This compact pickup is a Ford Ranger with a Mazda nameplate and minor exterior differences.
The ride is stiff and choppy, but the steering is relatively responsive.
The extended cab with its four doors is a worthwhile option for the extra luggage space it brings, but not even children will be happy for long in the small jump seats.
The 3.0-liter V6 is pleasant enough and adequately powerful.
An overhead-cam 4.0-liter V6 and a 2.3-liter four-cylinder are also available.
Handling is relatively good.
The B Series was discontinued after 2009.