2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport

2011 Mazda RX-8 Competitors

$27-33k sports car, designed & built in Japan 16 city / 22-23 hwy 270-388 mile range, gas engine
212 to 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 Sport is also often compared to super cars, luxury cars, hybrid cars and cars. The 2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport's top rivals come from Mazda (such as the Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) and the Speed3 Sport) and Nissan (such as the GT-R Black Edition and the 370Z Touring)

compared to sports car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the RX-8 Sport compared to other sports car competitors include: it has standard cruise control (standard vs not available), has 2 rows of seats (2 vs 1) and less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change (5 stars vs 4 stars).

However, on average it is slightly less powerful (232 HP @ 8,500 RPM vs 291 HP @ 6,500 RPM), only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs turbocharger), slightly slower 1/4 mile time (15.2 s s @ 92.0 mph mph vs 13.8 s s @ 101.0 mph mph), is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (22 mpg vs 26 mpg) and gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (372 miles vs 456 miles).

2011 Mazda Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top)

2011 Mazda Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top)
$30,445

Significant advantages of the Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • Leather comes standard
  • Tighter turning radius: 30.8 ft vs 34.8 ft
  • Keyless entry comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • Number of rows of seating: 1 vs 2
  • Fewer airbags: 3 vs 4
  • Fewer seats: 2 vs 4

common strengths of the Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) and RX-8 Sport

  • Inexpensive: $30,445 vs $27,590
  • Both have power outlets
  • Power steering availability
arrow Compare the Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) vs the RX-8 Sport

2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T

2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T
$25,350

Significant advantages of the Genesis Coupe 2.0T (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • Genesis Coupe 2.0T's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 516 miles vs 372 miles
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 30 mpg vs 22 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Genesis Coupe 2.0T (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • Cruise control not available

common strengths of the Genesis Coupe 2.0T and RX-8 Sport

  • Inexpensive: $25,350 vs $27,590
  • 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
arrow Compare the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T vs the 2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR
$34,770

Significant advantages of the Lancer Evolution GSR (vs the RX-8 Sport)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Lancer Evolution GSR (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • Wider turning radius: 38.7 ft vs 34.8 ft
  • Cruise control not available

common strengths of the Lancer Evolution GSR and RX-8 Sport

  • Inexpensive: $34,770 vs $27,590
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 2
  • Both have power outlets
arrow Compare the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR vs the 2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
$34,720

Significant advantages of the Impreza WRX STI (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • Impreza WRX STI's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Significantly roomier front seats: 55.6 ft3 vs 51.7 ft3
  • Folding rear seats comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Impreza WRX STI (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 5 stars

common strengths of the Impreza WRX STI and RX-8 Sport

  • Inexpensive: $34,720 vs $27,590
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 2
  • Both have power outlets
arrow Compare the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI vs the 2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport

2011 Nissan 370Z Touring

2011 Nissan 370Z Touring
$36,910

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

  • Significantly shorter braking distance from 60mph: 102 ft vs 117 ft
  • Faster 1/4 mile time: 13.4 s s @ 105.2 mph mph vs 15.2 s s @ 92.0 mph mph
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 494 miles vs 372 miles

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

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

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

  • Inexpensive: $36,910 vs $27,590
  • Both have power outlets
  • Power steering availability
arrow Compare the 2011 Nissan 370Z Touring vs the 2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS
$31,920

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

  • Significantly more powerful: 426 HP @ 5,900 RPM vs 232 HP @ 8,500 RPM
  • Fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 456 miles vs 372 miles
  • Folding rear seats comes standard

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

  • Longer braking distance from 60mph: 129 ft vs 117 ft
  • More cramped back seats: 30.8 ft3 vs 37.6 ft3

common strengths of the Camaro SS and RX-8 Sport

  • Inexpensive: $31,920 vs $27,590
  • 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
arrow Compare the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS vs the 2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport

compared to super car competitors

Generally, compared to super car competitors the RX-8 Sport 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 3.4 seconds) and significantly longer braking distance from 60mph (117 ft vs 101 ft).

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 Sport)

  • 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 Sport)

  • None found

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

  • None found
arrow Compare the 2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition vs the 2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport

2012 Jaguar XKR

2012 Jaguar XKR
$104,375

Significant advantages of the XKR (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • Much more powerful: 510 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 232 HP @ 8,500 RPM
  • Sportier performance: 8.0 lb/hp vs 13.2 lb/hp
  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 4.5 seconds vs 6.7 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the XKR (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • None found

common strengths of the XKR and RX-8 Sport

  • None found
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2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
$112,550

Significant advantages of the Corvette ZR1 (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • Much more powerful: 638 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 232 HP @ 8,500 RPM
  • Sportier performance: 5.2 lb/hp vs 13.2 lb/hp
  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 3.4 seconds vs 6.7 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Corvette ZR1 (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 126 ft vs 117 ft

common strengths of the Corvette ZR1 and RX-8 Sport

  • 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 Sport)

  • 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 Sport)

  • None found

common strengths of the R8 GT and RX-8 Sport

  • None found
arrow Compare the 2012 Audi R8 GT vs the 2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
$133,750

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

  • 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 Sport)

  • None found

common strengths of the 911 Turbo and RX-8 Sport

  • None found
arrow Compare the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo vs the 2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport

compared to luxury car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the RX-8 Sport compared to luxury car competitors include: it is slightly sportier (13.2 lb/hp vs 15.4 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 has standard power outlets (standard vs not available).

However, on average it is slightly less fuel efficient in the city (16 mpg vs 22 mpg), is significantly less fuel efficient on the highway (22 mpg vs 30 mpg), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), has slightly fewer seats (4 vs 5) and has slightly fewer airbags (4 vs 5).

