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Mazda RX-8
2011 Mazda RX-8
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$26,795
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Nissan 350Z Coupe
2008 Nissan 350Z Coupe
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$28,510
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Overview

Engine
1.3L Rotary Gas
Engine
3.5L V6 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 16 MPG
Hwy: 22 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 18 MPG
Hwy: 25 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
20 gallons
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Seating Capacity
2 seater
Trunk Volume
7.6 ft³
Trunk Volume
6.8 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.3L Rotary Gas
3.5L V6 Gas
Horsepower
232 hp @ 8500 rpm
306 hp @ 6800 rpm
Torque
159 lb-ft @ 5500 rpm
268 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,065 lbs
3,320 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
18 MPG
N/A
City
16 MPG
18 MPG
Highway
22 MPG
25 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 Tons/yr
N/A
EPA rating
4
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
16.9 gallons
20 gallons
Cruising Range City
270.4 miles
360 miles
Cruising Range Highway
371.8 miles
500 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
175.6 in
169.8 in
Height
52.8 in
52.1 in
Max Width
69.7 in
71.5 in
Front Width
59.1 in
60.5 in
Rear Width
59.3 in
60.6 in
Wheelbase
106.3 in
104.3 in
Ground Clearance
4.7 in
4.8 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
4 seater
2 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.7 in
42.6 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.2 in
38.2 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
54.8 in
53.6 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53.3 in
53.2 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
32.2 in
N/A
Rear Seat Headroom
36.8 in
N/A
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
54.9 in
N/A
Rear Seat Hip Room
48.1 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
7.6 ft³
6.8 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter
34.8 ft
35.4 ft
Turning Diameter Wall to Wall
37.4 ft
37.1 ft

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
18" x 8.0"
18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 8.0"
18" x 8.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Independent
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P225/45R18
P225/45WR18
Rear Tire
P225/45R18
P245/45WR18
Spare Tire
N/A
T155/80D17

Colors and Materials

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth seat trim
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Not Available
MP3 Player
Standard
Not Available

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Standard
Not Available
Leather Seats
Standard
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Not Available
A/C
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

ABS
Standard
Not Available
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Not Available

US NHTSA crash test result

Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
Corrosion
N/A
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Emissions
N/A
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Long Term California
N/A
7 Years / 70,000 Miles
Short Term California
N/A
3 Years / 50,000 Miles
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