Compare 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible vs 2008 Porsche Boxster

2008 MINI Cooper Convertible
2008 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 23 32 $19,755 $21,950
2-Door S 21 29 $22,860 $25,400
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2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 20 29 $39,923 $45,800
2-Door Roadster Limited Edition 20 29 $43,512 $49,900
2-Door Roadster S 19 27 $48,590 $55,700
2-Door Roadster S Limited Edition 19 27 $52,267 $59,900
2-Door Roadster RS 60 Spyder 19 27 $55,970 $64,900
2-Door Roadster S Design Edition 2 19 27 $59,700 $68,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,755
$39,923
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,950
$45,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$366 / month
$763 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible brings top-down fun to the already entertaining MINI hatchback. The 2008 Porsche Boxster performs brilliantly, and looks and feels the part, delivering a modern take on the classic roadster experience.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
39.0 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
27.5 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.9 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
143.1 171.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 50.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.7 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 95.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.5 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.2 9.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x - TBD - 11.78 x 0.79
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)
10.9 x - TBD - 11.73 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.2 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P175/65R15 P205/55ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65R15 P235/50ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
2700 2877
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
EFI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
111 @ 4500 201 @ 4600-6000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 6000 245 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 3.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.50
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.43
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Convertible Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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