Toyota MR2 Spyder Features
The Toyota MR2 Spyder features many of the common features of today’s cars; however there are a few added extra special features to the MR2 Spyder.
It’s actually Comfortable
Unlike many sports cars you don’t have to sacrafice fun for comfort with the MR2 Spyder. The car allows for just over 42 inches of legroom to its driver as well as bolstered sport seats for extra cushion on long rides. The steering wheel and shift knob sport a nice leather wrap for extra comfort on the hands. Other standard equipment that provide comfort to the driver includes: air conditioning, power windows, door locks and exterior mirrors, tilt steering wheel, keyless entry and security system with engine immobilizer. You also have the option to have leather interior if you prefer.
Toyota MR2 Transmission
You can’t own a sports car that doesn’t have a manual transmission. Toyota took it a step further to introduce a 6 speed manual transmission to the MR2 Spyder in 2003. It was the first affordable sports car in it’s class to offer a true six speed manual transmission. The manual 5 speed transmission is standard on the MR2 Spyder.
Toyota also offers a SMT transmission option. This type of transmission allows the driver to change gears manually, but without the use of a clutch. A computer controls the clutch and the driver simply uses a floorshift to “+” upshift or “-” downshift the gear.
More effective powertrain
The Toyota MR2 Spyder is powered by a 1.8 -liter twin cam, 16-valve four-cylinder engine. While not overly impressive on the horsepower this very effecient engine still produces 138 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 125 lb.-ft. of peake torque at 4,400 rpm. This provides great gas mileage, but still delievers a sporty ride.