Compare 2011 Lexus IS 350C vs 2011 Porsche Boxster

2011 Lexus IS 350C
2011 Porsche Boxster
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350C 2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 19 27 $29,966 $33,295
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $31,019 $34,465
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $33,233 $36,925
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 20 27 $35,748 $39,720
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 18 25 $37,962 $42,180
250C 2-Door Convertible Manual 18 26 $37,072 $41,190
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 29 $38,124 $42,360
350C 2-Door Convertible 20 27 $41,976 $46,640
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $54,594 $60,660
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,976
$43,110
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,640
$48,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$777 / month
$802 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Porsche Boxster is a fun, attractive, and capable roadster-everything you want it to be.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
44.7 -
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
25.9 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
43.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.9 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 50.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 95.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 172.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 19.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
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)
13.1 x - TBD - 12.5 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR17 P235/55ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P205/55ZR17
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3880 2943
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 6400 255 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
277 @ 4800 214 @ 4400-6000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/210 2.9L/177
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.08 3.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 3.66
Clutch Size (in)
NA 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.97
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 350C Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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