Compare Chevrolet Corvette vs. Porsche Cayman vs. Porsche Boxster

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2013 Chevrolet Corvette 2012 Porsche Cayman 2013 Porsche Boxster
2013 Chevrolet Corvette 2012 Porsche Cayman 2013 Porsche Boxster
2dr Cpe w/1LT
  • 2dr Cpe ZR1 w/1ZR
  • 2dr Cpe ZR1 w/3ZR
  • 2dr Cpe w/1LT
  • 2dr Cpe w/2LT
  • 2dr Cpe w/3LT
  • 2dr Cpe w/4LT
  • 2dr Conv w/1LT
  • 2dr Conv w/2LT
  • 2dr Conv w/3LT
  • 2dr Conv w/4LT
  • 2dr Cpe Grand Sport w/1LT
  • 2dr Cpe Grand Sport w/2LT
  • 2dr Cpe Grand Sport w/3LT
  • 2dr Cpe Grand Sport w/4LT
  • 2dr Conv Grand Sport w/1LT
  • 2dr Conv Grand Sport w/2LT
  • 2dr Conv Grand Sport w/3LT
  • 2dr Conv Grand Sport w/4LT
  • 2dr Cpe Z06 w/1LZ
  • 2dr Cpe Z06 w/2LZ
  • 2dr Cpe Z06 w/3LZ
  • 2dr Conv 427 w/1SA
  • 2dr Conv 427 w/1SB
  • 2dr Conv 427 w/1SC
2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe S
  • 2dr Cpe R
  • 2dr Cpe S Black Edition
2dr Roadster
  • 2dr Roadster
  • 2dr Roadster S


MSRP $49,600 $51,900 $49,500
Invoice $45,136 $46,530 $44,550
Avg. Paid N/A $35,493 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.6 8.3 9.1
Critics' Rating 8.9 9.4 9.2
Performance 8.9 9.4 8.7
Interior 7.1 7.7 8.4
Safety N/A N/A N/A
Reliability 4.0 4.0 4.5
Cost to Own N/A 7.2 N/A

Pros & Cons

  • Supercar-like performance
  • Everyday usability and practicality
  • Stellar handling
  • Superb transmissions
  • Excellent performance
  • Luxurious interior
  • Slick, new soft top
  • Aging interior design and lackluster materials
  • 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 V8 6.2L/378 Gas Flat 6-Cyl 2.9L/177 Gas Flat-6 2.7L/165
MPG 16 City / 26 Hwy 19 City / 27 Hwy 20 City / 30 Hwy



Body Style Coupe 2 Door Coupe Convertible


Wheelbase(in) 105.70 95.1 97.400
Length, Overall (in) 174.60 172.3 172.200
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.60 70.9 70.900
Height, Overall (in) 49.10 51.3 50.500
Step Up Height - Front (in)
Step Up Height - Side (in)

Doors & Windows

Third Passenger Door
Power Third Passenger Door
Fourth Passenger Door
Power Fourth Passenger Door
Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass
Sliding Rear Window
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Bed Liner
Pickup Bed Tonneau Cover
Stepside Pickup Box
Convertible Hardtop
Convertible Soft Top Standard
Dual Moonroof
Sun/Moon Roof
Panoramic Roof
Fixed Sunroof
Manual Tilt/Sliding Sunroof
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof
Sunroof Sunshield
Sunroof Wind Deflector
Targa Roof Standard
Running Boards
Power Retractable Running Boards
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard Standard


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3208 2932 2888

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season
Tires - Front All-Terrain
Tires - Front Highway
Tires - Front On/Off Road
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front Touring
Tires - Rear All-Season
Tires - Rear All-Terrain
Tires - Rear Highway
Tires - Rear On/Off Road
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Touring
Compact Spare Tire
Full Size Spare Tire
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Optional
Wheel Covers
Wire Wheel Covers


Trailer Hitch Receiver
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade
Keyless Start Standard
Luggage Rack
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Power Liftgate
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps
Rear Seat Heat Ducts
Remote Engine Start
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Rear Floor Mats
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror
Mirror Memory Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Optional
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
Power Passenger Mirror
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
All Wheel Steering
Manual Steering
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 2 2 2
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 52.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.70 37.6 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 43.10 33.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.20 51.5 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) 53.70 - TBD - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
Second Leg Room (in)
Second Shoulder Room (in)
Second Hip Room (in)
Third Leg Room (in)
Fourth Leg Room (in)
Fifth Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.)
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 22.4 14.5 9.880
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.)
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.)
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (cu. ft.)


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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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


Cloth Seats
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Vinyl Seats
Additional Rear Seat
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Optional
Cooled Passenger Seat
Cooled Rear Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Passenger Seat
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Standard Optional
Seat Memory Optional Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Optional
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat
2nd Row Bench Seat
Fixed Bench Seat
Split Bench Seat
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Air Bag
Side Head Air Bag Standard 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
4-Wheel Drum Brakes
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Night Vision
Adjustable Pedals
Rollover Protection System Standard
Front Tow Hooks
Rear Tow Hooks
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Auto-Leveling Headlights
Lane Departure Warning


Engine & Performance

Locking Front Differential
Locking Rear Differential Standard Optional Optional
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
Dual Rear Wheels
10 Cylinder Engine
12 Cylinder Engine
3 Cylinder Engine
4 Cylinder Engine
5 Cylinder Engine
Flat 6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine
V6 Cylinder Engine
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Electric Motor
High Output
Rotary engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-Cyl Gas Flat-6
Displacement 6.2L/378 2.9L/177 2.7L/165
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 430 @ 5900 265 @ 7200 265 @ 6700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 424 @ 4600 221 @ 4400-6000 206 @ 4500-6500
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter - TBD - 36.4 36.4


Gasoline/Natural Gas Bi-Fuel
Gasoline/Propane Bi-Fuel
Diesel Fuel
Electric Fuel System
Flex Fuel/Electric Hybrid
Flexible Fuel Capability
Hybrid Fuel
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
Natural Gas Fuel
Plug-In Electric/Flex Fuel
Plug-In Electric/Gas
Propane Fuel
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 27 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 16.9 16.900


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


Automatic Optional Optional Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional Optional Optional
1-Speed Automatic
3-Speed Automatic
4-Speed Automatic
5-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic Optional
7-Speed Automatic Optional Optional
8-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Trans
Manual Standard Standard Standard
Manual Transmission w/Auto Mode
10-Speed Manual
4-Speed Manual
5-Speed Manual
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard
7-Speed Manual
8-Speed Manual
9-Speed Manual
Transmission Overdrive Switch

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