Basically unchanged for 2009, the Mazda B-Series pickup truck offers regular cab and extended cab trim levels, with either two-wheel or four-wheel drive. Since the 3.0L engine has been dropped, engine choices are a 2.3L four-cylinder engine producing 143 hp and154 lb-ft of torque or a 4.0L V6 with 207 hp and 238 lb-ft of torque, while transmission choices consist of a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic. Getting good fuel economy for its class, the B-Series regular cab with a manual transmission delivers 21 mpg city/26 mpg hwy and 19/24 mpg with automatic, while the extended cab gets 15/19 mpg with manual transmission and 14/18 mpg with automatic. Standard safety features include dual front air bags, front seat-belt pre-tensioners and a tire-pressure monitoring system. As for hauling, the B-Series can tow up to 5600 pounds with the standard Class III frame-mounted trailer receiver hitch. As Mazda B-Series specifications attest, this is a hard-working pickup truck that packs a lot in a compact size.Read more Read less
The crew cab style, with its full-sized front-hinged rear doors, is no longer offered and, most notably, the mid-level B3000 series has been discontinued, leaving just the B2300 and the B4000. Other than that, the 2009 Mazda B-Series trucks are little changed from the 2008 model year. The SE is now an options package and not a separate trim as it was last year.
A great basic truck; solid and agile; a no-frills workhorse when it comes to getting the job done
A true pickup based on the Ford Ranger, the 2009 Mazda is a solid performer that is easy to maneuver, thanks to the truck's small size. Mazda's proven B-Series pickups hold their own against trucks from Chevrolet, Toyota, Nissan and Ford. The B2300 and B4000 are reliable, rugged trucks that don't pretend to be anything else, all of which means that they can haul cargo and tow loads whenever needed. Pricing for the basic B2300 starts, very affordably, around $16,000. Mileage varies greatly, from an average combined rating of 22 mpg for the B2300 and 17 mpg for the larger B4000. The 4.0L B4000 impresses with a 5,600 pound towing capacity.
B2300 Pickup-4 Cyl.