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2020 BMW Z4 vs. 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Review

New 2020 BMW Z4

2020 BMW
Z4

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New 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster

2019 Porsche
718 Boxster

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MSRP*
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$49,700 to $63,700
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$59,000 to $82,800
Invoice* $46,720 to $59,740 --
MPG - City 24 19 - 21
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 25 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-4, Inline-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 2 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 BMW Z4 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 BMW Z4 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 Z4 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Dimensions
Since the BMW Z4 is much wider than the Porsche 718 Boxster, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the BMW Z4 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the BMW Z4 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Handling
The BMW Z4 has about the same turning radius as the Porsche 718 Boxster, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW Z4 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
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW Z4 and the Porsche 718 Boxster. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the BMW Z4 as you will in the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Warranty
The BMW Z4 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Porsche 718 Boxster.