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2009 Mazda RX-8 2009 Nissan 370Z 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse
     
4dr Cpe Man Sport
  • 4dr Cpe Man Sport
  • 4dr Cpe Auto Sport
  • 4dr Cpe Man Touring
  • 4dr Cpe Auto Touring
  • 4dr Cpe Man Grand Touring
  • 4dr Cpe Auto Grand Touring
  • 4dr Cpe Man R3
2dr Cpe Man
  • 2dr Cpe Man
  • 2dr Cpe Auto
  • 2dr Cpe Man Touring
  • 2dr Cpe Auto Touring
3dr Cpe Man GS
  • 3dr Cpe Man GS
  • 3dr Cpe Auto GS
  • 3dr Cpe Man GT
  • 3dr Cpe Auto GT
  • 2dr Spyder Man GS
  • 2dr Spyder Auto GS
  • 2dr Spyder Man GT
  • 2dr Spyder Auto GT
 

Prices

MSRP $26,435 $29,930 $20,249
Invoice $24,470 $28,043 $19,149
Avg. Paid $10,943 $17,813 $9,180

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.4 7.6
Critics' Rating 8.8 8.7 7.6
Performance 8.4 8.8 7.6
Interior 7.8 7.4 7.4
Operating Cost 7.2 7.4 7.5
Safety 9.1 N/A 9.7
Reliability 3.0 4.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Usable back seat
  • Athletic handling
  • Strong brakes
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Good reliability score
  • Good fuel economy for the class
  • Large cargo hold
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Underpowered engine
  • Low reliability score for the class
  • Firm ride
  • Engine can be unrefined at high RPM
  • Poor safety score
  • Low reliability score
  • Poor rear visibility

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas Rotary 1.3L/80 Gas V6 3.7L/- TBD - Gas I4 2.4L/145
MPG 16 City / 22 Hwy 18 City / 26 Hwy 20 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Coupe 2 door coupe 3 Door Coupe

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.4 100.4 101.4
Length, Overall (in) 175.6 167.2 180.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 72.8 72.2
Height, Overall (in) 52.8 51.9 53.5

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Sunroof Wind Deflector Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3064 3232 3263

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Standard Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 2 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 89.0 51.6 81.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 38.2 38.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 42.9 42.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 54.4 54.2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 54.6 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 34.6
Second Leg Room (in) 32.2 29.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 51.2
Second Hip Room (in) 48.1 44.4
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 7.6 6.9 15.7

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Optional Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Traction Control Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard Optional
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Rotary engine Standard
Engine Type Gas Rotary Gas V6 Gas I4
Displacement 1.3L/80 3.7L/- TBD - 2.4L/145
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 232 @ 8500 332 @ 7000 162 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 159 @ 5500 270 @ 5200 162 @ 4000
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 34.8 32.8 40

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 26 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 19 17.7

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double wishbone w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard