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2007 Mazda B-Series Extended Cab

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2007 Mazda B-Series Extended Cab Review

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Although the B-Series pickup bears the Mazda nameplate, it is actually a thinly disguised Ford Ranger. As Mazda does not build trucks for the U.S. market and Ford is its parent company, the economic advantage of this arrangement should be obvious to all. Available in Regular and extended Cab Plus configurations, the compact B-Series trucks compete well with the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, but are no match for the larger and more powerful trucks from Nissan, Dodge and Toyota. Other than its styling, the obvious advantage of buying the B-Series over its Ford twin is Mazda's longer standard powertrain warranty, which is four-years/50,000 miles for the Mazda versus three-years/36,000 miles for the Ford.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you need a compact pickup that is inexpensive to own and operate, but want something a bit more stylish than the Ford Ranger, the B-Series is your best bet.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you need a pickup to haul heavy loads or transport four people on a regular basis, you may want to look at one of the larger mid-size or full-size V8-powered choices.

What's Significant About This Car?

A tire pressure monitoring system is made standard on all models.

Driving the B-Series Extended Cab

Driving Impressions The B-Series with four-wheel drive makes a great off-road warrior, as its high ground clearance and compliant double-wishbone front suspension allow it to move over almost any barrier. The four-wheel-drive...

system is easily engaged by merely pressing a button on the dash. Once engaged, the two-speed transfer case allows choosing between four-wheel high or four-wheel low. The B-Series' four-wheel-drive system is intended only for off-road use or very slippery surfaces and cannot be permanently engaged during normal driving.

Sporty Interior Trim
The B-Series' sporty interior trim is in keeping with the Mazda image.

New Grille
A new grille brightens the base B-Series.

2007 Mazda B-Series Extended Cab Details
Interior

The B-Series puts the Mazda sport treatment onto the base Ranger interior. Seats have a richer pattern and the instrument panel features white-faced gauges and a revised center stack. Cab Plus models provide space behind the seats for luggage or groceries. The flip-down jump seats are best used for short trips only.

Exterior
2007 Mazda B-Series Extended Cab photo

To set the B-Series apart from the Ford Ranger, Mazda performs a front-end freshening, with more brightwork around the grille and headlamps and a raised "power dome" hood. The Regular Cab models feature six- and seven-foot beds. The extended Cab Plus models have a longer wheelbase and a six-foot bed.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The base B-Series truck includes a 143-horsepower 2.3-liter engine, a five-speed manual transmission, anti-lock brakes (ABS), two front cup holders, dual side mirrors, AM/FM stereo, cloth split-bench seat, power steering, tachometer and steel wheels.

Optional Equipment

Trim levels for the B-Series include SE, Dual Sport and Cab Plus SE. You can order your B-Series with four-wheel drive, a five-speed automatic transmission, power windows, power locks, sliding rear window, cruise control, keyless entry, 3.0-liter V6 engine (Regular Cab), 4.0-liter V6 (Cab Plus), limited-slip rear differential, 16-inch alloy wheels and a rear tonneau cover.

Under the Hood

The standard 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine is geared toward the economy-minded—those who use their trucks for light-duty hauling and around-town driving. With the five-speed manual, the 2.3 performs adequately, although you have to get it past 4,000 rpm to feel any inspired acceleration. Of the two V6 engines, we prefer the 4.0-liter. The 3.0-liter does not impress us with its performance or fuel economy. Unfortunately, the 4.0-liter is available only with four-wheel drive.

2.3-liter in-line 4
143 horsepower @ 5250 rpm
154 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3750 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 24/29 (manual), 21/26 (automatic)

3.0-liter V6
148 horsepower @ 5200 rpm
180 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3900 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/23 (manual), 17/21 (automatic)

4.0-liter V6
207 horsepower @ 5250 rpm
238 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/21 (2WD automatic), 17/20 (4WD manual), 15/19 (4WD automatic)

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2007 Mazda B-Series Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.3
Out of 10

Based on 242 Ratings for the 1998 - 2009 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    8.6/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    8.4/10
  • Comfort
    8.3/10
    Styling
    8.5/10

Excellent truck. Better looking than Ford Ranger.

By on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 220,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Drives and rides great. Very good on gas."

Cons: "Absolutley None."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Virtually maintenance free for 220k! I have maintained general oil changes. Replaced timing belt at 180k. Everything on this truck is fully functional after all these miles! Great vehicle."

Best compact truck ever

By on Monday, December 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 168,855

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
8/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Fun to drive if you like a stick shift"

Cons: "none that I could find"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought in 2004 never had any major problems with just regular maintenance will make someone a great 1st or 2nd vehicle"

9 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Good Vehicle Overall

By on Saturday, December 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 82,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Reliable, fast, comfortable"

Cons: "poor fuel economy, major repairs needed at 75kmile"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"The truck has excellent quality and reliability up to about 75,000 miles. Once you get to 75,000 miles things tend to go wrong. Spend about $1200 at this time and then your truck should be good again. This truck is very fast and has excellent pickup. The fuel economy is poor, even though this is not a huge truck. Quite comfortable to ride in."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

I will sell it for best offer

By on Friday, November 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 54,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Feels like a luxury car ... it has all the options"

Cons: "Trucks height force use the trucks running boards"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have rarely used this truck since having heart surgery a few years ago .... I thought I would use it but my wife made me realize I should sell it due to losing it's value just sitting and not being used"

5 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Reliable Transportation In Good Condition

By on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 191,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Truck was obtained about 2 years ago and has been "gently" driven about 20-30 miles/wk if that. I bought it for light hauling and it has never had any mechanical problems. Body and interior are in good shape as is the tires. About average gas mileage for a truck. Note that it has manual steering. AC and AM/FM radio w/cassette. AC needs a boost of refrigerant."

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Excellent road vehicle.

By on Tuesday, August 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 87,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Practical and comfortable to drive."

Cons: "Has 87.5K"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Very comfortable to drive on long trips. Excellent for hauling loads. Has bed liner and tow package."

8 people out of 15 found this review helpful

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