2011 Mazda RX-8 R3

2011 Mazda RX-8 R3 Competitors

$33k sports car, designed & built in Japan 16 city / 22 hwy 270-371 mile range, gas engine
232 hp 79 cu. in. rotary 15.2 s s @ 92.0 mph mph 0-60 in 6.7 seconds

As well as being compared against other sports cars, the 2011 Mazda RX-8 R3 is also often compared to super cars, luxury cars, regular-duty trucks and cars. The 2011 Mazda RX-8 R3's top rivals come from Audi (such as the A3 Premium and the A4 Premium) and Ferrari (such as the 458 Italia and the California )

compared to sports car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the RX-8 R3 compared to other sports car competitors include: it has standard CD changer (standard vs not available), has standard power outlets (standard vs not available) and has 2 rows of seats (2 vs 1).

However, on average it is slightly less powerful (232 HP @ 8,500 RPM vs 370 HP @ 5,250 RPM), slightly slower 1/4 mile time (15.2 s s @ 92.0 mph mph vs 13.9 s s @ 104.0 mph mph), is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (22 mpg vs 37 mpg), gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (270 miles vs 342 miles) and gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (372 miles vs 456 miles).

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS
$37,625

Significant advantages of the Camaro SS (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Significantly more powerful: 426 HP @ 5,900 RPM vs 232 HP @ 8,500 RPM
  • Significantly faster 1/4 mile time: 13.2 s s @ 109.5 mph mph vs 15.2 s s @ 92.0 mph mph
  • Fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 456 miles vs 372 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Camaro SS (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • More cramped back seats: 31.1 ft3 vs 37.6 ft3
  • CD changer not available

common strengths of the Camaro SS and RX-8 R3

  • Inexpensive: $37,625 vs $33,085
  • Good protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 2
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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR
$37,970

Significant advantages of the Lancer Evolution MR (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Lancer Evolution MR's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Folding rear seats comes standard
  • Optional leather

Significant disadvantages of the Lancer Evolution MR (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 133 ft vs 117 ft
  • Wider turning radius: 38.7 ft vs 34.8 ft

common strengths of the Lancer Evolution MR and RX-8 R3

  • Inexpensive: $37,970 vs $33,085
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 2
  • Both have power outlets
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2011 Dodge Charger R/T

2011 Dodge Charger R/T
$31,220

Significant advantages of the Charger R/T (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Significantly more powerful: 370 HP @ 5,250 RPM vs 232 HP @ 8,500 RPM
  • Significantly roomier back seats: 49.2 ft3 vs 37.6 ft3
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 478 miles vs 372 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Charger R/T (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • CD changer not available

common strengths of the Charger R/T and RX-8 R3

  • Inexpensive: $31,220 vs $33,085
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 2
  • Both have power outlets
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2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
$75,325

Significant advantages of the Corvette Z06 (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Much more powerful: 505 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 232 HP @ 8,500 RPM
  • Much higher top speed: 190 mph vs 145 mph
  • Significantly faster 1/4 mile time: 12.3 s s @ 122.0 mph mph vs 15.2 s s @ 92.0 mph mph

Significant disadvantages of the Corvette Z06 (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Significantly more expensive: $75,325 vs $33,085
  • Number of rows of seating: 1 vs 2
  • Fewer airbags: 3 vs 4

common strengths of the Corvette Z06 and RX-8 R3

  • Rock on in the {better}; but prepare to pay to get a CD player in the {worse}
  • Both have power outlets
  • Power steering availability
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2011 MINI Cooper

2011 MINI Cooper
$20,100

Significant advantages of the Cooper (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Much better highway mileage: 37 mpg vs 22 mpg
  • Significantly better city mileage: 29 mpg vs 16 mpg
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 383 miles vs 270 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Cooper (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Slower 0-60 mph time: 9.1 seconds vs 6.7 seconds
  • Slower 1/4 mile time: 17.0 s s @ 83.0 mph mph vs 15.2 s s @ 92.0 mph mph
  • Less powerful: 121 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 232 HP @ 8,500 RPM

common strengths of the Cooper and RX-8 R3

  • Inexpensive: $20,100 vs $33,085
  • Good protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 2
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2011 Nissan 370Z Touring

