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2021 Ford Mustang vs. 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Review

Picture of the 2021 Ford Mustang

2021 Ford
Mustang

MSRP*: $32,705 to $45,785
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Picture of the 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster

2020 Porsche
718 Boxster

MSRP*: $59,600 to $72,000
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MPG - City 15 - 20 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 27 MPG 24 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 2 seats
Cargo Space 11.4 ft3 9.6 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-8 Horizontal
Transmission Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 330 - 460 hp 300 - 350 hp
Exterior Length 188.3 in 172.4 in
Exterior Width 75.4 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 30.8 in
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Head Room Front 37.6 in
Rear 35.7 in
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Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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 Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Handling
The Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang is somewhat more powerful than the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Ford Mustang transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Porsche 718 Boxster.

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

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Mustang is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Porsche 718 Boxster.