Compare 2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder vs 2003 Porsche Boxster

2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder
2003 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door Convertible Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual 26 32 $22,302 $24,645
2-Door Convertible Manual SEQ 25 33 $23,207 $25,645
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2-Door Roadster 5-Speed Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5-Speed Manual 20 29 $37,121 $42,600
2-Door Roadster Tiptronic 18 26 $37,121 $42,600
2-Door Roadster 6-Speed Manual S 18 26 $45,001 $51,600
2-Door Roadster Tiptronic S 17 26 $45,001 $51,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,302
$37,121
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,645
$42,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$411 / month
$710 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2-Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
49.8 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.3 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
48 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.0 51.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.5 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
96.5 95.1
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
58.1 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
153.0 170.1
Height, Overall (in)
48.8 50.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
1.5 9.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.6 11.5 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x 0.8 11.7 x 0.95
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.6 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P185/55R15 P205/55ZR16
Spare Tire Size
P185/55R15 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45R16 P225/50ZR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2195 2811
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
433 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 4400 192 @ 4750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6400 228 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 20
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.50
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
8.3 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.43
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.44
Summary
Body Style
2-Seat Roadster 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name
Toyota MR2 Spyder Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 .91
Suspension Type - Rear
Dual Link Indep Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.2 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 - TBD -

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