Mazda MX-5 Miata vs Toyota MR2 Spyder Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
MSRP
$30,290
Invoice
$28,628
Average Price Paid
$28,645
168 listings nationwide

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2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder
2 Dr STD Convertible
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2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
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2 Dr STD Convertible
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$32,907
2 listings nationwide

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2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder
2 Dr STD Convertible
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$13,974
5 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

The Mazda MX-5 Miata carries over its upgrades from the 2020 model year into 2021 with few additional changes. The rear-wheel-drive (RWD) sports car continues to be unique, not just fo...

2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder
2 Dr STD Convertible

The 2005 model year was the last for the Toyota MR2 Spyder, as Toyota made the decision to concentrate more on the bigger sellers and not a small, niche-market roadster. The 2005 MR2 S...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 4
  • Technology 4
  • Safety 5
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
No User Reviews
2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder
2 Dr STD Convertible
10
Buck writes:
Handles corners like it is on rails except it is prone to lost of steering / hydroplaning on corners in wet c...
Power Ranked 1995 Toyota Celica GT Convertible worse.
"Lighter weight, better engine"
Family Car Ranked 1995 Toyota Celica GT Convertible better.
"The Mr2 has no rear seats and can barely fit an overnight bag - no trunk space"
15
J. S. writes:
This has been a world-class sports car. No wonder its been ranked as the 50 best sports cars of all time. Al...
Looks/Style Ranked 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring better.
"I used to own a 2003 MR2 Spyder. The Mazda is simply a better roadster."
Family Car Ranked 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring better.
"More trunk room"
115
Paul 2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2 Dr STD ConvertibleReview:

Should Have Got One When They Were Available — Corners like its on rails - 0-60 under 8 secs and driven average in the summer months 40 mpg. who co...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Specs

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder
2 Dr STD Convertible
Powertrain
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
26 MPG
26 MPG
23 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
35 MPG
34 MPG
30 MPG
29 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 11.9 gal 12 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
138 hp @ 6,400 RPM
138 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
125 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
125 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
13:1
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Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
1,800 cc
1,800 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.29 in x 3.59 in
3.29 in x 3.59 in
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--
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
CD Changer -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom -- --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 4.6 cu ft 1.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload 404 lbs --
Exterior
Length 154.1 in 153 in
Width 68.3 in 66.7 in
Height 48.8 in 48.8 in
Wheelbase 90.9 in 96.5 in

Available Options

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Arctic White
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Machine Gray Paint Charge
  • POLYMETAL Gray
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic

Option Packages

  • Appearance Package
  • BREMBO/BBS RECARO Package
  • Soul Red Crystal Paint Charge
2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder
2 Dr STD Convertible

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