Compare 2008 Audi TT vs 2009 Porsche Boxster

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

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