2024 Porsche 718 Boxster Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Porsche 718 Boxster Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs at Porsche Ann Arbor

Porsche 718 Boxster

Key Features

  • Starting at $70,400 MSRP
  • Standard turbocharged boxer 2.0L 4-cylinder with 300 HP / 280 LB-FT of TQ (Boxster / Boxster T Style Edition), available turbocharged boxer 2.5L 4-cylinder with 350 HP / 309 LB-FT of TQ (Boxster S), available naturally aspirated 4.0L boxer 6-cylinder with 394 HP / 317 LB-FT of TQ (Boxster GTS 4.0) or 493 HP / 331 LB-FT of TQ (Spyder RS)
  • Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)
  • Optional Sport Chrono Package featuring Launch Control
  • Standard 6-speed manual transmission or optional seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission
  • Available Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
  • Porsche Communication Management (PCS) with Porsche Connect including smartphone apps
  • Available Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB)

Porsche 718 Boxster S

About the Porsche 718 Boxster

Life is too short for ‘what ifs’. Too short for unfulfilled daydreams. The Porsche 718 Boxster unites the sporting spirit of a mid-engine roadster with striking design, athletic chassis setup, and luxurious comfort. At its heart, a four-cylinder turbocharged boxer engine or naturally aspirated 6-cylinder beats with the same fighting spirit that has delivered countless podium finishes – while offering up to 493 horsepower. Handling remains a paramount strength with the 718 Boxster thanks to a low and central center of gravity, compact lightweight body construction, and smooth power delivery.

When closed, the fabric roof of the 718 Boxster completes the sleek silhouette of an iconic sports car. Unmistakable Porsche design elements include sculpted wheel arches, distinctive edges, and clearly defined contours. This superlative exterior design only hints at the blistering performance found under the hood. A driver-centric interior layout immerses your senses behind the wheel of the 718 Boxster. Experience the fundamentally revised version of Porsche Communication Management (PCM) featuring a 7-inch multi-touchscreen for seamless connectivity. Choose from a comprehensive selection of personalization options to create a 718 Boxster that reflects your own unique personality.


What’s new for 2024

There are a number of key updates to the Porsche 718 Boxster for the 2024 model year. Last year’s Boxster T variant has been replaced with a new Boxster Style Edition model, featuring a number of stylish design cues both inside and out. Style Edition models are also available with a new Ruby Star Neo exterior paint option. Elsewhere, the high-performance Spyder model has been discontinued in favor of a new Spyder RS model. The thrilling Spyder RS is powered by a potent 4.0-liter flat-six that generates 493 horsepower.


What the critics say

“The Porsche 718 Boxster is a convertible sports car in the classical sense, which is to say it’s focused primarily on nimble handling and driver enjoyment. We wouldn’t want it any other way. Much of its allure comes from its mid-engine configuration, meaning the engine sits between the seats and rear wheels. This gives the 718 Boxster (and its fixed-roof 718 Cayman sibling) a handling balance prized by car enthusiasts.” – Edmunds

“Few vehicles fulfill their intended mission as well as the Porsche 718 Boxster does. Same goes for its coupe brother, the 718 Cayman. This car’s mid-engine design and sport-tuned chassis help it to deliver perfectly balanced driving dynamics, and its lineup of horizontally opposed turbocharged four- and six-cylinder engines provide plenty of power to accompany this roadster’s sharp handling.” – Car and Driver


Awards & Accolades

Car and Driver 10 Best – 718 Boxster1

Car and Driver 10 Best - 718 Boxster

Car and Driver Editor’s Choice2

Car and Driver Editor’s Choice


Porsche 718 Boxster features

Porsche 718 Boxster Performance

Performance

Drivers can choose between two exceptional turbocharged 4-cylinder engines that deliver 300 or 350 horsepower and instantaneous acceleration. Drivers can rocket from 0-60 in a Porsche 718 Boxster S in a blistering 4.4 seconds. Craving more muscle? Step up to the naturally aspirated 4.0L boxer 6-cylinder producing either 394 horsepower (718 Boxster GTS 4.0) or 493 horsepower (718 Spyder RS). You’ll also have your choice of a smooth-shifting 6-speed manual transmission or 7-speed PDK featuring both a manual and an automatic mode for extremely fast gear changes with no interruption in power delivery. The typically resonant Porsche sound is also an intrinsic feature of the 718 Boxster, providing the fitting soundtrack on the way to new heights of performance. Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) is an optional system for enhancing driving dynamics and stability, helping to inspire confidence behind the wheel.

Porsche 718 Boxster Interior

Driver-focused cockpit

At Porsche, function and design are inextricably linked. An ascending center console, ergonomic Sport steering wheel, and three round instruments with the tachometer positioned in the center help create an environment that’s completely centered around the driver inside the Porsche 718 Boxster. Leather and Alcantara® materials are easy to grip, while the firmly padded Sport seats provide support during dynamic cornering maneuvers. The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system with 7-inch multitouch screen and optional navigation module enhances form and function with a further component: nearly boundless possibilities.

718 Boxster Porsche Communication Management

Technology

With its high quality glass surface, Porsche Communication Management is the aesthetically perfect addition to the center console. With standard mobile phone preparation, a Bluetooth® connection can be established automatically. Wireless Internet access gives you in-car online access from WiFi-enabled client devices tethered to your smartphone or a separate SIM card.

The available online navigation package also includes Google® Street View and Google® Earth services with 360° views and satellite imagery. Porsche Connect is an available feature that lets you can control certain functions of your Porsche remotely via your smartphone or Apple Watch®.


Trims & specs

718 Boxster

718 Boxster

  • Starting at $70,400 MSRP
  • 2.0-liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Boxer Engine
  • 300 Horsepower | Rear Wheel Drive
  • 0 – 60 MPH in 4.9 seconds
  • Top track speed – 170 MPH

718 Boxster Style Edition

718 Boxster Style Edition

  • Starting at $76,700 MSRP
  • 2.0-liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Boxer Engine
  • 300 Horsepower | Rear Wheel Drive
  • 0 – 60 MPH in 4.5 seconds with Sport Chrono Package
  • Top track speed – 170 MPH

718 Boxster S

718 Boxster S

  • Starting at $82,400 MSRP
  • 2.5-liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Boxer Engine
  • 350 Horsepower | Rear Wheel Drive
  • 0 – 60 MPH in 4.4 seconds
  • Top track speed – 177 MPH

718 Boxster GTS 4.0

718 Boxster GTS 4.0

  • Starting at $97,300 MSRP
  • 4.0-liter Naturally Aspirated 6-Cylinder Boxer Engine
  • 394 Horsepower | Rear Wheel Drive
  • 0 – 60 MPH in 3.8 seconds with Sport Chrono Package
  • Top track speed – 179-182 MPH

718 Spyder RS

718 Spyder RS

  • Starting at $160,700 MSRP
  • 4.0-liter Naturally Aspirated 6-Cylinder Boxer Engine
  • 493 Horsepower | Rear Wheel Drive
  • 0 – 60 MPH in 3.2 seconds
  • Top track speed – 191 MPH