Compare 2008 Porsche Boxster vs 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible

2008 Porsche Boxster
2008 MINI Cooper Convertible
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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
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 23 32 $19,755 $21,950
2-Door S 21 29 $22,860 $25,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,923
$19,755
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,800
$21,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$763 / month
$366 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Porsche Boxster performs brilliantly, and looks and feels the part, delivering a modern take on the classic roadster experience. The 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible brings top-down fun to the already entertaining MINI hatchback.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 50.9
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- 27.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 39.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
171.6 143.1
Height, Overall (in)
50.9 55.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 57.7
Wheelbase (in)
95.1 97.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 66.5
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 57.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.5 9.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.73 x 0.94 10.9 x - TBD -
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)
11.78 x 0.79 10.2 x - TBD -
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 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 13.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50ZR17 P175/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55ZR17 P175/65R15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2877 2700
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
Displacement
2.7L/164 1.6L/97.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
245 @ 6500 115 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas Flat 6-cyl Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SMFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
201 @ 4600-6000 111 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 32
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 3.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 1.91
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.75 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 0.94
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
9.45 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.26
Summary
Vehicle Name
Porsche Boxster MINI Cooper Convertible
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut

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