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Mazda RX-8 MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
6 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
7 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
8 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
9 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
10 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
11 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
12 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
13 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
14 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
15 miles per gallon 13 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 16 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 35 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 49 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 21 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 24 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 13 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 10 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
37 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
38 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
39 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
40 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
41 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
42 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
43 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
44 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2010 2010 4dr Coupe 232-hp 1.3L R2 6-sp manual RWD 17.09
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With the 232-horsepower 1.3L R2 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2010 Mazda RX-8 has been averaging 17.09 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda RX-8s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 54.8 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (21.6 percent), in heavy traffic (1.5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2010 Mazda RX-8 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2009 2009 4dr Coupe 232-hp 1.3L R2 6-sp manual RWD 17.5
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2008 2008 4dr Coupe 232-hp 1.3L R2 6-sp manual RWD 20.9
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2007 2007 4dr Coupe 232-hp 1.3L R2 6-sp manual RWD 18.62
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2007 2007 4dr Coupe 212-hp 1.3L R2 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.48
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2006 2006 4dr Coupe 232-hp 1.3L R2 6-sp manual RWD 19.14
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2006 2006 4dr Coupe 212-hp 1.3L R2 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 17.3
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2005 2005 4dr Coupe 232-hp 1.3L R2 6-sp manual RWD 18.57
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2004 2004 4dr Coupe 232-hp 1.3L R2 6-sp manual RWD 17.54
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2004 2004 4dr Coupe 212-hp 1.3L R2 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 17.3
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Mazda RX-8

Mazda RX-8 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Coupe 232-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed manual RWD
One of the big downsides of the rotary is truly horrendous fuel economy. When the RX-8 first came out in the early 2000s, its mileage ratings of 16/22 city/highway mpg (stick shift) were just barely acceptable, but there days, with many crossovers hitting more than 30 mpg on the highway, those figures are truly atrocious, especially given respectable but certainly not neck-snapping power. Futhermore, it takes premium. If you're using the RX-8 as it commuter, fuel costs will add up quickly. In my predominantly around-town driving, I typically average between 16-17 mpg. My highest recorded average was 20 mpg on a highway trip at speeds around 75 mph. see full Mazda RX-8 review
2007 4dr Coupe 212-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
The EPA numbers are way low compared with my real-world experience. The window sticker showed 18/25 and I have never seen less than 23 with my 40/60 city/highway commute. I think Mazda should develop a lean-burn economy cruise mode for this car. see full Mazda RX-8 review
2006 4dr Coupe 238-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed manual RWD
Lite bit to high consumption when I drive it in normal speed. On full woot its ok. see full Mazda RX-8 review
2005 4dr Coupe 238-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed manual RWD
Worst fuel economy in its class. see full Mazda RX-8 review
2004 4dr Coupe 238-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed manual RWD
For a small engine displacement and a relatively light vehicle weight, the gas mileage is weak. I usualy get around 19mpg, and that does not realy matter if I am doing all city or all highway driving. I think the real problem is in the sixth gear it isnt much different than fifth gear so it does not provide good fuel economy. see full Mazda RX-8 review
2004 4dr Coupe 238-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed manual RWD
At 16 m.p.g. on premium grade these days it could be cheaper to take a taxi. see full Mazda RX-8 review
2004 4dr Coupe 238-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed manual RWD
Not that bad for what it is, but it seems to me that Mazda's Sky Active technology could help the city mileage. It just needs more R&D. see full Mazda RX-8 review
2004 4dr Coupe 238-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed manual RWD
For a car with a 1.9 liter engine I would have expected better than 16-19 MPG. Get your foot into it and the numbers fall drastically. Otherwise I loved that car. It just got too small with a newborn and a big dog. see full Mazda RX-8 review
2004 4dr Coupe 238-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed manual RWD
I gets 20MPG no matter what I do. Running around 20. 1/2 highway 20. All the highway all day 25-26. I think that it could do better. see full Mazda RX-8 review
2004 4dr Coupe 238-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed manual RWD
16-18MPG city, 24MPG highway see full Mazda RX-8 review
 

Mazda RX-8 Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Mazda RX-8's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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