BMW's Z4 offers similarly strong performance with a more comfortable, passenger-friendly interior, plus a standard retractable hardtop, but its styling isn't as widely appealing.
The Nissan 370Z Roadster offers even more power than the Boxster Spyder along with its own take on great looks, but considerably more weight as well.
The Infiniti G37 Convertible is even better-looking than the 370Z, with the same power and handling and even more refined and luxurious interior.
Audi's TT roadster packs all-wheel drive and a potent V-6, but is nose-heavy and not as much a driver's car as the Boxster.
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|2012 Porsche BoxsterBrowse Used Listings||2012 Audi TTBrowse Used Listings||2012 BMW Z4Browse Used Listings||2012 Nissan 370ZBrowse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Gas Flat-6||Turbocharged Gas I4||Turbocharged Gas I4||Gas V6|
|Two-Seater||Subcompact Cars||Two Seaters||Two-Seater|
|2-Door Roadster||2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus||2-Door Roadster sDrive28i||2-Door Coupe Manual|
|Rear-Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Convertible||Coupe||Convertible||2 Door Coupe|
|Manual||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Manual||Manual w/OD|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2012 Porsche Boxster vs. 2012 Audi TT||2012 Porsche Boxster vs. 2012 BMW Z4||2012 Porsche Boxster vs. 2012 Nissan 370Z|