Porsche 718 Boxster

Porsche 718 Boxster

About Porsche 718 Boxster

Sexy and swift, the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster is a turbocharged 2-seater with exquisite design and dynamic performance. At a starting price of under $59,000 it’s also Porsche’s least expensive convertible. Two models are available, the 300-horsepower Boxster and the 350-horsepower Boxster S. Both are rear-wheel drive with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine mounted in the middle of its chassis for ultimate balance and handling. Its mid-engine layout also allows for two trunks, one in the front and one in the back, giving the Boxster a surprising amount of cargo space. Its rivals include the similar Porsche 718 Cayman, which is essentially a coupe version of the Boxster, as well as the BMW Z4, Audi TT, Mercedes-Benz SLC, Jaguar F-Type and the more powerful Chevy Corvette.

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2018 Porsche 718 Boxster
What's new for 2018?
2018 Porsche 718 Boxster

All-new just last year, the Porsche Boxster is essentially unchanged for 2018. Porsche has made the first year of scheduled maintenance complimentary, and it has fitted an improved carbon cabin filter to keep out particles, pollen, odors and dust from the air even more effectively. When the top is up, of course.

  • Expert Rating: 9.4
  • Consumers Rating: 9.7
  • MPG 21|28
2017 Porsche 718 Boxster
What's new for 2017?
2017 Porsche 718 Boxster

All-new for 2017 and now in its fourth generation, this Porsche Boxster arrives with a choice of two turbocharged 4-cylinder engines, sleek looks inside and out, new technology and a new designation: 718. Its hardtop sibling, the Cayman, is set to undergo a similar transformation.

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Consumer Reviews

constantly being complimented

By on Thursday, September 29, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 15,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "looks and driving experience"

Cons: "hard to get in and out of as I age"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned numerous luxury, sports and performance cars but none that draw the attention of this car. when out driving it is always complimented. Taking it on Wisconsin's rural roads is exhilarating. You don't have to go top end to have a ball driving this car. Taking corners and accelerating from them is fabulous. Make sure you have everything set before heading out as you will soon be in total attention mode. The car needs you to keep it on track."

9 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Extremely fun car to drive

By on Monday, December 4, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "handling, convertible"

Cons: "blind spot"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I would have gone with a Cayman except that getting in and out is tough with the narrow opening. I chose an S model because it was the best price for the options that I wanted. I bought a CPO car because I couldnt afford a new one with all the options I wanted. The handling is what makes this car amazing. It goes exactly where you point it, with almost no under or oversteer (tires do make a difference though). The car has more power than it needs but it is not the fastest car around. I find myself easily going over 90 when not paying attention. Braking is also very good. The only negative is the rear blind spot; even with F&R sensors, having a backup camera is a must when the top is up. Service is pricey but unless you drive many miles, its once a year and oil changes can be done by a DIYer. The mid-engine design means you will hear the motor, especially if you have the sports exhaust option. The Bose surround works well but not with the top down and going more than 85mph. I used to drive a manual but I have gotten used to the PDK - it certainly shifts faster than I could. Nice to have in traffic. Ventilated and heated seats are nice options to have in a convertible car. The 981s are the last flat 6 cylinder version of the car which some people favor."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Best vehicle I have ever owned

By on Friday, November 24, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 12,800

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun, powerful, superior engineering"

Cons: "Fan turns on when you start car, weight limit"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My 1998 Ford Mustang had finally had it after 18 years in the Arizona heat. The Boxster is the best car I have ever owned. The superior engineering is evident every time I get into the car. The ride, the performance,and the fun are top notch. While it is rated 20 MPG city, I am getting over 23 by not driving it like I am in a race. The engine is so powerful, this is the first stick I have driven where I cannot tell when to shift by feel alone because the engine can handle much higher speeds at each gear than optimal. A few small nits: there is a combined passenger weight limit (recommended) of 400 pounds) which I did not see or read about before I purchased the car), the temperature control fan is always on when I turn on the vehicle even if I had it off (this is for the standard equipment) and the key is set up so that it is hard to put it on a key ring without blocking access to the key used to get into the glove compartment. Every review I read before I bought this said it was a fun car to drive and my experiences have been consistent with those reviews."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

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