Compare 2009 MINI Cooper vs 2008 Porsche Boxster

2009 MINI Cooper
2008 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 28 37 $16,695 $18,550
2-Door Coupe S 26 34 $19,755 $21,950
2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 26 34 $25,695 $28,550
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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
$16,695
$39,923
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,550
$45,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$309 / month
$763 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 MINI Cooper is a practical, fuel-efficient small vehicle with the soul of a sports car and a look like no other. 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
28 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
44.7 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 95.1
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
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 - TBD -
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Spare 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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4250 201 @ 4600-6000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 29
Transmission
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Hardtop Porsche Boxster
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 -

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