From 1988 to 1993, Japanese automaker Mazda produced and sold the B2600 in the United States as one of the trim levels in its B-Series of pickup trucks. Mazda named the B2600 after its engine, which has a 2,600-cubic-inch displacement. Customers had the choice of buying a B2600 truck with either four-wheel drive (4WD) or two-wheel drive (2WD).
Engine and Fuel Economy
The Mazda B2600 has a 2.6-litre, in-line, four-cylinder engine. The engine on the 1988 truck produces 102 horsepower while the engine on B2600 trucks produced between 1989 and 1993 produces 121 horsepower. The 2WD trucks tend to get better gas mileage than their 4WD counterparts do at 19mpg in the city and up to 24mpg on the highway. By comparison, the 4WD can achieve up to 18mpg in the city and 21mpg highway miles.
Rear Spacing and Curb Weight
The Cab Plus versions of the Mazda B2600 have additional rear space that offers around 37 inches of headroom and 28 inches of legroom. The 2WD model has a curb weight of between 2,700 to 3,100 pounds, making it lighter than the 4WD truck, which weighs in between 3,100 to 3,500 pounds.
All of the B2600 trucks have a rear track of 56 inches. The rear track refers to the distance between the centre of the left rear wheel and the centre of the right rear wheel. In addition, the B2600 has a wheelbase of 108 to 118 inches. The wheelbase is the distance of the rear wheel's centre to that of the front wheel.
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