Compare 2009 Mazda RX-8 vs 2008 Honda S2000

2009 Mazda RX-8
2008 Honda S2000
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4-Door Coupe Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport 16 23 $24,470 $26,435
4-Door Coupe Manual Sport 16 22 $24,470 $26,435
4-Door Coupe Manual Touring 16 22 $25,785 $27,860
4-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 16 23 $26,430 $28,560
4-Door Coupe Manual Grand Touring 16 22 $28,681 $31,000
4-Door Coupe Automatic Grand Touring 16 23 $29,326 $31,700
4-Door Coupe Manual R3 16 22 $29,538 $31,930
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 18 25 $31,069 $34,300
2-Door Convertible CR 18 25 $32,876 $36,300
2-Door Convertible w/Air Conditioning CR 18 25 $33,780 $37,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,470
$31,069
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,435
$34,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$441 / month
$572 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you want a sprightly, track-ready sports coupe with head-turning looks and a little extra space, the 2009 Mazda RX-8 will put a smile on your face. The 2008 Honda S2000 is a purist's sports car, with the resulting compromises in room and refinement.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
48.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 50.7
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 44.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 49.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.0 44.8
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 34.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
175.6 162.2
Height, Overall (in)
52.8 50.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 59.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 94.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 68.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.6 5.0
Brakes
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 - 11.1 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)
12.7 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.43 14.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.99 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
36.8 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R18 P215/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R18 P245/40WR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3064 2864
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.4 8.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas Rotary Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
159 @ 5500 162 @ 6800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.3L/80 2.2L/132
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
232 @ 8500 237 @ 7800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 2.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.26 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.78 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.76
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.13
Clutch Size (in)
9.29 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.48
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.94
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Mazda RX-8 Honda S2000
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.07
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Double-wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double-wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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