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1994-2009 Mazda B-Series: The Ford Ranger doubles as a Mazda

If you thought the Mazda B-Series trucks looked an awful lot like the Ford Ranger from 1994 to 2009, you were right.

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The Mazda B-Series trucks were simply the Ford Ranger with different badges.

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Mazda sold the Ford Ranger-based B-Series pickup from 1994 to 2009.

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The name of the Mazda pickup helps denote the engine under the hood.

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The Mazda B4000 was powered by a 4.0-liter V6. 

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The 1994 Mazda B-Series pickup truck lineup also featured a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine and a 3.0-liter V6. 

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A five-speed manual was the base transmission option for the B-Series truck in 2004.

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Besides a different badge on the steering wheel, the B-Series interior didn't differ much from the Ford Ranger's.

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When equipped with the 4.0-liter V6 and manual transmission, the 2004 Mazda B-Series truck was rated at 14 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway.

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When equipped with the base four-cylinder engine and manual gearbox, the 2004 B-Series truck returned 16 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.

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The B-Series truck disappeared from Mazda showrooms after the 2009 model year.

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