Compare 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible vs 2004 Toyota MR2 Spyder

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2-Door Convertible GL Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual GL 24 30 $19,932 $20,900
2-Door Convertible Automatic GL 21 31 $21,109 $22,075
2-Door Convertible Manual GLS 24 30 $21,114 $22,640
2-Door Convertible Automatic GLS 21 31 $22,291 $23,815
2-Door Convertible Manual GLS Turbo 24 31 $23,129 $24,820
2-Door Convertible Automatic GLS Turbo 22 29 $24,306 $25,995
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2-Door Convertible Manual (GS)
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual 26 32 $22,527 $24,895
2-Door Convertible Manual SEQ 26 33 $23,432 $25,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,932
$22,527
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,900
$24,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$348 / month
$415 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact 2-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
42.1 -
Front Leg Room (in)
39.4 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 49.8
Second Leg Room (in)
31.5 -
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 37.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
78 48
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 51.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
59.1 48.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 57.5
Wheelbase (in)
98.8 96.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
161.1 153.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5 1.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.1 x 0.35 10.3 x 0.6
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)
11.0 x 0.87 10.0 x 0.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 12.7
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.04 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 13.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P185/55R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P215/45VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P185/55VR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3075 2195
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.6 11.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3200 125 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5400 138 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.17
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.39
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.24 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2-Seat Roadster
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Toyota MR2 Spyder
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Dual Link Indep

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