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2021 Audi A5 vs. 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Review

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2021 Audi
A5

MSRP*: $50,400
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2020 Porsche
718 Boxster

MSRP*: $59,600 to $72,000
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MPG - City 23 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 MPG 24 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 2 seats
Cargo Space 9.3 ft3 9.6 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 261 hp 300 - 350 hp
Exterior Length 184.9 in 172.4 in
Exterior Width 72.7 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 33.1 in
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Head Room Front 38.3 in
Rear 36.3 in
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Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi A5 as you will with the Porsche 718 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). Based on MSRP, the Audi A5 is clearly a better financial choice over the Porsche 718 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 Audi A5 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A5 is much wider than the Porsche 718 Boxster, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Audi A5, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Handling
The Audi A5 has a larger turning radius than the Porsche 718 Boxster, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Audi A5 has less horsepower than the Porsche 718 Boxster, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Audi A5 and the Porsche 718 Boxster do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Utility
The Audi A5 offers greater seating capacity than the Porsche 718 Boxster, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Audi A5 as you will in the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Warranty
The Audi A5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Porsche 718 Boxster.