Compare 2010 Nissan 370Z vs 2010 Porsche Boxster

2010 Nissan 370Z
2010 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
370Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic 18 25 $29,707 $31,710
370Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 18 25 $33,695 $36,380
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual 18 25 $28,492 $30,410
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 25 $37,000 $39,610
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 25 $32,493 $35,080
370Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic 18 25 $35,767 $38,620
370Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $39,050 $42,170
370Z 2-Door Roadster Manual 18 25 $34,564 $37,320
370Z 2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 18 25 $37,848 $40,870
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2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Boxster 2-Door Roadster 19 27 $42,660 $47,600
Boxster 2-Door Roadster S 19 26 $52,020 $58,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,707
$42,660
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,710
$47,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$529 / month
$793 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
A great performance car that starts just under $30,000, the 2010 Nissan 370Z comes close enough to Porsche performance to make you wonder. The 2010 Porsche Boxster is a fun, attractive, and capable roadster-everything you want it to be.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 33.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
52.3 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 37.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
35.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.84 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
167.2 172.1
Height, Overall (in)
52.2 50.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 95.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
4.2 9.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.60 x 0.6 11.8 x - TBD -
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)
12.60 x 1.1 12.5 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 36.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
34.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.5 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D17 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/45WR18 P235/50ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/50WR18 P205/55ZR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3278 2943
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.0 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
332 @ 7000 255 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
SMPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 5200 214 @ 4400-6000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.7L/- TBD - 2.9L/177
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 22
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 2.05
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.92 3.66
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.40
Trans Type
7 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan 370Z Porsche Boxster
Body Style
2 door coupe 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.5

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