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2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK-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 SLK-Class and the Porsche Boxster in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Porsche Boxster, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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). Based on MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is clearly a better financial choice over 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. The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche Boxster.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is about the same width as the Porsche Boxster. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Porsche Boxster.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class and the Porsche Boxster do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class has a smaller turning radius than the Porsche Boxster, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is significantly less powerful than the Porsche Boxster. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class and the Porsche Boxster. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class as you will in the Porsche Boxster.

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

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2016 Mercedes-Benz
SLK-Class

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MSRP*: $47,000 - $59,200

2016 Porsche
Boxster

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MSRP*: $52,100 - $82,100
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.99% As low as 2.49%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.53% As low as 1.27%
City MPG: 21 - 25 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 29 - 32 24 - 30
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $43,710 - $55,056 --

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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.