2005 Mazda RX-8

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21 reviews
Available Price Range $2,610-$11,734 Trims4 Combined MPG 21 Seats 4

Our Take on the 2005 Mazda RX-8

Our Take

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Rotary engine
  • Shapely styling
  • Rear-hinged half doors
  • 50/50 weight distribution
  • Optional navigation system


Consumer Reviews

4.2 out of 5

Based on 21 reviews

The way to drive is the RX-8 Revolution

by RX-8-ER from Ann Arbor, MI on June 27, 2006

There is not a single feature of this vehicle that I can truly complain about. It is truly awesome and in its own class. I have a 2005 RX-8 6/Speed Grand Touring. Every sports car enthusiast I have le... Read Full Review

4 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 3 recalls for this car.

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