2004 Mazda B3000

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Key Specs

of the 2004 Mazda B3000. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Driving ease
  • Fuel economy with four-cylinder
  • Maneuverability
  • Build quality

The Bad

  • Performance with four-cylinder
  • Resale value of regular cab
  • Fuel economy with V-6

Notable Features of the 2004 Mazda B3000

  • Four-cylinder model
  • Choice of two V-6 engines
  • Related to Ford Ranger
  • Regular cab, Cab Plus or Cab Plus 4
  • RWD or 4WD

2004 Mazda B3000 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Mazda simplified the lineup of its compact pickups in 2002 and began referring to them simply as the “Truck” rather than calling them B-Series, as the company had previously done. A 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine powers the B2300 series, while the B3000 and B4000 versions are equipped with 3.0-liter and 4.0-liter V-6 engines, respectively. All three Mazda models are closely related to equivalent Ford Rangers. For 2004, Mazda’s Cab Plus models get a monochromatic color scheme. Continue reading for information on the B2300.
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For the 2004 model year, Mazda’s B2300 pickups come in base trim with a regular cab and in an SE trim level with an extended Cab Plus configuration. Both have rear-wheel drive.

A sliding rear window is standard on all models. An SE-5 Package that includes styled steel wheels, a CD player, air conditioning, cloth seats and carpeted floormats is available for the B2300. A bed extender is optional. All four-wheel-drive models feature front hubs that can be locked automatically.

Ford, which holds a controlling interest in the Mazda company, builds the B2300, B3000 and B4000 compact pickups. For many years, the two companies have shared other products and components.


Exterior
Mazda’s B2300 pickups come in two sizes: as a regular cab and as a Cab Plus extended cab. Both have 6-foot cargo beds. The Ford Ranger comes in the same sizes, but it also is available as a regular-cab mode...
Vehicle Overview
Mazda simplified the lineup of its compact pickups in 2002 and began referring to them simply as the “Truck” rather than calling them B-Series, as the company had previously done. A 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine powers the B2300 series, while the B3000 and B4000 versions are equipped with 3.0-liter and 4.0-liter V-6 engines, respectively. All three Mazda models are closely related to equivalent Ford Rangers. For 2004, Mazda’s Cab Plus models get a monochromatic color scheme. Continue reading for information on the B2300.
(Skip to details on the: B3000 | B4000)

For the 2004 model year, Mazda’s B2300 pickups come in base trim with a regular cab and in an SE trim level with an extended Cab Plus configuration. Both have rear-wheel drive.

A sliding rear window is standard on all models. An SE-5 Package that includes styled steel wheels, a CD player, air conditioning, cloth seats and carpeted floormats is available for the B2300. A bed extender is optional. All four-wheel-drive models feature front hubs that can be locked automatically.

Ford, which holds a controlling interest in the Mazda company, builds the B2300, B3000 and B4000 compact pickups. For many years, the two companies have shared other products and components.


Exterior
Mazda’s B2300 pickups come in two sizes: as a regular cab and as a Cab Plus extended cab. Both have 6-foot cargo beds. The Ford Ranger comes in the same sizes, but it also is available as a regular-cab model with a 7-foot 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.

Styling differences between the Ranger and Mazda’s compact pickups center on the grille. The Mazda grille has horizontal bars instead of Ford’s eggcrate appearance. Regular-cab models ride a 111.6-inch wheelbase and measure 187.5 inches long overall; Cab Plus models have a 125.7-inch wheelbase and are 201.7-inches long overall. Two-wheel-drive models have 15-inch wheels, and 4x4 versions ride on 16-inch tires. Options include side step tubes and a soft tonneau cover.


Interior
All models have a roomy cab with a front, three-place bench seat. Cab Plus versions add a pair of vinyl, fold-down rear jump seats. Interior modifications for the 2004 model year include a new steering wheel, a redesigned center stack and upgraded door panel material.

The front seats have a fold-down armrest with an exposed cupholder, and storage pockets are installed on the front seatbacks and jack cover. Air conditioning and cruise control are optional on B2300 trucks.


Under the Hood
The engines in all three Mazda Trucks are the same as those used in Ford Rangers. In the B2300, a 143-horsepower, 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine teams with either a standard five-speed-manual transmission or an optional five-speed automatic.

Safety
Dual front airbags and antilock brakes are standard. A key-operated switch can deactivate the passenger-side airbag.

B3000 Truck
In the B3000, a 154-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 engine teams with either a five-speed-manual transmission or an optional five-speed automatic. For the 2004 model year, Mazda’s B3000 pickups come in regular cab, Cab Plus and Cab Plus 4 (with rear-hinged doors) configurations and in Dual Sport and SE trims. Two-wheel-drive Dual Sport models impart the look of a four-wheel-drive truck and feature a raised suspension like the B-Series 4x4s, as well as a monochrome exterior and fender flares. Back to top

B4000 Truck
In the B4000, a 207-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 engine teams with either a standard five-speed-manual transmission or an optional five-speed automatic. No regular-cab models are offered. For the 2004 model year, Mazda’s B4000 pickups come in Dual Sport trim with two-wheel drive and a Cab Plus 4 configuration, in SE 4x4 trim with a Cab Plus layout, in base 4x4 Cab Plus trim; and as the SE 4x4 Cab Plus 4.

Each Cab Plus 4 edition features rear-hinged back doors that can’t be opened unless the front doors are open. Dual Sport models have raised suspensions to resemble the four-wheel-drive trucks. Cab Plus 4 models are 202.9 inches long overall with a 125.9-inch wheelbase. Two-wheel-drive pickups have 15-inch wheels, and 4x4 versions ride on 16-inch wheels. An Off-Road Package can be installed on the B4000 4x4 Cab Plus 4, which includes 31-inch tires on 15-inch teardrop alloy wheels, bucket seats with a full-length console, side step tubes and an MP3/CD stereo system. Back to top


Latest 2004 B3000 Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(4.0)
Comfort
(4.0)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(5.0)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Best truck I've ever ridden

by Radiowaver21 from Missouri, Springfield on August 28, 2017

This vehicle is the greatest from the tailgate to the crank windows, the stereo is also amazing and not to bad mpg, basically it's a ford ranger in Mazda's clothes, but Mazda added its own personal ... Read full review

(4.0)

best in class

by vlad from joliette qc on December 12, 2012

tows heavy loads very well, excellent brakes,never fails to start, only complaint gas milage could be better Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The B3000 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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