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 Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 55.3
Passenger Capacity
2 2
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
50.8 47.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
95.2 104.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.1 24.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 19.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 40.0
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P245/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R16 P275/40ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2954 3307
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
-TBD- NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Engine Type
Gas Flat 6-cyl Gas V8
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
Transmission
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,
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Porsche Boxster Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
-TBD- 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
-TBD- 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
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

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