Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,165 - $26,680
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
197-238
Seats
4
2004 Mazda RX-8 4dr Coupe Sport Automatic 0-OEM Supplied Custom Image
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,165 - $26,680
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
197-238
Seats
4

Mazda RX-8 Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2004 Mazda RX-8 Owner Reviews

4.56

16 Reviews

69% 19% 13% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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Mazda rx-8. Great car minus onboard computer issues.

My 2004 Mazda rx-8 has been a great car. I am the second owner, and my father was the first. The car has been very reliable for what most people consider a sports car. The car has had problems consistent with other similar types of cars. I will admit that replacing the onboard computer was a major hassle, and cost way more than it should for a 14 year old car. The process of getting the car to accept the new onboard computer was the biggest hassle of the whole ordeal. I essentially purchased the new computer through my auto mechanic, who in turn ordered the part directly from Mazda. Nothing out of the ordinary yet. So once the new computer was installed, it basically wouldn't accept the new vehicle, and was saying it was corrupted. Eventually my mechanic had to call Mazda, who ended sending their own technician to help fix the issue. This took three additional days on top of the 9 days it took for Mazda to ship the part and my mechanic to put the new part in. So in short, that was my only major complain about owning the car. Other than that, it has been a great car to own and drive.

- Robert G

Always do tune-ups to keep car healthy.

In all honesty I love my car because it's one of my dream cars! I love the fact that it's a rotary so it's different from most cars. I like the third suicide doors it comes with to have a look of a sports car but still has easy access to the rear seats. I do not like the fact that you need to do maintenance twice as much as most cars. The fact that they changed the engine set up from the previous rx cars has me dying inside because to me it should've been all ported.

- Noah P

Quick car for being a cheap car, nice sport look, reliable if taken care of.

The vehicle has a beautiful sport look, but a lot of care is needed if you own one. If you do not care for it there will be many problems in the long run. Keep up on the mechanics. It's a very touchy car when working on it. The back seat is not very roomy at all, but the performance of the car is excellent!

- Faith K

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,165 - $6,158
$26,680

Horsepower

Horsepower
197 hp
238 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.3L RENESIS 2
1.3L RENESIS 2
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.7 in.
42.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
36.7 - 38.2 in.
36.7 - 38.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
32.2 in.
32.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.5 - 36.8 in.
36.5 - 36.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
7.58 cu. ft.
7.58 cu. ft.

Entertainment

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.4 in.
106.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Length

Length
174.3 in.
174.3 in.

Width

Width
69.7 in.
69.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3053 .lbs
3029 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
197 hp
238 hp

Torque

Torque
164 ft. lbs.
159 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.9 gal.
15.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
9 - 13 mpg
9 - 12 mpg

City

City
18 mpg
18 mpg

Highway

Highway
25 mpg
24 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Safety Features

Features

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
Not Tested

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety