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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|2014 Porsche BoxsterBrowse Used Listings||2014 Audi TTBrowse Used Listings||2014 BMW Z4Browse Used Listings||2014 Chevrolet CorvetteBrowse Used Listings||2014 INFINITI Q60Browse Used Listings||2014 Nissan 370ZBrowse Used Listings|
|20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Premium Unleaded H-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Gas V8||Premium Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6|
|Two Seaters||Subcompact Cars||Two Seaters||Two Seater||Subcompact Cars||Two Seaters|
|2-Door Roadster||2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T||2-Door Roadster sDrive28i||2-Door Coupe w/1LT||2-Door Automatic Journey RWD||2-Door Coupe Manual|
|Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Manual w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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