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

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2016 Porsche Boxster
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$45,429
3 listings nationwide

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2020 Porsche 718 Boxster
RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$59,600

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2016 Porsche Boxster
Base
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...

2020 Porsche 718 Boxster
RWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

The Porsche Boxster rolled into its fourth generation in 2017. For 2019, Porsche began marketing the Boxster with the “718” moniker as a nod to its nimble 718 RSK racing cars. For 2020...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2016 Porsche Boxster
Base
10
GuruBYTS6 writes:
Best cab car in class !!!
45
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."
2020 Porsche 718 Boxster
RWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2016 Porsche Boxster
Base
2020 Porsche 718 Boxster
RWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
20 MPG
21 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
32 MPG
30 MPG
27 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.9 gal 14.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
265 hp @ 6,700 RPM
265 hp @ 6,700 RPM
300 hp @ 6,500 RPM
300 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
206 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
206 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 1,950 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 1,950 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12.5:1
12.5:1
9.5:1
9.5:1
Displacement
2,700 cc
2,700 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
--
3.58 in x 3.01 in
3.58 in x 3.01 in
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 Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 41.6 in --
Back Legroom -- --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 9.9 cu ft 9.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload 739 lbs 627 lbs
Exterior
Length 172.2 in 172.4 in
Width 70.9 in 78.5 in
Height 50.5 in 50.4 in
Wheelbase 97.4 in 97.4 in

Available Options

2016 Porsche Boxster
Base

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Gray Metallic
  • Black
  • Carmine Red
  • Carrera White Metallic
  • Custom Color Metallic
  • Custom Color Uni
  • Dark Blue Metallic
  • GT Silver Metallic
  • Guards Red
  • Jet Black Metallic
  • Lime Gold Metallic
  • Mahogany Metallic
  • Racing Yellow
  • Rhodium Silver Metallic
  • Sapphire Blue Metallic
  • White

