2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Model Review
About the 2019 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 boxster engine beats with the same fighting spirit that has delivered countless podium finishes – while offering up to 350 horsepower. Handling remains a paramount strength with the 718 Boxster thanks to a low and central center of gravity, compact lightweight body construction, 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 2019
Following a complete model refresh only two years ago and adding the GTS model last year, the Porsche 718 Boxster remains mostly unchanged from last year. The one key update worth mentioning is last year’s previously optional sport exhaust system is now included as standard equipment on both Boxster and Boxster S models.
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
“The Porsche Boxster is an outstanding vehicle. There are two powerful turbocharged engines, both of which get pretty good gas mileage. Handling and ride quality are superb. The two-seat Boxster’s interior is replete with premium materials, and headroom and legroom are plentiful.”- U.S. News & World Report
Awards & Accolades
Car and Driver 10 Best – 718 Boxster1
Car and Driver Editor’s Choice2
Porsche 718 Boxster features
Drivers can choose between two exceptional turbocharged 4-cylinder engines which deliver 300 or 350 horsepower and instantaneous acceleration. Rocket from 0-60 in a Porsche 718 Boxster S in a blistering 4.4 seconds You’ll also have your choice of a smooth-shifting 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.
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. New 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.
With its high quality glass surface, Porsche Communication Management is the aesthetically perfect addition to the center console. Wth 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 Car Connect (PCC) is an available feature which lets you can control certain functions of your Porsche remotely via your smartphone or Apple Watch®.
Trims & specs
- Starting MSRP $59,000
- 2.0-liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Boxster Engine
- 300 Horsepower | Rear Wheel Drive
- 0 – 60 mph in 4.7 seconds with PDK
- Top track speed – 170 mph
718 Boxster S
- Starting MSRP $71,400
- 2.5-liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Boxster Engine
- 350 Horsepower | Rear Wheel Drive
- 0 – 60 mph in 4.2 seconds with PDK
- Top track speed – 177 mph
Three easy paths to experience the new Porsche 718 Boxster for yourself:
- Visit our brand new showroom at 2575 S. State Street in Ann Arbor, MI. 48104
- Contact one of our Porsche Brand Ambassadors at (734) 388-4043
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