(4.8) 6 reviews
MSRP: $6,659$13,695
Body Style: Convertible
Engine: 138-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed manual w/OD
Seats: 2
2005 Toyota MR2

Our Take on the 2005 Toyota MR2

Our Take

Toyota launched its two-passenger rear-wheel-drive sport convertible as a late 2000 model and revived a name used in the 1990s for a similar mid-engine coupe. In 2002, a five-speed sequential manual transmission in the MR2 Spyder became available. A year later, the sequential gearbox added a sixt... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Tiny cargo space
  • Snug cockpit
  • Difficult entry and exit
  • Lack of true automatic transmission
  • Final year on the market

Notable Features

  • Midmounted four-cylinder
  • Manual or sequential manual
  • RWD layout
  • Soft-top with glass rear window


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 6 reviews

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Big fun, little money.

by Anogoodnick from Southern California on December 2, 2010

Having had many 2 seat roadsters and all costing much to own and operate, this car is a welcome exception. I have never been particularly fond of this car's styling but that is easily overlooked in li... Read Full Review

1 Trim Levels Available

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Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2005 Toyota MR2.