Compare 2012 Porsche Boxster vs 2012 INFINITI G37 Convertible

2012 Porsche Boxster
2012 INFINITI G37 Convertible
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2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 19 27 $43,110 $48,100
2-Door Roadster S 19 26 $52,560 $58,600
2-Door Roadster Spyder 19 26 $55,440 $61,800
2-Door Roadster S Black Edition 19 26 $58,500 $65,200
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2-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Base 17 25 $43,194 $46,650
2-Door Sport 6MT 16 24 $47,489 $51,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,110
$43,194
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,100
$46,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$802 / month
$778 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Stylish, fun, and capable, the 2012 Porsche Boxster is one of the best roadsters around. The Infiniti G37 Convertible doesn't suffer the usual styling compromises, but it's a little less exciting to drive than its Coupe cousin.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 53.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 39.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.5 53.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 78.4
Front Leg Room (in)
33.5 43.9
Second Leg Room (in)
- 27.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- 41.7
Second Head Room (in)
- 34.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 45.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 60.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
172.1 183.3
Height, Overall (in)
50.9 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
95.1 112.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 72.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 10.3/1.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.8 13.0 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 1.1 13.0 x 1.3
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 20.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1-13.8 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50ZR17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55ZR17 P225/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2943 4083
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas Flat-6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
214 @ 4400-6000 267 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.9L/177 3.7L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 6400 325 @ 7000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.97
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 3.19
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77
Trans Order Code
480 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.88 3.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.13 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.86
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 4.92
Clutch Size (in)
9.4 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 2.04
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name
Porsche Boxster Infiniti G37 Convertible
Suspension
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 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 9.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4

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