Compare 2004 Ford Mustang vs 2004 Mazda RX-8

2004 Ford Mustang
2004 Mazda RX-8
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2-Door Coupe Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Standard 20 29 $16,706 $18,150
2-Door Coupe Deluxe 20 29 $17,362 $18,880
2-Door Coupe Premium 20 29 $17,951 $19,535
2-Door Coupe GT Deluxe 17 25 $21,677 $23,675
2-Door Convertible Deluxe 20 29 $21,867 $23,885
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 17 25 $22,730 $24,845
2-Door Convertible Premium 19 27 $23,779 $26,010
2-Door Convertible GT Deluxe 17 25 $25,583 $28,015
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 17 25 $26,637 $29,185
2-Door Coupe Premium Mach 1 17 25 $26,696 $29,250
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra 17 24 $32,093 $34,860
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra 17 24 $36,078 $39,240
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4-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Coupe Automatic 18 25 $23,274 $25,180
4-Door Coupe 6-Speed Manual 18 24 $24,659 $26,680
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,706
$23,274
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,150
$25,180
Monthly Payment Estimate
$303 / month
$420 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 32.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.0 89.3
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 48.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.9
Second Head Room (in)
35.5 36.8
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
101.3 106.4
Liftover Height (in)
28.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
183.2 174.3
Height, Overall (in)
53.1 52.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.9 7.58
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.93 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.93 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.62 2.99
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 36.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 16.43
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55TR16 P225/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55TR16 P225/55R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/90R15 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3114 3053
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
220 @ 2750 164 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
996 NA
Displacement
3.9L/232 1.3L/80
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 5250 197 @ 7200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Rotary
Fuel System
SMPI MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.99 1.55
Trans Order Code
445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.37 2.79
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Mazda RX-8
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.1 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Bar Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link

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