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Compare 2008 MINI Cooper vs 2008 Porsche Boxster

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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 28 37 $16,245 $18,050
2-Door Coupe S 26 34 $19,080 $21,200
2-Door Roadster
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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
$16,245
$39,923
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,050
$45,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$301 / month
$763 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 MINI Cooper didn’t need change, but change has done it some good. 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
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minicompact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 29.9 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.3 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 -
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 44.7 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.8 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 97.1 95.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.3 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 145.6 171.6
Height, Overall (in) 55.4 50.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 24.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 5.7 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 9.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.39 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) 11.0 x 0.87 11.73 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 16.9
Steering
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.1 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/65R15 P235/50ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/65R15 P205/55ZR17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front 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) 2546 2877
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 4.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 114 @ 4250 201 @ 4600-6000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.6L/97.5 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 118 @ 6000 245 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System EFI SMFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.21 3.50
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 1.43
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.79 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.35 3.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name MINI Cooper Hardtop Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
 
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