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2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class vs. 2016 Porsche Boxster Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and the Porsche Boxster in the front seats.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Porsche Boxster, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
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). The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Porsche Boxster, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche Boxster.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is much wider than the Porsche Boxster, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Porsche Boxster.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Porsche Boxster.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has about the same turning radius as the Porsche Boxster, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is somewhat more powerful than the Porsche Boxster.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and the Porsche Boxster. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Porsche Boxster.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Porsche Boxster.

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Compare the 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and the 2016 Porsche Boxster.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz
SL-Class

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MSRP*: $85,050 - $108,050

2016 Porsche
Boxster

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MSRP*: $52,100 - $82,100
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.24% As low as 2.49%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.92% As low as 1.27%
City MPG: 16 - 20 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 24 - 27 24 - 30
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $79,097 - $100,487 --

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.