The 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster is the convertible, or cabriolet, variant that's sold alongside the hardtop 718 Cayman. For the 2020 model year, a new 718 Boxster T trim joins the lineup. This model is geared toward enthusiasts with a lighter weight than other models, and also adds a sport suspension, additional drive modes, and unique bits of trim.
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2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Overview
Choosing Your Porsche 718 Boxster
The 718 Boxster comes in three trims: 718 Boxster, 718 Boxster T, and 718 Boxster S. Pricing starts at $60,950 including destination for the base 718 Boxster, and climbs to $73,350 for the 718 Boxster S.
The 718 Boxster is available with two different engines. Base and 718 Boxster T models feature a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, while the 718 Boxster S gets a 2.5-liter turbo-four.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder||300 hp||280 lb-ft||Not Yet Rated|
|2.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder||350 hp||309 lb-ft||Not Yet Rated|
The 718 Boxster is a mid-engine model with rear-wheel drive. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on both engines, but a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is available for $3,210. The automatic costs $3,730 on the 718 Boxster T.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The 718 Boxster roadster seats two in its snug cabin. The seats are incredibly comfortable and supportive; most adults should find ample head and leg room available.
Storage space is divided between front and rear trunks. The cargo hold measures 5.2 cubic feet up front and 4.4 cubes in the back, for a minuscule total of 9.6 cubic feet of cargo space.
Porsche equips the 718 Boxster with front and rear parking sensors, but standard active safety features are otherwise absent.
Adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and forward collision warning are bundled for $1,670, but they require the automatic transmission. Blind-spot monitoring and lane change assist are also available for $700.
The 718 Boxster comes standard with a 4.6-inch driver information display and a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen. Bluetooth, satellite radio, HD radio, two USB ports, and an eight-speaker audio system are included. An internal storage system allows owners to upload 11 gigabytes of music to play.
Apple CarPlay is a $360 standalone option, as are navigation ($2,320), a wireless phone charger and signal booster ($560), a 10-speaker Bose surround sound audio system ($990), and a 12-speaker Burmester surround sound audio system ($4,690).
The standard 718 Boxster has a power-folding soft top, 18-inch alloy wheels, performance summer tires, a lightweight spring-strut suspension, a sport exhaust system, bi-xenon headlights, LED taillights, and black brake calipers.
Inside, owners benefit from single zone climate control, two-way sport seats, a sport steering wheel, front and rear parking sensors, and a rearview camera.
The options list is exhaustive, as is always the case with Porsche models. Fourteen-way power front seats with memory are available for $2,330, while 18-way thrones cost $3,830. With the upgraded seats selected, the Premium Package ($1,370) becomes available. This bundles auto-leveling and dynamic headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, auto-dimming mirrors, dual-zone climate control, and heated seats.
The Boxster T has a lowered sport suspension, black sport tailpipes, a torque vectoring system, and additional drive modes. It also comes with Sport-Tex two-tone leather seat centers and a GT sport steering wheel.
The Boxster S brings in the 2.5-liter turbo-four with 350 horsepower. It also adds 19-inch alloy wheels and red brake calipers.
Prices jump fast with the 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster. The base 718 Boxster is fine by us, seeing as the S model only offers 50 more hp and not much extra equipment. Just choose the options you want carefully, and you'll be good to go.
2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Review
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- Ideal sports car
- Strong acceleration
- Fantastic transmissions
- Most affordable Porsche
- Small interior
- Gets pricey fast
- Not enough safety tech
- Not your daily driver
Two engine choices. A four-cylinder Porsche may seem shocking, but the base engine of the 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster is no slouch. The turbocharged 2.0-liter flat-four makes 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, which is terrific for a small model such as the 718 Boxster. That it’s tucked behind the passenger compartment is a bonus.
This engine is also offered in the T trim and adds the Sport Chrono package with an additional sport driving mode, revised engine and transmission mounts, and sits lower to the ground thanks to an adaptive suspension.
Porsche offers a second turbo-four, this one displacing 2.5 liters and making 350 hp and 309 lb-ft of torque. Included on the S trim, this engine takes about a half-second off the 5-second 0-60 mph time of the standard motor.
Among the best transmissions anywhere. We don’t expect Porsche to abandon the manual transmission market anytime soon, and that’s a great thing. The standard six-speed manual gearbox features a smooth-shifting stick and a competent clutch with drama-free uptake. It’s how a manual should behave; you won’t be left disappointed.
Porsche’s available seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission makes a strong case for itself, as it shifts faster than the manual and is the ideal choice for anyone wanting to master their 0-60 mph time. The tech is sophisticated, an engineering marvel, one that should be seriously considered. Then again, purists simply prefer to row their own and aren’t about to surrender their three-pedal foot action.
Stellar handling, all the way. We’re true-blue Porsche fans and one reason is the way these cars handle. The 718 Boxster and Cayman are the lone mid-engine models, with power sent to the rear wheels. The Boxster offers a near-perfect combination of steering, handling, and driving fun.
Science, in particular physics, is at work in the 718 Boxster. With engine placement directly over the chassis and immediately behind the passengers, the layout ensures a level of driving precision few may claim.
The Boxster drives like a dream. We’re impressed by the way it connects the driver to the car and the road. The steering is nicely weighted and on point. It thrives on twisty roads and handles corners with aplomb. It delivers confidence-boosting affirmation to even the novice driver and does an excellent job of winning converts to the marque.
Have it your way. Customers can build a 718 Boxster in a myriad of ways. Indeed, its connection to the 718 Cayman may have customers looking there. For simplicity’s sake, we’ll stay true to the Boxster, which brings drop-down driving fun to the lineup.
The base model is reasonably well equipped, although we doubt anyone would stop there without looking at the various packages and upgrades available. Leather-wrapped seats, a 7-inch touchscreen display, and a 10-speaker Bose audio system are among the standard amenities included. Optionally, buyers will find heated seats, upgraded cabin trim, and an exquisite 12-speaker Burmester surround-sound audio system that delivers concert-hall quality sound.
Final thoughts. On paper, the 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster is the accessible Porsche, but chances are it will still cost you dearly to outfit one. That said, it holds its value no matter how it’s configured, one of the few models that make that claim.