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2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Review

Picture of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2021 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

MSRP*: $71,950 to $74,450
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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 23 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 - 30 MPG 24 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 2 seats
Cargo Space 13.6 ft3 9.6 ft3
Engine Inline-6 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 362 hp 300 - 350 hp
Exterior Length 190.0 in 172.4 in
Exterior Width 73.2 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear info not available
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Head Room Front 40.7 in
Rear 36.4 in
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Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Porsche 718 Boxster, making it more convenient to drive.

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 E-Class 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 E-Class carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz E-Class 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 E-Class, 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 E-Class 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 E-Class is somewhat more powerful than the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers greater seating capacity than the Porsche 718 Boxster, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Porsche 718 Boxster.

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