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2019 Porsche 718 Boxster

Original MSRP Range
$59,000 - $82,800
Available Style(s)
Convertible
MPG
19 - 21 MPG City / 25 - 28 MPG Hwy
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2019 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

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.6/ 5

Consumer Rating

5.0/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster?

There are no notable changes to the Porsche 718 Boxster for the 2019 model year. See the 2019 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 GTS is great, but 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 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Cost?

The 2019 718 Boxster is available in Boxster and Boxster S models, which largely differ by engine. The 718 Cayman is the coupe version and is reviewed separately.

The base Boxster ($60,250) comes standard with 18-in wheels, summer performance tires, a fully powered retractable soft-top roof, a wind deflector, 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 and 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 Boxster S ($72,650) adds a bigger engine and 19-in wheels.

The Boxster GTS ($84,050) adds an extra 15 hp to the engine in the S model while adding a sporty appearance package that includes 20-in Carrera S wheels as standard and a leather and Alcantara interior.

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 GTS Roadster$82,800 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo365N/A6-Speed Manual / 7-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
718 Boxster Roadster$59,000 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo300N/A6-Speed Manual / 7-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
718 Boxster S Roadster$71,400 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo350N/A6-Speed Manual / 7-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD

Is the 2019 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 nor the NHTSA.

5 Year Cost to Own

$79,824 ($1.06 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own
Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion12 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/50,000 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
Packages
  • Sound Pkg Plus
  • Leather Pkg
  • Sport Chrono Pkg
  • SportDesign Pkg
  • Interior Pkg
  • Interior Pkg
  • Interior Pkg
  • Interior Pkg
  • Interior Pkg
  • Interior Pkg
  • Interior Pkg
  • Interior Pkg
  • Interior Pkg
  • Interior Pkg
  • Dashboard Trim Pkg
  • Door Trim Pkg
  • Interior Pkg
  • Interior Pkg
  • Smoker's Pkg
  • Light Design Pkg
  • Dashboard Trim Pkg
  • Interior Pkg
  • Door Trim Pkg
  • Premium Pkg
  • Premium Pkg Plus

Competition

2019 Porsche 718 Boxster vs the competition

2019 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, but you'd be missing out on drop-top driving pleasure.

2019 Chevrolet Corvette -- The Corvette is a very different kind of performance car than the 718 Boxster having a front-engine layout and double the cylinders, but the two are in a similar price range and offer similar levels of driving thrills.

2019 Jaguar F-Type -- This Jaguar is another great option for a stylish luxury roadster in this price range and 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.

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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