Compare 2012 Chevrolet Corvette vs 2012 Nissan GT-R vs 2012 Porsche Boxster

2012 Chevrolet Corvette
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2012 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 $54,236 $59,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/1LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/2LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/3LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/4LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/1LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/2LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/3LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
Corvette 2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/1ZR N/A N/A $104,346 $111,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/3ZR N/A N/A $104,346 $111,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/1LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/2LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/3LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/4LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
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2-Door Coupe Black Edition
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GT-R 2-Door Coupe Black Edition 16 23 $89,492 $95,100
GT-R 2-Door Coupe Premium 16 23 $84,648 $89,950
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2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Boxster 2-Door Roadster 19 27 $43,110 $48,100
Boxster 2-Door Roadster S 19 26 $52,560 $58,600
Boxster 2-Door Roadster S Black Edition 19 26 $58,500 $65,200
Boxster 2-Door Roadster Spyder 19 26 $55,440 $61,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$54,236
$89,492
$43,110
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$59,600
$95,100
$48,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$993 / month
$1585 / month
$802 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.6
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
From fast to insanely fast, yet still practical and affordable, the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette is a great balance and a strong value. The 2012 GT-R outraces some of the world's top sports cars, at a fraction of their price. Stylish, fun, and capable, the 2012 Porsche Boxster is one of the best roadsters around.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 23 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Subcompact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 44.6 33.5
Passenger Capacity
2 4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 54.7 53.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 38.1 37.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.3 51.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
52.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 50.0 -
Second Leg Room (in)
- 26.4 -
Second Hip Room (in)
- 44.9 -
Second Head Room (in)
- 33.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 74.6 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 62.6 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
175.6 183.9 172.1
Height, Overall (in)
48.7 53.9 50.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 63.0 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 109.4 95.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 8.8 9.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.4 x 1.0 15 x 1.2 11.8 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.0 x 1.3 15.35 x 1.3 12.5 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 19.5 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.4 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.1 17.1-13.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - 36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
XFA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P325/30ZR19 P285/35ZR20 P235/50ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
XFA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/35ZR18 P255/40ZR20 P205/55ZR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3289 3829 2943
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 12.0 20 x 10.5 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 20 x 9.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.9 11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
430 @ 5900 530 @ 6400 255 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6 Gas Flat-6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
424 @ 4600 448 @ 3200-6000 214 @ 4400-6000
Engine Order Code
LS3 NA NA
Displacement
6.2L/378.3 3.8L/232 2.9L/177
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 23 27
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.28 3.38 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.07 2.30 2.05
Trans Order Code
MZ6 GR6 480
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.70 3.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.25 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.80 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.97 4.06 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 9.4
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.60 1.40
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00 0.97
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Sedan Convertible
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Nissan GT-R Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spring w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spring w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Short/Long Arm Multi-Link MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 9.8 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3 5

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