Celebrating the on-track success of the “718” racecar that debuted in 1957, the 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster is the all-new successor to the 2016 Boxster. (A similar 718 Cayman coupe is available separately from Porsche.)
The 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster is a favorite for open-air driving enthusiasts, who appreciate its sleek good looks, balanced mid-engine design and impeccable performance credentials. Also, though the Boxster emphasizes sportiness, it does offer a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, a sound system suitable for audiophiles and all of the modern-day basics.
A compact roadster with seating for two, the 718 Boxster comes in two trims, 718 Boxster and 728 Boxster S, with rear-wheel-drive and a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The 718 Boxster has a flowing, aerodynamic shape that’s accented by dramatic sculpting and larger air intakes along its sides. In the front, detailed headlights merge seamlessly into the car’s contoured wheel arches, while the rear is distinguished by a Boxster hallmark: center-mounted exhaust outlets. With the exception of the luggage compartment lids, windshield and roadster top, all body body panels are redesigned.
And when it’s time to soak up some sun, the power fabric top lowers in nine seconds, even with the car moving at speeds up to 31 mph. Once lowered, an automatically deploying rear wing that fine-tunes its aerodynamics by extending 2.17 inches. Once the top is raised, it retracts slightly to 1.77 inches.
Standard content for the car includes 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights and LED brake lights. Adaptive full LED headlights are optional, as are premium paint colors, dedicated appearance packages and 19- and 20-inch wheel designs.
The 718 Boxster shows off a clean, upscale cabin with a center console that sweeps up toward a high-resolution 7-inch touchscreen. It’s capped by a air of circular climate vents. The door panels and door-mounted audio speakers wear impressively intricate designs speak to the car’s craftsmanship. Its mid-engine layout leaves room for front and rear storage compartments with 5.3 and 4.6 cubic feet of cargo capacity regardless of whether the top is up or down.
While the car has been redesigned, Porsche’s penchant for miserly standard equipment continues. The standard fabric-covered seats have Alcantara seat inserts and two-way powered backrest adjustment. However, the four-way height and fore/aft controls are adjusted manually. Power amenities and air conditioning are also standard, but a multi-function steering wheel is not. Of course, the interior can be upgraded with leather, mahogany wood, carbon fiber and brushed aluminum at extra cost. Heated and ventilated 18-way power-adjustable seats, dual-zone automatic climate control and a heated leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel with a power-adjustable column are also optional.
Thankfully, the 718 Boxster certainly doesn’t disappoint when it comes to performance. The 718 Boxster’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is turbocharged to make 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, while the Cayman S gets a larger 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit that produces 350 horsepower and 309 pound-feet of torque. Rear-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission are standard for both engines. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is optional. With that transmission and the optional Sport Chrono package, the 718 Boxster S can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds on its way to a top track speed of 178 mph.
Should you care, the EPA rates the 718 Boxster at 21/28 mpg city/highway with the manual transmission, 22/29 mpg with the dual-clutch. For the 718 Boster S, figure 20/26 mpg city/highway with the manual transmission, 21/28 mpg with the dual-clutch. All 718 Boxster’s require premium fuel.
The standard infotainment system for the 718 Boxster combines a seven-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, 11-gigabyte jukebox, and an eight-speaker sound system, although not a rearview camera. But you can add a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, Google-backed navigation and separate Bose and Burmester audio system with 12 speakers, 821 watts of power and subwoofers directly integrated into the Boxster’s body structure.
Options include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic braking, lane-change assistance and front and rear parking sensors.
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2017 Porsche 718 Boxster Pricing
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The price range for the 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster is $46,995 - $64,995.
The average selling price is $56,038.
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$56,000 - $68,400
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$46,995 - $64,995
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