Compare 2008 Mazda RX-8 vs 2010 Ford Mustang

2008 Mazda RX-8
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4-Door Coupe Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport 16 23 $24,458 $26,435
4-Door Coupe Manual Sport 16 22 $24,458 $26,435
4-Door Coupe Manual Touring 16 22 $27,318 $29,535
4-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 16 23 $28,057 $30,335
4-Door Coupe Manual Grand Touring 16 22 $28,735 $31,070
4-Door Coupe Manual 40th Anniversary 16 22 $29,011 $31,370
4-Door Coupe Automatic Grand Touring 16 23 $29,380 $31,770
4-Door Coupe Automatic 40th Anniversary 16 23 $29,658 $32,070
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2-Door Coupe V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe V6 18 26 $19,906 $21,395
2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 18 26 $22,606 $24,395
2-Door Convertible V6 18 26 $24,406 $26,395
2-Door Coupe GT 16 24 $26,206 $28,395
2-Door Convertible V6 Premium 18 26 $27,106 $29,395
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 16 24 $28,906 $31,395
2-Door Convertible GT 16 24 $30,706 $33,395
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 16 24 $33,406 $36,395
2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 14 22 $42,236 $46,725
2-Door Convertible Shelby GT500 14 22 $46,686 $51,725
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,458
$19,906
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,435
$21,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$441 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Mazda RX-8 has a strange appeal: It's a sportscar with soft handling and seating for four. Nostalgia is still a big part of the appeal, but the 2010 Ford Mustang is now every bit a modern, refined sport coupe.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 29.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.0 83.3
Second Hip Room (in)
48.1 46.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 34.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 51.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 62.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
174.3 188.1
Height, Overall (in)
52.8 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 80.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.6 13.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.7 x - TBD - 11.5 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.75
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
36.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.43 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 33.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.99 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R18 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R18 P215/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3053 3400
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.7 12.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
232 @ 8500 210 @ 5300
Engine Type
Gas Rotary Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
159 @ 5500 240 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA 99N
Displacement
1.3L/80 4.0L/245
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 21
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.56 3.53
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA 44F
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.76 3.75
Clutch Size (in)
9.29 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.65 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda RX-8 Ford Mustang
Body Style
4 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.13
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 3-link solid axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Panhard rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 8.9

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