Compare 2010 Pontiac Solstice vs 2010 Mazda RX-8

2010 Pontiac Solstice
2010 Mazda RX-8
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2-Door Coupe GXP
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4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport 16 23 $24,664 $26,645
4-Door Coupe Manual Sport 16 22 $24,664 $26,645
4-Door Coupe Manual Grand Touring 16 22 $29,704 $32,110
4-Door Coupe Manual R3 16 22 $29,732 $32,140
4-Door Coupe Automatic Grand Touring 16 23 $30,350 $32,810
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$24,664
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$26,645
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$444 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Mazda RX-8 is one of the few true track-ready sports cars you can get that actually has a backseat; the RX-8 is practical, but not too much so.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 16 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Sub-compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
- 32.2
Front Head Room (in)
- 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- 48.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 89.0
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42.7
Passenger Capacity
- 4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
- 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
- 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
- 175.6
Height, Overall (in)
- 52.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 7.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
- Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.99
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P225/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- P225/45R18
Spare Tire Size
- NA
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3111
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- NA
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 110
Engine
Engine Type
- Gas Rotary
Fuel System
- MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 159 @ 5500
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 1.3L/80
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 212 @ 7500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 16
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.06
Trans Order Code
- NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.30
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
- Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.40
Trans Type
- 6
Drivetrain
- Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.17
Summary
Body Style
- 4 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
- Mazda RX-8
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4

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