2000 Mazda B2500 Review
The sports truck of sports trucks.
Mazda is going after the motocross, snowboarding, extreme sports crowd with the edgy Troy Lee editions. The rest of the B-series line should appeal to the less radical but sporty crowd. All the Mazda trucks look good and have a solid pedigree.
The B-Series trucks are fun to drive, and comfortable enough to sooth aching bones at the end of an extreme day. In short, we found that the Mazda B3000 Troy Lee tasted great and was less filling than the regular trucks.
Model Line Overview
|Model Lineup:||B2500 SX 4X2 Regular Cab ($11,495); B3000 SX 4X2 Regular Cab ($11,890); B2500 SE 4X2 Regular Cab ($13,805); B3000 SE 4X2 Regular Cab ($14,200); B2500 SE 4X2 Cab Plus ($15,995); B3000 SE 4X2 Cab Plus ($16,465); B3000 SE 4X2 Cab Plus 4 ($17,205); B3000 TL 4X2 Cab Plus 4 ($18,610); B4000 SE 4X2 Cab Plus 4 ($20,603); B3000 SE 4X4 Regular Cab ($17,725); B3000 SE 4X4 Cab Plus 4 ($20,210); B4000 SE 4X4 Cab Plus 4 ($22,540); B4000 TL 4X4 Cab Plus 4 ($23,640)|
|Safety Equipment (standard):||rear anti-lock brakes (4-wheel ABS optional on B4000); dual airbags w/passenger side deactivation switch; full-box section front frame rails; steel side door beams|
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|Basic Warranty:||3 years/50,000 miles, plus Mazda Emergency Roadside Service for the duration of the warranty|
|Assembled In:||Edison, New Jersey|
Specifications As Tested
|Model Tested (MSRP):||B3000 Troy-Lee Edition 4X2 ($18,445)|
|Standard Equipment:||(B3000) 5-speed manual transmission; power rack-and-pinion steering; power brakes; 16-in. alloy wheels; raised white letter tires; Troy Lee designs graphics; front fog lights; Immoblizer antitheft system; leather-wrapped steering wheel; CFC-free air conditioning; AM/FM/CD stereo with 4 speakers|
|Options As Tested (MSRP):||automatic transmission ($1095); trailer hitch ($140); Convenience package ($700) includes bedliner, sliding rear window, opening rear quarter window, tilt steering wheel, cruise control with steering-wheel-mounted controls, floor mats; Power Package ($535) includes power mirrors, power windows, power door locks, remote keyless entry with two transmitters|
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|Price as tested (MSRP)||21425|
|Layout:||front-engine, two-wheel drive|
|Horsepower (hp @ rpm):||143 @ 4750|
|Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):||146 @ 3000|
|EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:||17/22|
|Head/hip/leg room, f:||39.2/NA/42.2|
|Head/hip/leg room, m:|
|Head/hip/leg room, r:||35.6/NA/40.3|
|Payload:||1260 lbs. (1620 w optional payload pkg)|
|Suspension, f:||double wishbone|
|Suspension, r:||semi-floating live axle|
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