Mazda RX-8 Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Mazda RX-8 Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 2 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 2 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2011 2011 Mazda RX-8 4 DR RWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 5
2010 2010 Mazda RX-8 2-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 5 4 (picture) 4 5
2009 2009 Mazda RX-8 2-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 5 4 (picture) 4 5
2008 2008 Mazda RX-8 2-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 5 4 (picture) 4 5
2007 2007 Mazda RX-8 2-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 5 4 (picture) 4 5
2006 2006 Mazda RX-8 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 5 4 (picture) 4 5
2005 2005 Mazda RX-8 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 5 4 (picture) 4 5
2004 2004 Mazda RX-8 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 5 4 (picture) 4 5

Fuel Efficiency

Mazda has manufactured models of RX-8 for 8 years. They average 18.4 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2011 RX-8 above average at 19 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2011 RX-8 to be $2,550 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and premium gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $5,500 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The RX-8 consumes about 17 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2011 Mazda RX-8 19 23 16
2010 Mazda RX-8 19 23 16
2009 Mazda RX-8 19 23 16
2008 Mazda RX-8 18 22 16
2007 Mazda RX-8 19 23 16
2006 Mazda RX-8 19 23 16
2005 Mazda RX-8 18 22 16
2004 Mazda RX-8 18 22 16

MPG breakdown by model options

The Mazda RX-8 has 16 different model options on record with the EPA since 2004. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2011 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 2-cyl, 1.3 L 19 23 16
2011 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 2-cyl, 1.3 L 18 22 16
2010 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 2-cyl, 1.3 L 19 23 16
2010 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 2-cyl, 1.3 L 18 22 16
2009 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 2-cyl, 1.3 L 19 23 16
2009 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 2-cyl, 1.3 L 18 22 16
2008 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 2-cyl, 1.3 L 18 22 16
2008 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 2-cyl, 1.3 L 19 23 16
2007 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 2-cyl, 1.3 L 19 23 16
2007 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 2-cyl, 1.3 L 18 22 16
2006 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 2-cyl, 1.3 L 19 23 16
2006 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 2-cyl, 1.3 L 18 22 16
2005 4-dr, Automatic (S4), 2-cyl, 1.3 L 18 22 16
2005 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 2-cyl, 1.3 L 18 22 16
2004 4-dr, Automatic (S4), 2-cyl, 1.3 L 18 22 16
2004 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 2-cyl, 1.3 L 18 22 16