Compare 1998 Acura NSX vs 1998 Porsche Boxster

1998 Acura NSX
1998 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door NSX Coupe 3.0L Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door NSX Coupe 3.0L Automatic 18 24 $73,357 $84,000
2-Door NSX Coupe 3.2L Manual 17 24 $73,357 $84,000
2-Door NSX-T Open Top 3.0L Automatic 18 24 $76,850 $88,000
2-Door NSX-T Open Top 3.2L Manual 17 24 $76,850 $88,000
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2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster Manual 19 26 $35,895 $41,000
2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic 17 24 $35,895 $41,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$73,357
$35,895
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$84,000
$41,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1400 / month
$683 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 51.7
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
44.3 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 -TBD-
Front Head Room (in)
36.3 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
48.9 -TBD-
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
46.1 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
99.6 95.2
Liftover Height (in)
-TBD- -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
174.2 171.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.0 9.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.91 11.5 x 0.80
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.10 11.74 x 0.95
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 15.3
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.07 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
-TBD- -TBD-
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45ZR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
165/75R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40ZR17 P225/50R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3110 2954
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17" x 8.5" 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
-TBD- -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in)
16" x 7" 16 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
17.4 -TBD-
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
-TBD- -TBD-
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
PGM-FI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
210 @ 5300 181 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/181 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 6600 201 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.909 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.551 2.00
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.428 4.21
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.684 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.611 3.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
-TBD- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.025 1.41
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Tiptronic
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name
Acura NSX Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
-TBD- -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
-TBD- -TBD-
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
-TBD- -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
-TBD- -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut

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