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2018 Porsche 718 Boxster

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$57,400 — $81,900 MSRP
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2 Seats
21-24 MPG
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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

By Brian Wong

It was only a matter of time before the recently redesigned Porsche 718 Boxster convertible and 718 Cayman coupe offered even more performance. We didn't have to wait very long; just a year it turns out. New for model-year 2018, the 718 Boxster and Cayman GTS are now the most powerful cars in the 718 lineup.

Related: Is a Porsche 911 Worth the Upgrade From a Boxster or Cayman?

I tested both the base and S versions of the 718 last year and somewhat surprisingly, I preferred the Porsche 718 Cayman S to the 911 Carrera. Its supreme balance and responsive powertrain won me over against the classic styling and rear-engine layout in the 911. To say I was excited to get behind the wheel of the GTS would be putting it mildly.

I headed to Napa Valley in Northern California to sample the new vintages of the 718 sports car. Per company policy, Cars.com pays for its own lodging and transportation to such automaker events.

What Does the 718 GTS Get You?

The GTS badge comes with some cosmetic updates that set it apart from other versions of the 718, including a unique front apron, dark tinted headlights and taillights, 20-inch Carrera S wheels in black and black tailpipes. Inside, "GTS" is stitched into the head restraints, the gauges are finished in black, and the steering wheel, shift knob and parts of the door panel/center console bin are all covered in Alcantara.

That's all potatoes. What enthusiasts will care about are the changes underneath the skin. The Po... Read More

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

5.0
2 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.5)
(5.0)

True driving exhilaration

by jdstein11 from West Windsor, NJ on May 29, 2018

I've been building up to owning this car for a decade and it's everything I'd hoped it would be. The styling and performance are best-in-class and just going for a neighborhood drive is fun. The price ... Read full review

(5.0)

MOST PERFECT PORSCHE

by Timangblue from Los ANgeles, CA on May 28, 2018

I really glad had owned Porsche. It made my dreams come true and feel so success. Hope everything goes perfect. Its great car ever i can tell Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Porsche

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    8 years/100,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    2 years/unlimited miles after new-car limited warranty expires or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired

  • Powertrain

    2 years/unlimited miles after new-car limited warranty expires or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired.

  • Dealer Certification Required

    111-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

  • View All CPO Program Details

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 718 Boxster received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker

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