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  • 2010 Mazda RX-8

    #5 in 2010 Affordable Sports Cars

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    #3 in 2017 Affordable Sports Cars

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    #3 in 2017 Affordable Sports Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $26,645
    • $26,600
    • $24,915
    • Avg. Paid
    • $6,787
    • $22,354
    • $19,495

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 7.8 /10
    • 8.7 /10
    • 8.9 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 8.4 /10
    • 9.4 /10
    • 9.7 /10
    • Performance
    • 8.3 /10
    • 8.7 /10
    • 9.1 /10
    • Interior
    • 7.7 /10
    • 7.4 /10
    • 7.7 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 8.9 /10
    • 7.7 /10
    • 8.5 /10
    • Safety
    • N/A
    • 9.3 /10
    • N/A
    • Reliability
    • 3.0 /5
    • 3.5 /5
    • 3.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Comfortable second row
      • Responsive steering
      • Powerful V6 and V8 engine options
      • Superb handling and ride quality
      • Better fuel economy than rivals
      • Unmatched agility for the price
      • Fantastic manual transmission
      • Great fuel economy
    • Cons
      • Poor fuel economy
      • Weak engine
      • Cramped back seat
      • Limited trunk space
      • Poor outward visibility
      • Small trunk and scant in-cabin storage

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Automatic
    • Manual
    • Drivetrain
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas Rotary 1.3L/80
    • Gas I4 2.0L/122
    • Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122
    • MPG
    • 16 City / 22 Hwy
    • 22 City / 31 Hwy
    • 26 City / 33 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • 4 Door Coupe
    • Coupe
    • Convertible
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 106.3
    • 110.70
    • 90.9
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 175.6
    • 188.30
    • 154.1
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 69.7
    • 74.70
    • 68.3
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 52.8
    • 53.10
    • 48.6
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Convertible Soft Top
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Sun/Moon Roof
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Sun/Moonroof
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Optional
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 3065
    • 3339
    • 2332
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front Performance
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wheel Locks
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Optional
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Back-Up Camera
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    •  
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • HID headlights
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Keyless Start
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Luggage Rack
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Front Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Rear Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Rear Seat Heat Ducts
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Remote Engine Start
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Navigation from Telematics
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Trip Computer
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 4
    • 4
    • 2
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 89.0
    • 79.0
    •  
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 38.2
    • 38.50
    • 37.4
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 42.7
    • 43.90
    • 43.1
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 54.8
    • 55.00
    • 52.2
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 53.3
    • 54.50
    • 52
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 36.8
    • 33.5
    •  
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 32.2
    • 29.90
    •  
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 54.9
    • - TBD -
    •  
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 48.1
    • - TBD -
    •  
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 7.6
    • 9.10
    • 4.6
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Changer
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    • Optional
    • Standard
    •  
    • Premium Sound System
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • WiFi Hotspot
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Smart Device Integration
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    Heating & Cooling
    • Climate Control
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Navigation System
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Onboard Hands-Free Communications System
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Driver Seat
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Power Passenger Seat
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Quad Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electronic Stability Control
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Daytime Running Lights
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Emergency Trunk Release
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Auto-Leveling Headlights
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Locking Rear Differential
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • V6 Cylinder Engine
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Rotary engine
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Turbocharged
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Engine Type
    • Gas Rotary
    • Gas I4
    • Premium Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement
    • 1.3L/80
    • 2.0L/122
    • 2.0 L/122
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 232 @ 8500
    • 275 @ 5600
    • 155 @ 6000
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 159 @ 5500
    • 295 @ 3000-4500
    • 148 @ 4600
    • Transmission
    • Manual w/OD
    • Automatic
    • Manual
    • Turning diameter
    • 34.8
    • - TBD -
    • 30.8
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 16
    • 22
    • 26
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 22
    • 31
    • 33
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 16.9
    • 19.0
    • 11.9
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Double Wishbone
    • MacPherson Strut
    • Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    •  
    •  
    • Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    •  
    •  
    • Multi-Link
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • 8-Speed Automatic
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Manual
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • 6-Speed Manual
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard

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