Mazda BT-50 safety ratings

Sep 2011 - Current (front+side+head airbags)

About this test

The RHD 2.2 diesel Ford Ranger was tested by Euro NCAP. ANCAP was provided with technical information which showed that all Australasian variants of the BT50 have comparable occupant protection to the tested Ford Ranger.

About the test vehicles

Double Cab, 4x4
2.2 Diesel
Kerb weight:
2090 kg
Vehicles built:
Front+Side+Head Airbags

ANCAP safety

Good score:  35.72 out of 37

The vehicle scored 15.72 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. There was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver. The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test and a further two points in the pole test.

Frontal offset crash test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head/neck 4 pts, chest 3.72 pts, upper legs 4 pts, lower legs 4 pts. The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The accelerator pedal moved rearwards by 58 mm and upwards 7 mm. The steering wheel hub moved 40mm forward, 2mm downward and 7 mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 2mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash the all doors could be opened with normal effort. The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. The vehicle tested by Euro NCAP had a driver knee airbag that is not available for Australasian models. However Ford/Mazda provided technical information to ANCAP which demonstrated that the Australasian models of the Ranger and BT50 have comparable upper leg protection to the European model. 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 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 Ranger/BT50. Experience shows that such vehicles can be expected to perform well in this test and the Ranger/BT50 scored full marks. The vehicle was eligible for a pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags. The vehicle earned the maximum two points in this test.

Side danger map

Pedestrian safety


Pending. The BT50 has design differences which mean that the Ranger pedestrian protection tests do not apply to this model.