2021 MINI MINI-Convertible vs. 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster | NewCars.com

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2021 MINI MINI-Convertible vs. 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Review

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2021 MINI

MSRP*: $27,400 to $38,400
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2020 Porsche
718 Boxster

MSRP*: $59,600 to $72,000
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MPG - City 23 - 26 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 37 MPG 24 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 2 seats
Cargo Space 7.6 ft3 9.6 ft3
Engine I-3, Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 134 - 228 hp 300 - 350 hp
Exterior Length 151.1 - 152.5 in 172.4 in
Exterior Width 68.0 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.9 in
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Head Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 39.0 in
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Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

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Comparison Review

The Porsche 718 Boxster requires fewer visits to the gas station than the MINI MINI-Convertible, making it more convenient to drive.

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 MINI MINI-Convertible 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 MINI MINI-Convertible carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Since the MINI MINI-Convertible is much slimmer than the Porsche 718 Boxster, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the MINI MINI-Convertible, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Porsche 718 Boxster.

The MINI MINI-Convertible has a smaller turning radius than the Porsche 718 Boxster, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the MINI MINI-Convertible is significantly less powerful than the Porsche 718 Boxster. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

The MINI MINI-Convertible has much less torque than the Porsche 718 Boxster, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

The MINI MINI-Convertible offers greater seating capacity than the Porsche 718 Boxster, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The MINI MINI-Convertible has significantly less cargo room than the Porsche 718 Boxster, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

The MINI MINI-Convertible comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Porsche 718 Boxster.