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2020 Audi A5 vs. 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Review

New 2020 Audi A5

2020 Audi
A5

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New 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster

2019 Porsche
718 Boxster

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MSRP*
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$49,900
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$59,000 to $82,800
Invoice* $46,907 --
MPG - City 23 19 - 21
MPG - Hwy 31 25 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 4 2
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.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Audi A5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as 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
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A5 is significantly less powerful than the Porsche 718 Boxster. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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. The Audi A5 has less cargo capacity than the Porsche 718 Boxster, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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