Compare 2008 Ford Ranger vs 2008 Mazda B-Series Truck

2008 Ford Ranger
2008 Mazda B-Series Truck
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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
Select style
2WD Reg Cab Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab Automatic 19 24 $14,720 $15,535
2WD Reg Cab Manual 21 26 $14,720 $15,535
4WD Plus4 Cab Automatic 14 17 $20,184 $22,045
4WD Plus4 Cab Manual 15 19 $20,184 $22,045
4WD Plus4 Cab Automatic SE 14 17 $24,329 $26,590
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,731
$14,720
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,490
$15,535
Monthly Payment Estimate
$242 / month
$259 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2008 Mazda B-Series is an inexpensive, fuel-saving alternative to big pickups, but it feels every bit of its advanced age.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 24 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
3 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
111.5 111.6
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
37.9 37.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 69.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
29.7 28.5
Overhang, Front (in)
34.0 33.3
Frame Width, Rear (in)
33.0 32.8
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
107.6 107.3
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
189.4 187.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.9 6.7
Cab to End of Frame (in)
78.5 77.1
Height, Overall (in)
66.2 64.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
44.0 42.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.5 40.4
Tailgate Width (in)
52.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
72.7 71.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
54.4 52.0
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
16.5 16.5
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
54.4 - TBD -
Brakes
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
4-Wheel Four Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.00 x 1.75 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.28 x 0.39 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 16.5
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.7 - TBD -
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
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1984 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P225/70R15 P225/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
765 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1594 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
765 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R15 P225/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1594 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1580 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
158 226
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
158 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1580 2260
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1273 1350
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
4800 5500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1757 1649
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4380 4380
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2550 - TBD -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 10.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1650 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 3750 154 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
99D NA
Displacement
2.3L/140 2.3L/138
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 @ 5250 143 @ 5250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 24
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 - TBD -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 1.85
Trans Order Code
44R AT1
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 Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.72 2.47
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
9.0 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 1.47
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Ranger Mazda B-Series Truck
Body Code
111.5" WB 112"
Body Style
Reg Cab 6' Styleside Reg Cab
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2750 -TBD-
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2000 -TBD-
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 4.10
Axle Type - Front
Independent SLA - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2400 -TBD-
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2550 -TBD-
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Ford Semi-Floating - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
SLA w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder NA

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