2004 Mazda RX-8

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40 reviews
Available Price Range $2,238-$10,546 Trims2 Combined MPG 21 Seats 4

Our Take on the 2004 Mazda RX-8

Our Take

Mazda offered its last rotary engine in the RX-7 sports car, which expired after the 1995 model year. Since then, fans of the rotary power plant have hoped for a revival, and now their wish has bee... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Overly civilized sports car
  • Tight rear-seat legroom
  • Small trunk opening

Notable Features

  • Dual-rotor engine
  • Shapely styling
  • Freestyle door layout
  • 50/50 weight distribution
  • Optional navigation system


Our Expert Reviews

Sporty Mazda RX-8 a top place finisher Rear clamshell doors enhance the Mazda RX-8's sleek profile, while a sophisticated-looking interior adds to the coupe's design. Mazda RX-8 steps out as a distinctively different sort of sports car. From its sweetly smooth and potent rotary engine to its clamshell back doors, RX-8 cuts its own swath among today's wide-ranging crop of performa... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.2 out of 5

Based on 40 reviews

A sports car isnt meant for soccer mom

by Mazdaspeed from La Crosse on June 13, 2011

I am selling my RX8 on Cars.com I see all these negative comments. This one guy from maryland says you have to wait until it warms up to shut the car back off again or it will flood it. This is true... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 9 recalls for this car.

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