’09 Price Range
$27,105-32,600

’08 Price Range
$27,030-32,675

Body Styles
Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, RS 4-door coupe

Drive Configuration
Rear

Engines
1.3L 2-rotor rotary engine

Transmissions
M-6, A-6

Assembly Location
Hiroshima, Japan

What’s New for ’09

  • The RX-8 boasts a new rear bumper, front bumper and fascia, new headlights, larger-diameter exhaust for reduced back-pressure and a new 5-spoke wheel design.
  • Structural reinforcements enhance torsional rigidity, while a new rear suspension setup and stiffer driveshaft help improve handling and a revised final-drive ratio on manual transmission models improves performance.
  • aA new R3 model joins the lineup and includes a distinctive rear spoiler, side sills, fog lights, high-intensity-discharge Xenon headlamps, unique front bumper and 19-in. aluminum-alloy wheels. A sport-tuned suspension featuring Bilstein shock absorbers and urethane-foam-filled front suspension cross-members further enhance responsiveness and handling.
  • Other unique R3 features include a 300-watt Bose Centerpoint surround-sound system with Bluetooth hands-free phone capability, front Recaro sport seats, leather-wrapped front-seat bolsters and parking brake handle, and a keyless entry and remote start system.

Related Information

All 2009 U.S. Models

2009 U.S. Model Specifications