MAZDA BT-50 2010

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4 Star Driver ProtectionUCSR Logo

Driver Protection rating based on analysis of real world crashes.

Protection for other road users rating:
2 Protection for Other Road Users Rating - Poor



Used Car Safety Report

The Mazda BT-50 has been awarded a 4 star Driver Protection rating in the latest Used Car Safety Rating (UCSR) report. UCSR are reported annually by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC). Ratings are estimated from data on real crashes reported to police in Australia and New Zealand and provide a very high level of confidence. The UCSR report classifies cars according to where their rating lies in relation to a best performance benchmark. The Driver Protection rating measures the relative safety of cars in preventing serious injury to their own drivers in crashes.

Driver Protection Rating
Rating Result
5 Star Driver Protection Excellent
4 Star Driver Protection Good
3 Star Driver Protection Marginal
2 Star Driver Protection Poor
1 Star Driver Protection Very Poor

The Mazda BT-50 also received a protection for other road users rating in the UCSR report. The protection for other road users rating indicates the level of protection that a vehicle provides for other unprotected road users (other car drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists) in the event of a crash.

Protection For Other Road Users Rating
Rating Result
Excellent
Good
Marginal
Poor
Very Poor

For further information on the UCSR please click here.

If you would like to view the new car safety rating produced by ANCAP please see the archived report below:



bt50/ranger crash image 2007

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3 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score22.46out of 37
Frontal Offset test6.46out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points0out of 3

The 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.

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.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

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.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
This shows the differences between the rating processes.


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Frontal Offset Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 6.46 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 3 pts
Chest 1.46 pts
Upper Legs 2 pts
Lower Legs 0 pts

The passenger compartment was severely deformed in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 472mm and upwards 139mm, ending up near the front edge of the driver seat. The steering wheel hub moved 125mm rearward, 106mm upward and 18mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 230mm 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.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 16 pts (out of 16)
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.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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1-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

Child head impacts 4
Adult head impacts 4.18
Upper leg impacts Zero
Lower leg impacts Zero

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.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
9.2 L/100km 243 g/km 5 /10 3 /10 2.5-Star Overall Rating

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