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2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class vs. 2014 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class as you will with the Porsche Boxster, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 SLK-Class is somewhat more expensive 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 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class will cost less to deliver to the dealership 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 somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Porsche Boxster.

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 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 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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2015 Mercedes-Benz
SLK-Class

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MSRP*: $43,950 - $70,900

2014 Porsche
Boxster

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MSRP*: $50,400 - $62,100
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 2.49%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 19 - 22 20
Highway MPG: 28 - 32 28 - 30
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6, V-8 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $40,874 - $65,937 --

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