2016 BMW Z4 vs. 2016 Porsche Boxster Review

Comparison Review

As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW Z4 and the Porsche Boxster in the front seats.

With the Porsche Boxster you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the BMW Z4, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW Z4 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Porsche Boxster. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the BMW Z4 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Porsche Boxster.

The BMW Z4 is about the same width as the Porsche Boxster. The BMW Z4 is slightly shorter than the Porsche Boxster, which may make it easier to park.

With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW Z4 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Porsche Boxster.

The BMW Z4 has a smaller turning radius than the Porsche Boxster, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

The BMW Z4 has less horsepower than the Porsche Boxster, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW Z4 and the Porsche Boxster. The BMW Z4 has significantly less cargo room than the Porsche Boxster, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

The BMW Z4 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Porsche Boxster.

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2016 BMW

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MSRP*: $49,700 - $66,350

2016 Porsche

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MSRP*: $52,100 - $82,100
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.26% --
City MPG: 17 - 22 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 23 - 33 24 - 30
Engine(s): Inline-4, Inline-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $46,225 - $61,540 --

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.