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1986 Mazda RX-7

The Mazda RX-7 received a styling update for 1986 and received a 2+2 model. Power was from the Wankel rotary engine which featured two coaxial three-lobe rotors and an 80 cubic-inch displacement size. Power was rated at nearly 150 horsepower and with the optional turbocharger installed, that figure rose to 182 horsepower. Gearbox options were either the standard five-speed manual or four-speed automatic.

The RX-7's rigid rear axle was replaced by a fully independent suspension called the Dynamic Tracking Suspension system. The recirculating-ball unit was replaced with a rack-and-pinion system. Disc brakes could now be found at all four corners as standard equipment.

The RX-7 came as a coupe or 2+2 (the turbocharged engine was only available on the coupe). A GXL version was available and added 15-inch tires and an Auto Adjusting Suspension system also seen on the 626 series. This gave the driver the option to select between Normal or Sport ride.

A Sport Package was also offered by Mazda which gave the RX-7 a front air dam, rocker-panel skirts, larger 16-inch tires, and a spoiler. Customers who ordered the RX-7 with the turbocharger also received a wide hood scoop, front air dam, limited-slip differential, electric sunroof, tilt wheel, upgraded stereo, power windows, power door locks, and a sport-tuned suspension.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2012

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Mazda Monthly Sales Volume

May 2020
24,933
April 2020
10,940
March 2020
15,664
February 2020
28,385
January 2020
23,621
December 2019
26,491
November 2019
24,374
October 2019
19,520
September 2019
18,838
August 2019
27,482
July 2019
23,292
June 2019
22,828
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Price Comparison

1986 RX-7
$18,000-$198,000
1986 Mazda RX-7 Price Range: $13,000 - $18,000

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Mazda
1991Honda (659,659)Oldsmobile (474,837)Nissan (405,147)
1990Ford (912,466)Chevrolet (785,918)Pontiac (641,820)244,720
1989Chevrolet (1,275,498)Ford (1,234,954)Pontiac (801,600)263,378
1988Ford (1,331,489)Chevrolet (1,236,316)Pontiac (680,714)256,050
1987Nissan (1,803,924)Chevrolet (1,384,214)Ford (1,176,775)853,309
1986Chevrolet (1,368,837)Renault (1,305,191)Ford (1,253,525)811,371
1985Chevrolet (1,418,098)Renault (1,322,887)Oldsmobile (1,192,549)815,074
1984Chevrolet (1,655,151)Renault (1,429,138)Ford (1,180,708)764,309
1983Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,175,200)Toyota (1,068,321)861,580
1982Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,297,357)Toyota (1,068,321)824,247
1981Chevrolet (1,673,093)Renault (1,295,713)Toyota (1,068,321)840,630

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