Compare 2005 Nissan 350Z vs 2005 Mazda RX-8

2005 Nissan 350Z
2005 Mazda RX-8
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 20 26 $25,066 $26,800
2-Door Coupe Manual Enthusiast 20 26 $26,589 $28,750
2-Door Coupe Automatic Enthusiast 19 25 $27,514 $29,750
2-Door Coupe Manual Performance 20 26 $28,624 $30,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 25 $29,687 $32,100
2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 20 26 $30,815 $33,700
2-Door Roadster Manual Enthusiast 20 26 $31,860 $34,450
2-Door Coupe Manual Track 20 26 $31,637 $34,600
2-Door Roadster Automatic Enthusiast 18 25 $32,785 $35,450
2-Door Coupe Manual 35th Anniv. Edition 20 26 $33,100 $36,200
2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 20 26 $34,079 $36,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic 35th Anniv. Edition 19 25 $34,015 $37,200
2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $35,004 $37,850
2-Door Roadster Manual Grand Touring 20 26 $36,346 $39,300
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4-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Coupe Automatic 18 24 $23,460 $25,375
4-Door Coupe 6-Speed Manual 18 24 $24,844 $26,875
4-Door Coupe Automatic Shinka Special Edition 18 24 $29,295 $31,700
4-Door Coupe Manual Shinka Special Edition 18 24 $30,005 $32,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,066
$23,460
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,800
$25,375
Monthly Payment Estimate
$447 / month
$423 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.5 89.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.9
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
- 32.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- 48.1
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
169.4 174.3
Height, Overall (in)
51.9 52.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.8 7.58
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x 9.5 11.93 x - TBD -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.0 36.8
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50WR17 P225/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50WR17 P225/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3213 3053
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 8.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 100
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/214 1.3L/80
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
287 @ 6200 197 @ 7200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Rotary
Fuel System
SMPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
274 @ 4800 164 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
VQ35DE NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 24
Transmission
Trans Type
6 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan 350Z Mazda RX-8
Body Style
2dr Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent

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