Mazda RX-8 Mazda RX-8 2006

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Mazda RX-8 Features

Can I get heated seats? Do I have to get a sunroof? Find out what you need to know about Mazda RX-8 features right here.

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Available Features for the Mazda RX-8

  

Model Year 2006 2006
Model RX-8 RX-8
Trim Base (automatic) Base (manual)
Engines  
1.3L R2
OHV-2v
212 hp@7500
159 lb-ft@5500
 1.3L R2<br>OHV-2v<br>212 hp@7500 <br>159 lb-ft@5500 is a standard feature.  
1.3L R2
OHV-2v
232 hp@8500
159 lb-ft@5500
   1.3L R2<br>OHV-2v<br>232 hp@8500 <br>159 lb-ft@5500 is a standard feature.
Transmissions  
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic is a standard feature.  
6-speed manual   6-speed manual is a standard feature.
Drivetrains  
RWD RWD is a standard feature. RWD is a standard feature.
Tires  
225/55R16 tires 225/55R16 tires is a standard feature.  
225/45ZR18 tires 225/45ZR18 tires is an optional feature. 225/45ZR18 tires is a standard feature.
Audio Systems  
Unbranded, 100W, 6 speakers Unbranded, 100W, 6 speakers is a standard feature. Unbranded, 100W, 6 speakers is a standard feature.
Bose, 300W, 9 speakers Bose, 300W, 9 speakers is an optional feature. Bose, 300W, 9 speakers is an optional feature.
Accessories  
Cruise control Cruise control is a standard feature. Cruise control is a standard feature.
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.   Power front side windows is a standard feature. Power front side windows is a standard feature.
Often must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power locks Power locks is a standard feature. Power locks is a standard feature.
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.   Proximity key is an optional feature. Proximity key is an optional feature.
Enter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.   Remote keyless entry is a standard feature. Remote keyless entry is a standard feature.
Unlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Tilt steering wheel, manual Tilt steering wheel, manual is a standard feature. Tilt steering wheel, manual is a standard feature.
Universal garage door openerHomelink.   Universal garage door opener is an optional feature. Universal garage door opener is an optional feature.
Homelink.
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.   4-wheel disc brakes is a standard feature. 4-wheel disc brakes is a standard feature.
Rear disc brakes.
AlarmOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.   Alarm is an optional feature. Alarm is an optional feature.
Only listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.   Antilock brakes (ABS) is a standard feature. Antilock brakes (ABS) is a standard feature.
Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.   Front airbags is a standard feature. Front airbags is a standard feature.
Mandatory, in all cars.
Performance braking system (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.   Performance braking system (optional) is an optional feature. Performance braking system (optional) is a standard feature.
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.   Side curtain airbags is a standard feature. Side curtain airbags is a standard feature.
Airbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).   Stability control is an optional feature. Stability control is an optional feature.
Selectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Temporary spare tire Temporary spare tire is an optional feature. Temporary spare tire is an optional feature.
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.   Tire-pressure monitor is a standard feature. Tire-pressure monitor is a standard feature.
Two types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.   Traction control is an optional feature. Traction control is an optional feature.
When a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Cargo Management  
Cargo mat Cargo mat is an optional feature. Cargo mat is an optional feature.
Cargo net Cargo net is an optional feature. Cargo net is an optional feature.
Cargo organizerAbove floor system for organizing cargo.   Cargo organizer is an optional feature. Cargo organizer is an optional feature.
Above floor system for organizing cargo.
Console with shifter Console with shifter is a standard feature. Console with shifter is a standard feature.
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.   Overhead sunglass holder is a standard feature. Overhead sunglass holder is a standard feature.
Usually part of an overhead console.
Rear seat pass-throughUsually concealed behind a stowed armrest. Enables long items like skis to be carried without folding the rear seat.   Rear seat pass-through is a standard feature. Rear seat pass-through is a standard feature.
Usually concealed behind a stowed armrest. Enables long items like skis to be carried without folding the rear seat.
Second-row high consoleSecond-row center console that rises to armrest height, and usually includes storage.    Second-row high console is a standard feature. Second-row high console is a standard feature.
Second-row center console that rises to armrest height, and usually includes storage.
Climate Control  
Air conditioning Air conditioning is a standard feature. Air conditioning is a standard feature.
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.   Interior air filter is a standard feature. Interior air filter is a standard feature.
Filters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
Rear defrost Rear defrost is a standard feature. Rear defrost is a standard feature.
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.   Rear heat ducts is a standard feature. Rear heat ducts is a standard feature.
Ducts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.   Variable intermittent wipers is a standard feature. Variable intermittent wipers is a standard feature.
Time between wipes can be precisely adjusted.
Water-repellent front-door glassMakes rain bead up and roll off the windows.   Water-repellent front-door glass is an optional feature. Water-repellent front-door glass is an optional feature.
Makes rain bead up and roll off the windows.
Drivetrain  
Limited-slip rear differentialWhen one rear wheel spins, the differential locks up, sending power to the wheel with better traction.   Limited-slip rear differential is an optional feature. Limited-slip rear differential is a standard feature.
When one rear wheel spins, the differential locks up, sending power to the wheel with better traction.
Exterior  
Body kitSide skirts and possibly a front air dam and rear apron.   Body kit is an optional feature. Body kit is an optional feature.
Side skirts and possibly a front air dam and rear apron.
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Increasingly often these are not actually connected to the exhaust.   Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) is a standard feature. Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) is a standard feature.
Increasingly often these are not actually connected to the exhaust.
Mud guardsFlaps mounted behind two to four wheels, to protect the body from mud and rocks.   Mud guards is an optional feature. Mud guards is an optional feature.
Flaps mounted behind two to four wheels, to protect the body from mud and rocks.
Paint, special Paint, special is an optional feature. Paint, special is an optional feature.
Pearlcoat paint Pearlcoat paint is an optional feature. Pearlcoat paint is an optional feature.
