rounder. Has a bit more bling. Got MAZDA bull bar, a Mazda rear canopy, ARB light bar, tow bar, 3.5 tonne towing electric brakes, a TJM rear steel bar (no one else seems to make them. TJM excellent), gas lifters for tailgate, and especially a fully sealed addition to the canopy (NO dust or water gets in) - excellent. The car is easy to drive (my wife loves driving it), lots of luxury with leather and large sat nav etc. The adaptive cruise control is excellent. My only initial concern were all the lane departure warnings, sensors etc and the car pulling you back into your lane. At first I found this annoying but after nearly two years I now realise these safety features are in fact just that - safe. I do a lot of country driving and it is amazing how good the safety features are. I can carry five people at a pinch, four is better. But for my wife and I it is excellent. Put the rear seat down and fill that space up as well as use all the space in the rear. I sometimes tow a two tonne boat which is a dream. I would not want to tow 3.5 tonnes! 2.5 tonnes ideal. 3.0 tonnes at a pinch. I have put good quality off road tyres on it after 20,000kms. Much safer than standard tyres. Overall the car is a great buy. Amazing I could sell it for more than I paid! A terrific purchase. It has never missed a beat.
Canopy LeakingBT-50 4x4 3.0L GT (2020-2023)
Purchased mine in January had a 6mth wait before taking delivery
Canopy rubbers not fitted correctly rear window of canopy not squarely fitted water leaks into tub area
Canopy not fitted to squarely to the tub
My concerns are where was quality control on the manufacture of the canopy
On inspecting the canopy by the dealer they have found that the seals were not fitted correctly the canopy measurements are out of spec up to approximately 20mm in places.
My concerns are where was the Pre-inspection before fitting and after.
Through out much dis
Regrettable purchaseBT-50 4x4 3.0L XT (2020-2023)
The factory suspension is a disgrace. Only suitable for very light duties on good roads. No way can this ute safely carry its rated payload with the factory springs. I had to spend $3,500 replacing the whole suspension. The electronic gizzmos are a nightmare. It constantly screams at me for doing normal things like key in the ignition and door open. Lane assist is just dangerous. I have taped over both cameras on the outside of the windscreen. Autonomous braking should be illegal - it puts the brakes on when I drive under a low branch. And wh... Read moreich genius invented the rear proximity warning? Obviously someone who never towed a trailer. Reversing a trailer is accompanied by a loud scream warning me that I am going to run into it! The cabin is claustrophobic and the driving experience is mundane. The dust sealing is inadequate. I really regret my decision to buy this ute.
Good tow vehicleBT-50 4x4 3.0L XTR (2020-2023)
Interior of GT is very good, I like the seating in particular. It effortlessly tows to its maximum. Very good economy while towing. I don't like the lane keeping and you cannot turn it off. Dealer has offered to permanently disable it. Adaptive cruise control is great. Some engine noise when accelerating but pleasingly quiet when cruising.Show details
Frustrating piece of junkBT-50 4x4 3.0L XT (2020-2023)
Unfortunately I purchased a new bt50 thinking it would be as good as my old one.
This new one is the biggest pice of junk I’ve owned.
Compared to my old 09 bt50 the ride quality is terrible, fuel consumption is slightly higher & even though it’s meant to have more power it seems slower & sluggish.
The auto transmission sometimes holds gears for too long around town, but at higher speeds it’s always changing between 5th & 6th.
Luckily mine has the update that lets me turn of lane keep assist with one button, but unfortunately there’s no easy way to turn off the autonomous braking which seems apply itself randomly when you pass vehicles using a turning lane.
Questions & Answers
Just a question for a 2022-2023 mazda bt50 xtr, I’m looking at purchasing one of these cars either a 2022-2023, it has a tire pressure monitoring system & im wondering if there’s a way too turn that off/ turn off the alarm if I was too let my air pressure down in the bush. This would be the deal breaker for me
My 2022 Mazda XTR beeps 5 times, every 30 seconds. Happens at all times when the ignition is on, idle, driving, reverse and forward. I've checked all warning buzzer indications in the user manual and the radio manual. No warning lights active, seat belt connected in driver positon, all other seats empty.
