Mazda BT-50 XTR 4×4 review |

13 Dec 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Mazda BT-50 XTR 4×4 review |
Mazda BT-50

XTR 4×4

. the BT is a decent thing, undoubtedly well made and safe.

Barnwell road tests and the Mazda BT-50 XTR 4×4.

We are on from not being fans of the new BT-50s styling – subjective anyway. Looked at the new gen#39; Mazda XTR 4×4, ute (tested) is an impressive package in areas, particularly load and off road ability. It also generous room for five and plenty of kit in the dual cab model we

The Boss Sports Pack to the test vehicle has possibly the aggressive looking alloy bar we have ever seen, rails, a rear sports twin driving lights, looking alloys and a hard cover.

The Boss pack $8509 to the $50,810 test price which touches the Car Tax trigger. It (the tax) reassessment because this a luxury car.

Mazda is cashed up lifestylers with its new The XTR is mid-spec and comes with of goodies including dual climate control, Bluetooth hill descent control, start assist, five trip computer, satnav, a rear diff and alloy – a well equipped by anyone#39;s measure.

Wedgey profile is different but the styling is a big step away the boxy functional look has come to be expected from a Steep screen is aerodynamic, is as roomy as a medium size The ladder chassis feels and extensive measures to cut noise and boost interior comfort.

In practical terms, the load box is big and can up to 1097kg in dual cab guise. The spring rear suspension easily but can be over firm Load tray height is an especially on sloping ground.

The new turbodiesel has variable turbo control for efficiency gains but still a lazy engine 147kW/470Nm from 3.2-litres. has a 2.1-litre four pot producing

Switch on the fly 4WD is handy and it offers low as well as high. The front wishbone/coil spring suspension is a big on torsion bars. BT-50 rack and pinion steering but rear brakes. Six-speed with sequential mode is a – forget the manual.

Interior treatment is stylish but hide hard plastics.

The star rating sets new for one tonne utes. BT-50 has safety gains for pedestrians. chassis strength is not compromised by zones.

Gets other like roll stability and trailer sway mitigation.

a surprisingly smooth and quiet especially on the highway. There#39;s of punch once underway and the teams up nicely with the new pot. Ride quality is with an empty tray, when loaded. Handling is OK but the is so long it#39;s issue or parking.

The seats are acceptable but could do more back support with lumbar on full). impression is a move to an SUV feel than a workhorse.

Mazda BT-50

It#39;s big bikkies for Thai-made especially when you consider is used because it#39;s a low country. Ha, and it ain#39;t just

But the BT is a decent thing, undoubtedly well made and safe.


Price . $40,950

Warranty . 3-years/100,000km

interval . 15,000km/12 months

. 3.2-litre, 5-cylinder common-rail 147kW/470Nm

Body . 4-door

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