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Porsche 718 Boxster

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Porsche 718 Boxster 2017 convertible
Trim Shown: Roadster
Porsche's roadster 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.

See Reliability page for the latest 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster recalls.

Safety Equipment

ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.

Road Test

Although the Boxster initially rode on the coattails of the legendary 911 when it debuted two decades ago, Porsche's roadster has since become an icon in its own right. For 2017, Porsche added 718 to its name as a nod to its motorsports pedigree, but...


  • Unmatched handling agility
  • Potent power, despite fewer cylinders


  • Steep price for a limited-use two-seat convertible
  • Ride and noise don't line up with the luxury car price

Best Version to Get

You'd think that spending over $56,000 for a base Boxster would give you everything you could want -- but trust us, you're just getting started. As is so often the case with Porsche, the options piled up quickly with our test car, raising the $56,000 starting price to $69,790. Along the way...


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In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
Transmissions Available
  • 7-speed Sequential
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (300 hp)
  • 2.5-liter 4 turbo (350 hp)