2008 Mazda RX-8 Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $26,435
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags · Front side curtain airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio · 6 Total Speakers · 100 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.7 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.9 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center with cupholders, rear center folding with pass-thru · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: rear console with armrest and storage, front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): 12V · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, paddle shifter, audio · Storage: sunglasses holder
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 4.30, 4.77 · Limited slip differential: rear
Engine Oil cooler: dual
Exterior Features Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: integrated, adjustable
Instrumentation External temperature display · Gauges color: tri-mode · Warnings and reminders: lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant, tire fill alert
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power · Inside rearview mirror: manual day/night
Rear Seats Type: bucket
Safety Child seat anchors LATCH system,
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: reclining · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining · Upholstery: cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Steering Steering ratio: 16.4 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Strut Tower Bar · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones, strut · Rear Shock Type: coil over shock, gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Sport Suspension · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Tires and Rims Tire type · Wheels: aluminum
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger · Rear quarter windows: swing out
Price $26,435 MSRP
Body Style Coupe
Engine 1.3L 212 hp R2
1.3L 232 hp R2
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
23MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$26,435
Invoice$24,458

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
23MPG highway
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
22MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engines

1.3L 212 hp R2
Power 212 hp @ 7,500 RPM
Torque 159 lb-ft @ 5,500 RPM
1.3L 232 hp R2
Power 232 hp @ 8,500 RPM
Torque 159 lb-ft @ 5,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15.9 gal
Front Legroom42.7 in
Back Legroom32.2 in
Wheelbase106.4 in
Length174.3 in
Width69.7 in
Height52.8 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume7.6 cu ft
Maximum Payload765 lbs
The Sport is the entry-level trim in the 2008 RX-8 lineup. It comes equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, cruise control, a CD player, and full power accessories. The S... Read More
The Sport is the entry-level trim in the 2008 RX-8 lineup. It comes equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, cruise control, a CD player, and full power accessories.
The Sport houses the same 1.3-liter rotary engine as all other trims. It's offered with the six-speed manual transmission, which bumps horsepower from 212 to 232, due to a higher redline, or the six-speed paddle-shifting automatic. Sport RX-8s include a limited-slip differential, a sport-tuned suspension, larger front brakes, and 18-inch alloy wheels. A six-disc in-dash CD changer is optional on this trim, but the navigation system is not available. An optional Performance Package adds xenon headlights and foglamps.
Average Price:$8,535
Adds to Sport:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags · Front side curtain airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: element · 6 disc in-dash CD · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 9 Total Speakers · 300 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.7 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.9 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center with cupholders, rear center folding with pass-thru · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: rear console with armrest and storage, front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): 12V · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, paddle shifter, audio · Storage: sunglasses holder · Universal garage door opener: Homelink
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 4.30, 4.44 · Limited slip differential: rear
Engine Oil cooler: dual
Exterior Features Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: integrated, adjustable
Instrumentation External temperature display · Gauges color: tri-mode · Warnings and reminders: lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant, tire fill alert
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: HID, self-leveling
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Rear Seats Type: bucket
Roof Moonroof: sliding sunshade, power glass, one-touch open/close
Safety Child seat anchors LATCH system,
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: reclining · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining · Upholstery: cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.4 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Strut Tower Bar · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones, strut · Rear Shock Type: coil over shock, gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Sport Suspension · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: summer performance
Tires and Rims Wheels: aluminum
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger · Rear quarter windows: swing out
Price $29,535 MSRP
Body Style Coupe
Engine 1.3L 212 hp R2
1.3L 232 hp R2
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
23MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$29,535
Invoice$27,318

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
23MPG highway
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
22MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engines