2011 Audi TT

2011 Audi TT
$39,175

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

  • 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 Sport)

  • 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 Sport

  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 35.9 ft vs 34.8 ft
  • Inexpensive: $39,175 vs $27,590
  • Both have power outlets
arrow Compare the 2011 Audi TT vs the 2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport

2011 BMW 328i

2011 BMW 328i
$37,475

Significant advantages of the 328i (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year
  • Keyless entry comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the 328i (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 134 ft vs 117 ft
  • Power outlets not available

common strengths of the 328i and RX-8 Sport

  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 36.1 ft vs 34.8 ft
  • Inexpensive: $37,475 vs $27,590
arrow Compare the 2011 BMW 328i vs the 2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport

2012 Acura TL

2012 Acura TL
$43,770

Significant advantages of the TL (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year
  • Keyless entry comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the TL (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • Significantly wider turning radius: 38.4 ft vs 34.8 ft

common strengths of the TL and RX-8 Sport

  • Inexpensive: $43,770 vs $27,590
  • Both have power outlets
arrow Compare the 2012 Acura TL vs the 2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport

2011 Audi A4 Premium

2011 Audi A4 Premium
$33,175

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

  • 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 Sport)

  • 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 Sport

  • Inexpensive: $33,175 vs $27,590
  • 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 Sport

compared to hybrid car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the RX-8 Sport compared to hybrid car competitors include: it has significantly more seats (4 vs 2), is significantly sportier (13.2 lb/hp vs 21.6 lb/hp), is slightly more powerful (232 HP @ 8,500 RPM vs 122 HP @ 6,000 RPM), has slightly more spacious front seats (51.7 ft3 vs 49.1 ft3) and has better traction (rear-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive).

However, on average it is slightly less fuel efficient in the city (16 mpg vs 31 mpg), is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (22 mpg vs 37 mpg), is not a hybrid car, gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (270 miles vs 329 miles) and doesn't have keyless entry (not available vs standard).

2011 Honda CR-Z

2011 Honda CR-Z
$20,115

Significant advantages of the CR-Z (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • Hybrid
  • Keyless entry comes standard
  • Better highway mileage: 37 mpg vs 22 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the CR-Z (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • Number of rows of seating: 1 vs 2
  • Sluggish performance: 21.6 lb/hp vs 13.2 lb/hp
  • Significantly lower top speed: 121 mph vs 145 mph

common strengths of the CR-Z and RX-8 Sport

  • Plenty of gears: 6 vs 6
  • Great protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 122 ft vs 117 ft
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda CR-Z vs the 2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the RX-8 Sport compared to car competitors include: it has slightly more spacious back seats (37.6 ft3 vs 32.6 ft3), has slightly more gears (6 vs continuously variable), 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 8.8 seconds).

However, on average it is slightly less fuel efficient in the city (16 mpg vs 22 mpg), is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (22 mpg vs 30 mpg), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), has slightly fewer seats (4 vs 5) and has slightly fewer airbags (4 vs 5).

2012 Honda Civic DX

2012 Honda Civic DX
$16,375

Significant advantages of the Civic DX (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • Much better highway mileage: 36 mpg vs 22 mpg
  • Significantly better city mileage: 28 mpg vs 16 mpg
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 370 miles vs 270 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Civic DX (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • Front air conditioning not available
  • Worse brakes
  • Power locks not available

common strengths of the Civic DX and RX-8 Sport

  • None found
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2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS
$20,274

Significant advantages of the Eclipse GS (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 3 year
  • Much longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Keyless entry comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Eclipse GS (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 139 ft vs 117 ft
  • Sluggish performance: 20.2 lb/hp vs 13.2 lb/hp
  • Significantly wider turning radius: 40.0 ft vs 34.8 ft

common strengths of the Eclipse GS and RX-8 Sport

  • None found
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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt SS

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt SS
$25,255

Significant advantages of the Cobalt SS (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • Cobalt SS's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Much more ground clearance for rough terrain: 13" vs 4.7"
  • Keyless entry comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Cobalt SS (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 5 stars
  • Significantly wider turning radius: 39.4 ft vs 34.8 ft
  • Only has rear-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive

common strengths of the Cobalt SS and RX-8 Sport

  • Both provide sporty handling: 11.2 lb/hp vs 13.2 lb/hp
arrow Compare the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt SS vs the 2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport

2011 Infiniti G37

2011 Infiniti G37
$38,045

Significant advantages of the G37 (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • Much longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 540 miles vs 372 miles
  • Keyless entry comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the G37 (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • None found

common strengths of the G37 and RX-8 Sport

  • Both provide sporty handling: 11.0 lb/hp vs 13.2 lb/hp
arrow Compare the 2011 Infiniti G37 vs the 2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport

2011 Scion tC

2011 Scion tC
$18,995

Significant advantages of the tC (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • Much tighter turning radius: 18.7 ft vs 34.8 ft
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 31 mpg vs 22 mpg
  • Keyless entry comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the tC (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 5 stars
  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 139 ft vs 117 ft
  • Power outlets not available

common strengths of the tC and RX-8 Sport

  • None found
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2011 Nissan Maxima SV

2011 Nissan Maxima SV
$35,210

Significant advantages of the Maxima SV (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Keyless entry comes standard
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 520 miles vs 372 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Maxima SV (vs the RX-8 Sport)

  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 6
  • Only has rear-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive
  • Longer braking distance from 60mph: 128 ft vs 117 ft

common strengths of the Maxima SV and RX-8 Sport

  • Great protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Both provide sporty handling: 12.3 lb/hp vs 13.2 lb/hp
arrow Compare the 2011 Nissan Maxima SV vs the 2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport