Compare 2012 Audi S5 vs 2012 Porsche Boxster

2012 Audi S5
2012 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door Coupe Manual Prestige
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual Premium Plus 14 22 $50,128 $53,900
2-Door Coupe Manual Prestige 14 22 $50,128 $53,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic Premium Plus 16 24 $51,244 $55,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic Prestige 16 24 $51,244 $55,100
2-Door Cabriolet Premium Plus 17 26 $55,150 $59,300
2-Door Cabriolet Prestige 17 26 $55,150 $59,300
2-Door Coupe Manual Special Edition 14 22 $63,892 $68,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic Special Edition 16 24 $65,008 $69,900
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2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 19 27 $43,110 $48,100
2-Door Roadster S 19 26 $52,560 $58,600
2-Door Roadster Spyder 19 26 $55,440 $61,800
2-Door Roadster S Black Edition 19 26 $58,500 $65,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$50,128
$43,110
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,900
$48,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$898 / month
$802 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Audi S5 / Cabriolet is one of the best-looking performance luxury coupes on the road, and it's one of the best all-around performers, too. Stylish, fun, and capable, the 2012 Porsche Boxster is one of the best roadsters around.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
31.7 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 51.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.0 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
36.0 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 33.5
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
26.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 172.1
Height, Overall (in)
53.9 50.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 95.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 9.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x - TBD - 12.5 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 17.1-13.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 36.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/35R19 P235/50ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/35R19 P205/55ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3858 2943
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 3500 214 @ 4400-6000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.2L/254 2.9L/177
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
354 @ 7000 255 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas Flat-6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.87 3.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.13 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.66 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 9.4
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA 480
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe Convertible
Vehicle Name
Audi S5 Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
5-link MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 5

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