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1998 Mazda B-Series Pickup Extended Cab

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Mazda B-Series Pickup Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 119 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Mazda B-Series Pickup

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Better looks and a better warranty than identical twin, the Ford Ranger. Dual airbags with passenger cut-off switch.

  • Cons

    No 4-wheel ABS option except for B4000 models. No third door. Most powerful V-6 engine is rated for 160 horsepower; far lower than the competition.

  • What's New for 1998

    Fresh styling, a revised front suspension, a larger regular cab, a more powerful 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, a stiffer frame and a new 4WD system ensure that Mazda's compact truck will remain competitive through the end of the century.

Full 1998 Mazda B-Series Pickup Review

What's New for 1998

Fresh styling, a revised front suspension, a larger regular cab, a more powerful 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, a stiffer frame and a new 4WD system ensure that Mazda's compact truck will remain competitive through the end of the century.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Not fancy, but functional

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Vehicle: 1997 Mazda B-Series Pickup

The B2300 is not the biggest, baddest truck out there. But for light hauling, home renovations, or city deliveries it is easy to maneuver and easy to park. Gas mileage is okay. Unfortunately, my wife is so fond of driving it to the garden store and the big-box outlet mall, I never see my truck anymore.



1 of 2 people found this review helpful

B 2300 ,good little truck

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Vehicle: 1997 Mazda B-Series Pickup

This truck has been great so far. I love the gas mileage and nice looks. The inside is much roomier than would be expected. The truck lacks a little power, but that's to be expected. If you're looking for power you shouldn't have gone with a four cylinder in the first place.




Nice truck

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Vehicle: 1997 Mazda B-Series Pickup

Truck is good. It has tons of low end grunt, but the top end suffers unless you go aftermarket parts. There have been a lot more appearing lately. You can go to rangerpowersports.com if you want more power and info about features. I do think the interior plastic is cheap though, but everything else is durable and utilitarian. It is the best handling truck I have ever driven.




An efficient, good quality compact

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Vehicle: 1997 Mazda B-Series Pickup

This is my second Mazda extended cab truck. It does exactly what it was designed to do. It's very low- maintenance...the build quality is excellent for the money. Routine, periodic maintenance is all it requires. For these reasons alone, I would consider buying another one.




My truck

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Vehicle: 1997 Mazda B-Series Pickup

Good truck all around (95% Ford Ranger), Too many plastic parts that do break and are not cheap.



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