Compare 2011 Lotus Elise vs 2011 Porsche Boxster

2011 Lotus Elise
2011 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 21 27 N/A $51,845
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 $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
N/A
$43,110
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,845
$48,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$864 / month
$802 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
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
21 mpg 19 mpg
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 - - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
- 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 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
149.0 172.1
Height, Overall (in)
44.0 50.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 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)
- 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)
10.6 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 - TBD -
Steering Type
Manual Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- 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 P235/55ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
1984 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
190 @ 7800 255 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
MPFI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
133 @ 6800 214 @ 4400-6000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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 - 9.45
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)
0.81 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lotus Elise 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
Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
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 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.5

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