The Porsche 718 has a few rivals at its price point, but non are mid-engined, and none have quite the same badge appeal.
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 Porsche's in luxury and equipment.
Both offer a great deal of power and handling for their price point; unfortunately, it comes at the expense of noise and refinement.
The BMW Z4 is roughly equivalent in power, features, and price, but it's now an aging model and lacks the refinement, fine-tuned handling, and sharp modern looks of the Porsche.
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.
Chevrolet's Corvette Stingray is also one to consider against the 718, if only because it's a sports car, available in both coupe and convertible forms, for about the same price; on a track, the 'Vette would overpower the 718, and some 911s, too.
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|Coupe||2.0 TFSI||2-Door Stingray Coupe w/2LT||Coupe Manual||2-Door Roadster sDrive28i|
|Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Manual w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Manual||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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