Option Packages

  • 6-Disc CD Changer
  • 6-Disc CD/DVD Changer
  • Bose Surround Sound System
  • CDR Plus Audio System
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio Receiver
  • Convenience Package
  • Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
  • Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV)
  • Sport Suspension
  • Sports Exhaust System
  • Exterior Package Painted
  • Illuminated Door-Sill Guards in Carbon Fiber
  • Illuminated Stainless Steel Door-Sill Guards
  • Personalized Illuminated Carbon Door-Sill Guards
  • Rear Fascia Painted
  • Rear Side Air Intakes Painted
  • Side Mirror Painted (Lower Trim)
  • Sports Tailpipe
  • Infotainment Package
  • Infotainment Package with BURMESTER Surround Sound System
  • Infotainment Package with Bose Surround Sound System
  • Instrument Dials in Guards Red
  • Instrument Dials in Luxor Beige
  • Instrument Dials in Racing Yellow
  • Instrument Dials in White
  • Painted Interior Package (EER)
  • Sport CHRONO Clock Dial In Luxor Beige
  • 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
  • Customization Package Gear Lever
  • Customization Package Gear Selector
  • Door Sill Guards In Carbon Fiber
  • 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
  • Mahogany Center Console Trim
  • Mahogany Interior Package
  • Mahogany Interior Package with Leather Interior
  • Mahogany Interior Package with PDK
  • Painted PCM Display Surround
  • Pedals & Footrest In Aluminum
  • Personalized Illuminated Stainless Steel Door Sill Guards
  • Platinum Gray Full Leather Seat/Interior Trim
  • Sport Chrono Package
  • Standard Carpeting in Deviating Color
  • Steering Wheel Rim with Deviating Stitching
  • Sun Visors in Alcantara
  • Sun Visors in Leather
  • Extended Interior Package Plus
  • Mahogany Interior Package with Leather Interior/PDK
  • Premium Package Plus with Adaptive Sport Seats
  • Premium Package Plus with Sport Seats
  • Premium Package with Adaptive Sport Seats
  • SportDesign Package
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Porsche Active Safe
  • Automatically Dimming Mirrors
  • Bi-Xenon Headlights
  • 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
  • Mahogany Multifunction Heated Steering Wheel
  • Multifunction Steering Wheel
  • PARKASSIST Front & Rear
  • PARKASSIST Front & Rear with Reversing Camera
  • PARKASSIST Rear
  • Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) W/Yellow
  • Premium Package with Sport Seats
  • Tinted Taillights
  • Voice Control
  • Wheels Painted In Black
  • Wheels Painted In Black Satin
  • Z-Option Color: Oryx White Metallic
  • Supplemental Safety Bars in Aluminum Look
  • Supplemental Safety Bars in Exterior Color
  • Agate Gray Special Leather Seat/Interior Trim
  • Agate Gray/Amber Orange Two-Tone Partial Leather Seat Trim
  • Agate Gray/Lime Gold Two-Tone Partial Leather Seat Trim
  • Agate Gray/Pebble Gray Two-Tone Partial Leather Seat Trim
  • Amber Orange/Agate Gray Two-Tone Leather Seat Trim
  • Black Full Leather Seat/Interior Trim
  • Black Partial Leather Seat Trim with Leather Package
  • Espresso Natural Leather Seat Trim
  • Garnet Red Natural Leather Seat Trim
  • Leather In Custom Color (Color To Sample) Leather Seat Trim
  • Lime Gold/Agate Gray Two-Tone Leather Seat Trim
  • Luxor Beige Full Leather Seat/Interior Trim
  • Luxor Beige Partial Leather Seat Trim with Leather Package
  • Luxor Beige/Black Two-Tone Leather Seat Trim
  • Pebble Gray/Agate Gray Two-Tone Leather Seat Trim
  • Platinum Gray Partial Leather Seat Trim with Leather Package
  • Seat Centers In Deviated Standard Leather
  • Seat Centers in Leather to Sample
  • Seat Stitching in Deviating Thread
  • Yachting Blue Full Leather Seat/Interior Trim
  • Yachting Blue 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 Platinum Satin
  • Wheels: 20" 911 Turbo
  • Wheels: Front 8.5J X 20 & Rear 10J X 20 SportTechno
  • Wheels: Front 8J X 19 & Rear 9.5J X 19 Boxter S Alloy
  • Wheels: Front 8J X 19 & Rear 9.5J X 19 Cayman S Alloy
  • Wheels: Front 8J X 20 & Rear 9.5J X 20 Carrera Classic
  • Wheels: Front 8J X 20 & Rear 9.5J X 20 Carrera S Alloy
2020 Porsche 718 Boxster
RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Grey Metallic
  • Aventurine Green Metallic
  • Black
  • Carmine Red
  • Carrara White Metallic
  • Chalk
  • Custom Color
  • Custom Color Metallic
  • Dolomite Silver Metallic
  • GT Silver Metallic
  • Gentian Blue Metallic
  • Guards Red
  • Jet Black Metallic
  • Lava Orange
  • Miami Blue
  • Night Blue Metallic
  • Racing Yellow
  • White

