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2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 550 vs. 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Review

New 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 550

2019 Mercedes-Benz
SL 550

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New 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster

2019 Porsche
718 Boxster

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MSRP*
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$113,550
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$59,000 to $82,800
Invoice* $106,737 --
MPG - City 17 19 - 21
MPG - Hwy 25 25 - 28
Engine(s) V-8 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
The Mercedes-Benz SL 550 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 SL 550 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Porsche 718 Boxster, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 550 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz SL 550 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 550, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz SL 550 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz SL 550 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 550 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 550 and the Porsche 718 Boxster. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mercedes-Benz SL 550 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz SL 550 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Porsche 718 Boxster.