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Mazda RX-8:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

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

Mazda RX-8 Summary

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 type-
  • Transmission-
  • City consumption-
  • Highway consumption-
  • Width-
  • Length-
  • Trunk space-
  • Cargo space-
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Frequently asked questions about the Mazda RX-8