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Zip Code: 07095
2005 Mazda RX-8
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Fuel Economy City
18.0 mpg 21.0 mpg 23.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
24.0 mpg 31.0 mpg 30.0 mpg
Star Rating
N/A
Transmission
6-spd man w/OD 6-spd man w/OD 6-spd Tiptronic w/OD
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
48/50,000 36/36,000 36/36,000
Seating Capacity
4 occupants
5 occupants
5 occupants
Radio
SIRIUS AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
MP3 Player
N/A MP3 decoder MP3 decoder
Cruise Control
with steering wheel controls cruise control cruise control
Cup Holder
front and rear front and rear front and rear
1-Touch Open
driver front and rear front and rear
Air Compressor
air compressor N/A N/A
Air Filter
air filter air filter air filter
Amplifier
amplifier N/A N/A
Antenna
window grid window grid diversity window grid diversity
Cargo Concealed Storage
N/A cargo concealed storage cargo concealed storage
Cargo Cover
N/A rigid rigid
Cargo Floor Trim
carpeted carpeted carpeted
Cargo Light
cargo light cargo light cargo light
Cargo Tie Downs
N/A cargo tie downs cargo tie downs
Check Control
N/A redundant digital speedometer redundant digital speedometer
Climate Control
N/A Climatic Climatic
Clock
in-dash in-dash in-dash
Compass
N/A compass compass
Dome Light
fade fade fade
Door Bins
dual dual dual
Door Locks
power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Driver Foot Rest
driver foot rest driver foot rest driver foot rest
Exterior Temperature
exterior temperature exterior temperature exterior temperature
Floor Console
full full full
Front Air Conditioning
manual Climatic manual Climatic manual
Front Windows
power power power
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Fuel Filler Door Release
N/A N/A fuel filler door release
Garage Door Opener
HomeLink Wireless Control System N/A N/A
Glove Box
locking locking locking
Heated Front Wipers
N/A jets N/A
Instrument Display
analog analog analog
Instrument Panel Storage
covered bin covered bin covered bin
Lighter Elements
front N/A N/A
Oil Pressure Gauge
oil pressure gauge N/A N/A
Overhead Console
mini with storage mini with storage mini with storage
Power Outlets
2 2 2
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
radio steering wheel controls radio steering wheel controls N/A
Radio Theft Deterrent
N/A radio theft deterrent N/A
Reading Lights
front front & rear front & rear
Rear Child Safety Door Locks
N/A rear child safety door locks rear child safety door locks
Rear Defroster
rear defroster rear defroster rear defroster
Rear Door Bins
N/A rear door bins rear door bins
Rear Heat Ducts
underseat ducts underseat ducts underseat ducts
Rear Windows
vented power power
Rear Windshield Wiper
N/A fixed interval fixed interval
Rearview Mirror
auto-dimming day-night day-night day-night
Refrigerated Box
N/A glovebox glovebox
Remote Fuel Flap Release
mechanical power N/A
Remote Keyless Entry
keyfob (front doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Retained Accessory Power
retained accessory power retained accessory power retained accessory power
Seatback Storage
1 2 2
Smokers Package
ashtray N/A N/A
Speakers
9 Bose 8 8
Steering Wheel
tilt sport telescopic tilt sport telescopic tilt
Steering Wheel Material
leather/piano black leather N/A
Sun Visor Strip
sun visor strip N/A N/A
Sunroof
express open express open/close N/A
Systems Monitor
N/A systems monitor systems monitor
Tachometer
tachometer tachometer tachometer
Tinted Windows
light light light
Trip Computer
N/A trip computer trip computer
Trip Odometer
trip odometer trip odometer trip odometer
Trunk/Hatch/Door Release
power power N/A
Trunk Lid Trim
carpet plastic plastic
Vanity Mirrors
dual illuminated dual illuminated N/A
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge engine temperature gauge engine temperature gauge
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Seating Capacity
4 occupants
5 occupants
5 occupants
Seat Trim
leather leather cloth
Rear Seats
bucket 60-40 bench 60-40 bench
Heated Front Seats
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback N/A
Front Armrests
center center center
Front Seat Type
bucket sport sport
Front Headrests
fixed adjustable adjustable
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way power) 6-way (2-way power) 6-way (2-way power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way 6-way (2-way power) 6-way (2-way power)
Rear Headrests
fixed adjustable adjustable
Rear Armrests
center with pass-thru center with pass-thru center with pass-thru
Door Trim
leatherette leatherette cloth
Headliner
full cloth full cloth full cloth
Floor Trim
carpet carpet carpet
Floor Mats
carpet front carpeted front & rear carpeted front & rear
Dashboard Insert
piano black piano black metal-look
Gear Shift Knob Trim
leather/aluminum leather/aluminum N/A
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Front
Back
Side Profile
Interior Profile
Dashboard
Engine
1.3L Rotary 238 HP 2.0L I-4 200 HP 207 ft.lbs. @ 1,700 rpm 2.5L I-5 170 HP 177 ft.lbs. @ 4,250 rpm
Transmission
6-spd man w/OD 6-spd man w/OD 6-spd Tiptronic w/OD
Fuel Tank
15.9 gal. 14.5 gal. 14.5 gal.
