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2005 Mazda RX-8 Sport Automatic

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Showing the 2005 Mazda RX-8 Sport Automatic 4dr Coupe
$2,158-$7,318 Current Listing Price
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Seats 4
Door Count 4
Engine 197-hp, 1.3-liter Rotary (premium)
Transmission 4-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Drivetrain RWD
Combined MPG 21
Warranty Bumper-to-Bumper, 48 mo/50,000 mi


Exterior (8)
Black Cherry Mica
Brilliant Black Clearcoat
Nordic Green Mica
Sunlight Silver Metallic
Titanium Gray Metallic
Velocity Red Mica
Interior (4)



Engine 197-hp, 1.3-liter Rotary (premium)
2 rear head restraints S
Curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbag S
Security system S
3 ABS channels S
Front seatbelt pre-tensioners S
4 wheel disc brakes S
Spare tire mounted inside under cargo O
Panic alarm S
Immobilizer S
Traction control O
Four-wheel ABS brakes S
Dual front side impact airbags S
Fixed front head restraints S
Remote keyless entry S
4 wheel ventilated disc brakes S
Dual front impact airbags S
Driveline traction control O
Side-impact bars S
Compact spare tire O
Electronic stability O
Front and rear ventilated disc brakes S
Curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags S
Power door locks S
Seat-mounted driver and passenger side-impact airbags S
Four-wheel disc brakes S
Driver and passenger front-impact airbags S
Perimeter/approach lights S
Remote activated perimeter/approach lights S
Transmission 4-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Ignition type spark
Variable intake manifold S
Aluminum cylinder block S
Recommended fuel premium unleaded
Horsepower 197-hp @ 7,200 rpm
Fuel tank capacity 15.9 gal.
Fuel economy city 18 mpg
Torque 164 lbs.-ft. @ 5,000 rpm
# of valves 4
Engine oil cooler S
Engine liters 1.3
Cylinder configuration Rotary
Engine orientation longitudinal
Fuel economy highway 24 mpg
Manual-shift auto S
Low emission vehicle S
Engine 1.3L Rotary 197hp
Transmission electronic control S
100-amp. alternator S
Sequential sport shift S
Quasi-dual stainless steel exhaust S
Rear-wheel drive S
Limited slip differential O
490 CCA battery S
Recommended fuel premium unleaded
Chrome tailpipe S
Engine oil cooler S
4 speed automatic transmission S
Battery amp hours (52Ah)
Overdrive S
Low emission vehicle II S
Transmission lock-up torque converter S
Axle ratio 4.44
Transmission gear ratio (4th) .69
Transmission gear ratio (1st) 2.79
Transmission electronic control S
Transmission gear ratio (reverse) 2.27
Overdrive S
Transmission gear ratio (3rd) 1.00
Transmission gear ratio (2nd) 1.54
Rear coil springs S
16" wheels S
Speed-sensing electric power-assist rack-pinion steering S
Rear anti-roll bar S
P225/55VR16.0 BSW performance AS tires S
Front wheel size 16"
Rear wheel size 16"
Steel spare wheel O
Front anti-roll bar S
Aluminum spare wheel O
Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar S
Front coil springs S
Sport suspension O
Tochigi Fuji limited slip differential O
Four wheel independent suspension S
Wheel locks S
Rack and pinion steering S
Alloy wheels S
18" wheels O
Front tires 225/55R16
Gas-pressurized front shocks S
Speed-sensing steering S
P225/45WR18.0 BSW performance AS tires O
Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar S
Power steering S
Gas-pressurized rear shocks S
Chrome tip exhaust S
Front and rear mud flaps O
Body-colored door handles S
Spoiler O
Grille black
Power remote folding side-view door mirrors S
Heated door mirrors O
Metallic paint O
Galvanized steel/aluminum body material S
Power door mirrors S
Reverse opening rear passenger doors S
4 doors S
Rear wing spoiler O
Rear cargo trunk
Body-colored front and rear bumpers S
Rocker panel extensions O
Power remote heated folding side-view door mirrors O
Black grille S
Mechanical fuel remote release S
Seatback storage pockets 1
Driver manual folding mirror S
Manual air conditioning S
Power cargo access remote release S
Power windows with driver 1-touch down S
Sunshade O
Integrated key/remote S
Air filter S
Day-night rearview mirror S
Garage door transmitter HomeLink
Full floor console S
Driver and passenger door bins S
Retained accessory power S
Navigation system O
2 12V DC power outlets S
Cruise control with steering wheel controls S
Rear cupholders S
Cruise control S
Illuminated driver and passenger-side visor mirrors S
Sport steering wheel with manual tilting S
Front lighter element(s) location S
Illuminated entry S
Wind deflector O
Passenger manual folding mirror S
Rear console with storage S
Power glass tilting and sliding sunroof O
Overhead console S
Ashtray S
Mini overhead console with storage S
Air conditioning S
Illuminated passenger vanity mirror S
1-touch down S
