The 2007 Mazda B-2300 is a compact pickup truck that is available with a regular cab. It is the same vehicle as the basic Ford Ranger pickup, but it offers Mazda’s longer warranty period. For those buyers who are looking for a basic truck that doesn’t have to have the latest in safety equipment or technological advances, the Mazda B-2300 might just fit the bill.
Body Styles: pickup truck
Engines: 2.3-liter inline four-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual
Models: Mazda B-2300
There are no significant changes on the 2007 Mazda B-2300.
The B-series of pickup trucks from Mazda have not been updated in more than 10 years. This leaves them at a disadvantage to the competition, as newer features and more modern styling is available elsewhere. The 2007 Mazda B-2300 features a regular cab and a six-foot cargo bed. Fifteen-inch steel wheels are standard; a soft Tonneau cover and tubular side steps are optional equipment. It’s a rugged truck, and with its width of only 69.4 inches, it that will adequately haul cargo where space is at a premium. The B-2300 has a wheelbase of 111.6 inches, so it’s compact enough to park in tight spaces, while offering the cargo space needed. The truck has a maximum payload capacity of 1260 pounds. When properly equipped, the B-2300 offers maximum towing capacity of 2260 pounds. While competitors offer more in the way of bed size, cab size, and safety features, the B-2300 does not. Available in only a regular cab, it has limited itself. But it does offer a workhorse if shoppers don’t want to spend a lot of money on a truck.
The interior of the 2007 Mazda B-2300 has a bench seat that seats three. It features a 40/60 split seatback which lets you access a limited amount of cargo space behind the seat. The seat is functional, but is flat and is not designed for comfort on long trips.
Performance & Handling
The 2007 Mazda B-2300 is equipped with a 2.3-liter, 143-hp, four-cylinder engine and a five-speed manual transmission; an automatic transmission is optional. The engine generates 154 lb-ft of torque. It makes good use of the power; the ride is a bit harsh due to the suspension. The truck is small enough to maneuver in narrow spaces, and it’s easy to park. If interested in taking the truck off-road, consumers will have to equip it with aftermarket products. If they’ve selected a truck with a transmission with O/D, you can simply turn the O/D on or off by pressing the Transmission Control Switch (TCS) at the end of the gear control lever.
Standard safety equipment includes four-wheel ABS, tire pressure monitoring, and front airbags. A key-operated switch lets you deactivate the passenger airbag. Despite the lack of side-impact airbags, the B-2300 earned five stars in government crash tests for both frontal- and side-impact crashes.
EPA Fuel Economy
Mazda B-2300 Base: 21/26 mpg city/highway
- Fuel economy
- Quality of manufacturing
You Won't Like
- Outdated suspension
- No air conditioning
- Resale value
A basic compact pickup truck that gets decent gas mileage.
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