2007 Mazda B-Series Truck Review


Pros & Cons

  • Compact dimensions provide nimble handling, rugged underpinnings.
  • Dated platform results in a choppy ride and a cramped interior, no crew cab model, limited lineup doesn't match many consumers' needs.
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Unless the dealer makes an offer you can't refuse, there's no reason to consider the outdated 2007 Mazda B-Series. More modern compact pickups are available for around the same list price.

Vehicle overview

The B-Series has remained basically unchanged for more than a decade. And with virtually all of its competition having undergone complete redesigns within the last few years, the 2007 Mazda B-Series finds itself even more antiquated. This is not to say it's a bad truck -- the B-Series' smaller size is a handy virtue when tackling narrow trails off-road, dicing with city traffic or parking in crowded lots. And although the chassis is old, it's rugged, making this truck ideal for folks who need a no-frills workhorse or for outdoor enthusiasts who want to indulge in their activities without spending a lot on a truck.

But just like the Ford Ranger on which it's based, the B-Series doesn't offer the same wide variety of configurations, available features and safety technology as the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier or Dodge Dakota. For example, while each of those competing models offers a crew cab body style, the B-Series does not. The other trucks also offer much more powerful engines and more safety features (such as stability control and side airbags).

For those compact-truck buyers who don't need a roomy cabin and for whom price is of the utmost importance (discounts should be deep), the 2007 Mazda B-Series may be a good fit. Everybody else, however, will find the aforementioned and far superior rivals much more appealing.

2007 Mazda B-Series Truck models

The 2007 Mazda B-Series compact pickup truck comes in regular cab and four-door extended-cab body styles. No crew cab style is offered. There are three basic trim levels: base B2300, B3000 and B4000; Dual Sport (DS) B3000; and SE B4000. The numbers following the trim indicate engine displacement (e.g., 2300 means 2.3 liters). Base models are available as either a two-wheel-drive regular cab or an extended cab with either two- or four-wheel drive. Standard equipment includes a sliding rear window, AM/FM stereo, air-conditioning (all but the B2300) and 15-inch steel wheels (16-inch on 4WD models). Dual Sport models can be had in either body style but are 2WD only. A standard raised suspension gives the DS the look of a 4WD truck without the added expense and complexity. DS versions feature color-keyed bumpers and grille, alloy wheels, full power accessories, keyless entry and a CD player with audio input jack. The top-line SE trim level is offered on the B4000 4WD extended cab only and features foglights, skid plates, a limited-slip differential, 16-inch alloy wheels, a sliding rear window, upgraded upholstery, cruise control and a bedliner. Many of these features are available as options on the less expensive models.

2007 Highlights

Except for the additions of an audio input jack (on trucks equipped with CD players) and a standard tire-pressure monitor for all, the aging Mazda B-Series rolls into 2007 unchanged.

Performance & mpg

Three engines are available. Two-wheel-drive models can be had with a 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engine rated for 143 horsepower and 154 pound-feet of torque, or a 3.0-liter V6 with 148 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. Four-wheel-drive models come standard with a 4.0-liter V6 with 207 hp and 238 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed manual is standard on all models except the SE extended cab, which comes with a five-speed automatic. The automatic is optional on all trim levels. Tow ratings are less than 3000 pounds with the four-cylinder and the 3.0-liter V6, but the 4.0-liter V6 has a respectable 5580-pound capacity.


Antilock brakes are standard on all models. Virtually all other modern safety features, such as stability control as well as side- and side curtain airbags, are not available. Still, in NHTSA crash tests, the 2007 Mazda B-Series did well, earning five stars (out of five) for the driver and four stars for the front passenger in frontal-impact crashes. In that agency's side-impact tests, the B-Series scored five stars (standard cab) and four stars (extended cab). The IIHS gave this compact pickup truck a rating of "Acceptable" (the second highest of four) after conducting its frontal-offset impact tests.


Despite its relatively low horsepower rating, the 4.0-liter V6 offers respectable acceleration for this class, and the five-speed automatic does a fine job of making the most of the available power. The B-Series feels underpowered with either the four-cylinder or the 3.0-liter V6. All models are easy to maneuver thanks to the truck's small size, but the basic platform and underpinnings are old-tech, resulting in a rough, harsh ride. The 2007 Mazda B-Series is a good performer off-road, but the lack of an optional off-road package means hard-core trail busters will have to explore the aftermarket to outfit it properly.


As expected, the cabin has a dated feel, and unlike its competitors, the Mazda B-Series doesn't offer leather upholstery or a premium sound system. There isn't much legroom and the seats are still low and flat, so don't expect long-range comfort. Extended-cab models have twin jump seats in the rear; the side-facing rear seats on this model are by no means comfortable for adults, but they can be used by extra passengers in a pinch.

Consumer reviews

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My Little Truck
Monty Mills,08/22/2008
Say what you want about the bigger boys but my Mazda B-Series 4x4 is all I'll ever need in a truck. And its basic styling, outdated or not, looks better than any of them. Okay, it doesn't ride like a Cadillac but it's a heck of a lot more comfortable than any compact 'jelly bean on wheels' that I've driven. Fuel economy isn't what I'd like it to be but that's the price you pay for a 4x4. This is my third B-Series in a row and after test driving the others, I see no reason why there won't be a fourth. My only fear is that Mazda will read some of those "expert reviews" and turn their truck into an ugly, overpriced Canyon, Dakota or Tacoma etc.
B4000 4x4
S Brown,10/24/2008
This truck is one of the last of the true "mini-trucks", designed to be reasonably priced, reliable and adequate for most everyday needs where practicality overrides so-called modern convenience features (heaven forbid if someone had to actually drive a truck and not be able to talk on their cell, drink a coffee, play with their GPS, etc.).
2007 Mazda B2300
Harry McClane,06/22/2007
Love this truck, good looking, clean lines, good mileage. Really fun to drive. Last one had over 350000 miles and was still running great.
2007 Mazda B4000 4x4
This is an outstanding truck. However, even with the extended cab its strictly a two seater. We originally purchased it as a towing vehicle - we pull a 4,800lb travel trailer. I barely feel the trailer on the back. Nothing overly fancy, no, it doesn't offer leather seats etc., but it has a nice, crisp interior. Ride is a little stiff but very comfortable nonetheless, even on long hauls. It's built like a tank. Compact size is great in town and out. I'm too old for recreational off-roading but I do drive on rough back 'roads' (more like paths) and in lots of snow and this truck has never come close to getting stuck. We love it - my wife just traded her car in for her own 2008.

Features & Specs

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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Used 2007 Mazda B-Series Truck Overview

The Used 2007 Mazda B-Series Truck is offered in the following submodels: B-Series Truck Cab Plus 4, B-Series Truck Regular Cab. Available styles include B2300 2dr Regular Cab SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M), B3000 Dual Sport 4dr Cab Plus 4 SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), B3000 Dual Sport 2dr Regular Cab SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), B3000 4dr Cab Plus 4 SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M), B4000 SE 4dr Cab Plus 4 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), and B4000 4dr Cab Plus 4 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M).

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