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Porsche 718 Boxster / Spyder 982


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Product Overview

Porsche 718 Boxster 982 is a compact convertible sports car in production from 2016. It is available with a range of flat-4 and flat-6 engines that displaced 2.0 to 4.0 liters.
While the base 718 Boxster has to do with just an H4 engine in various turbocharged guises, a naturally-aspirated H6 similar to that in the 911 GT3 (though much detuned) found its way into the compact sports car.
Interestingly, as the car continues to grow in size, it looks a lot like what 911 did two decades ago in a modern drag.
Utility-minded owners will have to keep in mind that the 275L (10cu-ft) cargo space may not be sufficient.
Porsche decided to drop the "Boxster" moniker for the new GT4 variant and call it directly 718 Spyder.


What we found

Neofiliac score 86%
  • Available with 4.0L H6 engine
  • Light for a German sports car
  • Up to enjoyable 7800rpm redline
  • Basic suspension setup
  • Low cargo capacity

What external reviewers found

External score 85%
  • Superb handling
  • Superb infotainment
  • Lack of standard equipment
  • Lack of standard features
  • Not cheap
  • Lackluster infotainment
  • Quite expensive
  • Not the most sonorous

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Variants shown:
Boxster Euro6d MT
Boxster Euro6d PDK
Boxster GTS
Boxster GTS
Boxster GTS Euro6d
Boxster GTS Euro6d MT
Boxster GTS MT
Boxster GTS MT
Boxster MT
Boxster PDK
Boxster S
Boxster S Euro6d
Boxster S Euro6d MT
Boxster S MT
Boxster T
Boxster T MT

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External Reviews


Reviewer score 94% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from autocar have found:
The new Porsche 718 Boxster GTS is an absolute joy to drive. With less aggressive damping the GTS breathes more easily with the road than a GT4, while the subtle increase in softness means that what you lose in ultimate sharpness you gain in an ability to more confidently work up to and over the limit of grip. The interior is more comfortable too, both in terms of standard seats and long list of standard kit.
  • Punchy, punchy engine
  • Fantastic handling
  • Excellent handling
  • More expensive than the Cayman GT4


Reviewer score 86% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from autoexpress have found:
The Porsche 718 Boxster has seen the most far-reaching updates since its debut more than 20 years ago. The adoption of four-cylinder engines was tough for some purists to swallow, but what these units lack in ultimate character, they make up for with scorching performance and decent efficiency. There aren't many mid-engined two-seat roadsters for sale in the UK, except the Lotus Elise.
  • Powerful engines
  • Impressive handling
  • Decent fuel economy
  • Four-cylinder engines don’t sound as good as the flat-six


Reviewer score 86% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from carwow have found:
The Porsche Boxster is a sports car that makes it clear to others that life has treated you well. It also happens to be quick, brilliant to drive and even relatively economical on fuel, and is an alternative to a BMW Z4 and Audi TT Roadster. Even the entry-level model has a 300hp 2.0-litre engine that can hurl the car from 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds.
  • Fun to drive
  • Lots of standard equipment
  • Plastic interior
  • Not cheap


Reviewer score 92% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from cnet have found:
The standard six-speed manual is so, so good. The leather seats are comfortable, though only the backrest is power-adjustable. The interior materials are as great as any other Porsche's. With the push of a button, the Boxster's top can be electronically raised or lowered.
  • Gorgeous 4.0-liter engine
  • Fantastic interior materials
  • Great infotainment system
  • No Android Auto
  • No keyless entry or push-button start


  1. ^ Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 review . [autocar].
  2. ^ Porsche 718 Boxster review. [autoexpress].
  3. ^ Porsche 718 Boxster Review. [carwow].
  4. ^ 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster S review: Turbo thrills. [cnet].