Option Packages

  • Bose Surround Sound System
  • Burmester High-End Surround Sound System
  • Climate Control Panel Painted
  • Climate Control Panel in Leather
  • Door-Sill Guards in Carbon Fiber
  • Illuminated Door-Sill Guards in Carbon Fiber
  • Illuminated Door-Sill Guards in Stainless Steel
  • Inner Door-Sill Guards in Leather
  • Sport Tailpipes in Black
  • Instrument Dials in Bordeaux Red
  • Instrument Dials in Guards Red
  • Instrument Dials in Luxor Beige
  • Instrument Dials in Racing Yellow
  • Instrument Dials in White
  • Dashboard Trim Package In Leather
  • Pedals & Footrest in Aluminum
  • Sun Visors in Alcantara
  • Sun Visors in Leather
  • Sport Chrono Package
  • SportDesign Package
  • 2-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Auto Dimming Mirrors W/Integrated Rain Sensor
  • Bi-Xenon Headlights In Black W/PDLS
  • Bi-Xenon Headlights W/Porsche Dynamic Light System
  • Carbon Fiber Floor Mats W/Dev LTHR, EDG & Stitch
  • Carbon Floor Mats W/Leather Edging In Black
  • Clear Taillights
  • Deviated Stitching Interior Package
  • Door Trim Panel Package In Leather
  • Extended Deviated Stitching Interior Package
  • Exterior Package Painted
  • Front & Rear Seat Centers In Deviated Leather
  • Front Grille Slats Painted
  • GT Sport Steering Wheel In Alcantara (EKL)
  • GT Sport Steering Wheel In Alcantara (EKM)
  • HTD Multifunction SPT Steering Wheel In Mahogany
  • Heated Multifunction Sport Steering WHL In Carbon
  • ILLUM Personalized Door Sill Guards In Carbon Fib
  • ILLUM Personalized Door-Sill Guards In Stain Steel
  • Inner Door-Sill Guards In Leather W/Dev Stitching
  • Interior Trim In Brushed Aluminum
  • Interior Trim In Brushed Aluminum W/LTHR Interior
  • Interior Trim In Carbon Fiber
  • Interior Trim In Carbon Fiber W/Leather Interior
  • Interior Trim In Leather In Int Color W/LTHR Int
  • Interior Trim In Leather In Interior Color
  • Interior Trim In Mahogany
  • Interior Trim In Mahogany W/Leather Interior
  • Interior Trim Painted In Ext Color W/LTHR Interior
  • Interior Trim Painted In Exterior Color
  • Led Headlights W/Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus
  • Lower Rear Fascia In Exterior Color
  • Manual Gear Lever In Deviated Leather Stitching
  • Manual Gear Lever W/Carbon Fiber Trim
  • Manual Gear Lever W/Mahogany Trim
  • Navigation W/Porsche Connect
  • Owner's Manual Wallet In Carbon Fiber
  • Owner's Manual Wallet In Leather
  • PDK Gear Selector In Aluminum
  • PDK Gear Selector In Deviated Leather
  • PDK Gear Selector W/Carbon Fiber Trim
  • PDK Gear Selector W/Mahogany Trim
  • Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
  • Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) W/Yellow
  • Porsche Entry & Drive
  • Porsche Experience Center Delivery: LOS ANGELES
  • Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV)
  • Premium Package Plus W/14-Way Sport Seats
  • Premium Package Plus W/18-Way Adaptive Sport Seats
  • Premium Package W/14- Way Sport Seats
  • Premium Package W/18-Way Adaptive Sport Seats
  • Rear Side Air Intake Grilles Painted
  • Smartphone Compartment
  • Sport Seats Plus Backrest Shells & Trim In LTHR
  • Sport Tailpipes In Silver
  • Sportdesign Package In High-Gloss Black
  • Steering Column Casing In Leather W/Dev Stitching
  • Supplemental Safety Bars In High-Gloss Black
  • Vehicle Keys Painted & 1 Key Pouch In Leather
  • Wheel Face Painted In Exterior Color
  • Lane Change Assist (LCA)
  • Supplemental Safety Bars In Aluminum Look
  • Supplemental Safety Bars in Exterior Color
  • Agate Grey, Leather Seat Trim W/Leather Interior
  • Agate Grey, Partial Leather Seat Trim W/Leather Package
  • Black, Leather Seat Trim W/Leather Interior
  • Black, Partial Leather Seat Trim W/Leather Package
  • Black/Bordeaux Red, Leather Seat Trim W/Two-Tone Leather Interior
  • Black/Bordeaux Red, Two-Tone Partial Leather Seat Trim W/Leather PKG
  • Black/Chalk, Leather Seat Trim W/Two-Tone Leather Interior
  • Black/Chalk, Two-Tone Partial Leather Seat Trim W/Leather PKG
  • Black/Dark Silver, Leather Seat Trim W/Sport-Tex Centers & LTHR Int
  • Black/Luxor Beige, Leather Seat Trim W/Two-Tone Leather Interior
  • Black/Luxor Beige, Two-Tone Partial Leather Seat Trim W/Leather PKG
  • Bordeaux Red, Leather Seat Trim W/Leather Int
  • Espresso, Natural Leather Seat Trim W/Leather Interior
  • Espresso/Cognac, Natural Leather Seat Trim W/Two-Tone Leather Int
  • Graphite Blue, Leather Seat Trim W/Leather Int
  • Graphite Blue/Chalk, Leather Seat Trim W/Sport-Tex Centers & LTHR Int
  • 14-Way Power Sport Seats
  • 18-Way Adaptive Sport Seats Plus
  • 2-Way Sport Seats Plus
  • Seat Heating
  • Seat Ventilation
  • Transmission: 7-Speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
  • Wheels Painted in Black Satin
  • Wheels Painted in High-Gloss Black
  • Wheels Painted in Jet Black Metallic
  • Wheels Painted in Platinum Satin
  • Wheels: 18" Cayman
  • Wheels: 19" BOXSTER S
  • Wheels: 19" Cayman S
  • Wheels: 20" 911 Turbo
  • Wheels: 20" CARRERA Classic
  • Wheels: 20" CARRERA S
  • Wheels: 20" CARRERA Sport

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