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Selected Style 350C 2-Door Convertible
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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
2-Door Roadster
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.5 172.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.8 19.9
Brakes
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) 12.2 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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/45VR17 P205/55ZR17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR17 P235/55ZR17
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) 3880 2943
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 8.5
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) 100 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 277 @ 4800 214 @ 4400-6000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/210 2.9L/177
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 306 @ 6400 255 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 22
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 350C Porsche Boxster
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link MacPherson Strut
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 8.5
 
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