Keyfob trunk/hatch/door release S
Illuminated driver vanity mirror S
Trunk/hatch/door FOB controls S
Front and rear cupholders S
Remote keyless entry S
Covered bin instrument-panel storage S
Driver's footrest S
Valet function S
Power windows S
12V DC power outlet 2
1st row express open sliding and tilting glass sunroof O
Auto-dimming rearview mirror O
Keyfob (front doors) remote keyless entry S
Sunroof wind deflector O
Manual sunshade O
Front cupholders S
Full floor console with locking box S
Illuminated glove box S
Illuminated locking glove box S
Tilt steering wheel S
Rubber front and rear floor mats O
8-way power driver seat O
Max seating capacity 4
Cloth door panel trim S
Driver and passenger heated-cushions O
Floor mats S
Manual reclining driver seat O
Tire mobility kit S
Metal-look interior accents S
Driver cushion tilt O
4-way passenger seat adjustment S
Cargo light S
Front center armrest S
Manual height-adjustable driver seat S
Cargo space floor carpet
Manual driver fore/aft adjustment O
Leather steering wheel S
Front bucket seats S
Power 2-way driver lumbar support O
Leather shift knob S
Piano black instrument panel insert, door panel insert S
Metal-look console insert S
Full cloth headliner S
Carpet cargo space S
Cargo net O
Front seats bucket
Height adjustable driver seat S
Manual driver and passenger fore/aft adjustment S
6-way driver seat adjustment S
Cloth upholstery S
Manual reclining driver and passenger seats S
Power reclining driver seat O
Driver lumbar support O
Leather front and rear seat upholstery O
Carpet trunk lid/rear cargo door S
Sport steering wheel S
Rear bucket seat S
Driver and passenger heated-seatbacks O
Rear seat center armrest S
Cargo tray/organizer O
Carpet floor covering S
Leather upholstery O
Power driver fore/aft adjustment O
8-way driver seat adjustment O
Power height-adjustable driver seat O
Leatherette door panel trim O
Cloth front and rear seat upholstery S
Rear bucket seats S
Rear seat center armrest with pass-thru S
Power driver cushion tilt O
Max. seating capacity of 4 S
Heated front seats O
Carpet front floor mats S
Steering-wheel mounted audio controls S
Primary monitor touchscreen S
Digital signal processor O
Window grid antenna S
SIRIUS-ready AM/FM/Satellite-prep with seek-scan, 6-disc in-dash CD player O
Speed sensitive volume S
SIRIUS-ready AM/FM/Satellite-prep with seek-scan, auto-reverse cassette, single in-dash CD player O
Cassette O
6-disc CD changer O
1 1st row LCD monitor O
CD player S
6 speakers S
Amplifier O
9 Bose speakers O
Radio data system S
1st row LCD monitors 1
AM/FM radio S
Speed-sensitive volume S
9 premium speakers O
SIRIUS-ready AM/FM/Satellite-prep with seek-scan, single in-dash CD player S
Steering wheel mounted audio controls S
Low-fuel warning S
Variable intermittent wipers S
Auto-leveling headlights O
Projector beam Xenon high-intensity headlamps O
Ignition switch light S
Low-coolant warning S
Front reading lights S
Light-tinted windows S
Outside-temperature display S
Front fog lights O
Oil-pressure warning S
Dome light with fade S
Outside temperature display S
Variably intermittent wipers S
Low-tire-pressure warning S
Front windshield visor strip S
Low-oil-level warning S
Water temp. gauge S
Battery warning S
2 door curb/courtesy lights S
Projector beam halogen headlamps S
Low-washer-fluid warning S
Brake-fluid warning S
Key-in-ignition warning S
Lights-on warning S
Variable instrument panel lighting S
Trip odometer S
Analog display S
Rear window defroster S
Tachometer S
In-dash clock S
Light tinted windows S
Oil pressure gauge S
High intensity discharge headlights O
Door-ajar warning S
Tire pressure sensors S
Wheelbase 106.4"
Front legroom 42.7"
Front headroom 38.2"
Maximum interior cargo volume 7.6 cu.ft.
Rear hiproom 48.1"
Front hiproom 53.4"
Engine horsepower 197-hp @ 7,200 rpm
Interior cargo volume 7.6 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 96.3 cu.ft.
Compression ratio 10.00 to 1
Engine type Rotary
Ground clearance (min) 119mm (4.7")
Valves 4
Front shoulder room 54.9"
Front tread 58.9"
Fuel economy highway 24 mpg
Rear headroom 36.8"
Engine torque 164 lbs.-ft. @ 5,000 rpm
Exterior body width 69.7"
Drag coefficient .31
Ground clearance (min.) 4.7"
GVWR 3,854 lbs.
Turning radius 17.4'
Rear shoulder room 54.9"
Rear legroom 32.2"
Curb weight 3,053 lbs.
Fuel tank capacity 15.9 gal.
Engine bore x chamber major axis 3.1" x 9.4"
Engine displacement 80 cu.in.
Fuel economy city 18 mpg
Exterior length 174.3"
Exterior height 52.8"
Rear tread 59.3"
Corrosion perforation warranty (months/miles) 60/ unlimited
Basic warranty (months/miles) 48/50,000
Powertrain warranty (months/miles) 48/50,000
Accessories warranty (months/miles) 48/50,000
Roadside assistance warranty (months/miles) 48/50,000

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