2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 450 vs. 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster | NewCars.com

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2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 450 vs. 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Review

New 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 450

2019 Mercedes-Benz
SL 450

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New 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster

2019 Porsche
718 Boxster

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MSRP*
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$89,150
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$59,000 to $82,800
Invoice* $83,801 --
MPG - City 20 19 - 21
MPG - Hwy 28 25 - 28
Engine(s) V-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
With the Mercedes-Benz SL 450 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Porsche 718 Boxster, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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 SL 450 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 SL 450 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz SL 450 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 SL 450, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz SL 450 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz SL 450 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 Mercedes-Benz SL 450 is somewhat more powerful than the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz SL 450 and the Porsche 718 Boxster. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mercedes-Benz SL 450 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz SL 450 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Porsche 718 Boxster.