Compare Chevrolet Corvette vs. Porsche Boxster vs. Ford Mustang

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2013 Chevrolet Corvette 2013 Porsche Boxster 2013 Ford Mustang
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Coupe 1LT
  • ZR1 1ZR
  • ZR1 3ZR
  • Coupe 1LT
  • Coupe 2LT
  • Coupe 3LT
  • Coupe 4LT
  • Convertible 1LT
  • Convertible 2LT
  • Convertible 3LT
  • Convertible 4LT
  • Coupe Grand Sport 1LT
  • Coupe Grand Sport 2LT
  • Coupe Grand Sport 3LT
  • Coupe Grand Sport 4LT
  • Convertible Grand Sport 1LT
  • Convertible Grand Sport 2LT
  • Convertible Grand Sport 3LT
  • Convertible Grand Sport 4LT
  • Z06 1LZ
  • Z06 2LZ
  • Z06 3LZ
  • 427 1SA
  • 427 1SB
  • 427 1SC
2dr Roadster
  • 2dr Roadster
  • 2dr Roadster S
2dr Cpe V6
  • 2dr Cpe V6
  • 2dr Cpe V6 Premium
  • 2dr Conv V6
  • 2dr Cpe GT
  • 2dr Conv V6 Premium
  • 2dr Cpe GT Premium
  • 2dr Conv GT
  • 2dr Conv GT Premium
  • 2dr Cpe Boss 302
  • 2dr Cpe Shelby GT500
  • 2dr Conv Shelby GT500


MSRP $49,600 $49,500 $22,200
Invoice $45,136 $44,550 $20,924
Avg. Paid N/A N/A $18,363

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.6 9.1 8.2
Critics' Rating 8.9 9.2 9.1
Performance 8.9 8.7 8.0
Interior 7.1 8.4 7.4
Safety N/A N/A 9.0
Reliability 4.0 4.5 3.5
Cost to Own N/A N/A 8.3

Pros & Cons

  • Supercar-like performance
  • Everyday usability and practicality
  • Excellent performance
  • Luxurious interior
  • Slick, new soft top
  • Strong acceleration
  • Better fuel economy than comparable rivals
  • Aging interior design and lackluster materials
  • Limited rearward visibility
  • Minimal in-cabin storage
  • Some cheap cabin surfaces

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V8 6.2L/378 Gas Flat-6 2.7L/165 Gas V6 3.7L/227
MPG 16 City / 26 Hwy 20 City / 30 Hwy 19 City / 29 Hwy



Body Style Coupe Convertible Coupe


Wheelbase(in) 105.70 97.400 107.100
Length, Overall (in) 174.60 172.200 188.500
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.60 70.900 73.900
Height, Overall (in) 49.10 50.500 55.600

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Soft Top Standard
Targa Roof Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3208 2888 3501

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional


Convenience & Comfort

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


Passenger Capacity 2 2 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 52.0 - TBD - 83.300
Front Head Room (in) 37.70 - TBD - 38.500
Front Leg Room (in) 43.10 - TBD - 42.400
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.20 - TBD - 55.300
Front Hip Room (in) 53.70 - TBD - 53.400
Second Head Room (in) 34.700
Second Leg Room (in) 29.800
Second Shoulder Room (in) 47.800
Second Hip Room (in) 46.800
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 22.4 9.880 13.400


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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Optional
Dual Zone A/C Standard Optional
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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


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



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


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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard Optional Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
Flat 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas Flat-6 Gas V6
Displacement 6.2L/378 2.7L/165 3.7L/227
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 430 @ 5900 265 @ 6700 305 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 424 @ 4600 206 @ 4500-6500 280 @ 4250
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter - TBD - 36.4 33.400


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 30 29
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 16.900 16.000


Active Suspension System Optional Optional
Suspension Type - Front Short/Long Arm MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Short/Long Arm Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Transverse Leaf Spring w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Transverse Leaf Spring w/Coil Springs


Automatic Optional Optional Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional Optional Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional Optional
7-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.