Compare 2009 Mazda B-Series Truck vs 2008 Ford Ranger

2009 Mazda B-Series Truck
2008 Ford Ranger
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2WD Reg Cab Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab Automatic 19 24 $15,230 $16,060
2WD Reg Cab Manual 21 26 $15,230 $16,060
4WD Plus4 Cab Automatic 14 18 $20,299 $22,150
4WD Plus4 Cab Manual 15 19 $20,299 $22,150
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2WD Reg Cab 112" XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 112" XL 21 26 $13,731 $14,490
2WD Reg Cab 118" XL 21 26 $14,913 $15,775
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 21 26 $15,107 $15,985
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" XLT 21 26 $16,211 $17,375
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 21 26 $16,466 $17,655
4WD Reg Cab 112" XL 15 20 $17,309 $18,380
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 22 $17,190 $18,450
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 16 22 $17,804 $19,125
4WD Reg Cab 118" XL 15 20 $18,336 $19,495
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 22 $18,346 $19,720
4WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 15 20 $18,482 $19,870
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 15 19 $18,712 $19,905
4WD Reg Cab 112" Sport 15 20 $18,892 $20,320
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $19,400 $20,880
4WD Reg Cab 118" XLT 15 20 $19,514 $21,005
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $19,992 $21,530
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 2-Door SuperCab 126" FX4 Off-Rd 15 19 $21,402 $23,080
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" FX4 Off-Rd 15 19 $22,559 $24,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,230
$13,731
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,060
$14,490
Monthly Payment Estimate
$268 / month
$242 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Mazda B-Series is frugal and performs decently, but its styling is dated and safety equipment isn’t up to modern standards. 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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 54.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 52.7
Passenger Capacity
2 3
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.5 17
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 37.7
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
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
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
Trailering
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)
2260 1580
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)
226 158
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
NA 1273
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4280 4380
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
NA 1757
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
5500 4800
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 2550
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 15 x 7
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.2 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - 1650
Engine
Displacement
2.3L/138 2.3L/140
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 @ 5250 143 @ 5250
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 3750 154 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA 99D
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.85 2.20
Trans Order Code
AT1 44R
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.47 3.72
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA 9.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.50
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda B-Series Truck Ford Ranger
Body Code
112" 111.5" WB
Body Style
Reg Cab Reg Cab 6' Styleside
Suspension
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
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.10 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
Frame
Frame Type
NA Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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