Mazda B2500 alternatives
Latest model: Mazda B2500 2004
The Mazda B2500 has always stood out as a pickup that features strength and stylishness to be something far more than just another commercial car. Its youthful and active layout language combined with high create class give it a passenger car-like stylishness. This is combined with four distinct body styles — Regular, Stretch, Freestyle and Double Cabs — with space for two, four or five people and varying trunk deck lengths, for a car that is at home at the beach or at the opera. Several new external improvements are added to the Mazda B2500 model year 2004, including two new 15-inch alloy wheel designs, a body colour suite and three new colors (depending on grade), new clear type side markers and a remote fuel cap opener. Also available in selected markets is a new special version for the Double and Freestyle Cabs that option chrome body improvements, fog lights, special version badging and a protective trunk deck liner.
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The inside of the Mazda B2500 has always been a great mix of roominess, convenience and style, with dashboard stowage rivalling that of a modern compact vehicle. Added to its range of available dashboard features are several new upgrades for the Mazda B2500 model year 2004, including new bench and door trim fabrics for even more stylishness and convenience, a new ivory background colour for the driver instruments with daytime black and night time blue illuminated numbers, and a new double-lid control panel box with a big bin and tray for Stretch, Freestyle and Double Cabin versions. Add-on upgrades include a back compartment triple cup holder for the Double Cabin High Grade version, new seatback pockets and a Jack-knife key with a moulded offering badge.
The Mazda B2500 chassis is rugged and durable, developed not only to take whatever the road can throw at it, but to give road feedback in a way that is tangible at all times. To live the adventure, you have to feel it, and the Mazda B2500 offers this, while still providing for good levels of driving convenience. The cab and motor compartments option reliable reinforcement members that help it to resist torsional and flexural bending. The cab and trunk deck of the Mazda B2500 are mounted to a reliable cross- braced ladder frame via shear type mounts, which are normally used in passenger vehicles. This mix provides impressive overall body rigidity, for good handling and steering characteristics, and helps isolate the cab space from vibrations when travelling off the beaten path. The suspension features double wishbones in the front with torsion bar springs and a reliable stabiliser bar, a rigid back axle system with progressive semi-elliptical springs, along with gas-filled front and back dampers; all of which features to deliver a balance between strength and stability, on the one hand, and acceptable all-day ride convenience on the other.
Hydraulic power-assisted steering is traditional on all models, which offers an perfect mix of convenience and steering feedback in all driving situations. Mazda B2500 features a reliable braking system with big 256 mm ventilated front discs and 270 mm back drums for the traditional motor, and 274 mm ventilated front discs and 295 mm back drums for cars with the high performance motor. In the front are big disc pads, for enhanced heat handling capacity, while a proportioning valve system regulates brake force to the back brakes for optimum performance. These features combine to make the braking system effective in a variety of load situations, whether pulling a trailer, driving fully loaded on the beach or cruising down the motorway. An anti-lock brake system (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) with 289 mm front disc brakes is available as an feature as well, which enhances traction and braking performance on slippery surfaces.