Compare 2008 Chevrolet Corvette vs 2008 Porsche Boxster

2008 Chevrolet Corvette
2008 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 16 26 $41,259 $46,100
2-Door Convertible 16 26 $48,844 $54,575
2-Door Coupe Z06 15 24 $63,791 $71,275
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2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 20 29 $39,923 $45,800
2-Door Roadster Limited Edition 20 29 $43,512 $49,900
2-Door Roadster S 19 27 $48,590 $55,700
2-Door Roadster S Limited Edition 19 27 $52,267 $59,900
2-Door Roadster RS 60 Spyder 19 27 $55,970 $64,900
2-Door Roadster S Design Edition 2 19 27 $59,700 $68,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,259
$39,923
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,100
$45,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$768 / month
$763 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
What’s not to like about the 2008 Chevrolet Corvette? Never has any car delivered on its performance promise with such ease and confidence for such an affordable price. The 2008 Porsche Boxster performs brilliantly, and looks and feels the part, delivering a modern take on the classic roadster experience.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
52 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 95.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
174.6 171.6
Height, Overall (in)
49.0 50.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
22.4 9.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 x 1 11.78 x 0.79
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)
12.8 x 1.26 11.73 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 P205/55ZR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR19 P235/50ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3217 2877
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 10 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
SFI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
424 @ 4600 201 @ 4600-6000
Engine Order Code
LS3 NA
Displacement
6.2L/376 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
430 @ 5900 245 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 2.12
Trans Order Code
MN6 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.66 3.50
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.43
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.44
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Short/Long Arm Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spr MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spr MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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