2014 Porsche Boxster vs. Its Competition

2014 Porsche Boxster
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The BMW Z4 is the most direct alternative to the Boxster in many ways; it's roughly equivalent in power, features, and price.

But the aging Z4 lacks the refinement, the fine-tuned handling, and the sharp modern looks of the Boxster.

Audi's TT is another German take on the compact sports car, but its front-biased weight distribution makes for a more awkward, if still capable, sports driving experience.

The TT's all-wheel drive is a nice feature, however, for those in the snow belt.

The Nissan 370Z and Infiniti Q60 share much of the same structure under the skin, and while the Infiniti's interior is a closer match to the Boxster's in terms of luxury and equipment, both models offer a great deal of power and handling for their price point; unfortunately, it comes at the expense of noise and refinement.

Chevrolet's new Corvette Stingray is also one to consider against the Boxster, if only because it's a sports car, available in both Coupe and Roadster forms, for about the same price; otherwise, the Corvette is more in the 911's performance league than the Boxster's, and would significantly outpace the smaller mid-engined roadster on the street or the track.

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Quick Specs
9.0
The 2014 Porsche Boxster defines the luxury sports roadster segment with its power, grace, and style.
8.0
The 2014 Audi TT is quick, fun, and stylish--but don't expect to bring the family along for the ride.
7.8
The 2014 BMW Z4 offers a pleasant balance of luxury, comfort, and sport, but it is at the pricier end of the roadster spectrum.
8.8
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray sets a new benchmark for value among well-equipped, comfortable, high-performance sports cars.
8.0
The 2014 Nissan 370Z continues to deliver good value and big sports car grins.
MSRP From     
$50,400$39,900$48,950$53,000N/A$29,990
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Premium Unleaded H-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas V8N/APremium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Two-SeatersSubcompact CarsTwo-SeatersTwo SeaterN/ATwo-Seaters
Style Name     
2-Door Roadster2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T2-Door Roadster sDrive28i2-Door Coupe w/2LTN/A2-Door Coupe Manual
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
2422N/A2
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Convertiblequattro CoupeRoadsterCoupeN/ACoupe
Transmission     
Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODManual w/ODManualN/AManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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