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Compare 2008 MINI Cooper vs 2008 Porsche Boxster

2008 MINI Cooper
2008 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cooper Convertible 2-Door 23 32 $19,755 $21,950
Cooper Convertible 2-Door S 21 29 $22,860 $25,400
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe 28 37 $16,245 $18,050
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe S 26 34 $19,080 $21,200
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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
$19,755
$39,923
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,950
$45,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$366 / month
$763 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 MINI Cooper didn’t need change, but change has done it some good. 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
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.9 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
39.0 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
27.5 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
143.1 171.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 50.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.7 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 95.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.5 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.2 9.5
Brakes
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)
10.2 x - TBD - 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)
10.9 x - TBD - 11.73 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65R15 P205/55ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65R15 P235/50ZR17
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2700 2877
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 6000 245 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
EFI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
111 @ 4500 201 @ 4600-6000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 2.7L/164
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 29
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 3.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.50
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.43
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.84
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Convertible Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut

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