Sonar failure sign comes on how to fix
My 2023 BT50 GT only has the reverse lines only on the outside edges. I think because the camera is hooked up to a too close warning sensor, I am guessing they think people don't need extra parallel lines, just a thought
I have the same problem. Error on dash saying sonar failure. Any ideas how to clear this message?
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|Warranty Distance||Unlimited kms||Unlimited kms||Unlimited kms||Unlimited kms|
|Transmission||Automatic and Manual||Automatic||Automatic and Manual||Automatic|
|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)|
|Wheels||17" Alloy (Silver)||18" Alloy (Black and Machined)||18" Alloy (Black and Machined)||17" Alloy (Silver)|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Doors||2 to 4||4||4||2 to 4|
|Seats||2 to 5||5||5||2 to 5|
|Fuel Consumption||8 L/100km||8 L/100km||8 L/100km||8 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||76 L||76 L||76 L||76 L|
|Engine||3.0 litre in-line 4 cylinder 16 valve DOHC intercooled turbo diesel||3.0 litre in-line 4 cylinder 16 valve DOHC intercooled turbo diesel||3.0 litre in-line 4 cylinder 16 valve DOHC intercooled turbo diesel||3.0 litre in-line 4 cylinder 16 valve DOHC intercooled turbo diesel|
|Max Power||140kW @ 3,600rpm||140kW @ 3,600rpm||140kW @ 3,600rpm||140kW @ 3,600rpm|
|Max Torque||450Nm @ 1,600-2,600 rpm||450 @ 1,600-2,600rpm||450Nm @ 1,600-2,600 rpm||450Nm @ 1,600-2,600 rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand|
|Phone Connectivity||3.5mm Aux Port, Android Auto (Wireless), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USB||3.5mm Aux Port, Android Auto (Wireless), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USB||3.5mm Aux Port, Android Auto (Wireless), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USB||3.5mm Aux Port, Android Auto (Wireless), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USB|
|Steering Wheel Adjustment||Telescoping (Manual) and Up/Down||Telescoping (Manual) and Up/Down||Telescoping (Manual) and Up/Down||Telescoping (Manual) and Up/Down|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||3,500 kg||3,500 kg||3,500 kg||3,500 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Tray Type||Cab Chassis and Pick Up||Pick Up||Pick Up||Cab Chassis and Pick Up|
|Cab Options||Dual, Extra and Single||Dual||Dual||Dual, Extra and Single|
|Maximum Payload||1,065 kg|
|Ground Clearance||235 mm||240 mm||240 mm||235 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Headlight Features||Auto High-Beam Dip and Automatic On/Off||Auto High-Beam Dip and Automatic On/Off||Auto High-Beam Dip and Automatic On/Off||Auto High-Beam Dip and Automatic On/Off|
|Cruise Control||Speed Limiter||Adaptive (ACC) and Speed Limiter||Speed Limiter||Speed Limiter|
|Parking Sensors||Cross-Traffic Alert (Rear)||Cross-Traffic Alert (Rear), Front and Rear||Cross-Traffic Alert (Rear)||Cross-Traffic Alert (Rear)|
|Hazard Perception||Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision Warning||Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision Warning||Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision Warning||Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision Warning|
|Lane Assistance||Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW)||Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)||Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW)||Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW)|
|Speed Sign Recognition||Yes, read only||Yes, read only||Yes, read only||Yes, read only|
|Kerb Weight||2,035 kg|
|Ground Clearance||235 mm||240 mm||240 mm||235 mm|
|Gauges||Analogue and Digital||Analogue and Digital||Analogue and Digital||Analogue and Digital|
|Built-In Navigation System||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|Heads Up Display||No||No||No||No|
|Digital Radio (DAB+)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
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