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2005 Mazda B-4000

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2005 Mazda B-4000 Review

Simple truck that can get the job done.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 2005 Mazda B-4000 is a simple truck with few new features. Although it does offer more options than the B-2300 and B-3000 models, making this the model of choice for those who enjoy Mazda’s line of trucks and who want as many features as they can get. The exterior features are not as plentiful as some of its competitors, but satisfying nonetheless. The interior features remain average but the audio system could use some improvement. The safety rates low, although the B-4000 has some quality safety equipment. The fuel economy meets average expectations.

The Range

Body Styles: pickup truck
Engines: 4.0-liter V-6
Transmissions: five-speed manual, five-speed automatic
Models: Mazda B-4000, Mazda B-4000 SE

What's New

Upgrades this year include cruise control, a bed liner, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and power mirrors as standard equipment.

Exterior

The 2005 Mazda B-4000 comes in nine different colors. The exterior features include: a black front and rear step bumper, black wheel lip moldings, black contoured front and rear mud flaps, a black grille, black dual manual mirrors, clear lens halogen headlights, solar tinted glass with sunshade, two-speed variable intermittent windshield wipers, dual rear passenger doors, and cargo bed tie-down hooks. The 15-inch styled steel wheels include bright center caps and all-terrain OWL tires. This vehicle comes with a limited service spare tire.

The SE model comes with the following features: chrome front and rear step bumper, chrome front grille, fog lights, black dual power remote mirrors, a sliding rear window with privacy glass, a bed liner, and a class III frame-mounted trailer hitch receiver. The wheels upgrade to 16-inch alloy wheels.

Dealer-installed options include door edge guards, bed extender, bed liner, black or silver bed rail caps, folding storage box, soft tonneau cover, and black and silver side step tubes.

Interior

The 2005 Mazda B-4000 comes with many interior features, including a cloth 60/40-split bench seat with piping, rear jump seats, a center console with covered storage and armrest lid, a floor console with dual cup holders, front floor mats, and full carpeting. Other features include an instrument panel with a black face and silver ring gauges, remote hood release, air-conditioning, an AM/FM stereo with a digital clock and two speakers, a fixed fender-mounted antenna, a cigarette lighter socket, a storage bin with a 12-volt power outlet, a locking glove box, cloth-covered sun visors, and a dome light.

The SE model comes with better cloth for the seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a tilt steering column, an instrument panel with silver face and ring gauges, power windows, power door locks with two-stage unlocking, remote keyless entry, cruise control with steering-wheel-mounted controls, and four speakers with a CD player for the audio system.

Dealer-installed options include an auto-dimming mirror with a compass and optional thermometer, and bucket seats for SE models.

Performance & Handling

The Mazda B-4000 comes with a four-liter, V-6 engine rated at 207 horsepower, which provides 238 lb-ft of torque. The transmission choices include a five-speed manual with overdrive and a five-speed automatic with overdrive. The vehicle uses four-wheel drive and includes a dual range transfer case, a 4:10 axle ratio, a four-pin trailer low wiring harness, a raised independent double-wishbone front suspension, a raised leaf spring rear suspension, front torsion bar springs, gas pressurized shock absorbers, and a front stabilizer bar. It uses rack-and-pinion steering, powered and ventilated front disc brakes, and rear drum brakes. The Mazda B-4000 has a 19.5-gallon fuel tank.

The SE models include a limited slip rear differential, front tow hooks, and fuel tank and transfer case skid plates.

Safety

The 2005 Mazda B-4000 earns only two stars for its rollover rating. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does not offer any other crash test ratings. The Mazda B-4000 includes driver and front passenger airbags with a front passenger deactivation switch, front three-point seat belts with height-adjustable shoulder anchors, rear outboard three-point seat belts, center lap belts, front side-impact beams, and a standard four-wheel anti-lock brake system.

EPA Fuel Economy

Mazda B-4000 manual: 16/19 mpg city/highway
Mazda B-4000 SE automatic: 16/20 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Powerful Engine
  • Features

You Won't Like

  • Safety

Sum Up

Simple truck that can get the job done.

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