The 2016 Porsche Boxster and the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray are both exciting, high-performance sports cars that should appeal to any driving enthusiast out there. While they both come in convertible versions, both provide rear wheel drive, and both provide plenty of upscale features, you probably want to know exactly how they compare. Find out for yourself below.
The Porsche Boxster is a rear-drive sports car with a mid-mounted engine, while the Corvette is a front-engine rear-wheel drive sports car. That means the Boxster has the basic advantage of better weight distribution. It also weighs hundreds of pounds less than the Corvette. That’s one point for the Boxster.
It’s true that the Corvette Stingray, with its 6.2L V8, makes more power than the Boxster. In fact, the smallest Boxster engine is less than half the size of the only engine available in the Corvette at 2.7L. That doesn’t mean that the Boxster is going to lag far behind the Corvette in sheer performance, however. The Boxster GTS is only a tenth of a second off the Corvette’s time with a 4.2 second 0 to 60 mph sprint.
The Boxster also beats out the Corvette when it comes to fuel economy. The most efficient Boxster is rated at up to 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway based on EPA estimates, while the Corvette is only good for up to 16 mpg city/29 mpg highway. Even the most powerful Boxster—the same one that will do the 4.1 second 0 to 60 sprint—still handily beats the Corvette in fuel economy with up to 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway based on EPA estimates.
While the Corvette will beat out the Boxster on the drag strip, the Boxster should handle better, and provide superior agility in the turns, and the Boxster will cost you less when it comes to gas in the long run.
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