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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab Manual 21 26 $14,720 $15,535
2WD Reg Cab Automatic 19 24 $14,720 $15,535
4WD Plus4 Cab Manual 15 19 $20,184 $22,045
4WD Plus4 Cab Automatic 14 17 $20,184 $22,045
4WD Plus4 Cab Automatic SE 14 17 $24,329 $26,590
2WD Reg Cab 112" XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 112" XL 21 26 $13,731 $14,490
2WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 21 26 $15,178 $16,240
2WD Reg Cab 112" Sport 16 22 $15,669 $16,780
2WD Reg Cab 118" XL 21 26 $14,913 $15,775
2WD Reg Cab 118" XLT 21 26 $16,211 $17,375
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 21 26 $15,107 $15,985
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 21 26 $16,466 $17,655
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 22 $17,190 $18,450
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 16 22 $17,804 $19,125
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 22 $18,346 $19,720
4WD Reg Cab 112" XL 15 20 $17,309 $18,380
4WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 15 20 $18,482 $19,870
4WD Reg Cab 112" Sport 15 20 $18,892 $20,320
4WD Reg Cab 118" XL 15 20 $18,336 $19,495
4WD Reg Cab 118" XLT 15 20 $19,514 $21,005
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 15 19 $18,712 $19,905
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $19,400 $20,880
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $19,992 $21,530
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" FX4 Off-Rd 15 19 $21,402 $23,080
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $20,557 $22,150
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $21,148 $22,800
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" FX4 Off-Rd 15 19 $22,559 $24,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,720
$13,731
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,535
$14,490
Monthly Payment Estimate
$259 / month
$242 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Mazda B-Series is an inexpensive, fuel-saving alternative to big pickups, but it feels every bit of its advanced age. The 2008 Ford Ranger’s best, highest use is as an inexpensive work truck or off-road play toy. Anything else exposes the flaws in its seating, its fuel economy, its available features and in its performance.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 26 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 52.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 39.2
Passenger Capacity 2 3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in) 37.6 37.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4 69.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 28.5 29.7
Overhang, Front (in) 33.3 34.0
Frame Width, Rear (in) 32.8 33.0
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 107.3 107.6
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 187.5 189.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.7 7.9
Cab to End of Frame (in) 77.1 78.5
Height, Overall (in) 64.9 66.2
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 42.6 44.0
Wheelbase (in) 111.6 111.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in) - TBD - 52.0
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 71.8 72.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 52.0 54.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 16.5 16.5
Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - 37.4
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - TBD - 54.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 40.4 40.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x - TBD - 9.00 x 1.75
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - 11.28 x 0.39
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.5 17
Fuel Tank Location Midship Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 39.7
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 22.0 22.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 37.7
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - 765
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1594
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - 765
Rear Tire Size P225/70R15 P225/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1594
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1984
Front Tire Size P225/70R15 P225/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1580
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 160 158
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 158
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1600 1580
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - TBD - 2000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 4800 4800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1649 1757
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4380 4380
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 2550
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1350 1273
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.5 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - 1650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 154 @ 3750 154 @ 3750
Engine Order Code NA 99D
Displacement 2.3L/138 2.3L/140
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 143 @ 5250 143 @ 5250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 26
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.72 3.72
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 9.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.50 1.50
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.40
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.20 2.20
Trans Order Code NA 44R
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda B-Series Truck Ford Ranger
Body Code 112" 111.5" WB
Body Style Reg Cab Reg Cab 6' Styleside
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) -TBD- 2000
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 3.73
Axle Type - Front - TBD - Independent SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 35
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) -TBD- 2400
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf Springs 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) -TBD- 2550
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 35
Axle Type - Rear - TBD - Ford Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone SLA w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) -TBD- 2750
Frame
Frame Type NA Ladder
 
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