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.   Rear spoiler is an optional feature. Rear spoiler is an optional feature.
Can be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.
Special exterior trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.   Special exterior trim is an optional feature. Special exterior trim is an optional feature.
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Sunroof Sunroof is an optional feature. Sunroof is an optional feature.
Sunroof wind deflector Sunroof wind deflector is an optional feature. Sunroof wind deflector is an optional feature.
Infotainment  
Audio controls on steering wheel Audio controls on steering wheel is a standard feature. Audio controls on steering wheel is a standard feature.
Cassette player Cassette player is an optional feature. Cassette player is an optional feature.
CD changer, in-dashIncludes CD player.   CD changer, in-dash is an optional feature. CD changer, in-dash is an optional feature.
Includes CD player.
CD player    
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.   Navigation system is an optional feature. Navigation system is an optional feature.
Screen-based navigation system.
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.   Satellite radio is an optional feature. Satellite radio is an optional feature.
XM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors  
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.   Auto-dimming rearview mirror is an optional feature. Auto-dimming rearview mirror is an optional feature.
Interior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.   Fog lights is an optional feature. Fog lights is an optional feature.
Light wide area close in front of the vehicle.
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.   Heated mirrors is an optional feature. Heated mirrors is an optional feature.
Clears ice and fog from mirrors.
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.   Illuminated visor mirror, driver is a standard feature. Illuminated visor mirror, driver is a standard feature.
Includes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.   Illuminated visor mirror, passenger is a standard feature. Illuminated visor mirror, passenger is a standard feature.
Includes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Map lightsFront row reading lights.   Map lights is a standard feature. Map lights is a standard feature.
Front row reading lights.
Outside temperature display Outside temperature display is a standard feature. Outside temperature display is a standard feature.
Perimeter approach lightingArea around the vehicle is illuminated when the vehicle is remotely unlocked.   Perimeter approach lighting is a standard feature. Perimeter approach lighting is a standard feature.
Area around the vehicle is illuminated when the vehicle is remotely unlocked.
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.   Power mirrors is a standard feature. Power mirrors is a standard feature.
Includes value of manual remote mirrors.
TachometerReports engine speed.   Tachometer is a standard feature. Tachometer is a standard feature.
Reports engine speed.
Xenon HID headlightsProvide a brighter, whiter light than halogen headlights.   Xenon HID headlights is an optional feature. Xenon HID headlights is an optional feature.
Provide a brighter, whiter light than halogen headlights.
Seats and Interior Trim  
Front buckets Front buckets is a standard feature. Front buckets is a standard feature.
Second-row buckets Second-row buckets is a standard feature. Second-row buckets is a standard feature.
All-weather floor matsAll-weather floormats.   All-weather floor mats is an optional feature. All-weather floor mats is an optional feature.
All-weather floormats.
Center armrest(s), front row Center armrest(s), front row is a standard feature. Center armrest(s), front row is a standard feature.
Center armrest(s), second row Center armrest(s), second row is a standard feature. Center armrest(s), second row is a standard feature.
Floor mats Floor mats is a standard feature. Floor mats is a standard feature.
Heated front seats Heated front seats is an optional feature. Heated front seats is an optional feature.
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.   Leather seating surfaces is an optional feature. Leather seating surfaces is an optional feature.
Seating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.
Leather-wrapped steering wheel Leather-wrapped steering wheel is a standard feature. Leather-wrapped steering wheel is a standard feature.
Manual height adjuster, driver seat    
Metal pedals   Metal pedals is a standard feature.
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat is an optional feature. Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat is an optional feature.
Power height adjuster, driver seat Power height adjuster, driver seat is an optional feature. Power height adjuster, driver seat is an optional feature.
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seatPower-adjustable lower back support.   Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat is an optional feature. Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat is an optional feature.
Power-adjustable lower back support.
Power recliner, driver seat Power recliner, driver seat is an optional feature. Power recliner, driver seat is an optional feature.
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.   Power tilt adjuster, driver seat is an optional feature. Power tilt adjuster, driver seat is an optional feature.
Power tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.
Synthetic suede inserts in leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are part leather, part synthetic suede.   Synthetic suede inserts in leather seating surfaces is an optional feature. Synthetic suede inserts in leather seating surfaces is an optional feature.
Seating surfaces are part leather, part synthetic suede.
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires  
Alloy wheels    
Comfort suspension (upgrade)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.   Comfort suspension (upgrade) is an optional feature. Comfort suspension (upgrade) is an optional feature.
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Polished alloy wheelsAlloy wheels highly polished to yield an almost chrome-like finish. In the past valued more highly than regular alloy wheels. But the term is used so broadly lately, often meaning that only some of the wheel face is machined, that they have the same defau   Polished alloy wheels is an optional feature. Polished alloy wheels is an optional feature.
Alloy wheels highly polished to yield an almost chrome-like finish. In the past valued more highly than regular alloy wheels. But the term is used so broadly lately, often meaning that only some of the wheel face is machined, that they have the same defau
Sport suspension (upgrade)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.   Sport suspension (upgrade) is an optional feature. Sport suspension (upgrade) is a standard feature.
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Transmission  
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controlsPaddles or buttons that can be used to manually shift the transmission. Only listed when optional or not always included with an automatic transmission.   Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls is a standard feature.  
Paddles or buttons that can be used to manually shift the transmission. Only listed when optional or not always included with an automatic transmission.

