Compare 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 2014 Porsche Boxster

2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
2014 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door Roadster SLK 250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SLK-Class 2-Door Roadster SLK 250 22 32 $40,478 $43,525
SLK-Class 2-Door Roadster SLK 350 21 29 $52,289 $56,225
SLK-Class 2-Door Roadster SLK 55 AMG 19 28 $64,100 $68,925
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2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Boxster 2-Door Roadster 20 30 N/A $50,400
Boxster 2-Door Roadster S 20 28 N/A $62,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,478
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,525
$50,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$725 / month
$840 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK is the most conservative choice amongst its competitors, but the mini-SL makes for a charming, compelling choice. The 2014 Porsche Boxster defines the luxury sports roadster segment with its power, grace, and style.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.6
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
48.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 60.1
Length, Overall (in)
162.8 172.2
Height, Overall (in)
51.2 50.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 60.5
Wheelbase (in)
95.7 97.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.4 9.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.7 12.4
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 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45YR17 P235/45ZR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40YR17 P265/45ZR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3241 2888
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8.5 18 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
1.8 L/110 2.7 L/165
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 5500 265 @ 6700
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded H-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 2000 206 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.46
Trans Type
6 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA 480
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.89
Summary
Body Style
Roadster Convertible
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 (Est) 7.6 (Est)
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 340

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