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Selected Style 2-Door Roadster
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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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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 18 26 $30,241 $32,280
2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 26 $31,457 $33,580
2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 26 $34,250 $36,980
2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 26 $35,452 $38,280
2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $38,916 $41,660
2-Door Roadster Automatic 18 25 $37,506 $40,500
2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 18 25 $40,002 $43,200
2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $41,205 $44,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,110
$30,241
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,100
$32,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$802 / month
$538 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Stylish, fun, and capable, the 2012 Porsche Boxster is one of the best roadsters around. Performance per dollar, the 2012 Nissan 370Z is a bargain, and it's quick enough in absolute terms to reach toward the domain of much more expensive sports cars.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 26 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 38.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.5 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 51.6
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 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 62.8
Wheelbase (in) 95.1 100.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.9 6.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.8 12.6 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 12.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 32.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 34.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1-13.8 13.5
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) - TBD - NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2943 3245
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 - 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 255 @ 6400 332 @ 7000
Engine Type Gas Flat-6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 214 @ 4400-6000 270 @ 5200
Engine Order Code NA VQ37VHR
Displacement 2.9L/177 3.7L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 26
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.32
Trans Order Code 480 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.88 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.13 1.27
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.79
Clutch Size (in) 9.4 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.62
Trans Type 6 6
Summary
Body Style Convertible 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 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 4
 
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