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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible Manual (GS)
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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
2-Door Convertible GL Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual GL 24 31 $17,947 $19,600
2-Door Convertible Automatic GL 23 29 $18,811 $20,475
2-Door Convertible Manual GLS 24 31 $18,856 $20,600
2-Door Convertible Automatic GLS 23 29 $19,720 $21,475
2-Door Convertible Manual GLX 24 31 $20,400 $22,300
2-Door Convertible Automatic GLX 23 29 $21,264 $23,175
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,479
$17,947
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,735
$19,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$396 / month
$327 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2-Seater Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.0 54.1
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 49.8 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.3 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 48 82
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 36.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 46.5
Second Leg Room (in) - 31.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 48.8 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.5 56.2
Wheelbase (in) 96.5 97.4
Liftover Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 58.1 57.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9 4.4
Length, Overall (in) 153.0 160.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 1.9 8.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.0 x 0.8 10.1 x 0.79
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 8.90 x 0.39
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 34.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.6 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.4 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 3.17
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/55R15 P195/60HR14
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/50R15 P195/60HR14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2195 2825
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.0 6.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 433 60
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6400 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 4400 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 1.94
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.31 3.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.45
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 8.3 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.29
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota MR2 Spyder Volkswagen Cabrio
Body Style 2-Seat Roadster 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30.2 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear Dual Link Indep Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30.2 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
 
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