Mazda
MX-5
2008
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2008 Mazda MX-5 Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 2008 Mazda MX-5 specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 2008 Mazda MX-5 warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$20,635
Invoice *
$19,081
Engine
2.0L I-4 166 HP 140.0 ft.lbs. @ 5,000 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD
Fuel Economy City
22.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
27.0 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Engine
2.0L I-4 166 HP 140.0 ft.lbs. @ 5,000 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD
Alternator
100 amp
Battery
325 amp
Axle Ratio
4.10
Recommended Fuel Type
premium unleaded
Fuel Tank
12.7 gal.
Exhaust
stainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish
Drive Type
rear-wheel
Front Suspension
double wishbone
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
coil
Front Shocks
gas-pressurized
Rear Suspension
independent multi-link
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar
Rear Springs
coil
Rear Shocks
gas-pressurized
Steering
rack & pinion
Steering Cooler
steering cooler
Brakes
4-wheel disc
Vented Disc Brakes
front
Wheels
16.0 " silver aluminum
Front Tires
P205/50VR16.0BSW performance
Seating Capacity
2
Front Seat Type
bucket
Front Headrests
fixed
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Seat Trim
cloth
Door Trim
vinyl
Floor Trim
carpet
Floor Mats
carpet front / vinyl/rubber front
Dashboard Insert
piano black / metal-look / body-colored / simulated wood
Dashboard Trim
leather/aluminum / genuine wood
Convertible Roof
manual with glass rear window, Windblocker wind blocker / manual with glass rear window, hard top, Windblocker wind blocker
Rearview Mirror
day-night
Glove Box
locking
Dome Light
dome light
Floor Console
full
Cup Holder
front
Instrument Panel Storage
bin
Interior Concealed Storage
interior concealed storage
Seatback Storage
1
Cargo Floor Trim
carpeted
Cargo Net
cargo net
Cargo Light
cargo light
Air Compressor
tire mobility kit
Radio
SIRIUS-ready AM/FM, clock, seek-scan / SIRIUS-ready AM/FM, seek-scan / SIRIUS AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
CD
in-dash mounted single / in-dash mounted 6-disc
MP3 Player
MP3 decoder
Speakers
4
Antenna
fixed
Door Locks
manual
Trunk/Hatch/Door Release
mechanical
Remote Fuel Flap Release
mechanical
Power Outlets
1
Driver Foot Rest
driver foot rest
Smokers Package
ashtray
Instrument Display
analog
Tachometer
tachometer
Oil Pressure Gauge
oil pressure gauge
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Steering Wheel Type
tilt sport
Front Windows
power
1-Touch Open Window
driver
Tinted Windows
light
Front Windshield Wipers
fixed interval
Rear Defroster
rear defroster
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger w/passenger front-impact cancellable
Driver Side Impact Airbags
seat mounted
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
seat mounted
Occupancy Sensor
occupancy sensor
Head Protection
driver and passenger
Side Impact Bars
side impact beams
Seatbelt Pretensioners
front
Ignition Disable
immobilizer
Security System
security system
Door Count
2 doors
Maximum Cargo Volume
5.3 cu.ft.
Exterior Length
157.3 "
Exterior Width
67.7 "
Exterior Height
49.0 "
Wheelbase
92 "
Front Tread
59 "
Rear Tread
59 "
Turning Radius
15.4 '
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
3,078 lbs.
Curb Weight
2,445 lbs.
Front Legroom
43.1 "
Front Headroom
37.4 "
Front Hiproom
50.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
53.2 "
Interior Cargo Volume
5.3 cu.ft.
Mud Flaps
front and rear / body-colored front / body-colored rear
Rear Spoiler
lip
Bumpers
body-colored
Rocker Panel Extensions
rocker panel extensions
Grille Moldings
black
Paint
clearcoat monotone
Exterior Mirrors
dual power remote
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Major Components Months/Miles
60/60,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
60/unlimited
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
36/36,000
Accessories Months/Miles
36/36,000

Safety Ratings

Below is the 2008 Mazda MX-5 safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Safety section.

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