Compare 1998 Porsche Boxster vs 1998 Chevrolet Corvette

1998 Porsche Boxster
1998 Chevrolet Corvette
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2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster Manual 19 26 $35,895 $41,000
2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic 17 24 $35,895 $41,000
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 17 25 $33,245 $37,995
2-Door Convertible 17 25 $38,871 $44,425
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,895
$33,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,000
$37,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$683 / month
$633 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
-TBD- 54.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
-TBD- 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 55.3
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
-TBD- 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 73.6
Track Width, Front (in)
57.7 62.03
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.1 1.44
Length, Overall (in)
171.0 179.7
Height, Overall (in)
50.8 47.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
95.2 104.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.1 24.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.80 11.8 x 1.02
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.74 x 0.95 12.6 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 19.1
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.98 2.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
-TBD- 41.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 40.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R16 P275/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P245/45ZR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2954 3307
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
-TBD- NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 17 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
-TBD- NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
-TBD- 12.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
-TBD- 525
Engine
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 4500 350 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA LS1
Displacement
2.5L/151 5.7L/350
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 6000 340 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas Flat 6-cyl Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.66 3.06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Tiptronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.10 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.00 1.63
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.21 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/ Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Porsche Boxster Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut 5-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
-TBD- 36
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
-TBD- 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut SLA Aluminum
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
-TBD- 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
-TBD- 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent

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