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2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2012 Porsche Cayman 2013 Porsche Boxster
     
SLK250
  • SLK250
  • SLK350
  • SLK55 AMG
2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe S
  • 2dr Cpe R
  • 2dr Cpe S Black Edition
2dr Roadster
  • 2dr Roadster
  • 2dr Roadster S

Prices

MSRP $42,900 $51,900 $49,500
Invoice $39,897 $46,530 $44,550
Avg. Paid N/A $41,007 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.5 9.1
Critics' Rating 8.0 9.4 9.2
Performance 8.0 9.4 8.7
Interior 7.9 7.7 8.4
Safety N/A N/A N/A
Reliability 3.5 4.0 4.5
Operating Cost N/A 7.2 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • High-quality interior
  • Good ride comfort/handling balance
  • Stellar handling
  • Superb transmissions
  • Excellent performance
  • Luxurious interior
  • Slick, new soft top
Cons
  • Limited trunk space
  • Snug cockpit
  • Unrefined automatic transmission
  • Limited standard features
  • Limited rearward visibility
  • Minimal in-cabin storage

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas Flat 6-Cyl 2.9L/177 Gas Flat-6 2.7L/165
MPG - TBD - City / - TBD - Hwy 19 City / 27 Hwy 20 City / 30 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door Roadster 2 Door Coupe Convertible

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 95.7 95.1 97.400
Length, Overall (in) 162.8 172.3 172.200
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 70.9 70.900
Height, Overall (in) 51.2 51.3 50.500

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Hardtop Standard
Convertible Soft Top Standard
Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3308 2932 2888

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
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 2 2 2
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 49.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 37.6 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 33.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 51.5 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.1 (6.4 w/top down) 14.5 9.880

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

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

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

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 I4 Gas Flat 6-Cyl Gas Flat-6
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.9L/177 2.7L/165
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 201 @ 5500 265 @ 7200 265 @ 6700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 229 @ 2000 - 4300 221 @ 4400-6000 206 @ 4500-6500
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 34.5 36.4 36.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - TBD - 19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - TBD - 27 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 16.9 16.900

Suspension

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

Transmission

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