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Mazda RX-8 MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
16 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2009 2009 4dr Coupe 232-hp 1.3L R2 6-sp manual RWD 17.5
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With the 232-horsepower 1.3L R2 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2009 Mazda RX-8 has been averaging 17.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Mazda RX-8s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 59.4 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (6 percent), in heavy traffic (4.8 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2009 Mazda RX-8 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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2009 Mazda RX-8 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
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

2009 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.