2008 Mazda B-Series Truck  -  $16,170

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $16,170
Base Invoice: $15,355
Destination Charge: $635
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD Reg Cab Man
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 21 | Hwy: 26
Body Style: 2WD Regular Cab 2.3L Manual
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission w/floor mounted shifter
Engine: 2.3L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine

Value Writeup

Mazda's proven B-Series small pickup holds its own against trucks from Chevrolet, Toyota, Nissan, and Ford--on whose truck the B-Series is based. The B2300 and B4000 are reliable, rugged trucks that don't pretend to be anything else, all of which means that they haul cargo and tow loads whenever asked to do so. The 2.3L B2300 sips gas at 21 mpg city/26 mpg highway, while the 4.0L B4000 impresses with a 5,600 pound towing capacity.


Roomy, comfortable ride, but rugged enough to work hard; smart pricing; reliable underpinnings.

Model Highlights

Mazda has based its B-Series light-duty pickups on Ford's venerable Ranger for more than a decade, and the Japanese truck is widely recognized for its reliability and toughness.

With the discontinuation of the B3000, the 2008 Mazda truck comes with just two engine options: The B2300, powered by a 2.3L I4, puts out 143 horsepower and 154 lb-ft of torque, while the B4000 is powered by a 207-horsepower 4.0L V6 with 238 lb-ft of torque. These powerplants cover three trim levels, including the standard, regular cab B2300, the extended cab (Cab Plus) B4000, and the Cab Plus B4000 SE. A five-speed manual comes standard on the B2300 and B4000, while a five-speed automatic comes standard on the SE and is optional on the other two trucks. The B2300 is available as 2WD only, while 4WD comes standard on both B4000 models.

The B2300 is a no-frills pickup with standard features including anti-lock brakes, 15-inch steel wheels, halogen headlights, three-passenger 60/40 bench seat, and AM/FM stereo. Air conditioning and 15-inch alloys are stand-alone options, or they come in the available $1,995 SE-5 Package, which also adds a CD stereo, tilt steering, cruise control, carpet, floor mats, chrome bumpers, and a chrome grille.

The B4000 and B4000 SE add two rear-hinged doors to access that extra cab space, active "shift-on-the-fly" 4WD, a heavy-duty suspension, black wheel well moldings, air conditioning, and passive anti-theft system. SE-only standard features include 16-inch alloys, underbody skid plates, fog lights, front tow hooks, a sliding rear window, power windows and locks, remote entry, cruise control, a limited-slip differential, and a trailer hitch. Bucket seats and monochromatic paint are optional on the SE.

All 2008 Mazda B-Series trucks include standard anti-lock brakes and dual front air bags, as well as a tire pressure monitoring system.

Model News

Mazda's popular B-Series pickup truck sees a few changes for 2008. Most significant is the discontinuation of all trim levels of the 3.0L V6 B3000. The B2300 features upgraded shock absorbers, while the B4000 has lost about half an inch from its ride height, and the B4000 SE gets a standard front suspension skid plate.

Trim Curb Weight
2999.00 lbs

Standard Weight - Front
0 lbs

Standard Weight - Rear
0 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Front
1649.00 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Rear
1350.00 lbs

Curb Weight - Front
1649 lbs

Curb Weight - Rear
1350 lbs

Option Weight - Front
0.00 lbs

Option Weight - Rear
0.00 lbs

As Spec'd Curb Weight
2999.00 lbs

As Spec'd Payload
1381.00 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity
1381.00 lbs

Gross Combined Wt Rating
4800 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1600 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
160 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Springs

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
15 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x 6.5 in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material

Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.7 ft

Brake Type

Brake ABS System
Four Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.3 x -TBD- in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Rear Drum Diam x Width
9.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.5 gal

Fuel Tank Location

Curb Weight
2999.00 lbs

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Payload Weight Front
0 lbs

Payload Weight Rear
0 lbs

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
4380.00 lbs

Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 MPG

Cruising Range - City
346.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
429.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4


Fuel System

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 @ 5250

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 3750

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Total Cooling System Capacity
10.5 qts

Passenger Capacity

Front Head Room
39.2 in

Front Leg Room
42.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.5 in

Front Hip Room
52.7 in

111.6 in

Length, Overall w/o rear bumper
187.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.4 in

Height, Overall
64.9 in

Overhang, Front
33.3 in

Overhang, Rear w/o bumper
42.6 in

Front Bumper to Back of Cab
107.3 in

Cab to Axle
37.6 in

Cab to End of Frame
77.1 in

Ground to Top of Load Floor
28.5 in

Frame Width, Rear
32.8 in

Ground Clearance, Rear
6.7 in

Body Length
0.00 ft

Cargo Box Length @ Floor
71.8 in

Cargo Box Width @ Floor
52.0 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
40.4 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
16.5 in

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km


Mfg's Report Date
JUL 01, 2016


Potential Number of Units Affected

Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 B-Series trucks manufactured June 6, 2006, to January 22, 2009, originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Mazda is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 B-Series trucks manufactured February 21, 2006, to April 28, 2008, originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Any vehicle not included in "Zone A", or "Zone B" is not included in this safety recall. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators ...

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Mazda notified owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. An interim notice was sent out on September 2, 2016, another notice will be sent out when parts are available. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9616F.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger
Not Rated

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.3L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine

5-speed manual transmission w/floor mounted shifter

Rear wheel drive

3.73 axle ratio

Trailer tow wiring harness

4380# GVWR

Independent double-wishbone front suspension w/coil springs

Leaf spring rear suspension

Front stabilizer bar

P225/70R15 all-season OWL tires

15" x 6.5" silver painted steel wheels

Limited service compact spare tire

Exterior spare tire lock

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front vented disc/rear drum brakes

Anti-lock brakes

Stainless steel exhaust

Black front/rear bumper w/rear step

Black front/rear mud flaps

Black front grille trim

Clear lens halogen headlights

Solar tinted glass w/sunshade

Black dual manual mirrors

2-speed variable intermittent wipers

Cargo-bed tie-down hooks

60/40 cloth split bench seat w/integrated head restraints

Center console w/covered storage & armrest lid

Floor consolette w/dual cupholders

Vinyl floor covering

Instrument panel w/black face gauges

Gauges-inc: tachometer, dual resettable trip odometers, coolant temp

Warning lamps-inc: parking brake, check engine, oil pressure, battery charge, low fuel

Tire pressure monitor system

AM/FM stereo radio-inc: (2) speakers

Fixed fender mounted antenna

Cigarette lighter socket

12V pwr outlet

Cloth-covered sun visors

Dome light

Driver & front passenger airbags w/front passenger deactivation switch

Front 3-point seat belts w/adjustable height shoulder anchors, pretensioners w/force limiters

Front side impact beams

Anti-lock brake system















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