The 718 Boxster - A Fantastic Vehicle
March 10, 2019
Firstly, the 718 Boxster is a phenomenal car.
There has been some debate around the introduction of "4 Cylinder" engines to the mix, but when the base model is able to crank 300 HP from a 2.0L H-4, that alone is more than sufficient. While there is not the same level of exhaust noise as in prior years, the car still packs a punch and delivers a pleasing level of exhaust noise when accelerating/idling. Acceleration is ample with the base model, 'Sport' mode further enhances tuning and makes the car that much more fun. Steering and handling is superb all around, with the car owning turns smoothly, and braking is impressive from higher speeds.
Aesthetics are true to the brand and maintain the simple elegance Porsche is built on - with nice modern amenities like LED lights, the vibrant interior touchscreen borrowed from the 911 line-up, and the ability to really make the vehicle "your own" through the dozens upon dozens of options, add-ons and other ways to customize. While the interior can be somewhat basic (upgrades add up very quickly as expected), it is more than sufficient and offers some neat available features. Surround sound system is definitely worth it, as is the heated multi-function steering wheel. Lots of available options, but parring back those that are "non-essential" can help.
Overall the 718 Boxster is a Car & Driver "10 Best" and "Editor's Choice" for a reason - it is an example of perfectly combining aesthetics, technology, and performance. Very happy with the car!