Compare 2003 Porsche Boxster vs 2003 Chevrolet Corvette

2003 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door Roadster 5-Speed Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5-Speed Manual 20 29 $37,121 $42,600
2-Door Roadster Tiptronic 18 26 $37,121 $42,600
2-Door Roadster 6-Speed Manual S 18 26 $45,001 $51,600
2-Door Roadster Tiptronic S 17 26 $45,001 $51,600
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 18 25 $38,180 $43,635
2-Door Convertible 18 25 $44,218 $50,535
2-Door Hardtop Z06 19 28 $45,005 $51,435
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,121
$38,180
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,600
$43,635
Monthly Payment Estimate
$710 / month
$727 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 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)
38.4 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 55.3
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.7 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.1 3.7
Length, Overall (in)
170.1 179.7
Height, Overall (in)
50.8 47.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
95.1 104.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 73.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.1 24.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.8 12.6 x 1.27
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)
11.7 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)
16.9 18.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.98 2.66
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 39.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50ZR16 P275/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA YGH
Front Tire Size
P205/55ZR16 P245/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA XGG
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2811 3214
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - N/A
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 - 11.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 500
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
192 @ 4750 360 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA LS1
Displacement
2.7L/164 5.7L/346
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 6300 350 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas Flat 6-cyl Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 3.06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 1.63
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.56 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Manual 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)
.73 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut SLA Aluminum
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.91 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent

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