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Selected Style 4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport
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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 Automatic Grand Touring 16 23 $29,380 $31,770
4-Door Coupe Manual 40th Anniversary 16 22 $29,011 $31,370
4-Door Coupe Automatic 40th Anniversary 16 23 $29,658 $32,070
4-Door Sedan 3.8L V6
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.8L V6 18 27 $30,940 $33,000
4-Door Sedan 4.6L V8 17 25 $36,590 $39,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,458
$30,940
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,435
$33,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$441 / month
$550 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Mazda RX-8 has a strange appeal: It's a sportscar with soft handling and seating for four. The 2010 Hyundai Genesis is a power play for luxury credibility-and it's just about the equal of mid-size luxury rivals from Lexus and Infiniti.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-compact Large car
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 57.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 44.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 54.9
Second Leg Room (in) 32.2 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.0 109.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 40.4
Second Hip Room (in) 48.1 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 58.3
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 37.7
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 52.8 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 64.4
Wheelbase (in) 106.4 115.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 74.4
Track Width, Front (in) 58.9 63.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 5.2
Length, Overall (in) 174.3 195.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.6 15.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x - TBD - 12.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 19.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 36.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.99 2.93
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 36.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.43 15.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55R16 P225/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/55R16 P225/55R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3084 3748
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.7 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 159 @ 5500 264 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA - TBD -
Displacement 1.3L/80 3.8L/232
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 212 @ 7500 290 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas Rotary Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 21
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.58 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.52
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.40
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again NA SHIFTRONIC
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 2.04
Trans Order Code NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.30 3.90
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mazda RX-8 Hyundai Genesis
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA 5-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA 5-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 8.9
 
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