The Boxster's closest analog is the mid-engine Porsche Cayman coupe with which it shares almost everything.
As far as other brands go, BMW's Z4 is perhaps most like the Boxster; it's roughly equivalent in power, features, and price, but the aging Z4 lacks the refinement, fine-tuned handling, and 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.
Chevrolet's Corvette Stingray is also one to consider against the Boxster, if only because it's a sports car, available in both coupe and convertible 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.
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.
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|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||Two Seaters||Subcompact Cars|
|2-Door Roadster||2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T||2-Door Roadster sDrive28i||2-Door Stingray Coupe w/1LT||2-Door Coupe Manual||2-Door Automatic Journey RWD|
|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||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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