2016-porsche-boxterThe 2016 Porsche 718 Boxter is the top ranked sports car from Porsche and seats 2 people. Driving this car is an extremely satisfying experience because it has amazing handling, an upscale interior cabin, spacious seating and powerful engines that make it quick but still nimble on the road.

The 718 Boxter doesn’t have the fastest acceleration on the road but more then makes up for this with agile handling and responsive steering. New for the 2016 Boxter is the black edition and Spyder trims. There are two Boxter models to choose from, the 718 Boxter and the 718 Boxter S. Both have powerful engines and are extremely athletic on the road.

Specs

The 718 Boxter is rear-wheel drive and has seating for two people. The two models each have a different engine. The base level Boxter uses a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 300 horsepower. This model has a top speed of 170 mph and can reach 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds. It has a curb weight of 2,944 lbs.

The upgraded engine which is used in the Boxter S is noticeably quicker and is a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 350 horsepower. It has a slightly better top track speed of 177 mph and faster acceleration, reaching 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. The curb weight for the Boxter S is 2,988 lbs.

Reviewers say the performance of the Porsche Boxter is incredibly rewarding and it turns driving into a delight. “As luxury convertible sports cars go … the Boxster still sets the standard for delivering the most rewarding driving experience.” – Edmunds.

The transmission for both models is a 6-speed manual as standard. You can upgrade to a 7-speed automatic which has slightly faster acceleration. The Boxter S has a slightly larger fuel tank, with 16.9 gallon volume instead of the 14.3 gallons on the Boxter. Cargo volume on both models is 5.3 cu.ft for the front compartment and 4.4 cu.ft for the rear compartment.

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Interior

The 2016 Boxter uses upscale materials that make the Porsche Boxter a delight to drive. There is an optional upgrade to a leather trim which makes the interior even more comfortable. The seats are very supportive, and this is essential given the speed that the Boxter can drive around corners. The suspension and traction is good, making the car always feel likes it’s driving flat.

The engine of the Boxter is located in the middle of the car. This allows you to have two small compartments, one in the front and one in the rear, for cargo space. The central control has a 7-inch touch screen for the navigation and other controls.

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Price

The 2016 Porsche 718 Boxter has a MSRP (manufacturer’s suggested retail price) of $56,000. The automatic version is about $3,000 more expensive and has a MSRP of $59,200. The Boxter S has a starting price of $68,4000. Once again you can add about $3,000 for the automatic version of the Boxter S.

Alternatives

Porsche have a great range of sports cars, not only the 2016 Porsche 718 Boxter. Other options include the 2016 Porsche Cayman and the more powerful 2016 Porsche 911.