Range
329 miles 370 miles 379 miles
Drive Type
rear-wheel front-wheel front-wheel
Alternator
100 amp 120 amp 140 amp
Axle Ratio
4.44 3.94 3.87
Battery
490 amp 480 amp with run down protection 480 amp with run down protection
Exhaust
stainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish stainless steel with polished tailpipe finish stainless steel
Limited Slip Differential
Tochigi Fuji brake actuated N/A
Traction Control
driveline ABS & driveline ABS & driveline
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Electronic Stability
stability control electronic stability electronic stability
Wheels
18.0 " silver aluminum 18.0 " gray aluminum 15.0 " steel
Front Suspension
double wishbone strut strut
Rear Suspension
multi-link independent multi-link independent multi-link
Brakes
4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Ride
sport sport N/A
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar front anti-roll bar front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
coil coil coil
Front Shocks
gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar rear anti-roll bar rear anti-roll bar
Rear Springs
coil coil coil
Rear Shocks
gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Steering
rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion
Vented Disc Brakes
front and rear front front
Front Tires
P225/45WR18.0BSW performance P225/40HR18.0BSW performance AS P195/65HR15.0BSW AS
Spare Tire and Wheel
N/A full-size steel full-size steel
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Door Count
4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Maximum Cargo Volume
7.6 cu.ft. 46.0 cu.ft. 46.0 cu.ft.
Exterior Width
69.7 " 70.0 " 70.3 "
Front Headroom
36.7 " 39.3 " 39.3 "
Rear Legroom
32.2 " 35.5 " 35.5 "
Curb Weight
3,029 lbs. 3,113 lbs. 3,102 lbs.
Drag Coefficient
.31 .32 .32
Exterior Height
52.8 " 57.8 " 58.2 "
Exterior Length
174.3 " 165.9 " 165.4 "
Front Hiproom
53.4 " N/A N/A
Front Legroom
42.7 " 41.2 " 41.2 "
Front Shoulder Room
54.9 " 54.7 " 54.7 "
Front Tread
59 " 60 " 61 "
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
3,810 lbs. 4,256 lbs. 4,278 lbs.
Interior Cargo Volume
7.6 cu.ft. 15.2 cu.ft. 15.2 cu.ft.
Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats Folded
N/A 46.0 cu.ft. 46.0 cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
96 cu.ft. 93 cu.ft. 93 cu.ft.
Payload
N/A 997 lbs. 999 lbs.
Rear Headroom
36.5 " 38.5 " 38.5 "
Rear Hiproom
48.1 " N/A N/A
Rear Shoulder Room
54.9 " 52.8 " 52.8 "
Rear Tread
59 " 60 " 60 "
Turning Radius
17.4 ' 17.9 ' 17.9 '
Wheelbase
106 " 102 " 102 "
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Rear Spoiler
lip lip N/A
Bumpers
body-colored body-colored body-colored
Grille Moldings
black black black
Paint
clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Exterior Mirrors
dual power remote heated dual power remote heated dual power remote heated
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Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Daytime Running Lights
N/A daytime running lights daytime running lights
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Panic Alarm
panic alarm panic alarm panic alarm
Security System
security system security system security system
Safety Rating - Frontal
Driver N/A
Passenger N/A
Driver N/A
Passenger N/A
Driver N/A
Passenger N/A
Safety Rating - Side
Front Seat N/A
Rear Seat N/A
Front Seat N/A
Rear Seat N/A
Front Seat N/A
Rear Seat N/A
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light center high mounted stop light center high mounted stop light
Driver Side Impact Airbags
seat mounted seat mounted seat mounted
Ignition Disable
immobilizer Immobilizer III Immobilizer III
Occupancy Sensor
N/A occupancy sensor occupancy sensor
Overhead Airbag
curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags Side Curtain Protections Side Curtain Protections
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
seat mounted seat mounted seat mounted
Seatbelt Pretensioners
front front front
Side Impact Bars
side impact beams side impact beams side impact beams
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Accessories Months/Miles
48/50,000 N/A N/A
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
48/50,000 36/36,000 36/36,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
60/unlimited 144/unlimited 144/unlimited
Maintenance Months/Miles
N/A 24/24,000 24/24,000
Major Components Months/Miles
48/50,000 60/60,000 60/60,000
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
48/50,000 36/36,000 36/36,000
Invoice
$30,005 $28,507 $19,195
MSRP
$32,470 $29,695 $19,995
Used Starting Price
Average Cost to Fill Tank
$61 $55 $55