2011 Nissan 370Z Touring
$42,960

Significant advantages of the 370Z Touring (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 475 miles vs 372 miles
  • Fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 342 miles vs 270 miles
  • Leather comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the 370Z Touring (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Number of rows of seating: 1 vs 2
  • Fewer seats: 2 vs 4

common strengths of the 370Z Touring and RX-8 R3

  • Inexpensive: $42,960 vs $33,085
  • CD changer comes standard
  • Both have power outlets
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compared to super car competitors

Generally, compared to super car competitors the RX-8 R3 is much more sluggish (13.2 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp), is much less powerful (232 HP @ 8,500 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM), only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs twin turbocharger), much slower 0-60 time (6.7 seconds vs 3.0 seconds) and much longer braking distance from 60mph (117 ft vs 101 ft).

2010 Ferrari 458 Italia

2010 Ferrari 458 Italia
$230,675

Significant advantages of the 458 Italia (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Sportier performance: 5.3 lb/hp vs 13.2 lb/hp
  • Much more powerful: 578 HP @ 9,000 RPM vs 232 HP @ 8,500 RPM
  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 3.4 seconds vs 6.7 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the 458 Italia (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • None found

common strengths of the 458 Italia and RX-8 R3

  • None found
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2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore

2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore
$196,995

Significant advantages of the Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Sportier performance: 5.5 lb/hp vs 13.2 lb/hp
  • Much more powerful: 550 HP @ 8,000 RPM vs 232 HP @ 8,500 RPM
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 11.2 s s @ unknown mph vs 15.2 s s @ 92.0 mph mph

Significant disadvantages of the Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • None found

common strengths of the Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore and RX-8 R3

  • None found
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2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition

2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
$96,100

Significant advantages of the GT-R Black Edition (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 2.9 seconds vs 6.7 seconds
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 11.2 s s @ 122.7 mph mph vs 15.2 s s @ 92.0 mph mph
  • Sportier performance: 7.2 lb/hp vs 13.2 lb/hp

Significant disadvantages of the GT-R Black Edition (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • None found

common strengths of the GT-R Black Edition and RX-8 R3

  • None found
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2010 Porsche 911 Turbo

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
$133,750

Significant advantages of the 911 Turbo (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 3.0 seconds vs 6.7 seconds
  • Sportier performance: 6.9 lb/hp vs 13.2 lb/hp
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 11.2 s s @ 125.3 mph mph vs 15.2 s s @ 92.0 mph mph

Significant disadvantages of the 911 Turbo (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • None found

common strengths of the 911 Turbo and RX-8 R3

  • None found
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2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
$326,730

Significant advantages of the 599 GTB Fiorano (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Much more powerful: 620 HP @ 7,600 RPM vs 232 HP @ 8,500 RPM
  • Sportier performance: 6.0 lb/hp vs 13.2 lb/hp
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 11.3 s s @ 126.0 mph mph vs 15.2 s s @ 92.0 mph mph

Significant disadvantages of the 599 GTB Fiorano (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • None found

common strengths of the 599 GTB Fiorano and RX-8 R3

  • None found
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2012 Audi R8 GT

2012 Audi R8 GT
$198,050

Significant advantages of the R8 GT (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Sportier performance: 6.0 lb/hp vs 13.2 lb/hp
  • Much more powerful: 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM vs 232 HP @ 8,500 RPM
  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 3.4 seconds vs 6.7 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the R8 GT (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • None found

common strengths of the R8 GT and RX-8 R3

  • None found
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compared to luxury car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the RX-8 R3 compared to luxury car competitors include: it is significantly sportier (13.2 lb/hp vs 23.7 lb/hp), has slightly more gears (6 vs continuously variable), slightly tighter turning radius (34.8 ft vs 37.4 ft), slightly shorter braking distance from 60mph (117 ft vs 134 ft) and slightly faster 1/4 mile time (15.2 s s @ 92.0 mph mph vs 16.2 s s @ 89.0 mph mph).

