• (4.1) 56 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,635$10,623
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 21
  • Engine: 238-hp, 1.3-liter Rotary (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2004 Mazda RX-8

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 been granted. Mazda’s new RX-8 sports car is equipped with a modern version of rotary-engine powe... 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 ... Read full review for the 2004 Mazda RX 8

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Consumer Reviews


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love this rotary

by PT from maryland on November 10, 2010

I absolutely love my rx8! The only complaint I really have about it is a manufacturer problem where you cannot turn the car on and right back off without letting it warm the engine up. It will cause t... Read Full Review

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