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Here's how the 2009 Nissan 350Z and the 2009 Mazda RX-8 measure up.
2dr Roadster Man Enthusiast
$36,870
Starting MSRP
4dr Cpe Auto Sport
$26,435
Starting MSRP

Overview

Door
2-door 2-door -
Seats
2 4 -
Engine

306.0-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

212.0-hp, 1.3-liter, Rotary engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
20 19 -
Size
169.8" length, 52.5" height 175.6" length, 52.8" height -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Medium Grey

Black

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Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

6-Speed M/T

6-Speed A/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-compact -

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8.5 in 18 x 8.0 in -
Front Wheel Size
18 x 8 in 18 x 8.0 in -
Spare Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in - -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
N/A N/A -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110 -

Engine

Displacement
3.5L/214 1.3L/80 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 6800 212 @ 7500 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
268 @ 4800 159 @ 5500 -
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Rotary -

Mileage

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 MPG 23 MPG -
Cruising Range - City
340.00 mi 270.40 mi -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - Hwy
480.00 mi 388.70 mi -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG 16 MPG -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
20 MPG 19 MPG -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone -

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.1 x 0.63 in 11.9 x -TBD- in -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x 1.10 in 12.7 x -TBD- in -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel -

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
20 gal 16.9 gal -

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.4 ft 34.8 ft -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 16.43 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
37.1 ft 36.8 ft -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.99 -

Tires

Front Tire Size
P225/45WR18 P225/45R18 -
Rear Tire Size
P245/45WR18 P225/45R18 -
Spare Tire Size
T155/80D17 - -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3575 lbs 3111 lbs -

Dimensions

Second Shoulder Room
N/A 54.9 in -
Liftover Height
N/A N/A -
Height, Overall
52.5 in 52.8 in -
Length, Overall
169.8 in 175.6 in -
Passenger Volume
51.8 ft³ 89.0 ft³ -
Wheelbase
104.3 in 106.4 in -
Front Hip Room
53.2 in 53.3 in -
Front Leg Room
42.6 in 42.7 in -
Second Leg Room
N/A 32.2 in -
Track Width, Front
60.5 in 59.1 in -
Passenger Capacity
2 4 -
Second Hip Room
N/A 48.1 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.5 in 69.7 in -
Track Width, Rear
60.6 in 59.3 in -
Second Head Room
N/A 36.8 in -
Front Shoulder Room
53.6 in 54.8 in -
Min Ground Clearance
4.8 in 4.7 in -
Trunk Volume
4.1 ft³ 7.6 ft³ -
Front Head Room
39.2 in 38.2 in -

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