Compare 2009 Porsche Boxster vs 2008 Audi TT

2009 Porsche Boxster
2008 Audi TT
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2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 19 27 $39,610 $46,600
2-Door Roadster S 19 26 $48,195 $56,700
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2-Door Coupe Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T 23 31 $32,365 $34,800
2-Door Roadster Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T 22 29 $34,225 $36,800
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 3.2L 17 24 $38,596 $41,500
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 3.2L 18 24 $39,898 $42,900
2-Door Roadster Manual quattro 3.2L 17 24 $41,386 $44,500
2-Door Roadster Automatic quattro 3.2L 18 24 $42,688 $45,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,610
$32,365
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,600
$34,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$777 / month
$580 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Porsche Boxster is exactly what you want it to be: a fast, snazzy modern roadster. The TT is a little more engaging to drive than before, but it doesn’t stand out in the crowd quite like the original one did when it was new.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 37.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 53.2
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Second Leg Room (in)
- 29.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 32.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 47.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 31.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
172.1 164.5
Height, Overall (in)
50.9 53.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
95.1 97.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.78 x 0.79 11.3 x - TBD -
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)
12.52 x 0.94 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 35.96
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50ZR17 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55ZR17 P225/50R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2943 2965
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.51
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMFI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
214 @ 4600-6000 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.9L/177 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 6500 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas Flat 6-cyl Turbo Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.92
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 3.46
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
9.45 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.46
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 2.15
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.88 3.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.08
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Porsche Boxster Audi TT
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson
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 4-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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