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Simplified B-Series offers more standard

Buying a Mazda B-Series is easier than ever in with an array of standard added to a new, simplified Mazda consolidated its 2005 truck line for a total of six models, including the addition of a new the B3000 Cab Plus 4-door.

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Mazda has maintained its most 4×2, 4×4 and Dual models while converting popular option packages to features. From a base 4×2 utility truck to a 4×4 model, Mazda’s B-Series trucks are ready to any job thrown at them.

When the 2005 B-Series lineup, recognized that customers having a broad range of without being overwhelmed by too complicated packaging combinations, Scott Landgraf, B-Series line manager. The 2005 trucks are loaded with standard features than before, but still offer optional amenities so consumers can the truck to their liking.


The most significant change to the B-Series is the new model lineup. has eliminated last year’s Cab Plus SE, B3000 Cab Plus SE, B4000 Cab Plus 4-door Sport and B4000 Cab Plus SE. This year’s models B2300 Regular Cab, Cab Plus 4-door (a new model), Regular Cab Dual Sport, Cab Plus 4-door Dual B4000 Cab Plus 4-door and B4000 Cab Plus 4-door SE.

All Cab Plus models now come with four doors, for of loading passengers and in-the-cab and fold-down rear jump In addition, Dual Sport and SE models now come standard the combined features from year’s popular Convenience and Packages. This includes control, tilt and leather-wrapped wheel, bed liner, power and two remotes.

Exterior colors Titanium and Dark Satin have been added to Blazing Copper and Dark Dark Titanium also be available as a monochromatic color on Sport and SE 4×4 models, Silver Metallic as the fifth color. Mystic Black, White, Lapis Blue and Red are the other monochromatic offerings.

continues to be available in a regular format, along with and Sunburst Red. The 2005 also receives updated badging.

All B2300 models cloth seats with piping, which replaces year’s orange piping. In new 15-inch alloy wheels the popular SE-5 Package for the Other features of the SE-5 include chrome bumpers and A/C, AM/FM/CD player, control and a tilt/leather-wrapped steering

Even without the SE-5 the 2.3-liter Base model is a rugged and popular commercial and vehicle.

Also for 2005, seats are now an available option for the Dual Sport Cab Plus and B4000 SE Cab Plus 4-door


The Mazda B-Series is with three engine and, as in past years, it the only import-nameplate compact available with a five-speed transmission. The powerful B4000 a hefty 4.0-liter SOHC V-6 with 207-horsepower (at 5250 It features 238 lb-ft of torque (at rpm), as well as a standard rear differential and a Class III hitch.

The B4000 also an impressive towing capacity of pounds — more than to handle a ski boat, camper or

The B3000 is powered by a 3.0-liter OHV V-6 and boasts 148-horsepower (at 4900 and 180 lb-ft of torque (at 3950 Mazda’s B2300, powered by a DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder puts out 143-horsepower (at 5250 and 154 lb-ft of torque (at 3750

Mazda B-Series trucks — B4000 Cab Plus 4-door SE — are equipped with a five-speed transmission as standard. All models manual transmission are available an optional five-speed electronically automatic transmission.

B4000 Cab 4-door SE 4×4 is available a five-speed automatic transmission Models equipped with drive can be shifted from 2WD to 4WD with a shift-on-the-fly system, operated by an on-dash switch on transmission models and manually with a simple lever on manual transmission models. In all 4WD models include low-range for steep hills and very low situations, along with front hubs.


Base B2300 and models have an independent front suspension with springs and a leaf spring suspension. B3000 Dual and B4000 models feature a independent double-wishbone front with torsion-bar springs and a leaf spring rear giving buyers the off-road without the extra cost or of a 4×4 system.

All B-Series have power-assisted rack-and-pinion gas-filled shock absorbers and a stabilizer bar. Due to its taller, stance and relatively lighter weight than a 4×4, Regular Cab Dual Sport a rear stabilizer bar to minimize roll when cornering. All B-Series trucks have assisted front ventilated and rear drum brakes, four-wheel anti-lock brakes to wheel lockup and reduce distance needed on certain surfaces.


Mazda keep passenger safety when designing all vehicles, and the care has been taken the 2005 B-Series. All models standard side-impact door in the front and dual front with passenger-side air bag deactivation ideal for use when transporting a or when using a rear-facing seat. Mazda also was the import-nameplate truck to offer a passenger-side airbag deactivation

B-Series features front pretensioners with force three-point safety belts for seating positions and height front shoulder belt


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All 2005 models come equipped standard cargo-bed tie-down Other utilitarian storage are available, such as a cargo-bed retractable tie-down hooks, loops, a soft tonneau and a folding storage box. In all models feature standard and rear mudguards.

B-Series illuminate the road with halogen headlights and tri-color-lens clusters, and the B-Series windshield has tinted glass with a

The Dual Sport name to the model’s versatility and surefootedness in on- and off-road situations. Dual is designed to emulate the off-road pre-runner trucks used to race courses. Often, the look like four-wheel models, with raised systems to provide greater clearance, but are really two-wheel to save weight and complexity.

Sport has proven to be one of Mazda’s popular B-Series models its introduction in 2001.

Base and B3000 models roll on styled wheels, and Dual models feature 15-inch wheels. B4000 4×4 has 15-inch styled wheels bright center caps, and 4×4 SE sports 16-inch wheels.


All trucks are equipped with a split bench front and bucket seats are optional on Dual Sport Cab Plus and B4000 SE models. B-Series models (B2300, B3000 and have manual windows, locks and an AM/FM two-speaker system. Dual Sport and SE feature power windows, door locks with unlocking and an AM/FM/CD four-speaker system.

For convenience, B-Series trucks a center console with and armrest lid and a floor consolette dual cup holders. In addition, all come with a standard hood release and an optional keyless entry system is on Dual Sport and SE models.

Like every Mazda, the Mazda B-Series comes a four-year roadside assistance With a call to a toll-free Mazda B-Series owners can roadside assistance 24 hours a 365 days a year throughout the States and Canada. For all 2005 vehicles, the company will a free loaner car in the event a condition requires the use of alternative

The 2005 Mazda B-Series is by a comprehensive four-year/50,000-mile warranty covers every part on the except those subject to wear. In addition, Mazda is covered by a five-year/unlimited-mileage corrosion

Mazda North American is responsible for the sales and marketing, parts and service support of vehicles in the United States. in Irvine, Calif. MNAO has than 700 dealerships nationwide.


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