Mazda BT 50 safety ratings

Jul 2007 - Current (dual front airbags)

About the test vehicles

DX Dual cab 4X4
3 litre Turbo Diesel
Kerb weight:
1870 kg
Vehicles built:
Dual front airbags

ANCAP safety

Marginal score:  22.46 out of 37

3 Stars. The BT50 scored 6.457 out of 16 in the offset crash test. Passenger compartment integrity was compromised. Protection from serious leg injury was poor for the driver. Chest and upper leg protection was marginal for the driver. The vehicle was awarded a default score of 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test.

Frontal offset crash test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head/neck 3 pts, chest 1.46 pts, upper legs 2 pts, lower legs zero pts. The passenger compartment was severely deformed in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 472 mm and upwards 139 mm, ending up near the front edge of the driver seat. The steering wheel hub moved 125 mm rearward, 106 mm upward and 18 mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 230 mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash tools were required to open the driver door. The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was marginally stable. Steering column and dash components and the park brake lever were potential sources of injury for the driver's knees. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag.

Front danger map

Side impact crash test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head 4 pts, chest 4 pts, abdomen 4 pts, pelvis 4 pts. The side impact test normally used by ANCAP simulates a small car striking the driver's door of the vehicle under test. It is based on a regulation test but the regulation does not apply to vehicles with a high seat height like the BT50. Experience shows that such vehicles can be expected to perform well in this test so ANCAP has decided to award full score for these vehicles instead of conducting a crash test.

Side danger map

Pedestrian safety


This rating applies to the Mazda BT50. The Ford Ranger has panel differences that might affect the pedestrian protection rating. Like many vehicles of this type, a poor result for the BT50. The central region of the bonnet performed well for both child and head impacts, however the edges of the bonnet performed poorly. The results for both upper and full leg tests were universally poor. Child head impacts 4 Adult head impacts 4.18 Upper leg impacts Zero Lower leg impacts Zero Total (out of 36) 8.18