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2007 Mazda B-Series Regular Cab

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2007 Mazda B-Series Regular 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 Regular 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.
Favorite Features

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 Regular 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

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 231 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

Ok

By on Thursday, April 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 118,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Handles nice, comfortable, decently built."

Cons: "Poor gas mileage. Very poor."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

A 99 with NO rust....wow

"Truck now has 118,xxx miles. It's a 99 with 4.0 engine. Overall, the truck is ok. My biggest gripe I guess is the gas mileage...only about 16mpg overall. With gas so high in price, and not really needing a pickup any more, I think it's time to sell it. Need to get something that gets more like 30mpg."

A 99 with NO rust....wow

good dependable truck new throwout bearing

By on Monday, April 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 185,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "good gas mileage dependable every day driver"

Cons: "a little small inside for more than three people"

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

"there was a problem with throw out bearing no other problems while I have owned it good gas mileage oil change on time changed transmission oil also"

good dependable truck new throwout bearing

By on Monday, April 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 185,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "good gas mileage dependable every day driver"

Cons: "a little small inside for more than three people"

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

"there was a problem with throw out bearing no other problems while I have owned it good gas mileage oil change on time changed transmission oil also"

It's a great midsize truck...

By on Sunday, February 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Just a great all a round mid size truck."

Cons: "probably the mpg, gets 20mpg."

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

"I bought the B-4000 new in 2004. Since then other than maintance it's been a great truck. At 100,000 I had to replace waterpump and the thermostat housing on the motor. Still runs like a top and looks fantastic,best vehicle I ever bought."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

This truck takes a beating and keeps running.

By on Thursday, October 17, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Small, fuel economy, style"

Cons: "People who own bigger trucks that guzzle gas"

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

"I've put this truck through many situations that would damage other 2WD pick-ups and it keeps going. I love this truck. This is a great around town and light construction truck."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

A work truck and daily driver!

By on Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 116,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Radio is easy to replace if desired. Easy to clean"

Cons: "Rug can be stained easily, big V6 engine."

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

Before paint restoration and bumper fix.

"I've had this truck for 2 years now, and so far, it;s not been the truck's fault of what's happened. I've gotten paint on it, ran over a stump, and been hit i nthe rear by a lto of big Suburbans trying to get onto the freeway. However, with regular maintenance, and caution [depending on where you live] this truck will give you that gas mileage you want with a great tow capability. Not extreme as the half-ton, but still pretty good! smooth [with good shocks]. The brakes go out after 50,000 miles or so, so I replaced them and it was easy [the pads]. The transmission needs to be flushed every 60,000 miles or so. I also use the high mileage oil change when I'm in, and it seems to work great! I've got a K&N air filter [lifetime warranty] so no more replacing! The front bumper is made of hard plastic. That's a downside, but it's easy to fix and put back on [Zipties!]. I'm getting that replaced soon [the back 'bumper' is metal which is great!]. Overall, Lucy [as I've named her] has towed, hauled people, goods, and been on dirt roads. BUT, don;t go into the mud. Yeeeeeeah, that 4-wheel drive Ford Ranger may go through it, but this truck DOES NOT go through mud, especially with rear-wheel drive. (I've been stuck enough to know.)"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Before paint restoration and bumper fix.

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