Although the 2009 Mazda 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 Cab 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.