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2020 FIAT 124 Spider vs. 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Review

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2020 FIAT
124 Spider

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2020 Porsche
718 Boxster

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MSRP*
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$25,390 to $29,390
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$59,600 to $72,000
Invoice* $24,784 to $28,564 --
MPG - City 25 - 26 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 35 - 36 24 - 26
Engine(s) Inline-4 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 FIAT 124 Spider 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 FIAT 124 Spider 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 FIAT 124 Spider will cost more in transportation costs than the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Dimensions
Since the FIAT 124 Spider is much slimmer than the Porsche 718 Boxster, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the FIAT 124 Spider, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Drivetrain
The FIAT 124 Spider has much less torque than the Porsche 718 Boxster, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The FIAT 124 Spider has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Porsche 718 Boxster, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the FIAT 124 Spider 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 FIAT 124 Spider and the Porsche 718 Boxster. The FIAT 124 Spider has significantly less cargo room than the Porsche 718 Boxster, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The FIAT 124 Spider comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Porsche 718 Boxster.