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2016 Porsche Boxster
Black Edition RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$53,472
2 listings nationwide

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2021 Porsche 718 Boxster
GTS 4.0 RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$128,370
6 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

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...

2021 Porsche 718 Boxster
GTS 4.0 RWD
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

The current generation of Porsche Boxster was introduced for the 2017 model year, and has received minor updates since. For 2021, the Boxster gets new standard features and a new GTS 4...

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

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."
2021 Porsche 718 Boxster
GTS 4.0 RWD
Guru9VQRK7 writes:
Viper green is the perfect color for a Boxster. The 718 is truly great, but there are intangibles in earlier m...
Front Seats Ranked 2010 Porsche Boxster Base worse.
"Newest styling also fits better"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2010 Porsche Boxster Base better.
"Cavernous frunk and trunk in the earlier model"

Specs

2016 Porsche Boxster
Black Edition RWD
2021 Porsche 718 Boxster
GTS 4.0 RWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
20 MPG
19 MPG
17 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
32 MPG
30 MPG
24 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.9 gal 16.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
265 hp @ 6,700 RPM
265 hp @ 6,700 RPM
394 hp @ 7,000 RPM
394 hp @ 7,000 RPM
Torque
206 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
206 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
309 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
309 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12.5:1
12.5:1
13:1
13:1
Displacement
2,700 cc
2,700 cc
4,000 cc
4,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
--
4.02 in x 3.21 in
4.02 in x 3.21 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 9.6 cu ft
Maximum Payload 739 lbs 592 lbs
Exterior
Length 172.2 in 172.9 in
Width 70.9 in 78.5 in
Height 50.5 in 49.7 in
Wheelbase 97.4 in 97.4 in

Available Options

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
2021 Porsche 718 Boxster
GTS 4.0 RWD

Exterior Colors

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

Option Packages

  • Bose Surround Sound System
  • Burmester High-End Surround Sound System
  • Climate Control Panel Painted
  • Climate Control Panel in Leather
  • Illuminated Door-Sill Guards in Carbon Fiber
  • Illuminated Door-Sill Guards in Stainless Steel
  • Inner Door-Sill Guards in Leather
  • Instrument Dials in Guards Red
  • Instrument Dials in Racing Yellow
  • Instrument Dials in White
  • Dashboard Trim Package In Leather
  • Pedals & Footrest in Aluminum
  • Sun Visors in Leather
  • GTS Interior Package
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Brake Calipers In High Gloss Black
  • Carbon Fiber Floor Mats W/Leather Edging
  • Dashboard Trim Package In Leather/Race-Tex
  • Deviated Leather Seat Centers
  • Deviated Stitching Interior Package
  • Door Trim Package In Leather/Race-Tex
  • Door Trim Panel Package In Leather
  • Extended Deviated Stitching Interior Package
  • Floor Mats W/Leather Edging
  • 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 Black Brushed Aluminum
  • Interior Trim In Black Brushed Aluminum W/Leather
  • 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 Painted In Ext Color W/LTHR Interior
  • Interior Trim Painted In Exterior Color
  • Led Headlights W/Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus
  • Manual Gear Lever In Deviated Leather Stitching
  • Navigation W/Porsche Connect
  • Owner's Manual Wallet In Carbon Fiber
  • Owner's Manual Wallet In Leather
  • PDK Gear Selector In Deviated Leather
  • Personalized Floor Mats W/Leather Edging
  • Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) W/Yellow
  • Porsche Entry & Drive
  • Premium Package
  • Smartphone Compartment
  • Sport Seats Plus Backrest Shells & Trim In LTHR
  • Steering Column Casing In Leather W/Dev Stitching
  • Sun Visors In Race-Tex
  • Supplemental Safety Bars In High Gloss Black
  • Vehicle Keys Painted & 1 Key Pouch In Leather
  • Ventilated Seats
  • Wheels Painted In Satin Aurum
  • Lane Change Assist (LCA)
  • Supplemental Safety Bars In Aluminum Look
  • Supplemental Safety Bars in Exterior Color
  • Agate Grey, Leather Seat Trim W/Leather Interior
  • Black W/Chalk Stitching, Leather Seat Trim W/Race-Tex Centers & LTHR Int
  • Black, Leather Seat Trim W/Leather Interior
  • Black, Leather Seat Trim W/Race-Tex Centers & LTHR Int
  • Black/Bordeaux Red, Leather Seat Trim W/Two-Tone Leather Interior
  • Black/Carmine Red Stitch, Leather Seat Trim W/Race-Tex Centers & LTHR Int
  • Black/Chalk, Leather Seat Trim W/Two-Tone Leather Interior
  • Black/Luxor Beige, Leather Seat Trim W/Two-Tone Leather Interior
  • 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
  • 14-Way Power Sport Seats
  • 18-Way Adaptive Sport Seats Plus
  • Full Bucket Seats
  • Transmission: 7-Speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
  • Wheels Painted in Exterior Color
  • Wheels Painted in High-Gloss Black
  • Wheels Painted in Jet Black Metallic
  • Wheels Painted in Satin Platinum
  • Wheels: 20" 911 Turbo
  • Wheels: 20" Carrera Sport

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