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2011 Mazda RX-8
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4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport 16 23 $24,819 $26,795
4-Door Coupe Manual Sport 16 22 $24,819 $26,795
4-Door Coupe Manual Grand Touring 16 22 $29,878 $32,260
4-Door Coupe Manual R3 16 22 $29,904 $32,290
4-Door Coupe Automatic Grand Touring 16 23 $30,526 $32,960
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3-Door Coupe Manual GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual GS 20 28 $18,354 $18,999
3-Door Coupe Automatic GS 20 28 $19,320 $19,999
3-Door Coupe Automatic GS Sport 20 28 $23,356 $24,699
2-Door Spyder Automatic GS Sport 20 28 $26,500 $27,999
3-Door Coupe Automatic GT 17 25 $27,508 $29,089
2-Door Spyder Automatic GT 17 25 $30,853 $32,599
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,819
$18,354
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,795
$18,999
Monthly Payment Estimate
$447 / month
$317 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.2
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 34.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 51.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 42.8
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 29.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.1 44.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.0 81.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
175.6 180.4
Height, Overall (in)
52.8 53.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 101.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.6 15.7
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - 10.3 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 - 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 17.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 40
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.99 2.64
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45R18 P235/45R18
Spare Tire Size
NA T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R18 P235/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3111 3272
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
Displacement
1.3L/80 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
212 @ 7500 162 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas Rotary Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
159 @ 5500 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA 4G69
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.38
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.36
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA 5MT
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.30 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.58
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda RX-8 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Body Style
4 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilzer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 8.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- -
Rollover Rating
-

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