Toyota Hilux Vs Mazda BT-50 and Ford Ranger


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Amarok Vs Ford Ranger
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Ranger Vs Mazda BT-50

Vs Amarok
Vs 2012 Ranger
Vs 2012 BT-50

Vs D22 Navara
Vs Colorado
Vs Old BT-50/Ranger
Vs Triton L200
Vs Navara
Vs GWM V240
Vs Isuzu D-Max

D22 Vs D40 Navara
Navara Vs Amarok

Amarok Vs Ford Ranger
Amarok Vs D40 Navara

Ranger Vs Mazda BT-50

Patrol Ute Vs Landcruiser Ute

Proton Jumbuck Vs GWM V240

2WD Dual Cabs

Hilux Vs Navara
Hilux Vs Triton

Commodore Ute Vs Falcon Ute




Here's a quick comparison between the Toyota Hilux and the Mazda BT-50 and its twin the Ford Ranger.

The old Mazda BT-50 and Ford Ranger are interesting utes. Both are based on the platform but differ in specifications. First impressions are good because it once you're in it didn't feel like a pickups. They initially don't feel like commercial vehicles apart form getting into the cabin.

The Mazda and Ford interiors look like they are from regular sedans made in the early 2000's. Mazda in particular feels like the old Mazda 323 before they changed the name to 3. There are not many buttons to play with but at least it felt nicer to be in than some of the utes we've previously tried. Reused parts like the air vents and controls from the regular passenger models are worthy inclusions. I did like Mazda's more conservative shape but the latest Ford Ranger enhancements would probably be my choice if I did get one.

See the sidebar menu for comparison pages for the all new 2011 versions of the Ford ranger and the Mazda BT-50.

Mazda BT-50 and Ford Ranger  
Toyota Hilux

The only things that count against it are the thin doors and smaller interior - or so it seemed. The engines are state of the art for 2010 and on paper produces as much if not more power and torque than the competing models.

The on-road drive is typical commercial vehicle with steering feel,  noise and refinement. If anything we thought the Ford drove and rode better than the Mazda. However the Hilux is still a better experience in the petrol version. In diesel from there really is not much difference.

As for its competitors stay tuned for some more comparisons over the next few months.  Our leader board reads like this:
1 - Triton
2 - BT-50 & Ford Ranger
3 - Navara
4 - Hilux

Note that you should always check with your local dealer for correct and up to date specifications and pricing. 

Last known pricing (APPROX)

NOT including on roads, discounts etc...

Toyota Hilux
2010 FROM $44,500-$56,000 AUD

Mazda BT-50 - Ford Ranger
2010 FROM $37,990 - 50,990 AUD



Toyota Hilux (4x4 MY2010) Mazda BT-50 and Ford Ranger

1GR-FE (modified)
V6 Petrol
4 Litre (3956cc)
Claimed 175Kw @ 5200RPM
Claimed 376Nm @ 3800RPM (MANUAL)
Claimed 343Nm @ 3800RPM (AUTO)

1KD-FTV (modified)
IL4 DOHC Diesel
Turbo-charged - Intercooler
Direct Injection - Common Rail
3 Litre (2982cc)
Claimed 126Kw @ 3600RPM
Claimed 343Nm @ 1400-3400RPM

2TR-FE (modified)
IL4 Petrol
DOHC 16 valve with VVTi
2.7 Litre (2693cc)
Claimed 116Kw @ 5200RPM
Claimed 240Nm @ 3800RPM

MZR-CD 3.0
IL4 Diesel
DOHC 16 Valve with EFI
Turbo-charged - Intercooler
Direct Injection - Common Rail
3.0 Litre (2953cc)
Claimed 115Kw @ 3200 RPM
Claimed 380Nm @ 1800 RPM
1825 - 1905Kg
Towing capacity up to 2250kg
1885 - 1899Kg
Towing capacity up to 3000kg
Fuel capacity & consumption  
Up to 76 litres
IL6 Petrol 13-13.3 lts per 100km
IL4 Diesel 8.2-9.3 lts per 100km
Up to 70 litres
IL4 Diesel 9.5-10.4 lts per 100km
Other specifications  
5 or 4 speed Auto
or 5 speed manual
Overall height/ width 1810/1835
Overall length/Wheelbase 5255/3085
Track (front/rear) 1540/1540
Tray L1520mm x W1515mm x D450mm
Total payload capability 1000kg (Approx)
ANCAP safety rating 4/5
5 speed Auto
or 5 speed manual
Overall height/width 1762/1807
Overall length/Wheelbase 5169/3000
Track (front/rear) 1475/1470
Tray L1530mm x W1456mm x D465mm
Total payload capability 938kg (Approx)
ANCAP safety rating 3/5
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach 30
Departure 23-26
Breakover N/A
Minimum ground clearance 292mm
Water Fording depth 700mm Max
Part-time 4x4
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach 32
Departure 26
Breakover 28
Minimum ground clearance 207mm
Water Fording depth N/A Max
Part-time 4x4
Performance Performance

Performance figures


2010 FROM $44500-$56,000 AUD
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing and specials accessories etc...
2010 FROM $37,990 - 50,990 AUD
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing and specials accessories etc...

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