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2010 Mazda RX-8

2010 Mazda RX-8 Overview

Zoom zoom’s at it again with the smooth-handling, high-performance 2010 Mazda RX-8 four-passenger sports coupe.

The rear-wheel-drive 2010 Mazda RX-8 is offered in Sport, Grand Touring and R3 trim levels and is powered by a 212-horsepower, 1.3-liter rotary engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Opting for the six-speed manual version bumps output up to 232 horses. The 2010 Mazda RX-8 boasts a standard sport-tuned suspension and EPA estimated fuel economy ratings are 16 mpg in the city and 22-23 on the highway.

Competing with Mitsubishi Eclipse and Nissan 370Z, the 2010 Mazda RX-8 sits on standard 18-inch wheels and features rear-hinged doors to allow easier access to the back seat. A chrome-laden dual tailpipe and LED taillights are standard equipment, while you can opt for the R3 sport package, which includes a rear spoiler, sport suspension and 19-inch wheels with high-performance tires.

Inside, the 2010 Mazda RX-8’s list of standard features includes bucket seats in the front and back split by a full-length center console, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, air conditioning and MP3 capability. The Grand Touring trim adds a limited-slip rear differential, automatic xenon headlights, foglights, heated side mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, a sunroof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and eight-way power driver seat with memory. The R3 sport package adds the convenience of a Bose sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, front bucket seats and keyless start. Optional luxury features include leather upholstery, heated seats and navigation system with touch screen and voice recognition software.

Standard safety equipment includes antilock brakes, front-seat side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags and an optional electronic stability system. In government crash testing, the 2010 Mazda RX-8 received four out five stars for driver protection in frontal impacts, five stars for the front passenger and four stars for side-impact.

The 2010 Mazda RX-8 sports coupe is geared toward the car enthusiast, especially the high-performance R3, which is dressed in 19-inch wheels with high-performance tires, a sport-tuned suspension and rear spoiler.

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