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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible
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Trim

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
2-Door Roadster
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Trim

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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - - TBD -
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 44.0 50.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - TBD - 9.9
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) - 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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.5 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
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
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
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 5.5 17 x 7.0
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
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 Torque @ RPM 133 @ 6800 214 @ 4400-6000
Engine Order Code NA NA
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48 1.40
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Lotus Elise Porsche Boxster
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.1 8.5
 
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