Compare 2009 Chevrolet Corvette vs 2008 Porsche Boxster

2009 Chevrolet Corvette
2008 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door Coupe w/2LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe w/1LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
2-Door Coupe w/2LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
2-Door Coupe w/3LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
2-Door Coupe w/4LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
2-Door Convertible w/1LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
2-Door Convertible w/2LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
2-Door Convertible w/3LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
2-Door Convertible w/4LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/1LZ 15 24 $66,902 $73,925
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/2LZ 15 24 $66,902 $73,925
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/3LZ 15 24 $66,902 $73,925
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/1ZR 14 20 $96,692 $103,970
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/3ZR 14 20 $96,692 $103,970
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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
$43,951
$39,923
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,565
$45,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$809 / month
$763 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
While the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette provides plenty of impressive performance to dream and/or brag about, this car is not a one-trick pony. If ever there were a practical sportscar, this is it. 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
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
52 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
174.6 171.6
Height, Overall (in)
49.0 50.9
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)
5.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
22.4 9.5
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 x 1.0 11.78 x 0.79
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3217 2877
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 10.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
430 @ 5900 245 @ 6500
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/378.3 2.7L/164
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.44
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spr MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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