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Option Package Contents

R3

Features
Sport suspension (upgrade)
Performance braking system (optional)
Limited-slip rear differential
225/45ZR18 tires

Touring Package

Features
Sunroof
Universal garage door opener
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Bose, 300W, 9 speakers

Grand Touring Package

Features
Leather seating surfaces
Heated mirrors
Heated front seats
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat
Power height adjuster, driver seat
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat
Power recliner, driver seat
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat
Proximity key

GT / R3

Features
Traction control
Stability control
Fog lights
Xenon HID headlights

Premium Package

Features
Satellite radio
Synthetic suede inserts in leather seating surfaces
Polished alloy wheels
Paint, special
Water-repellent front-door glass
Comfort suspension (upgrade)

Touring Package

Features
Sunroof
Universal garage door opener
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Bose, 300W, 9 speakers

Grand Touring Package

Features
Leather seating surfaces
Heated mirrors
Heated front seats
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat
Power height adjuster, driver seat
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat
Power recliner, driver seat
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat
Proximity key

GT / R3

Features
Traction control
Stability control
Fog lights
Xenon HID headlights

Premium Package

Features
Satellite radio
Synthetic suede inserts in leather seating surfaces
Polished alloy wheels
Paint, special
Water-repellent front-door glass
Comfort suspension (upgrade)
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Available Features of the 2006 Mazda RX-8

2006 Mazda RX-8 Available Features: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr Coupe 238-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed manual RWD
Ipod connectivity is a problem on the older models. There is a retrofit, but it is expensive to install. New cars have this available now. Automatic climate control would be nice. No other complaints. see full Mazda RX-8 review