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2012 Porsche Boxster 2012 BMW Z4 2012 Porsche Cayman
     
2dr Roadster
  • 2dr Roadster
  • 2dr Roadster S
  • 2dr Roadster Spyder
  • 2dr Roadster S Black Edition
Roadster
  • Roadster
  • Roadster
  • Roadster
2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe S
  • 2dr Cpe R
  • 2dr Cpe S Black Edition

Prices

MSRP $48,100 $48,650 $51,900
Invoice $43,110 $44,760 $46,530
Avg. Paid $37,655 $34,090 $41,007

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 7.6 8.5
Critics' Rating 9.3 8.3 9.4
Performance 9.2 8.3 9.4
Interior 7.7 7.9 7.7
Operating Cost N/A 7.3 7.2
Safety N/A N/A N/A
Reliability 4.0 3.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Outstanding handling
  • Superb PDK transmission
  • Good fuel economy
  • Responsive base engine
  • Stellar handling
  • Superb transmissions
Cons
  • Limited cabin space
  • Wind noise with the top up
  • Limited space for taller drivers
  • Noisy at highway speeds
  • Limited standard features

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas Flat-6 2.9L/177 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas Flat 6-Cyl 2.9L/177
MPG 19 City / 27 Hwy 23 City / 34 Hwy 19 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Convertible Convertible 2 Door Coupe

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 95.1 98.3 95.1
Length, Overall (in) 172.1 167.0 172.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 70.5 70.9
Height, Overall (in) 50.9 50.8 51.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Hardtop Optional Standard
Convertible Soft Top Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2943 3307 2932

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Steel Wheels Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard Optional
Keyless Start Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Optional Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Standard Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional Standard Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 2 2 2
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 39.1 37.6
Front Leg Room (in) 33.5 42.2 33.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.5 53.3 51.5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4 - TBD - - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 9.9 10.9/6.4 14.5

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Optional
Satellite Radio Optional Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Optional Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Optional Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional Standard Optional
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Optional
Cooled Rear Seat Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional Optional Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional Optional Standard
Seat Memory Optional Optional Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional Optional Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional Standard
Rollover Protection System Optional Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional Optional
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
Flat 6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas Flat-6 Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-Cyl
Displacement 2.9L/177 2.0L/122 2.9L/177
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 255 @ 6400 240 @ 5000 265 @ 7200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 214 @ 4400-6000 260 @ 1250 - 4800 221 @ 4400-6000
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 36.4 35.1 36.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 23 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 34 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 14.5 16.9

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional Standard Optional
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Optional Optional Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional Optional Optional
7-Speed Automatic Optional Optional
8-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.