2011 Mazda RX-8 vs. Its Competition

2011 Mazda RX-8 Spirit R
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director
Review coming soon.
2011 Mazda RX-8 Spirit R2011 Mazda RX-8
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2011 MINI Cooper2011 MINI Cooper
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2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2-door 3.8L Auto Grand Touring w/Black Leather Angular Front Exterior2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
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2011 Ford Mustang 2-door Coupe Premium Angular Front Exterior View2011 Ford Mustang
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2011 Nissan 370Z Coupe2011 Nissan 370Z
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2011 BMW 1-Series 2-door Convertible 135i Angular Front Exterior View2011 BMW 1-Series
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Quick Specs
7.6
8.6
The 2011 MINI Cooper/Convertible runs the gamut from smart econobox to thrusty sports convertible--all with unmatched driving feel and expertly interpreted styling heritage.
8.0
For road or track, the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is one of the best performance values on the market.
8.4
The 2011 Ford Mustang lives up to all those juvenile, tire-smoking pony-car expectations; at the same time, it’s an unexpectedly capable, sophisticated coupe.
8.2
A great performance car that starts just under $30,000, the 2011 Nissan 370Z comes close enough to Porsche performance to make you wonder.
8.0
Power, style, and attainable luxury are all part of the 2011 1-Series' repertoire, though the appearance and BMW's fourth-gen iDrive may not be everyone's cup of tea.
MSRP From     
$26,795$19,400$22,250$22,145$31,450$29,450
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas RotaryGas 4-CylTurbocharged Gas I4Gas V6Gas V6Gas I6
EPA Class     
Sub-compactMinicompactSubcompactCompactTwo-SeaterSubcompact
Style Name     
4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport2-Door Coupe2-Door 2.0T Manual2-Door Coupe V62-Door Coupe Manual2-Door Coupe 128i
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel driveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
444424
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODManualManual w/ODManualManual w/ODManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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