Compare 2012 Porsche Boxster vs 2012 Nissan 370Z

2012 Porsche Boxster
2012 Nissan 370Z
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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 Coupe Manual
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 Roadster Automatic 18 25 $37,506 $40,500
2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $38,916 $41,660
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.2
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
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.5 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 51.6
Front Leg Room (in)
33.5 42.9
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 35.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 61.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 6.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 19
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 32.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50ZR17 245/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55ZR17 225/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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 3245
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 18 x 9.0
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
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 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 6400 332 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas Flat-6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
480 NA
Summary
Body Style
Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Porsche Boxster Nissan 370Z
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4

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