Brand-new Mazda BT-50 achieves five-star ANCAP rating

Mazda BT-50

The just launched new Mazda BT-50 ute has achieved the maximum five-star safety rating.

With utes often now used by families, it is credible to achieve this rating for all vehicles in the range in part because the long list of safety technology is standard on all models.

We drove several dual cab utes recently and found that the Mazda felt secure on the road but had poor seating room for the second row of passengers, for more than half of the models a reversing camera is an $820 option and even the top model lacked some practical features like a tub liner.

But they do have a good reputation for reliability.

A two-wheel drive dual cab is under $37,000

And the top of the range four-wheel drive is just under $54,000 to each figure add on-road costs.

Im David Brown

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto