Compare 2003 Chevrolet Corvette vs 2003 Porsche Boxster

2003 Chevrolet Corvette
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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
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
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 51.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
47.7 50.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
24.8 9.1
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 16.9
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.9
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
YGH NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3214 2811
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
N/A - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
350 @ 5200 228 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Porsche Boxster
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 - TBD -

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