However, on average it doesn't have rear air conditioning (not available vs optional), is significantly less fuel efficient in the city (16 mpg vs 30 mpg), is much less fuel efficient on the highway (22 mpg vs 42 mpg), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable) and has slightly fewer seats (4 vs 5).

2012 Audi A3 Premium

2012 Audi A3 Premium
$31,125

Significant advantages of the A3 Premium (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Much better highway mileage: 42 mpg vs 22 mpg
  • Much better city mileage: 30 mpg vs 16 mpg
  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile

Significant disadvantages of the A3 Premium (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Sluggish performance: 23.7 lb/hp vs 13.2 lb/hp
  • Significantly slower 0-60 mph time: 8.5 seconds vs 6.7 seconds
  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 134 ft vs 117 ft

common strengths of the A3 Premium and RX-8 R3

  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 35.1 ft vs 34.8 ft
  • Inexpensive: $31,125 vs $33,085
  • Both have power outlets
arrow Compare the 2012 Audi A3 Premium vs the 2011 Mazda RX-8 R3

2011 Audi A4 Premium

2011 Audi A4 Premium
$33,175

Significant advantages of the A4 Premium (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Optional rear air conditioning
  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile

Significant disadvantages of the A4 Premium (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 6
  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 140 ft vs 117 ft
  • Significantly wider turning radius: 37.4 ft vs 34.8 ft

common strengths of the A4 Premium and RX-8 R3

  • Inexpensive: $33,175 vs $33,085
  • Good protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Both have power outlets
arrow Compare the 2011 Audi A4 Premium vs the 2011 Mazda RX-8 R3

2011 Audi A5 Premium

2011 Audi A5 Premium
$39,075

Significant advantages of the A5 Premium (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Optional rear air conditioning
  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the A5 Premium (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 134 ft vs 117 ft
  • Significantly wider turning radius: 37.4 ft vs 34.8 ft
  • Sluggish performance: 17.4 lb/hp vs 13.2 lb/hp

common strengths of the A5 Premium and RX-8 R3

  • Inexpensive: $39,075 vs $33,085
  • Both have power outlets
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2011 Audi TT

2011 Audi TT
$39,175

Significant advantages of the TT (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year
  • Much better highway mileage: 31 mpg vs 22 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the TT (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 26.2 ft3 vs 37.6 ft3
  • More cramped front seats: 47.7 ft3 vs 51.7 ft3

common strengths of the TT and RX-8 R3

  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 35.9 ft vs 34.8 ft
  • Inexpensive: $39,175 vs $33,085
  • Both have power outlets
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compared to regular-duty truck competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the RX-8 R3 compared to regular-duty truck competitors include: it less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change (5 stars vs 4 stars), much tighter turning radius (34.8 ft vs 47.0 ft), much shorter braking distance from 60mph (117 ft vs 132 ft), has standard CD changer (standard vs optional) and much higher top speed (145 mph vs 100 mph).

However, on average it is much less powerful (232 HP @ 8,500 RPM vs 365 HP @ 5,000 RPM), has significantly fewer seats (4 vs 6), gets much less from a tank of gas in the city (270 miles vs 416 miles), gets much less from a tank of gas on the highway (372 miles vs 572 miles) and has much less spacious front seats (51.7 ft3 vs 64.7 ft3).

