Compare 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 2013 Porsche Boxster

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
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2-Door Roadster SLK 250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SLK 250 22 32 $39,897 $42,900
2-Door Roadster SLK 350 21 29 $51,522 $55,400
2-Door Roadster SLK 55 AMG 19 28 $63,231 $67,990
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2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 20 30 $44,550 $49,500
2-Door Roadster S N/A N/A $54,810 $60,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,897
$44,550
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,900
$49,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$715 / month
$825 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK is the least polarizing of the roadsters, but there's enough urgency to go with its elegant, mini-SL charm. The 2013 Porsche Boxster is one of the most fun, stylish, and luxurious roadsters available.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2 Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
49.0 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 60.100
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
162.8 172.200
Height, Overall (in)
51.2 50.500
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 60.5
Wheelbase (in)
95.7 97.400
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 70.900
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.1 (6.4 w/top down) 9.880
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.7 x 1.3 12.401 x - TBD -
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)
11.8 x 0.4 11.771 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16.900
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.1-13.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 36.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R17 P265/45ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - N/A
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P235/45ZR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - N/A
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3308 2888
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 18 x 9.0
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 2000 - 4300 206 @ 4500-6500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.7L/165
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 5500 265 @ 6700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.61 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
411 480
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster Convertible
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 - TBD -

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