Mazda MX-5 Miata vs Porsche Boxster Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
MSRP
$30,290
Invoice
$28,628
Average Price Paid
$28,841
96 listings nationwide

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2016 Porsche Boxster
Black Edition RWD
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Club RWD
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Black Edition RWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$33,351
3 listings nationwide

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2016 Porsche Boxster
Black Edition RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$59,100

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

The Mazda MX-5 Miata carries over its upgrades from the 2020 model year into 2021 with few additional changes. The rear-wheel-drive (RWD) sports car continues to be unique, not just fo...

2016 Porsche Boxster
Black Edition RWD
John Goreham Preview:

This year the Porsche Boxster will turn 20. It was back in 1996 that a new, midengine, convertible-only roadster joined the Porsche lineup with a starting price under $40K. At the time...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 4
  • Technology 4
  • Safety 5
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
No User Reviews
2016 Porsche Boxster
Black Edition RWD
10
GuruBYTS6 writes:
Best cab car in class !!!
55
Howard writes:
Beautiful car, but just not worth the money
Stephen writes:
Handling Ranked 2016 BMW Z4 worse.
"Mid engine car."
Value Ranked 2016 BMW Z4 better.
"All year round hard top cabrio. Faster with a tune. Heated steering wheel with winter package. Much less expensive with Italian styling."

Specs

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
2016 Porsche Boxster
Black Edition RWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
26 MPG
26 MPG
22 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
35 MPG
34 MPG
32 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 11.9 gal 16.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
265 hp @ 6,700 RPM
265 hp @ 6,700 RPM
Torque
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
206 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
206 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
13:1
12.5:1
12.5:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,700 cc
2,700 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.29 in x 3.59 in
3.29 in x 3.59 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 41.6 in
Back Legroom -- --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 4.6 cu ft 9.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload 386 lbs 739 lbs
Exterior
Length 154.1 in 172.2 in
Width 68.3 in 70.9 in
Height 48.8 in 50.5 in
Wheelbase 90.9 in 97.4 in

Available Options

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Arctic White
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Machine Gray Paint Charge
  • POLYMETAL Gray
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic

Option Packages

  • Appearance Package
  • BREMBO/BBS RECARO Package
  • Soul Red Crystal Paint Charge
2016 Porsche Boxster
Black Edition RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Jet Black Metallic

Option Packages

  • 6-Disc CD/DVD Changer
  • Bose Surround Sound System
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio Receiver
  • Porsche Entry and Drive
  • Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
  • Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV)
  • Sport Suspension
  • Sports Exhaust System
  • Exterior Package Painted
  • Rear Fascia Painted
  • Rear Side Air Intakes Painted
  • Side Mirror Painted (Lower Trim)
  • Sports Tailpipe
  • Instrument Dials in Guards Red
  • Instrument Dials in Racing Yellow
  • Instrument Dials in White
  • Painted Interior Package (EER)
  • Sport CHRONO Clock Dial In Racing Yellow
  • Sport Chrono Clock Dial in Guards Red
  • Sport Chrono Clock Dial in White
  • Sport Chrono Package with PCM
  • Aluminum Gear Selector
  • Brushed Aluminum Interior Package
  • Brushed Aluminum Interior Package with Leather Interior
  • Brushed Aluminum Interior Package with Leather and PDK
  • Carbon Center Console Trim
  • Carbon Interior Package
  • Carbon Interior Package with Leather Interior
  • Carbon Interior Package with PDK
  • Extended Interior Package, Dashboard Trim In Leather
  • Extended Interior Package, Door Panel In Leather
  • Inner Door-Sill Guards in Leather
  • Leather Air Vent Slats
  • Leather Interior Package
  • Leather Interior Package (EES)
  • Leather PCM Display Surround
  • Leather Rear View Mirror
  • Painted PCM Display Surround
  • Pedals & Footrest In Aluminum
  • Steering Wheel Rim with Deviating Stitching
  • Sun Visors in Leather
  • Extended Interior Package Plus
  • SportDesign Package
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Porsche Active Safe
  • Bi-Xenon Headlights with PDLS Plus
  • Bluetooth Handset For Telephone Module
  • Brushed Aluminum Interior Package with PDK
  • Carbon Interior Package with Leather Interior and PDK
  • Carbon Multifunction Heated Steering Wheel
  • Electronic Logbook
  • PARKASSIST Front & Rear with Reversing Camera
  • Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) W/Yellow
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio & HD Radio Receiver
  • Tinted Taillights
  • Voice Control
  • Wheels Painted In Black Satin
  • Black Full Leather Seat/Interior Trim
  • Black Partial Leather Seat Trim with Leather Package
  • 14-Way Power Sport Seats with Memory Package
  • 18-Way Adaptive Sport Seats Plus
  • 2-Way Sport Seats Plus
  • Seat Ventilation
  • Transmission: 7-Speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
  • Wheels Painted in Black (High-Gloss)
  • Wheels Painted in Exterior Color
  • Wheels Painted in Satin Black
  • Wheels Painted In Platinum Satin

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