Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
This price range reflects the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value for all trim levels, but not necessarily all available options.
The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
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By Cars.com Staff
July 24, 2007
Vehicle Overview Mazda's small pickup is available in B2300 and B4000 versions. A 2.3-liter four-cylinder powers the B2300 series, while the B4000 version is equipped with a 4.0-liter V-6. The B-Series is closely related to the Ford Ranger. Four-wheel-drive pickups feature front hubs that can lock automatically.
Little has changed for 2008. The B4000 has been lowered, and SE models get a standard skid plate to protect the front suspension. The V-6-powered B3000 has been dropped.
Mazda's B2300 pickup comes in only one form: a regular-cab pickup with rear-wheel drive. A cargo-bed extender is optional. Ford Motor Company, which holds a controlling interest in Mazda, builds the B-Series compact pickups. For years, the two companies have shared other products and components. (Skip to details on the: B4000)
Exterior Mazda's B2300 pickup has a regular cab and a 6-foot cargo bed. The B2300's front suspension consists of double wishbones with coil springs and a stabilizer bar, while semielliptic leaf springs are installed in the rear.
Regular-cab models ride a 111.6-inch wheelbase, measure 187.5 inches long overall and have 15-inch wheels. Options include tubular side steps and a soft tonneau cover.
Interior Mazda's B2300 model has a roomy cab with a standard three-place front bench seat. Occupants get a fold-down armrest, and storage pockets are installed on the seatbacks. Air conditioning is optional in the B2300.
Under the Hood A 143-horsepower, 2.3-liter four-cylinder in the B2300 teams with either a standard five-speed manual transmission or an optional five-speed automatic.
Safety Antilock brakes are standard, and a key-operated switch can deactivate the passenger-side airbag. Side-impact airbags are not available. A tire pressure monitoring system is standard.
B4000 A 207-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 in the B4000 teams with either a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. The B4000 comes only in Cab Plus four-door configuration, in both base and better-equipped SE trim levels. The SE edition is offered only with the automatic transmission. Both B4000 models have four-wheel drive that includes low-range gearing. Raised suspensions use torsion-bar front springs.
Each Cab Plus four-door edition features rear-hinged back doors that can be opened only after the front doors are open. Cab Plus four-door models are 202.9 inches long overall and have a 125.9-inch wheelbase. The base model rides on 15-inch wheels, and the SE gets 16-inch wheels. Back to top