Mazda RX-8 Mazda RX-8 2008

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Mazda RX-8 Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2008)

How powerful is the engine? How much room is in the back seat? Get the 2008 Mazda RX-8 specs.

2008 Mazda RX-8 Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr Coupe
Wheelbase 106.4 in
Length 174.3 in
Width 69.7 in
Height 52.8 in
Curb Weight 3075 lb.
Fuel Capacity 15.9 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 38.2 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 54.8 in
Hip Room, Row 1 53.3 in
Legroom, Row 1 42.7 in
Headroom, Row 2 36.8 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 54.9 in
Hip Room, Row 2 48.1 in
Legroom, Row 2 32.2 in
Total Legroom 74.9 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume 7.6 ft3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2008 Mazda RX-8

2008 Mazda RX-8 Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Coupe 232-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed manual RWD
Given the RX-8's compact dimensions, you wouldn't expect rear seat space to be a strength. But thanks to clever packaging and a subtly high roofline, there is actually space for real adults in back, provided those up front are short or move their seats up somewhat. With a pair of pickup-like rear-opening "half" rear doors, ingress and egress for rear seat passengers is a snap. For those who want a sports car but have children or need to transport a few friends occassionally, the RX-8 fits the bill nicely. see full Mazda RX-8 review
2009 4dr Coupe 232-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed manual RWD
Very comfortable Recaro seats, even on long drives. Larger people may not be comfortable so beware. see full Mazda RX-8 review
2007 4dr Coupe 212-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Excellent for long trips. Even though I suffer from spinal stenosis, I did a two-day 1800 mile trip with no troubles and felt great on arrival. Most modern cars have comfortable seats, but these also make me feel like I am part of the car. see full Mazda RX-8 review
 

2008 Mazda RX-8 4-door Coupe Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim Automatic Manual
Standard Engine 1.3L R2
OHV-2v
212 hp@7500
159 lb-ft@5500
1.3L R2
OHV-2v
232 hp@8500
159 lb-ft@5500
Standard Transmission6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manual
Standard DrivetrainRWDRWD
Standard Tires225/55R16 tires225/45ZR18 tires
Optional Tires225/45ZR18 tires 

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2008 Mazda RX-8

2008 Mazda RX-8 Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Coupe 232-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed manual RWD
V8? V6? inline-four? Nope, forget about cylinders, the RX-8 is one of the few cars on the road with a rotary engine. Able to do more with less, the RX-8's mill displaces just 1.3 liters yet produces 232 horsepower. That does come at a stratospheric 8,500 rpm - redline is a racecar-like 8,000 rpm - so you need to be willing to wind the engine out for best performance. Give it the stick, and the RX-8 can hit 60 mph in a respectable 6 seconds. Torque, at 159 lb-ft at 5,500 rpm, is nothing to write home about. However, there isn't much mass to move around, and as long as you keep the RX-8 in the right gear - easy to do with the smooth-shifting, short-throw six-speed manual - you'll be up to speed in no time. see full Mazda RX-8 review
2009 4dr Coupe 232-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed manual RWD
Extremely smooth, high-revving engine. A near perfect 6-speed gearbox. see full Mazda RX-8 review
2007 4dr Coupe 212-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Very smooth and expensive feel to the engine. The response is like a turbocharged turbine with a gentle cuttoff at redline. The six speed auto is very quick to respond to manual or automatic shifts, quiet and has good intelligence. see full Mazda RX-8 review
 

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2008 Mazda RX-8 MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr Coupe Automatic 26,435 24,458 650
4dr Coupe Manual 26,435 24,458 650

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