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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 $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 Coupe Manual Track 20 26 $31,637 $34,600
2-Door Roadster Manual Enthusiast 20 26 $31,860 $34,450
2-Door Roadster Automatic Enthusiast 18 25 $32,785 $35,450
2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 20 26 $34,079 $36,850
2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $35,004 $37,850
2-Door Coupe Manual 35th Anniv. Edition 20 26 $33,100 $36,200
2-Door Coupe Automatic 35th Anniv. Edition 19 25 $34,015 $37,200
2-Door Roadster Manual Grand Touring 20 26 $36,346 $39,300
4-Door Coupe Automatic
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Sub-compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.5 89.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 38.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.9
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 42.7
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
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 -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.99
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
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 - Hwy (MPG) 26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 18
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan 350Z Mazda RX-8
Body Style 2dr Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
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
 
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