Porsche 718 Boxster


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This well-honed thoroughbred of a sports car is a delight to drive. The available seven-speed automatic impersonates a manually shifted gearbox quite well.
A manual transmission is also available. Both the 2.0- and 2.5-liter turbo engines deliver readily available power. Handling is superlative, with impressive grip and balance, which makes the car super-responsive and fun to drive. The ride is very firm but not too punishing. The cabin has a premium ambience, but the button-overload controls take getting used to. Opening or closing the well-insulated power top takes 10 seconds, even on the move up to 43 mph. The front trunk is a bonus. A 718 Spyder version is powered by a 414-hp, 4.0-liter six-cylinder along with sportier suspension tuning.
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2017-2020
2017 Redesign Year
For 2017, Porsche's redesigned Boxster roadster is renamed 718 Boxster. It offers turbocharged 2.0- and 2.5-liter four-cylinder engines, replacing the previous Sixes.
Most 718s come with a seven-speed automated manual, which impersonates a manually shifted gearbox quite well. A manual is also available. Chopping off two cylinders brought more readily available power and a throaty thrum, but at the expense of Porsche's high-revving zing. Handling is superlative with impressive grip and balance, which make the car super-responsive and fun to drive. The ride is very firm but not too punishing. The cabin has a premium ambience, but the button overload takes getting used to. Opening or closing the well-insulated power top takes 10 seconds, even on the move up to 43 mph. The front trunk is a bonus.
$64,000 - $99,675
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$54,975 - $79,425
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$48,975 - $70,000
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$43,525 - $53,750
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