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2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder
2 Dr STD Convertible
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,685
1 vehicle

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2016 Porsche Boxster
Black Edition RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$53,541
5 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

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...

2016 Porsche Boxster
Black Edition RWD
John Goreham Preview:

This year the Porsche Boxster will turn 20. It was back in 1996 that a new, midengine, convertible-only roadster joined the Porsche lineup with a starting price under $40K. At the time...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder
2 Dr STD Convertible
20
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"
35
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"
125
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

2016 Porsche Boxster
Black Edition RWD
10
GuruBYTS6 writes:
Best cab car in class !!!
55
Howard writes:
Beautiful car, but just not worth the money
Stephen writes:
Handling Ranked 2016 BMW Z4 worse.
"Mid engine car."
Value Ranked 2016 BMW Z4 better.
"All year round hard top cabrio. Faster with a tune. Heated steering wheel with winter package. Much less expensive with Italian styling."

Specs

2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder
2 Dr STD Convertible
2016 Porsche Boxster
Black Edition RWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
23 MPG
22 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
30 MPG
29 MPG
32 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 12 gal 16.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
138 hp @ 6,400 RPM
138 hp @ 6,400 RPM
265 hp @ 6,700 RPM
265 hp @ 6,700 RPM
Torque
125 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
125 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
206 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
206 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
--
12.5:1
12.5:1
Displacement
1,800 cc
1,800 cc
2,700 cc
2,700 cc
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Optional Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 42.2 in 41.6 in
Back Legroom -- --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 1.9 cu ft 9.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 739 lbs
Exterior
Length 153 in 172.2 in
Width 66.7 in 70.9 in
Height 48.8 in 50.5 in
Wheelbase 96.5 in 97.4 in

Available Options

2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder
2 Dr STD Convertible
2016 Porsche Boxster
Black Edition RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Jet Black Metallic

Option Packages

  • 6-Disc CD/DVD Changer
  • Bose Surround Sound System
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio Receiver
  • Porsche Entry and Drive
  • Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
  • Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV)
  • Sport Suspension
  • Sports Exhaust System
  • Exterior Package Painted
  • Rear Fascia Painted
  • Rear Side Air Intakes Painted
  • Side Mirror Painted (Lower Trim)
  • Sports Tailpipe
  • Instrument Dials in Guards Red
  • Instrument Dials in Racing Yellow
  • Instrument Dials in White
  • Painted Interior Package (EER)
  • Sport CHRONO Clock Dial In Racing Yellow
  • Sport Chrono Clock Dial in Guards Red
  • Sport Chrono Clock Dial in White
  • Sport Chrono Package with PCM
  • Aluminum Gear Selector
  • Brushed Aluminum Interior Package
  • Brushed Aluminum Interior Package with Leather Interior
  • Brushed Aluminum Interior Package with Leather and PDK
  • Carbon Center Console Trim
  • Carbon Interior Package
  • Carbon Interior Package with Leather Interior
  • Carbon Interior Package with PDK
  • Extended Interior Package, Dashboard Trim In Leather
  • Extended Interior Package, Door Panel In Leather
  • Inner Door-Sill Guards in Leather
  • Leather Air Vent Slats
  • Leather Interior Package
  • Leather Interior Package (EES)
  • Leather PCM Display Surround
  • Leather Rear View Mirror
  • Painted PCM Display Surround
  • Pedals & Footrest In Aluminum
  • Steering Wheel Rim with Deviating Stitching
  • Sun Visors in Leather
  • Extended Interior Package Plus
  • SportDesign Package
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Porsche Active Safe
  • Bi-Xenon Headlights with PDLS Plus
  • Bluetooth Handset For Telephone Module
  • Brushed Aluminum Interior Package with PDK
  • Carbon Interior Package with Leather Interior and PDK
  • Carbon Multifunction Heated Steering Wheel
  • Electronic Logbook
  • PARKASSIST Front & Rear with Reversing Camera
  • Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) W/Yellow
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio & HD Radio Receiver
  • Tinted Taillights
  • Voice Control
  • Wheels Painted In Black Satin
  • Black Full Leather Seat/Interior Trim
  • Black Partial Leather Seat Trim with Leather Package
  • 14-Way Power Sport Seats with Memory Package
  • 18-Way Adaptive Sport Seats Plus
  • 2-Way Sport Seats Plus
  • Seat Ventilation
  • Transmission: 7-Speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
  • Wheels Painted in Black (High-Gloss)
  • Wheels Painted in Exterior Color
  • Wheels Painted in Satin Black
  • Wheels Painted In Platinum Satin

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