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 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)
38.4 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 51.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
57.7 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.1 3.7
Length, Overall (in)
170.1 179.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.1 24.8
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 18.0
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.98 2.66
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA YGH
Front Tire Size
P205/55ZR16 P245/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA XGG
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50ZR16 P275/40ZR18
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2811 3214
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 6300 350 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas Flat 6-cyl Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
192 @ 4750 360 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA LS1
Displacement
2.7L/164 5.7L/346
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Porsche Boxster Chevrolet Corvette
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.91 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)
.73 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut SLA Aluminum

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