Compare 2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder vs 2002 Pontiac Firebird

2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder
2002 Pontiac Firebird
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2-Door Convertible Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual 25 30 $21,479 $23,735
2-Door Convertible Manual SEQ 25 30 $22,185 $24,515
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2-Door Coupe Firebird
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Firebird 19 31 $18,345 $20,050
2-Door Coupe Formula 18 26 $23,785 $25,995
2-Door Convertible Firebird 19 30 $24,672 $26,965
2-Door Coupe Trans Am 18 26 $25,642 $28,025
2-Door Convertible Trans Am 18 26 $29,366 $32,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,479
$18,345
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,735
$20,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$396 / month
$334 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2-Seater Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.0 57.4
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 43.0
Front Hip Room (in)
49.8 52.8
Front Head Room (in)
37.3 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
48 88.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- 45.9
Second Head Room (in)
- 35.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
- 28.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
48.8 51.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.5 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
96.5 101.1
Liftover Height (in)
NA 35.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 74.5
Track Width, Front (in)
58.1 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 4.5
Length, Overall (in)
153.0 193.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
1.9 12.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x 0.8 11.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.6 12.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 16.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
34.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.6 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.4 40.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/55R15 P235/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R15 P235/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2195 3319
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.0 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
433 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 105
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6400 200 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 4400 225 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA L36
Displacement
1.8L/110 3.8L/231
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.53
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.75
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
8.3 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota MR2 Spyder Pontiac Firebird
Body Style
2-Seat Roadster 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 1.10
Suspension Type - Rear
Dual Link Indep Salisbury Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.2 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs

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