Mazda RX-8 Mazda RX-8 2006

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Mazda RX-8 Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2006)

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2006 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 2006 Mazda RX-8

2006 Mazda RX-8 Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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
2006 4dr Coupe 238-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed manual RWD
Rear seats are functional for adults, which is unique for a sports car. see full Mazda RX-8 review
2005 4dr Coupe 238-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed manual RWD
Adults my height (5-9) can actually fit in the back seat of the RX-8. And getting in and out is aided by a second set of rear-hinged doors. Other sports cars have no rear seat or a very small one. see full Mazda RX-8 review
2005 4dr Coupe 238-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed manual RWD
Unlike most sports cars, the RX-8 has a rear seat that adults can get into (using rear doors) and fit into. see full Mazda RX-8 review
2006 Mazda RX-8 Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr Coupe 238-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed manual RWD
Head room is low with sunroof see full Mazda RX-8 review
2005 4dr Coupe 238-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed manual RWD
Ok for small women and children. Not really made for full sized male adults see full Mazda RX-8 review
2005 4dr Coupe 238-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed manual RWD
it is POSSIBLE to fit an adult in the back...but really anyone over 10-12 years old will be uncomfortable. see full Mazda RX-8 review
 

2006 Mazda RX-8 4-door Coupe Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim Base (automatic) Base (manual)
Standard Engine 1.3L R2
OHV-2v
212 hp@7500
159 lb-ft@5500
1.3L R2
OHV-2v
238 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 2006 Mazda RX-8

2006 Mazda RX-8 Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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
2006 4dr Coupe 238-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed manual RWD
Very smooth torque curve of the rotary engine, which easily revs up to 9,000 rpms. see full Mazda RX-8 review
2006 4dr Coupe 238-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed manual RWD
Really love high reving N/A Engines and the wankel is on the top. Smooth power delivery. see full Mazda RX-8 review
2005 4dr Coupe 238-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed manual RWD
Rotary engine smoothness see full Mazda RX-8 review
2005 4dr Coupe 238-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed manual RWD
Unusual powertrain with the rotary engine. Very little low-end torque, however power builds in a very linear fashion and is reminiscent of a turbo. Despite the lack of torque, speed builds very quickly. Engine is extremely smooth. see full Mazda RX-8 review
2005 4dr Coupe 238-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed manual RWD
The rotory engine provides incredibly smooth power delivery, and plenty of power to move it around without being so much power that it becomes a bear to control or changes to suspension/ride quality to help keep it under control. see full Mazda RX-8 review
2006 Mazda RX-8 Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr Coupe 238-horsepower 1.3L R2
6-speed manual RWD
weak for the price, similar sports cars have more power see full Mazda RX-8 review
 

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2006 Mazda RX-8 MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr Coupe Base (automatic) 26,435 24,458 560
4dr Coupe Base (manual) 26,435 24,458 560

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