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2009 Mazda B-Series Truck vs. Its Competition

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2009 Mazda B-Series Truck
6.4
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The GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado are newer trucks that don't offer much better crash-test performance or styling, but their five-cylinder engines are more powerful than the Mazda's big V-6.

Both models also now offer a V-8 for 2009.

The Ford Ranger is a near-identical twin of the 2009 Mazda B-Series, but it offers more trims, an off-road package, and an intermediate 3.0-liter V-6 that used to have E85-burning capability.

2009 Mazda B-Series Truck 2009 Mazda B-Series Truck2009 Chevrolet Colorado LT w/1LT2009 Chevrolet Colorado2009 GMC Canyon2009 GMC Canyon2008 Ford Ranger 2WD 2-door SuperCab 126" Sport Angular Front Exterior View2008 Ford Ranger
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6.4
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The 2009 Mazda B-Series is frugal and performs decently, but its styling is dated and safety equipment isn’t up to modern standards.
6.8
/ 10
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The new available V-8 engine is a long time coming and helps position the Colorado as a worthy rival to the most capable compacts and an alternative to full-size trucks.
7.0
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With the addition of the new V-8 option, the 2009 GMC Canyon goes from unappealing to quite competitive.
6.4
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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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Gas Mileage   
14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas I4Gas 4-CylGas I4Gas I4
EPA Class   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name   
2WD Reg Cab Automatic2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck2WD Reg Cab 112" XL
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
2333
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
Reg CabRegular CabRegular CabReg Cab 6' Styleside
Transmission   
AutomaticManual w/ODManual w/ODManual
 
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