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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Crossover
Infotainment: Apple CarPlay icon Apple CarPlay (since 2019)   Android Auto icon Android Auto (since 2019)  

Since more and more customers were looking for 7-seat vehicles in the SUV segment, but not very large, Mazda introduced the CX8 model, which was placed between the CX5 and the larger X9.

As most of the car-makers, Mazda chose to build specific products for specific markets. Due to the high demand for 7-seat vehicles in the SUV segment in South-east Asia, China, and Oceania, the Japanese car-maker introduced the CX8 model, especially for them.

The CX8 featured the same front design of a CX5, but with a different grille design. The headlights, daytime running lights, and foglights were LED-equipped. It featured the same wheelbase as the CX9, but slightly shorter in the overall length.

Inside, the CX8 was fitted as standard with 6 or 7 seats, depending on the engine and trim level. For those fitted with 6, the middle row featured captain seats, either with a passage between them for the rear seats or with a center console. The dashboard featured a minimalist design, with rounded flat surfaces. The 7” infotainment system featured Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and the instrument cluster featured three round dials that resembled the former generation of the CX5.

The CX8 was fitted as standard with a 6-speed automatic transmission for both engines available. It was offered either with a front or all-wheel-drive system.

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MAZDA CX-8 2017 - Present
  2 gasoline engines
  • 2.5T SKYACTIV-G 6AT (230 HP)
  • 2.5T SKYACTIV-G 6AT AWD (230 HP)
  2 diesel engines
  • 2.2L Skyactiv-D 6AT (190 HP)
  • 2.2L Skyactiv-D 6AT AWD (190 HP)

MAZDA CX-8 2.5T SKYACTIV-G 6AT (230 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.5T SKYACTIV-G 6AT (230 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2488 cm3
Power
169.2 KW @ 4250 RPM
230 HP @ 4250 RPM
227 BHP @ 4250 RPM
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
420 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
19 gallons (71.9 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/65 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
192.9 in (4900 mm)
Width
72.4 in (1839 mm)
Height
68.1 in (1730 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.8/63 in (1,595/1,600 mm)
Wheelbase
115.4 in (2931 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.9 in (201 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.4 cuFT (238 L)
Turning circle (curb to curb)
38.1 ft (11.6 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3990 - 4034 lbs (1810 - 1830 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
28.3 mpg US (8.3 L/100Km)
Notes
Notice
Japan model
Luggage space measured with three rows of seats up

MAZDA CX-8 2.5T SKYACTIV-G 6AT AWD (230 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.5T SKYACTIV-G 6AT AWD (230 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2488 cm3
Power
169.2 KW @ 4250 RPM
230 HP @ 4250 RPM
227 BHP @ 4250 RPM
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
420 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
19.5 gallons (73.8 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/65 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
192.9 in (4900 mm)
Width
72.4 in (1839 mm)
Height
68.1 in (1730 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.8/63 in (1,595/1,600 mm)
Wheelbase
115.4 in (2931 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.9 in (201 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.4 cuFT (238 L)
Turning circle (curb to curb)
38.1 ft (11.6 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4145 - 4189 lbs (1880 - 1900 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
28.3 mpg US (8.3 L/100Km)
Notes
Notice
Japan model
Luggage space measured with three rows of seats up

MAZDA CX-8 2.2L Skyactiv-D 6AT (190 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.2L Skyactiv-D 6AT (190 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2184 cm3
Power
139.7 KW @ 4500 RPM
190 HP @ 4500 RPM
187 BHP @ 4500 RPM
Torque
332 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
450 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
19 gallons (71.9 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/65 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
192.9 in (4900 mm)
Width
72.4 in (1839 mm)
Height
68.1 in (1730 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.8/63 in (1,595/1,600 mm)
Wheelbase
115.4 in (2931 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.9 in (201 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.4 cuFT (238 L)
Turning circle (curb to curb)
38.1 ft (11.6 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3924 - 3946 lbs (1780 - 1790 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
30.2 mpg US (7.8 L/100Km)
Highway
42.8 mpg US (5.5 L/100Km)
Combined
37.3 mpg US (6.3 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
147 g/km
Notes
Notice
Japan model
Luggage space measured with three rows of seats up

MAZDA CX-8 2.2L Skyactiv-D 6AT AWD (190 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.2L Skyactiv-D 6AT AWD (190 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2184 cm3
Power
139.7 KW @ 4500 RPM
190 HP @ 4500 RPM
187 BHP @ 4500 RPM
Torque
332 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
450 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
19.5 gallons (73.8 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/65 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
192.9 in (4900 mm)
Width
72.4 in (1839 mm)
Height
68.1 in (1730 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.8/63 in (1,595/1,600 mm)
Wheelbase
115.4 in (2931 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.9 in (201 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.4 cuFT (238 L)
Turning circle (curb to curb)
38.1 ft (11.6 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4079 - 4101 lbs (1850 - 1860 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
29.4 mpg US (8 L/100Km)
Highway
41.3 mpg US (5.7 L/100Km)
Combined
36.2 mpg US (6.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
152 g/km
Notes
Notice
Japan model
Luggage space measured with three rows of seats up
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