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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe GXP
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible N/A N/A N/A N/A
2-Door Convertible GXP N/A N/A N/A N/A
2-Door Coupe N/A N/A N/A N/A
2-Door Coupe GXP N/A N/A N/A N/A
4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Coupe Manual Sport 16 22 $24,664 $26,645
4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport 16 23 $24,664 $26,645
4-Door Coupe Manual Grand Touring 16 22 $29,704 $32,110
4-Door Coupe Automatic Grand Touring 16 23 $30,350 $32,810
4-Door Coupe Manual R3 16 22 $29,732 $32,140
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$24,664
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$26,645
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$444 / month
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 16 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification - Sub-compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) - 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 54.9
Front Leg Room (in) - 42.7
Passenger Capacity - 4
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 4.7
Length, Overall (in) - 175.6
Height, Overall (in) - 52.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 7.6
Brakes
Brake ABS System - 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type - Pwr
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 34.8
Steering Type - Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.99
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - 37.4
Tires
Front Tire Size - P225/45R18
Spare Tire Size - NA
Front Tire Order Code - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - NA
Rear Tire Size - P225/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3111
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - NA
Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 110
Engine
Displacement - 1.3L/80
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 212 @ 7500
Engine Type - Gas Rotary
Fuel System - MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 159 @ 5500
Engine Order Code - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 23
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name - Mazda RX-8
Body Style - 4 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - NA
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 9.8
 
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