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2001 Toyota Tundra vs. 1998 Toyota MR2

To start off, 2001 Toyota Tundra is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Toyota MR2. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Toyota MR2 would be higher. At 4,700 cc (8 cylinders), 2001 Toyota Tundra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Toyota Tundra (245 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 72 more horse power than 1998 Toyota MR2. (173 HP @ 7000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2001 Toyota Tundra should accelerate faster than 1998 Toyota MR2.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2001 Toyota Tundra (427 Nm) has 241 more torque (in Nm) than 1998 Toyota MR2. (186 Nm). This means 2001 Toyota Tundra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1998 Toyota MR2. 2001 Toyota Tundra has automatic transmission and 1998 Toyota MR2 has manual transmission. 1998 Toyota MR2 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2001 Toyota Tundra will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2001 Toyota Tundra 1998 Toyota MR2
Make Toyota Toyota
Model Tundra MR2
Year Released 2001 1998
Body Type Pickup Convertible
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 4700 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 245 HP 173 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 7000 RPM
Torque 427 Nm 186 Nm
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 3 seats 2 seats
Vehicle Length 5530 mm 4190 mm
Vehicle Width 1920 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1250 mm
Wheelbase Size 3270 mm 2410 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 70 L


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