2013 Porsche Boxster vs. Its Competition

2013 Porsche Boxster
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

Nissan's 370Z Roadster is even more powerful than the 2013 Boxster, but it's not nearly as light or nimble, nor as luxurious; the Infiniti G37 Convertible matches the 370Z's power, and while it closes the gap in terms of luxury, remains heavy and large-feeling in comparison to the Boxster.

The BMW Z4 is also potent, particularly in top-spec trim, and is perhaps even more passenger-friendly than the Porsche, but lacks its dynamic, truly sporty character.

The Audi TT does luxury and style as well as the Boxster does, but its nose-heavy balance and front-biased power delivery likewise bring it up short for the true driving aficionado.

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Quick Specs
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The 2013 Porsche Boxster is one of the most fun, stylish, and luxurious roadsters available.
8.0
The 2013 Audi TT RS is the star on track, but all TT models offer fun and efficiency, plus a welcome dash of style.
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The 2013 BMW Z4 is spirited and purposeful, and balances fun and comfort quite well, but it's pricier than other roadsters.
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While the performance-per-dollar value of the 2013 Nissan 370Z remains largely intact, enabling it to play with more expensive sports cars for less money, rising prices narrow that advantage.
MSRP From   
$49,500$38,650$47,350$33,120
Gas Mileage   
20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas Flat-6Turbocharged Gas I4Turbocharged Gas I4Gas V6
EPA Class   
Two-SeaterSubcompact CarsTwo SeatersTwo-Seater
Style Name   
2-Door Roadster2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige2-Door Roadster sDrive28i2-Door Coupe Manual
Drivetrain   
Rear-Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
2422
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
ConvertibleCoupeConvertible2 Door Coupe
Transmission   
ManualAutomatic w/Manual ShiftManualManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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