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in 2009 Compact Pickup Trucks

Avg. Price Paid: $7,827 - $11,933
Original MSRP: $16,060 - $22,150
MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy
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2009 Mazda B-Series Interior

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The 2009 Mazda B-Series isn't particularly roomy -- even extended cab models -- but it does feature easy-to-use controls and good fit and finish. Cabin fit and finish gets mixed reviews.

  • "The B-Series puts the Mazda sport treatment onto the base Ranger interior. Seats have a richer pattern and the instrument panel features white-faced gauges and a revised center stack." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Interior materials are appropriate for the price, and all models we've tested have been solidly built." -- Consumer Guide
  • "As expected, the cabin has a dated feel. Unlike its competitors, the Mazda B-Series doesn't offer leather upholstery or a premium sound system." -- Edmunds

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Seating

The B-Series comes as a two-door Regular Cab or four-door extended cab. Both models seat up to three in the front bench, and the extended cab adds another two via small jump seats in the rear. Most reviewers say the interior is a tight squeeze.

  • "Good headroom and legroom once passengers are situated. Entry and exit border on awkward in the high-riding 4WD B4000." -- Consumer Guide
  • "There isn't much legroom and the seats are low and flat, so don't expect comfort on long trips. Extended-cab models have a pair of jump seats in the rear. Those side-facing rear seats are by no means comfortable for adults, but they can be used by extra passengers in a pinch." -- Edmunds
  • "The flip-down jump seats are best used for short trips only." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Unless your passenger is a child or a circus performer, don't take these inward-facing perches too seriously. That space is better suited for carrying groceries...than people." -- Pickuptruck.com

Interior Features

While the higher B-Series trim levels are relatively well-equipped, the base models are sparse on basic features. However, reviewers don't necessarily see the meager accommodations as a bad thing.

  • "It's a no-frills truck designed for working-class heroes; no power windows or door locks. Air conditioning is standard on the B4000 but optional on the B2300. There's a cloth-trimmed front bench seat with vinyl flooring in the B2300 and carpet in the B4000." -- Cars.com
  • "Though dated overall, B-Series shares a convenient dashboard design with Ranger. Audio and climate controls are simple to use and easy to access." -- Consumer Guide

Cargo

Unlike many regular-size pickup cabs, reviewers say the B-Series provides reasonable interior cargo space. Interior storage for smaller items comes in the form of a fold-down armrest and seatback pockets.

  • "Interior storage is adequate." -- Cars.com
  • "B4000 models can carry lots of stuff. The dual rear doors are nice, but they don't open independently of the front doors, making loading difficult in confined spaces." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Cab Plus models provide space behind the seats for luggage or groceries." -- Kelley Blue Book

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