Compare 2010 Lotus Elise vs 2010 Porsche Boxster

2010 Lotus Elise
2010 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 21 27 N/A $47,250
2-Door Convertible SC 20 26 N/A $54,990
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2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 19 27 $42,660 $47,600
2-Door Roadster S 19 26 $52,020 $58,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$42,660
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,250
$47,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$788 / month
$793 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Porsche Boxster is a fun, attractive, and capable roadster-everything you want it to be.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 33.5
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.4
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.2 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
90.5 95.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
149.0 172.1
Height, Overall (in)
44.0 50.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 9.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 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)
- TBD - 12.5 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.5 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 36.4
Steering Type
Manual Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P175/50R16 P205/55ZR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P235/50ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2010 2943
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 5.5 17 x 7.0
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
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.9L/177
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
189 @ 7800 255 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
133 @ 6800 214 @ 4400-6000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 3.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.12 3.66
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 1.40
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name
Lotus Elise Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.5

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