Year-to-year changes

1994

All-new in 1994, the Mazda B-series pickups are Ford Rangers with Mazda badges. As such, they compete not only with all of the imported compact pickups, but with Ford, Chevy and GMC as well. They also provide an alternative for potential Ranger buyers who like that truck but are unhappy with the pricing or service at the local Ford dealership. This arrangement gives Mazda a wider model and price spread than it could manage on its own.

Built in the United States, the Mazdas are wider and slightly longer than most of the imported competition, giving them an advantage in legroom and elbowroom. The B-series trucks are available in two cab configurations (regular and extended) two bed lengths (short and long), three trim levels (base, SE and LE), with rear-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive and with a choice of three engines. Altogether, there's a total of 11 different models.

The B2300 is the entry-level model, equipped with Ford's familiar 98-horsepower, 2.3-liter sohc 4-cylinder engine. The B3000 has a 140-horsepower version of the 3.0-liter pushrod engine. And the the B4000, with its 160-hp 4.0-liter pushrod V6, is the most powerful compact pickup sold by an import dealer. It's got 225 ft-lb of stump-pulling torque on tap. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard, and a 4-speed automatic is optional.

The B4000 is also available with 4-wheel drive, and incorporates Ford's electric "Touch Drive" transfer case for pushbutton, shift-on-the-fly operation.

Retail prices

Until June 30, 1994:

  • $9,460 (1994 Mazda B2300 4x2 Regular Cab)
  • $11,385 (1994 Mazda B2300 SE 4x2 Regular Cab)
  • $12,195 (1994 Mazda B2300 4x2 Cab Plus)
  • $11,855 (1994 Mazda B3000 SE 4x2 Regular Cab)
  • $13,345 (1994 Mazda B3000 SE 4x2 Cab Plus)
  • $14,610 (1994 Mazda B3000 4x4 Regular Cab)
  • $15,670 (1994 Mazda B3000 4x4 Cab Plus)
  • $12,675 (1994 Mazda B4000 SE 4x2 Regular Cab)
  • $15,530 (1994 Mazda B4000 LE 4x2 Cab Plus)
  • $16,600 (1994 Mazda B4000 SE 4x4 Regular Cab)
  • $17,470 (1994 Mazda B4000 SE 4x4 Cab Plus)
  • $19,675 (1994 Mazda B4000 LE 4x4 Cab Plus)
  • $10,270 (1995 Mazda B2300 4x2 Regular Cab)
  • $12,170 (1995 Mazda B2300 SE 4x2 Regular Cab)
  • $13,170 (1995 Mazda B2300 4x2 Cab Plus)
  • $13,515 (1995 Mazda B2300 SE 4x2 Cab Plus)
  • $15,495 (1995 Mazda B2300 4x4 Regular Cab)
  • $17,405 (1995 Mazda B3000 4x4 Cab Plus)
  • $16,210 (1995 Mazda B4000 LE 4x2 Cab Plus)
  • $18,050 (1995 Mazda B4000 SE 4x4 Regular Cab)
  • $18,990 (1995 Mazda B4000 SE 4x4 Cab Plus)
  • $20,260 (1995 Mazda B4000 LE 4x4 Cab Plus)

Shipping prices

  • $470 (1994 models)
  • $495 (1995 models)

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