Compare 2010 Porsche Boxster vs 2010 Nissan 370Z

2010 Porsche Boxster
2010 Nissan 370Z
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2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 19 27 $42,660 $47,600
2-Door Roadster S 19 26 $52,020 $58,000
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 18 25 $28,492 $30,410
2-Door Coupe Automatic 18 25 $29,707 $31,710
2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 25 $32,493 $35,080
2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 18 25 $33,695 $36,380
2-Door Roadster Manual 18 25 $34,564 $37,320
2-Door Roadster Automatic 18 25 $35,767 $38,620
2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 25 $37,000 $39,610
2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 18 25 $37,848 $40,870
2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $39,050 $42,170
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,660
$28,492
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,600
$30,410
Monthly Payment Estimate
$793 / month
$507 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Porsche Boxster is a fun, attractive, and capable roadster-everything you want it to be. A great performance car that starts just under $30,000, the 2010 Nissan 370Z comes close enough to Porsche performance to make you wonder.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
33.5 42.9
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 54.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 52.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 35.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 4.84
Length, Overall (in)
172.1 167.2
Height, Overall (in)
50.9 52.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
95.1 100.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 4.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.60 x 0.6
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)
12.5 x - TBD - 12.60 x 1.1
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 19
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 34.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 13.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 32.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50ZR17 245/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55ZR17 225/50WR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2943 3232
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 6400 332 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas Flat 6-cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
214 @ 4400-6000 270 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.9L/177 3.7L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.32
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.87 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.13 1.27
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.66 3.79
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.62
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.00
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 door coupe
Vehicle Name
Porsche Boxster Nissan 370Z
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5

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