2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 vs. 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster | NewCars.com

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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 vs. 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Review

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

MSRP*: $81,650
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2020 Porsche
718 Boxster

MSRP*: $59,600 to $72,000
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MPG - City 20 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 MPG 24 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 2 seats
Cargo Space 9.5 ft3 9.6 ft3
Engine Inline-6 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 429 hp 300 - 350 hp
Exterior Length 190.6 in 172.4 in
Exterior Width 73.2 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Info not available Info not available
Head Room Front 40.7 in
Rear 36.4 in
Info not available
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 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 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). The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 is somewhat more expensive than 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 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 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 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 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 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has a much more powerful engine than the Porsche 718 Boxster. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 offers greater seating capacity than the Porsche 718 Boxster, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 as you will in the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Porsche 718 Boxster.