2020 Porsche 718 Boxster

Original MSRP Range
$59,600 - $96,300
Available Style(s)
Convertible
MPG
Unavailable
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2020 Porsche 718 Boxster

What We Like

  • Sublime handling
  • Strong and efficient engines
  • Excellent interior quality
  • Highly customizable
  • Reasonably practical for a roadster
  • Easy-to-drive manual transmission

What We Don't

  • Turbocharged engines have lost some response and character
  • Too many things are options
  • Tight trunk space

How Much?

$59,600-$96,300

Overview

What's New in the 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster?

The T and Spyder trims join the lineup, and the GTS model gets a naturally aspirated 6-cylinder engine rather than a turbocharged 4-cylinder. r. See the 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster models for sale near you

Which 718 Boxster is the Best?

Yes, the Boxster S comes with a hefty price premium, but its bigger engine is the vastly more appealing choice over the base model. The 6-cylinder GTS is great, but arguably not great enough to justify the jump in price. We'd also stick with the 6-speed manual and specify PASM, the Sport Exhaust and the 10-way power seats with heating and ventilation (a must for a convertible). Find a Porsche 718 Boxster for sale

How Much Does a 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Cost?

The 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster is available in Boxster, Boxster T, Boxster S, Boxster GTS, and 718 Spyder models, which largely differ by styling and performance. The 718 Cayman is the coupe version and is reviewed separately.

The base 718 Boxster ($59,600) comes standard with 18-in wheels, summer performance tires, heated mirrors, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, bi-xenon headlights, LED running lights, single-zone automatic climate control, power-reclining front seats (manual fore-aft, height adjustment), partial leather seating, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth, the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) touchscreen interface, two USB ports, a media player interface, a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack, satellite radio, an HD Radio and a 6-speaker sound system. The PDK 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission will set you back an extra $3,210.

The new-for-2020 718 Boxster T ($68,500) is like a more driver-oriented version of the base Boxster using the same turbocharged engine with the same 300-hp rating. Upgrades over the base trim include a sport suspension, drive modes, a lap timer, launch control and Porsche Torque Vectoring. Upgrading to the PDK transmission is a $3,730 option.

The 718 Boxster S ($72,000) adds a bigger engine with an extra 50 hp and some unique styling upgrades. Like the base model, the PDK transmission is a $3,210 upgrade.

The 718 Boxster GTS ($TBA) is the entry level for the new naturally aspirated 6-cylinder engine, adding a sporty appearance package that includes 20-in Carrera S wheels as standard and a leather and Alcantara interior. The Sport Chrono package with launch control, a lap timer and additional drive modes comes standard on the GTS.

A new Porsche model for 2020 is the 718 Spyder ($96,300). This technically doesn't bear the Boxster name, but we're including it in this review because it's the convertible version of the new 718 Cayman GT4. It has a special roof that retracts into the rear deck with a pair of "streamliners" that's specific to the Spyder. This model makes 414 hp and comes with various aesthetic upgrades inside and out plus upgraded suspension and brakes.

The options list is enormous, ranging from performance enhancements and convenience equipment to customization items like color-keyed trim pieces. Virtually everything can be added a la carte, though there are a handful of packages available to make ordering a little easier.

Performance-enhancing items include the PDK automatic transmission, the PASM adjustable suspension, carbon-ceramic brakes, the torque-vectoring rear differential, a sport exhaust, and the Sport Chrono package (extra drive modes, a stability control sport mode and launch control with PDK).

Comfort and convenience items include adaptive cruise control, a blind spot monitoring system, keyless entry and ignition, LED headlights, power-folding mirrors, auto-dimming mirrors and automatic wipers (packaged together), dual-zone automatic climate control, a heated multifunction steering wheel, 10-way power seats (including 4-way lumbar and memory functions), 14-way adaptive sport seats (adds adjustable side and bottom bolsters, wider shoulder bolsters and a power-adjustable steering wheel), heated seats, ventilated seats, a full leather interior, a navigation system, a Bose Surround Sound audio system, a more expensive Burmester Surround Sound audio system, and Porsche Connect (includes Apple CarPlay and a variety of safety remote services).

718 Boxster Trims

ConvertibleOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
718 Boxster Roadster$59,600 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo300N/A6-Speed Manual / 7-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
718 Boxster S Roadster$72,000 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo350N/A6-Speed Manual / 7-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
718 Boxster T Roadster$68,500 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo300N/A6-Speed Manual / 7-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
718 Spyder Roadster$96,300 / N/A6 Cylinder414N/A6-Speed ManualRWD

Is the 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster a Safe Car?

The 718 Boxster comes standard with anti-lock brakes, stability control, front knee airbags, seat-mounted side-body airbags, door-mounted side head airbags, a rearview camera and parking sensors. The optional adaptive cruise control system includes a forward-collision warning and automatic braking system. There's also a blind spot monitoring system available called Lane Change Assist. The optional Porsche Connect provides automatic emergency assistance and remote services like a stolen-vehicle locator and remote door locking/unlocking.

The Boxster has not been crash-tested by the IIHS or the NHTSA.

Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion12 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/50,000 Miles
Maintenance1 Years/10,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • HID Headlights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System

Competition

2020 Porsche 718 Boxster vs the competition

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman -- The 718 Cayman is quite simply the same car as the Boxster, but with a fixed roof. This hatchback design not only looks cool, but it makes for a car that's more practical and more affordable than the Boxster. However, you'd be missing out on drop-top driving pleasure.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette -- The C8 Corvette is all-new for 2020, with a mid-engine configuration and a standard V8. The Corvette convertible and the Boxster are in a similar price range and offer similar levels of driving thrills.

2020 Jaguar F-Type -- This Jaguar is another great option for a stylish luxury roadster in this price range, and it has a wide variety under the hood with your choice of 4-, 6- and 8-cylinder engines. It lacks the 718's precision but boasts a flamboyant character and gorgeous styling that's been revised for 2020.

Used Porsche 911 Cabriolet -- It costs more than the Boxster, but a used one should have a comparable price, and Porsche has a very good certified pre-owned program. The 911 Cabriolet is one of the finest convertibles and sports cars you can buy, and it certainly betters the Boxster's practicality given its more spacious cabin, although the back seats of the 911 are pretty useless.

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