Compare 2012 Nissan 370Z vs 2012 Porsche Boxster

2012 Nissan 370Z
2012 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
370Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 26 $31,457 $33,580
370Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 26 $35,452 $38,280
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual 18 26 $30,241 $32,280
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $38,916 $41,660
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 26 $34,250 $36,980
370Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic 18 25 $37,506 $40,500
370Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $41,205 $44,500
370Z 2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 18 25 $40,002 $43,200
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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
$31,457
$43,110
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,580
$48,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$560 / month
$802 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Performance per dollar, the 2012 Nissan 370Z is a bargain, and it's quick enough in absolute terms to reach toward the domain of much more expensive sports cars. Stylish, fun, and capable, the 2012 Porsche Boxster is one of the best roadsters around.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 51.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
51.6 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 33.5
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 53.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
51.8 50.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 95.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.9 9.9
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)
12.6 x 0.6 11.8 x 0.8
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)
12.6 x 1.1 12.5 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.5 17.1-13.8
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 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
34.7 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/50WR18 P205/55ZR17
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
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)
3283 2943
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - NA
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 5200 214 @ 4400-6000
Engine Order Code
VQ37VHR NA
Displacement
3.7L/- TBD - 2.9L/177
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
332 @ 7000 255 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat-6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA 9.4
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.40
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 2.05
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
Trans Order Code
NA 480
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.92 3.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan 370Z Porsche Boxster
Body Style
2 Door Coupe Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent MacPherson Strut
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 8.5

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