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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 20 26 $24,757 $26,470
2-Door Coupe Manual Enthusiast 20 26 $26,311 $28,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic Enthusiast 19 26 $27,209 $29,420
2-Door Coupe Manual Performance 20 26 $28,328 $30,630
2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 26 $29,400 $31,790
2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 20 26 $30,522 $33,380
2-Door Roadster Manual Enthusiast 20 26 $31,490 $34,050
2-Door Coupe Manual Track 20 26 $31,345 $34,280
2-Door Roadster Automatic Enthusiast 18 25 $32,388 $35,020
2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 20 26 $33,682 $36,420
2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $34,579 $37,390
4-Door Coupe Automatic
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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
$24,757
$23,274
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,470
$25,180
Monthly Payment Estimate
$441 / month
$420 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Sub-compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 42.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 53.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.5 89.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.9
Second Head Room (in) - 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 54.9
Second Leg Room (in) - 32.2
Second Hip Room (in) - 48.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 106.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 69.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in) 169.4 174.3
Height, Overall (in) 51.9 52.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 6.8 7.58
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.50 x 0.63 11.93 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) 11.65 x 9.5 11.93 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 16.43
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.99
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.0 36.8
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/50WR17 P225/55R16
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P235/50WR17 P225/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3188 3053
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.2 8.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas Rotary
Fuel System SMPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 274 @ 4800 164 @ 5000
Engine Order Code VQ35DE NA
Displacement 3.5L/214 1.3L/80
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 287 @ 6200 197 @ 7200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 18
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.45 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.32 1.55
Trans Order Code - TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.54 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.27 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.79 2.79
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 1.00
Trans Type 6 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2dr Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Nissan 350Z Mazda RX-8
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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