Compare 2004 Nissan Sentra vs 2004 Mazda RX-8

2004 Nissan Sentra
2004 Mazda RX-8
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4-Door Sedan 1.8 Manual ULEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 1.8 Manual SULEV 28 35 $11,856 $12,400
4-Door Sedan 1.8 Manual ULEV 28 35 $11,856 $12,400
4-Door Sedan 1.8 Automatic SULEV 28 35 $12,621 $13,200
4-Door Sedan 1.8 Automatic ULEV 28 35 $12,621 $13,200
4-Door Sedan 1.8 Manual SULEV S 28 35 $13,392 $14,400
4-Door Sedan 1.8 Manual ULEV S 28 35 $13,392 $14,400
4-Door Sedan 1.8 Automatic SULEV S 28 35 $14,137 $15,200
4-Door Sedan 1.8 Automatic ULEV S 28 35 $14,137 $15,200
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Automatic LEV S 23 28 $15,718 $16,900
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Automatic ULEV S 23 28 $15,718 $16,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic LEV SE-R 23 28 $16,090 $17,300
4-Door Sedan Automatic ULEV SE-R 23 28 $16,090 $17,300
4-Door Sedan Manual LEV SE-R Spec V 23 29 $16,276 $17,500
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4-Door Coupe Automatic
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
$11,856
$23,274
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,400
$25,180
Monthly Payment Estimate
$207 / month
$420 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.3 48.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 54.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
52.1 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 32.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.5 89.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
177.5 174.3
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 52.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.3 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
99.8 106.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.3 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.1 58.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.6 7.58
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.93 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.12 x 0.87 11.93 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.48 16.43
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01 2.99
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 36.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60HR15 P225/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60HR15 P225/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2513 3053
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.1 8.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Rotary
Fuel System
SMPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 2400 164 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.3L/80
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
126 @ 6000 197 @ 7200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 25
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.18 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.33 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Sentra Mazda RX-8
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double-Wishbone

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