2010 Mazda RX-8 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Liquid Silver Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,237 - $12,408
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
16 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
212-232
Seats
4

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2010 Mazda RX-8 If...

If you love the nimble, responsive handling of the Miata, but want something faster and with room for four adults, the 2010 Mazda RX-8 may win you over.

Mazda RX-8 Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Sport $8,237 - $11,120
Horsepower: 212 hp - 232 hp
Engine Type: Gas Rotary
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Grand Touring $8,269 - $11,646
Horsepower: 212 hp - 232 hp
Engine Type: Gas Rotary
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon R3 $9,027 - $12,408
Horsepower: 232 hp
Engine Type: Gas Rotary
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$8,237 - $11,120
$8,269 - $11,646

Horsepower

Horsepower
212 - 232 (hp)
212 - 232 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Not Available
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Standard

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.3L RENESIS MPFI 2
1.3L RENESIS MPFI 2
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
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Standard

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Not Available
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Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Not Available
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Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Not Available
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Not Available
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Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.7 (in.)
42.7 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.2 (in.)
36.7 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
32.2 (in.)
32.2 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.8 (in.)
36.5 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
7.6 (cu. ft.)
7.6 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Not Available
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Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
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Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Not Available
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AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/45R18
P225/45R18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 (in.)
106.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 (ft.)
34.8 (ft.)

Length

Length
175.6 (in.)
175.6 (in.)

Width

Width
69.7 (in.)
69.7 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3065 - 3111 (.lbs)
3065 - 3111 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
232 (hp)
232 (hp)

Torque

Torque
159 (ft. lbs.)
159 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
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Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.9 (gal.)
16.9 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
19 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

City

City
16 (mpg)
16 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
22 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Not Available
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
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Not Available
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Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

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Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Driver & front passenger airbags w/occupant detection system
  • Driver & front passenger side airbags
  • Driver & front passenger curtain airbags
  • Front 3-point seat belts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters
  • Tire pressure monitoring system *
  • Dynamic stability control w/traction control

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (3)

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Air Bags May 25, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
May 25, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V354000
Summary:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2004-2011 RX-8, 2004-2006 MPV, 2003-2008 Mazda6, and 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6 vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Mazda is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 RX-8, 2004-2006 MPV, 2003-2008 Mazda6 vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Lastly, unless included in "Zone A" or "Zone B" above, Mazda is recalling certain model year 2004 Mazda RX-8 and MPV, 2003-2004 Mazda6 vehicles originally s...
Consequence:
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 15, 2016. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9416E.
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Air Bags Oct 12, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 12, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V716000
Summary:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2011 Mazda RX-8 vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Mazda is also recalling certain 2010-2011 RX-8 vehicles registered in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurrin...
Consequence:
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator with an alternate one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 12, 2018. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500, Option 4. Mazda's number for this recall is 2918J.
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Air Bags Jan 9, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 9, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V017000
Summary:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling 2010 Mazda RX-8 vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia or "Zone B." Additionally, unless covered under "Zone B" Mazda is recalling certain 2009 RX-8 vehicles ever registered in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming or "Zone C." These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators...
Consequence:
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator with an alternate one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 9, 2018. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 2018A.

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