Compare 2003 Chevrolet Corvette vs 2003 Porsche Boxster

2003 Chevrolet Corvette
2003 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 18 25 $38,180 $43,635
2-Door Convertible 18 25 $44,218 $50,535
2-Door Hardtop Z06 19 28 $45,005 $51,435
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2-Door Roadster 5-Speed Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5-Speed Manual 20 29 $37,121 $42,600
2-Door Roadster Tiptronic 18 26 $37,121 $42,600
2-Door Roadster 6-Speed Manual S 18 26 $45,001 $51,600
2-Door Roadster Tiptronic S 17 26 $45,001 $51,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,180
$37,121
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,635
$42,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$727 / month
$710 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 51.7
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
54.2 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
51.4 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 38.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
47.7 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
104.5 95.1
Liftover Height (in)
36.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.6 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.7 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
179.7 170.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
24.8 9.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.27 11.5 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.26 11.7 x 0.95
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.66 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.3 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
YGH NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45ZR17 P205/55ZR16
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
XGG NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/40ZR18 P225/50ZR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3214 2811
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
N/A - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
350 @ 5200 228 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
360 @ 4000 192 @ 4750
Engine Order Code
LS1 NA
Displacement
5.7L/346 2.7L/164
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 29
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 2.12
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.73 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.50
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.43
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 .91
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
5-Link MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
36 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
SLA Aluminum MacPherson Strut

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