Find a Car

2008 Mazda RX-8 vs. Its Competition

What’s this?
What’s this?
Our expert editors build comparisons like this one to make it easy for you to understand the small handful of cars you should compare to whatever car you are already looking at. You get general thoughts on each car you should consider plus an easy way to compare basic information for yourself.
2008 Mazda RX-8 40th Anniversary
/ 10
TCC Rating
How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

Browse Used Listings

Among rear-drive coupes with 200 to 300 horsepower, the competition for the Mazda RX-8 is largely made up of musclecars.

The Ford Mustang has four-passenger seating, a V-8 option, manual and automatic transmissions, and a convertible option.

The Dodge Challenger is new for 2008, and in 2009, a V-6 version will become available.

The Hyundai Genesis Coupe arrives early in 2009 as a 2010 model; it will use a high-powered V-6 and a rear-drive chassis.

2008 Mazda RX-8 40th Anniversary2008 Mazda RX-82010 Ford Mustang2010 Ford Mustang2009 Hyundai Genesis2010 Hyundai Genesis2009 Dodge Challenger R/T2009 Dodge Challenger
Quick Specs
/ 10
TCC Rating
The 2008 Mazda RX-8 has a strange appeal: It's a sportscar with soft handling and seating for four.
/ 10
TCC Rating
Nostalgia is still a big part of the appeal, but the 2010 Ford Mustang is now every bit a modern, refined sport coupe.
/ 10
TCC Rating
The 2010 Hyundai Genesis is a power play for luxury credibility-and it's just about the equal of mid-size luxury rivals from Lexus and Infiniti.
/ 10
TCC Rating
Let the burnouts begin! The Ford Mustang finally has another domestic competitor.
MSRP From   
$26,435Browse Used Listings$21,395Browse Used Listings$33,000Browse Used Listings$22,220Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage   
16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Gas RotaryGas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class   
Sub-compactCompactLarge carMidsize sedan
Style Name   
4-Door Coupe Manual Sport2-Door Coupe V64-Door Sedan 3.8L V62-Door Coupe SE
Rear Wheel DriveRear wheel driveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe4 Door Sedan2 Door Coupe
Manual w/ODManualAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
© 2016 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by Internet Brands Automotive Group. Stock photography by izmostock. Read our Cookie Policy.