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2007 Mazda RX-8 Review and Pictures

Summary
2007 Mazda RX-8 is a sports car that can seat four passengers. It has four doors.

Price
MSRP: US$26,435-US$31,070
Invoice: US$24,458-US$28,735

What is New in 2007 Mazda RX-8?
Minor changes include optional new performance package on Sports trim and in-dash six-disc CD changer available as standard on specific models.

Introduction
2007 Mazda RX-8 is a perfect combination of agility, performance, and comfort essential in a sports car. However, poor fuel economy robs it of all charm.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options
2007 Mazda RX-8 is available in three trims ranging from Sport to Grand Touring. Options include Bose audio system with in-dash six-disc CD changer, navigation system, leather upholstery, sport-tuned suspension, heated seats, and sunroof.

Powertrains and Performance
2007 Mazda RX-8 offers standard 232hp 1.3-liter R2 engine with six-speed manual transmission and overdrive. It delivers 18-mpg in city and 24-mpg on highway.

Interior Design and Special Features
Interiors offer supportive seats with rear doors opening differently to allow easy entry and exit. Circular-shaped gauges control climate and other functions. Display is too congested to allow easy reading.

Safety Features
Standard safety measures include tire-pressure monitor, antilock disc brakes, and side curtain airbags for driver and front passenger while stability control is available in special package.

Driving Impressions
Although 2007 Mazda RX-8 is a sports car, it offers gentle drive with firm grips around corners. It requires higher torque to increase engine power.

Pros
Comfortable ride and low cost

Cons
Poor fuel economy, insufficient torque

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