2011 Ford F150 Super Cab Lariat

2011 Ford F150 Super Cab Lariat
$36,240

Significant advantages of the F150 Super Cab Lariat (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Much more powerful: 365 HP @ 5,000 RPM vs 232 HP @ 8,500 RPM
  • F150 Super Cab Lariat's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Much roomier front seats: 64.7 ft3 vs 51.7 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the F150 Super Cab Lariat (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Much wider turning radius: 47.0 ft vs 34.8 ft
  • Much lower top speed: 100 mph vs 145 mph
  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 132 ft vs 117 ft

common strengths of the F150 Super Cab Lariat and RX-8 R3

  • Very fuel efficient on the highway: 22 mpg vs 22 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 16 mpg vs 16 mpg
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 132 ft vs 117 ft
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compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the RX-8 R3 compared to car competitors include: it is significantly sportier (13.2 lb/hp vs 21.4 lb/hp), is slightly more powerful (232 HP @ 8,500 RPM vs 170 HP @ 6,000 RPM), has better traction (rear-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive), less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change (5 stars vs 4 stars) and slightly faster 0-60 time (6.7 seconds vs 9.0 seconds).

However, on average it is significantly less fuel efficient in the city (16 mpg vs 30 mpg), is much less fuel efficient on the highway (22 mpg vs 42 mpg), has slightly fewer seats (4 vs 5), has significantly fewer airbags (4 vs 6) and gets much less from a tank of gas in the city (270 miles vs 574 miles).

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
$23,765

Significant advantages of the Jetta TDI (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Much better highway mileage: 42 mpg vs 22 mpg
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 609 miles vs 372 miles
  • Much better city mileage: 30 mpg vs 16 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Jetta TDI (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 5 stars
  • Sluggish performance: 22.6 lb/hp vs 13.2 lb/hp
  • Only has rear-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive

common strengths of the Jetta TDI and RX-8 R3

  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 113 ft vs 117 ft
  • CD changer comes standard
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2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium
$32,965

Significant advantages of the Passat TDI SEL Premium (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 796 miles vs 372 miles
  • Much better highway mileage: 43 mpg vs 22 mpg
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 574 miles vs 270 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Passat TDI SEL Premium (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Sluggish performance: 24.3 lb/hp vs 13.2 lb/hp
  • Only has rear-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive
  • CD changer not available

common strengths of the Passat TDI SEL Premium and RX-8 R3

  • None found
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2011 Mazda 6 i Touring

2011 Mazda 6 i Touring
$23,430

Significant advantages of the 6 i Touring (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 574 miles vs 372 miles
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 407 miles vs 270 miles
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 31 mpg vs 22 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the 6 i Touring (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 139 ft vs 117 ft
  • Sluggish performance: 19.6 lb/hp vs 13.2 lb/hp
  • Slower 0-60 mph time: 9.0 seconds vs 6.7 seconds

common strengths of the 6 i Touring and RX-8 R3

  • Great protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • CD changer comes standard
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2011 Volkswagen Golf TDI

2011 Volkswagen Golf TDI
$24,295

Significant advantages of the Golf TDI (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Much better highway mileage: 42 mpg vs 22 mpg
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 609 miles vs 372 miles
  • Much better city mileage: 30 mpg vs 16 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Golf TDI (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Power mirrors not available
  • Sluggish performance: 21.4 lb/hp vs 13.2 lb/hp
  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 132 ft vs 117 ft

common strengths of the Golf TDI and RX-8 R3

  • CD changer comes standard
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2011 Toyota Camry XLE

2011 Toyota Camry XLE
$30,605

Significant advantages of the Camry XLE (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 536 miles vs 372 miles
  • Many more airbags: 6 vs 4
  • Better highway mileage: 29 mpg vs 22 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Camry XLE (vs the RX-8 R3)

  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 5 stars
  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 137 ft vs 117 ft
  • Only has rear-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive

common strengths of the Camry XLE and RX-8 R3

  • Both provide sporty handling: 13.1 lb/hp vs 13.2 lb/hp
  • CD changer comes standard
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