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2009 Mazda RX-8
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Fuel Economy City
16.0 mpg 21.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
22.0 mpg 31.0 mpg
Transmission
6-spd man w/OD 6-spd man w/OD
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000 36/36,000
Seating Capacity
4 occupants
5 occupants
Radio
SIRIUS-ready AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan SIRIUS AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
MP3 Player
MP3 decoder MP3 decoder
Cruise Control
with steering wheel controls cruise control
Cup Holder
front and rear front and rear
1-Touch Open
driver and passenger front and rear
Air Compressor
air compressor N/A
Air Filter
air filter air filter
Amplifier
amplifier N/A
Antenna
window grid window grid diversity
Cargo Concealed Storage
N/A cargo concealed storage
Cargo Cover
N/A rigid
Cargo Floor Trim
carpeted carpeted
Cargo Light
cargo light cargo light
Cargo Tie Downs
N/A cargo tie downs
Check Control
N/A redundant digital speedometer
Climate Control
N/A Climatic
Clock
in-dash in-dash
Compass
N/A compass
Dome Light
fade fade
Door Bins
dual dual
Door Locks
power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Driver Foot Rest
driver foot rest driver foot rest
Exterior Temperature
exterior temperature exterior temperature
Floor Console
full full
Front Air Conditioning
manual Climatic manual
Front Windows
power power
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent variable intermittent
Garage Door Opener
HomeLink Wireless Control System N/A
Glove Box
locking locking
Heated Front Wipers
N/A jets
Instrument Display
analog analog
Instrument Panel Storage
covered bin covered bin
Lighter Elements
front N/A
Oil Pressure Gauge
oil pressure gauge N/A
Overhead Console
mini with storage mini with storage
Power Outlets
2 2
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
radio steering wheel controls radio steering wheel controls
Radio Theft Deterrent
N/A radio theft deterrent
Reading Lights
front front & rear
Rear Child Safety Door Locks
N/A rear child safety door locks
Rear Defroster
rear defroster rear defroster
Rear Door Bins
N/A rear door bins
Rear Heat Ducts
underseat ducts underseat ducts
Rear Windows
vented power
Rear Windshield Wiper
N/A fixed interval
Rearview Mirror
auto-dimming day-night day-night
Refrigerated Box
N/A glovebox
Remote Fuel Flap Release
mechanical power
Remote Keyless Entry
keyfob (front doors) keyfob (all doors)
Retained Accessory Power
retained accessory power retained accessory power
Seatback Storage
1 2
Smokers Package
ashtray N/A
Speakers
9 Bose(R) 8
Steering Wheel
tilt sport telescopic tilt sport
Steering Wheel Material
leather leather
Systems Monitor
N/A systems monitor
Tachometer
tachometer tachometer
Tinted Windows
light light
Trip Computer
N/A trip computer
Trip Odometer
trip odometer trip odometer
Trunk/Hatch/Door Release
power power
Trunk Lid Trim
carpet plastic
Vanity Mirrors
dual illuminated dual illuminated
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge engine temperature gauge
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Seating Capacity
4 occupants
5 occupants
Seat Trim
cloth/leather premium cloth
Rear Seats
bucket 60-40 bench
Heated Front Seats
N/A driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Front Armrests
center center
Front Seat Type
sport sport
Front Headrests
fixed adjustable
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way 6-way
Easy Entry
rear seat easy entry N/A
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way 6-way
Rear Headrests
fixed adjustable
Rear Armrests
center with pass-thru center with pass-thru
Door Trim
leatherette cloth
Headliner
full cloth full cloth
Floor Trim
carpet carpet
Floor Mats
carpeted front & rear carpeted front & rear
Dashboard Insert
piano black piano black
Gear Shift Knob Trim
leather/aluminum leather/aluminum
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Front
Back
Side Profile
Interior Profile
Dashboard
Torque
159 @ 5500 207 @ 1800-5000
Horsepower
232 @ 8500 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine
1.3L Rotary 232 HP 2.0L I-4 200 HP
Transmission
6-spd man w/OD 6-spd man w/OD
Fuel Tank
16.9 gal. 14.5 gal.
Range
316 miles 370 miles
Drive Type
rear-wheel front-wheel
Alternator
110 amp 120 amp
Axle Ratio
4.78 3.94
Battery
490 amp 480 amp with run down protection
Exhaust
stainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish stainless steel with polished tailpipe finish
Limited Slip Differential
Tochigi Fuji brake actuated
Traction Control
driveline ABS & driveline
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Electronic Stability
stability control electronic stability
Wheels
19.0 " silver forged aluminum 17.0 " silver aluminum
Front Suspension
double wishbone strut
Rear Suspension
multi-link multi-link
Brakes
4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Ride
sport sport
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
coil coil
Front Shocks
Bilstein gas-pressurized
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar rear anti-roll bar
Rear Springs
coil coil
Rear Shocks
Bilstein gas-pressurized
Steering
rack & pinion rack & pinion
Vented Disc Brakes
front and rear front
Front Tires
P225/40WR19.0BSW performance P225/45HR17.0BSW performance AS
Spare Tire and Wheel
N/A full-size steel
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Door Count
4 doors 4 doors
Maximum Cargo Volume
7.6 cu.ft. 46.0 cu.ft.
Exterior Width
69.7 " 70.0 "
Front Headroom
38.2 " 39.3 "
Rear Legroom
32.2 " 35.5 "
Curb Weight
3,064 lbs. 3,113 lbs.
Drag Coefficient
.30 .32
Exterior Height
52.8 " 57.8 "
Exterior Length
175.6 " 165.8 "
Front Hiproom
53.3 " N/A
Front Legroom
42.7 " 41.2 "
Front Shoulder Room
54.8 " 54.7 "
Front Tread
59 " 60 "
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
3,818 lbs. 4,256 lbs.
Interior Cargo Volume
7.6 cu.ft. 15.3 cu.ft.
Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats Folded
N/A 46.0 cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
89 cu.ft. 93 cu.ft.
Payload
N/A 997 lbs.
Rear Headroom
36.8 " 38.5 "
Rear Hiproom
48.1 " N/A
Rear Shoulder Room
54.9 " 54.6 "
Rear Tread
59 " 60 "
Turning Radius
17.4 ' 17.9 '
Wheelbase
106 " 102 "
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Rear Spoiler
wing lip
Bumpers
body-colored body-colored
Grille Moldings
black black
Paint
clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Exterior Mirrors
dual power remote heated dual power remote heated
Rocker Panel Extensions
rocker panel extensions N/A
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Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Daytime Running Lights
N/A daytime running lights
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger driver and passenger
Panic Alarm
panic alarm panic alarm
Security System
security system security system
Safety Rating - Frontal
Driver
Passenger
Driver
Passenger
Safety Rating - Side
Front Seat
Rear Seat
Front Seat
Rear Seat
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light center high mounted stop light
Driver Side Impact Airbags
seat mounted seat mounted
Ignition Disable
immobilizer Immobilizer III
Occupancy Sensor
occupancy sensor occupancy sensor
Overhead Airbag
curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags Side Curtain Protection(R)s
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
seat mounted seat mounted
Seatbelt Pretensioners
front front
Side Impact Bars
side impact beams side impact beams
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Accessories Months/Miles
36/36,000 N/A
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000 36/36,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
60/unlimited 144/unlimited
Maintenance Months/Miles
N/A 36/36,000
Major Components Months/Miles
60/60,000 60/60,000
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
36/36,000 36/36,000
Invoice
$29,538 $22,446
MSRP
$31,930 $24,070
Average Cost to Fill Tank
$65 $55