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14 reasons to buy Toyota MR2

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 5 vs 4 1 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
Better compression 18 vs 10.0 44% or 8 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 81 mm vs 79 mm 2% or 2 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 95.5 mm vs 31.4 mm 67% or 64.1 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More torque 340 nM vs 170 nM 50% or 170 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 34.01 mpg vs 38.19 mpg 12% or 4.18 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 41.48 mpg vs 47.87 mpg 15% or 6.39 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 25.91 mpg vs 28 mpg 8% or 2.09 mpg
Emissions
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 3 1 generation
Less CO emissions 0 g/mile vs 1 g/mile 0% or 1 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 80 liters vs 48 liters 40% or 32 liters
More maximum allowable weight 3000 kg vs 1225 kg 59% or 1775 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 538 kg vs 195 kg 64% or 343 kg
Other specs
More seats 4 vs 2 2

8 reasons to buy Volkswagen California

Engine and transmission
More valves per cylinder 4 vs 2 2 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
More engine power

140 bhp vs 130 bhp

103 kw. vs 96 kw.

7% or 10 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 8 sec. vs 16.3 sec. 8.3 sec.
More top speed 131 mph vs 103 mph 28 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 111 g/mile vs 136 g/mile 23% or 25 g/mile
Less noise level 72 dB vs 74 dB 3% or 2 dB
Other specs
Less weight 1030 kg vs 2462 kg 139% or 1432 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 5 meters vs 11.9 meters 138% or 6.9 meters

Neutral reasons Toyota MR2 vs. Volkswagen California

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 3500 RPM vs 6400 RPM 45% or 2900 less rpms.
Engine capacity 2460 cm3 vs 1794 cm3 27% or 666 cm3 more
Engine position Front transverse vs Mid transverse
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft SOHC vs DOHC VVT
Fuel supply Direct fuel injection with turbocharging vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4890 mm vs 3895 mm 20% or 995 mm shorter
Width 1904 mm vs 1695 mm 11% or 209 mm wider
Height 1990 mm vs 1240 mm 38% or 750 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 3000 mm vs 2450 mm 18% or 550 mm more
Front tires size 215/65 R16 vs 185/55 R15
Rear tires size 215/65 R16 vs 215/45 R16
Spare wheel 215/65 R16 vs Compact
Type of wheels 16" alloy wheels vs 15" F/16"R alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)