2010 Mazda RX-8  -  $27,395


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $27,395
Base Invoice: $25,414
Destination Charge: $750
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Cpe Man Sport
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 18 | City: 16 | Hwy: 22
Body Style: 4dr Cpe Man Sport
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission w/OD & short-throw shifter
Engine: 1.3L RENESIS MPFI 2-rotor rotary engine

Pros

Distinctive styling; unique Wankel rotary engine; great handling


Model Highlights

The core of the RX-8 since 2003 has been its 1.3-liter twin-rotor RENESIS rotary engine. With the standard 6-speed manual transmission, the engine makes 232 hp. The optional 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters, available on the Sport and Grand Touring models, makes 212 hp. The front suspension is aluminum double wishbone, and all wheels have gas-filled shock absorbers. Steering assistance comes from an electric motor rather than a power-steering pump for better driver feedback.

Rear passengers enter using rear-hinged half-doors with no B-pillar between front and rear. This makes entry and exit quite a bit easier without compromising on safety. A series of locking pins hold the doors together and connect them directly into the roof and floor. Air bags are standard, as are anti-lock disc brakes with tire pressure monitoring and electronic brake distribution systems. Even the brake pedal is designed to break away in a forceful crash to avoid injuries to feet and legs.

The entry-level RX-8 Sport can be equipped with either manual or automatic transmissions, front and rear stabilizer bars and limited-slip differential for manual models. Power mirrors, doors and windows are standard, as are 18-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning with pollen filter, 6-speaker sound system, cruise control and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

The Grand Touring adds Xenon headlights, fog lights, Homelink, rain-sensing wipers and stability control with traction control. Inside, the stereo gets an upgrade to a Bose system, the power driver's seat has a memory function, and the leather seats are heated. A DVD-based navigation system is optional. New for 2010 on the Grand Touring is a standard moonroof and Sirius satellite radio.

The performance-enhanced R3 has a sport-tuned suspension with Bilstein shock absorbers, and front suspension crossmembers filled with urethane foam for a more comfortable ride. The wheels are slightly larger at 19 inches, and the rear has a wing-style spoiler rather than a lip spoiler. The Recaro seats in the R3 are covered in leather and cloth trim, and the Bose sound system is standard. The navigation system is not available for the R3.


Model News

After a thorough freshening for 2009, the RX-8 gets very few changes in 2010. The Touring model was dropped in favor of two trim levels, Sport and Grand Touring. The R3 model is new, and aimed at the enthusiast driver. The design changes of last year remain, but new 10-spoke wheels with a rotary engine motif are available. One new paint color was added, Liquid Silver.


Value Writeup

The RX-8 has a lot of competition among sporty vehicles in the $30,000 range, but it is the Mazda's unique features that enhance its appeal. The Mazda RENESIS rotary engine is the only one of its kind available in the United States, and the RX-8's rounded styling makes it unmistakable. The RX-8's handling is almost universally acclaimed by auto journalists and enthusiasts alike. Add in Mazda's reputation for making great-handling, reliable, value-laden vehicles, and the RX-8 becomes the only one in its class.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4

EPA Classification
Sub-compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
22 MPG

Cruising Range - City
270.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
18 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
371.80 mi

Engine Type
Gas Rotary

Displacement
1.3L/80

Fuel System
MPFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
232 @ 8500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
159 @ 5500

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.82

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.26

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.78

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110

Total Cooling System Capacity
10.6 qts

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
89.0 ft³

Front Head Room
38.2 in

Front Leg Room
42.7 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.8 in

Front Hip Room
53.3 in

Second Head Room
36.8 in

Second Leg Room
32.2 in

Second Shoulder Room
54.9 in

Second Hip Room
48.1 in

Wheelbase
106.3 in

Length, Overall
175.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.7 in

Height, Overall
52.8 in

Track Width, Front
59.1 in

Track Width, Rear
59.3 in

Min Ground Clearance
4.7 in

Trunk Volume
7.6 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3065 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P225/45R18

Rear Tire Size
P225/45R18

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.99

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
37.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.7 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.9 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.9 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V354000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 25, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
495,348

Summary
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2004-2011 RX-8, 2004-2006 MPV, 2003-2008 Mazda6, and 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6 vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Mazda is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 RX-8, 2004-2006 MPV, 2003-2008 Mazda6 vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Lastly, unless included in "Zone A" or "Zone B" above, Mazda is recalling certain model year 2004 Mazda RX-8 and MPV, 2003-2004 Mazda6 vehicles originally s...

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 15, 2016. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9416E.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

1.3L RENESIS MPFI 2-rotor rotary engine

6-speed manual transmission w/OD & short-throw shifter

Lightweight carbon fiber driveshaft

Variable dynamic effect intake system

Torque sensing limited slip differential

Rear wheel drive

Sport-tuned suspension

Independent double-wishbone front suspension -inc: gas shocks

Independent multi-link rear suspension -inc: gas shocks

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Shock tower brace

Direct drive electric pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel pwr ventilated disc brakes

Low pressure main muffler exhaust

Single exhaust system w/dual chrome tailpipes

18" x 8" aluminum alloy wheels w/locks

P225/45R18 high-performance summer tires

Rear lip spoiler

Halogen headlights

LED tail lights

Heat absorbent tinted windshield w/sunshade

Body-color pwr mirrors

Free style doors

Variable-intermittent windshield wipers

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: digital clock, (6) speakers, aux input jack

In-glass rear antenna

Cloth front bucket seats -inc: integrated head restraints, passenger one touch walk-in function

Rear bucket seats w/pass-through

Center console w/pwr outlet

Front/rear carpeted floor mats

Black scuff plates w/aluminum accents

Aluminum foot pedals & footrest

Leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel w/cruise & audio controls

Black gauges -inc: chrome bezels, white lettering, blue LED illumination w/red nighttime illumination

(2) resettable trip odometers

Outside temp display

Warning lamps -inc: airbags, battery, brake, engine, fuel, high-beam, oil, seat belt, tire pressure

Pwr windows -inc: one-touch open/close, remote down, illuminated switches

Pwr door locks w/illuminated switches

Remote keyless entry w/illuminated entry

Cruise control

Remote fuel door/hood/trunk lid release

Alarm system w/engine immobilizer

Air conditioning

Rear window defogger w/auto-off feature

Side window demisters

Rear heat ducts

Illuminated locking glove compartment

Cigarette lighter w/ash tray

Overhead console w/sunglass holder

Cloth-trimmed door panels

Illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Lighting -inc: ignition key, door/overhead dimming, dual maplights

Aluminum & leather-wrapped shift knob

Cup holders -inc: (2) front, (2) rear

Rear console w/covered storage

Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)

Driver & front passenger airbags w/occupant detection system

Driver & front passenger side airbags

Driver & front passenger curtain airbags

Front 3-point seat belts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters

Tire pressure monitoring system

 
NATIONAL REGION
$0

 
ALASKA REGION
$45

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
LEV EMISSIONS EQUIPMENT
$0

 
LIQUID SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
SPARKLING BLACK MICA
$0

 
VELOCITY RED MICA
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
IN-DASH 6-DISC CD/MP3 CHANGER
$500

 
COLLAPSIBLE CARGO CARRIER
$60

 
CARGO NET
$40

 
CARGO ORGANIZER
$70

 
CARGO TRAY
$50

 
DOOR EDGE GUARDS
$75

 
ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$80

 
FRONT & REAR MUD GUARDS
$320

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$430

 
SPARE TIRE KIT
$400

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