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Info & specs

Mazda RX-8

Mazda RX-8 side view
Mazda RX-8 angular front perspective
Mazda RX-8 angular rear perspective

Overview of the Mazda RX-8

Learn about the Mazda RX-8


Fearsome power, impeccable precision and a low price point make the Mazda RX-8 stand out from the crowd. Its aerodynamic sculpted exterior, six-speed manual transmission and the brand’s famous rotary engine combine to make the RX-8 a blindingly fast machine without ever sacrificing control. The RX-8 was discontinued in 2012, so while that makes it low-priced, the car’s fuel economy makes it costly to run and not the most eco-friendly choice. But if you’re after a sports car that meets practical needs, it's hard to beat.

Pros and cons of the Mazda RX-8

  • Nimble handling
  • Spacious interior
  • Impressive list of features
  • Rotary engine lacks low-end power
  • High fuel consumption
  • Ceased production in 2012
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the Mazda RX-8

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats4
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic or Manual
  • City consumption12.8 - 13.3 L/100km
  • Highway consumption8.6 - 9.2 L/100km
  • Width1770 mm
  • Length4424 - 4470 mm
  • Trunk space290 L
  • Cargo space290 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Mazda RX-8

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Mazda RX-8 2004 - 2011 is available in 5 trims:

GS trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the Mazda RX-8

Dimensions of the Mazda RX-8

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20111340 mm1770 mm4470 mm
20101340 mm1770 mm4470 mm
20091340 mm1770 mm4470 mm
20081340 mm1770 mm4424 mm
20071340 mm1770 mm4424 mm
20061340 mm1770 mm4424 mm
20051340 mm1770 mm4424 mm
20041340 mm1770 mm4424 mm