1.3L 212 hp R2
Power 212 hp @ 7,500 RPM
Torque 159 lb-ft @ 5,500 RPM
1.3L 232 hp R2
Power 232 hp @ 8,500 RPM
Torque 159 lb-ft @ 5,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15.9 gal
Front Legroom42.7 in
Back Legroom32.2 in
Wheelbase106.4 in
Length174.3 in
Width69.7 in
Height52.8 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume7.6 cu ft
Maximum Payload774 lbs
The mid-level RX-8 Touring adds several features to those standard on the base Sport trim, including a premium Bose audio system with six-CD changer, a garage-door opener, an auto-dimmi... Read More
The mid-level RX-8 Touring adds several features to those standard on the base Sport trim, including a premium Bose audio system with six-CD changer, a garage-door opener, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a sunroof, foglamps, and xenon headlights. The navigation system is not available with this trim.
The RX-8's 1.3-liter rotary engine can be paired with a either a six-speed paddle-shifting automatic or a six-speed manual transmission. Opting for the manual will bump horsepower from 212 to 232, because the engine redlines at 9,000 rpm instead of 7,500.
Average Price:$9,206
Adds to Sport:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags · Front side curtain airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: element · 6 disc in-dash CD · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 1 subwoofer · Surround audio · 9 Total Speakers · 300 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.7 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.9 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center with cupholders, rear center folding with pass-thru · Door trim: leather · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: rear console with armrest and storage, front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: keyless/illuminated entry, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): 12V · Power steering: speed-proportional · Push-button start · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, paddle shifter, audio · Storage: sunglasses holder · Universal garage door opener: Homelink
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 4.30, 4.44 · Limited slip differential: rear
Engine Oil cooler: dual
Exterior Features Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: integrated, adjustable
Instrumentation External temperature display · Gauges color: tri-mode · Warnings and reminders: lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant, tire fill alert
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: HID, self-leveling
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Heated
Rear Seats Type: bucket
Roof Moonroof: sliding sunshade, power glass, one-touch open/close
Safety Child seat anchors LATCH system,
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining · Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather-trimmed
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.4 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Strut Tower Bar · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones, strut · Rear Shock Type: coil over shock, gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Sport Suspension · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: summer performance
Tires and Rims Wheels: aluminum
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger · Rear quarter windows: swing out
Price $31,070 MSRP
Body Style Coupe
Engine 1.3L 212 hp R2
1.3L 232 hp R2
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
23MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$31,070
Invoice$28,735

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
23MPG highway
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
22MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engines

1.3L 212 hp R2
Power 212 hp @ 7,500 RPM
Torque 159 lb-ft @ 5,500 RPM
1.3L 232 hp R2
Power 232 hp @ 8,500 RPM
Torque 159 lb-ft @ 5,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15.9 gal
Front Legroom42.7 in
Back Legroom32.2 in
Wheelbase106.4 in
Length174.3 in
Width69.7 in
Height52.8 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume7.6 cu ft
Maximum Payload774 lbs
The top-shelf Grand Touring trim gains numerous upscale amenities. Standard features include a six-way power driver's seat, heated seats, leather upholstery, and heated side mirrors. Th... Read More
The top-shelf Grand Touring trim gains numerous upscale amenities. Standard features include a six-way power driver's seat, heated seats, leather upholstery, and heated side mirrors. This is the only trim that offers the option of a navigation system.
The RX-8's 1.3-liter rotary engine can be paired with a six-speed paddle-shifting automatic or a six-speed manual transmission. Opting for the manual will bump horsepower from 212 to 232, because the the engine redlines at 9,000 rpm, instead of 7,500.
Adds to Sport:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags · Front side curtain airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: element · 6 disc in-dash CD · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 1 subwoofer · Surround audio · 9 Total Speakers · 300 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.7 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.9 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center with cupholders, rear center folding with pass-thru · Door trim: leather · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: rear console with armrest and storage, front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: keyless/illuminated entry, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): 12V · Power steering: speed-proportional · Push-button start · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, paddle shifter, audio · Storage: sunglasses holder · Universal garage door opener: Homelink
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 4.30, 4.44 · Limited slip differential: rear
Engine Oil cooler: dual
Exterior Features Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: integrated, adjustable
Instrumentation External temperature display · Gauges color: tri-mode · Warnings and reminders: lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant, tire fill alert
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: HID, self-leveling
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Heated
Rear Seats Type: bucket
Roof Moonroof: sliding sunshade, power glass, one-touch open/close
Safety Child seat anchors LATCH system,
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining · Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather-trimmed
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.4 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Strut Tower Bar · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones, strut · Rear Shock Type: coil over shock, gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Sport Suspension · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: summer performance
Tires and Rims Wheels: aluminum
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger · Rear quarter windows: swing out
Price $31,370 MSRP
Body Style Coupe
Engine 1.3L 232 hp R2
1.3L 212 hp R2
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
22MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$31,370
Invoice$29,011

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
22MPG highway
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
23MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engines

1.3L 232 hp R2
Power 232 hp @ 8,500 RPM
Torque 159 lb-ft @ 5,500 RPM
1.3L 212 hp R2
Power 212 hp @ 7,500 RPM
Torque 159 lb-ft @ 5,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15.9 gal
Front Legroom42.7 in
Back Legroom32.2 in
Wheelbase106.4 in
Length174.3 in
Width69.7 in
Height52.8 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume7.6 cu ft
Maximum Payload765 lbs
GS
Adds to Sport:
No additional major features.
GT
Adds to Sport:
No additional major features.