Compare 2010 Chevrolet Corvette vs 2008 Porsche Boxster

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2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $53,307 $58,580
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $53,307 $58,580
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $53,307 $58,580
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $53,307 $58,580
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/1LT 16 26 $48,757 $53,580
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/2LT 16 26 $48,757 $53,580
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/3LT 16 26 $48,757 $53,580
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/4LT 16 26 $48,757 $53,580
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/1LZ 15 24 $67,599 $74,285
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/2LZ 15 24 $67,599 $74,285
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/3LZ 15 24 $67,599 $74,285
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $49,840 $54,770
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $49,840 $54,770
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $49,840 $54,770
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $49,840 $54,770
Corvette 2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/1ZR 14 20 $99,932 $106,880
Corvette 2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/3ZR 14 20 $99,932 $106,880
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/1LT 16 26 $44,526 $48,930
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/2LT 16 26 $44,526 $48,930
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/3LT 16 26 $44,526 $48,930
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/4LT 16 26 $44,526 $48,930
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2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Boxster 2-Door Roadster 20 29 $39,923 $45,800
Boxster 2-Door Roadster Limited Edition 20 29 $43,512 $49,900
Boxster 2-Door Roadster RS 60 Spyder 19 27 $55,970 $64,900
Boxster 2-Door Roadster S 19 27 $48,590 $55,700
Boxster 2-Door Roadster S Design Edition 2 19 27 $59,700 $68,700
Boxster 2-Door Roadster S Limited Edition 19 27 $52,267 $59,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,307
$39,923
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$58,580
$45,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$976 / month
$763 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Stupendously fast yet amazingly practical, the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette is the supercar you can live with. The 2008 Porsche Boxster performs brilliantly, and looks and feels the part, delivering a modern take on the classic roadster experience.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
52.0 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 95.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
175.6 171.6
Height, Overall (in)
48.7 50.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 9.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 1.0 11.78 x 0.79
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)
12.8 x 1.3 11.73 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
XFA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P325/30ZR19 P235/50ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
YFJ NA
Front Tire Size
P275/35ZR18 P205/55ZR17
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)
3289 2877
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 12.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
430 @ 5900 245 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
424 @ 4600 201 @ 4600-6000
Engine Order Code
LS3 NA
Displacement
6.2L/378.3 2.7L/164
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 2.12
Trans Order Code
MN6 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.66 3.50
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.43
Trans Type
6 5
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Short/Long Arm Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spr MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spr MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 -

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