1987 Mazda B2600 Specsby Carl Miller
The Mazda B-Series is a line of simple, compact trucks that were sold in the United States from 1972 to 2009. The Mazda B2600 was introduced in 1986 and remained in production until 1991. The 1987 B2600 came in three different trims, which were very similar but had slightly different technical specifications.
The three versions of the 1987 Mazda B2600 are set apart by different cab sizes. The smallest truck features a standard cab with a single row of three seats. The next size up is an extended cab with four seats. The largest B2600 is a dual cab that seats five.
All of 1987 B2600 trims feature a 2.6-liter, four-cylinder engine. The original specs on this engine rated it at a maximum of 98 horsepower and 134 foot-pounds of torque. The engine is powered by gasoline.
When new, the 1987 Mazda B2600 had a fuel economy rating of 22 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The Environmental Protection Agency adjusted its mileage computation formula in 1998, and the vehicle's estimated mileage was lowered to 19 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.
The three Mazda B2600 trims have slightly different curb weights. The standard cab weighs 3,329 pounds; the extended cab weighs 3,505 pounds; and the dual cab weighs 3,571 pounds. The maximum gross vehicle weight for all three trims is 6,063 pounds. The power-to-weight ratio is 20.68-to-1 for the standard cab, 21.78-to-1 for the extended cab and 22.19-to-1 for the dual cab.
Despite the differences in cab size, all three 1987 B2600 trims are 16.6 feet in length. The standard and extended cab versions measure 5.5 feet in height, while the dual cab is slightly taller at 5.6 feet in height. The standard and extended cab models are 5.6 feet wide; the dual cab model is actually a bit narrower, measuring 5.5 feet in width.
Transmission and Towing Capacity
The three 1987 Mazda B2600 trims came with the option of either a four-speed automatic transmission or a five-speed manual transmission. These trucks have a towing capacity of 1,984 pounds for braked trailers and 992 pounds for unbraked trailers.
Carl Miller has been writing professionally since 2007 and has freelanced for the "Western Oregon Journal." His short fiction has been featured in "Northwest Passage Literature and Arts Review." Miller is an English/writing student at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Ore. He has worked as a cook, painter, waitperson, custodian, data analyst, retail manager and salesperson.