Thursday, August 14, 2014

Car Profiles - Mazda BT-50

MAZDA BT-50

A twin of the Ford Ranger but less noticed, the BT-50 has a long list of standard equipment including stability control and voice control. Although it may have some curves, this one can hack the bushes.

The Good: Powerful engines
The Bad: Styling not for everyone

Price Range: P1,300,000-P1,490,000
Our Rating: ***



OWNERSHIP DETAILS3.2 4x42.2 4x2
PriceP1,490,000P1,300,000 (MT), P1,350,000 (AT)
Warranty3 Years or 100,000kms3 Years or 100,000kms
ENGINE SPECS
EngineMZ-CD 3.2 DOHC 16V I5MZ-CD 2.2 DOHC 16V I4
Horsepower200hp @ 3,000rpm150hp @ 3,700rpm
Torque470Nm @ 1,750-2,500rpm375Nm @ 1,500-2,500rpm
Fuel TypeDieselDiesel
Fuel SystemCommon Rail Direct InjecionCommon Rail Direct Injecion
Transmission6-Speed Automatic6-Speed Manual, 6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Tank Capacity80 Liters80 Liters
DIMENSIONS
Length5,365mm5,365mm
Width1,850mm1,850mm
Height1,821mm1,821mm
Wheelbase3,220mm3,220mm
Curb Weight2,150kg1,995kg (MT), 2,001kg (AT)
Body Style4 Door Pick Up4 Door Pick Up
Engine/Drive TypeFront Engine/Four Wheel Drive, Manual LowFront Engine/Rear Wheel Drive
Seating55
SUSPENSION & TIRES
Front SuspensionIndependent Double Wishbone with Coil SpringIndependent Double Wishbone with Coil Spring
Rear SuspensionRigid Leaf SpringsRigid Leaf Springs
Front BrakesVentilated DiscVentilated Disc
Rear BrakesDrums (Leading/Trailing with Auto Adjuster)Drums (Leading/Trailing with Auto Adjuster)
Tires265/65 R17265/65 R17
Wheels17 Inch Alloy17 Inch Alloy
SAFETY
Airbags22
Anti-Lock BrakesYes, With Electronic Brakeforce DistributionYes, With Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
Traction/Stability ControlYes, Roll Stability Control, Traction Control System, Dynamic Stability ControlYes, Roll Stability Control, Traction Control System, Dynamic Stability Control
Other Safety FeaturesAdds: Hill Descent ControlHigh Mount Stop Lamp, ISOFIX Child Seats, Emergency Brake Assist, Brake Override System, Emergency Stop Signal, Load Adaptive Control, Trailer Sway Assist
EXTERIOR
Fog LampsYesYes
Other Exterior FeaturesAdds: NoneAdds: Auto On/Off Headlights, Rain Sensing Wipers
INTERIOR
Steering Wheel AdjustmentTiltTilt
Steering Wheel MaterialLeatherLeather
Seating Adjustment
Seating MaterialLeatherLeather
Other Interior FeaturesAdds: NoneMulti-Information Display, Auto Day/Night Rear View Mirror, Cruise Control, Trip Computer
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
Power AmenitiesSteering, Windows, Door Locks, MirrorsSteering, Windows, Door Locks, Mirrors
Climate ControlAutomatic, DualAutomatic, Dual
Audio SystemAM/FM/CD/AUX/USB/Bluetooth with Voice ControlAM/FM/CD/AUX/USB/Bluetooth with Voice Control
Speakers66
Steering Wheel ControlsYes, AudioYes, Audio
AlarmYesYes
Keyless EntryYesYes
RIVALSChevrolet Colorado, Ford Ranger, Isuzu D-Max, Mitsubishi Strada, Nissan Navara, Toyota Hilux

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