Model history and safety featuresThe tested model of Mazda BT50 utility was introduced in Australia during 2007. The Ford Ranger is based on the same design and can be expected to have similar crashworthiness. Dual front airbags and front seat belts with pretensioners are standard equipment on most BT50 variants but are optional on the single cab/chassis DX in Australia. They are standard on all Ford Rangers in Australia but airbags are not available on some New Zealand Rangers. Antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) are optional on some variants and standard other variants of the BT50 and Ranger. Side airbags with head and chest protection are optional on some variants of the Australian Ford Ranger as part of a safety pack. Side airbags are standard on some variants of the BT50 and Ranger in New Zealand. A two point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides inferior protection compared with a three point seat belt. Child restraint anchorages are fitted behind the rear seat but are difficult to reach.
These specifications are subject to change. Please check with manufacturer for the latest specifications.
Full ANCAP reporthttp://www.ancap.com.au (PDF)