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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Review

New 2020 BMW 230

2020 BMW

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New 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster

2019 Porsche
718 Boxster

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$41,100 to $43,100
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$59,000 to $82,800
Invoice* $38,725 to $40,585 --
MPG - City 21 - 23 19 - 21
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 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

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 230 as you will with the Porsche 718 Boxster, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 BMW 230 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 BMW 230 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche 718 Boxster.

The BMW 230 is a little narrower than the Porsche 718 Boxster, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the BMW 230 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Porsche 718 Boxster.

With its lower torque, the BMW 230 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Porsche 718 Boxster.

The BMW 230 has about the same turning radius as the Porsche 718 Boxster, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 230 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.

The BMW 230 offers greater seating capacity than the Porsche 718 Boxster, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The BMW 230 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Porsche 718 Boxster.

The BMW 230 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Porsche 718 Boxster.