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Why Lease The 718 Boxster?

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Porsche 718 Boxster Review 2023

The Porsche 718 Boxster is a convertible sports car for those who like the finer things in life. Coming with a high-quality interior and a powerful range of engines, the 718 Boxster is a perfect blend of luxury and performance. 

Rivals to the 718 Boxster include the BMW Z4, Jaguar F-Type Convertible, and Audi TT Roadster. 

Our Porsche 718 Boxster review covers:

Porsche 718 Boxster Key Features

  • Sports car styling 
  • Luxurious interior 
  • 150 litres under the bonnet and 125 litres in the boot 
  • Petrol engines ranging from 300 to 400bhp 
  • Four trim levels 

Porsche 718 Boxster Pros and Cons:


  • Great range of engines 
  • Fantastic interior 
  • Amazing handling 


  • Expensive extras 
  • Not much interior storage 
  • Infotainment system could do with an update 

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

The 718 Boxster is classic Porsche. Its exterior design is fantastic, with large headlights, big wheel arches, and a rounded rear end. It also comes with a soft-top convertible roof, unlike the 718 Cayman

Step inside the 718 Boxster, and there's enough space for two passengers. Head and legroom is relatively generous, and the cabin is wide enough to ensure shoulders aren't brushing. Unfortunately, there's no room in the rear for anyone or anything, unlike the BMW Z4, which offers some storage space. 

Porsche 718 Boxster exterior

There are two choices for boot space in the 718 Boxster. Under the bonnet, there's 150 litres of space, while the normal boot can hold up to 125 litres of cargo. While neither offer loads of space, you should be able to fit luggage for a weekend away, and there's certainly more space than in the Jaguar F-Type Convertible

Interior and Trims

The interior of the 718 Boxster is one of the best around. The dashboard is solid and built to last, and it features a range of premium materials such as soft-touch materials and Alcantara leatherette seats. There are loads of extras you can add, such as full leather seats and 18-way seat adjustment. 

On the dash, you get a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a DAB radio, smartphone mirroring, and navigation. The graphics are okay, and the system works well, but it's not as good as the one found in the BMW Z4

Four trim levels are available for the 718 Boxster: Standard, Style Edition, S, and GTS. 

Standard has 18-inch wheels, bi-xenon headlights, an electric roof, air conditioning, two-way heated sports seats, and black Alcantara and leatherette seats. 

Style Edition adds 20-inch alloy wheels and a leather interior package in black with contrast stitching in crayon. 

S has 19-inch wheels and a black standard interior. 

GTS adds 20-inch 78 sport wheels in black, a lowered adaptive suspension, a limited-slip differential, the Sports Chrono Pack, and a sports exhaust. 

Power and Performance

Under the bonnet, you get a choice of four and six-cylinder petrol engines, ranging from 300 to 400bhp. The entry-level 300bhp unit is available on the Standard and Style Edition trim and goes from 0-62mph. 

Go for the S trim, and power gets increased to 350bhp. It shoots from 0 to 62mph in 4.6 seconds, while the range-topping GTS engine gets 400bhp. 

Porsche 718 Boxster interior

The 718 Boxster is box office to drive and will leave you wanting to hit the road whenever you have some spare time. Around town, the 718 Boxster is decent. It handles well and is brilliant for navigating round tight urban streets, but its suspension is a bit bumpy. We'd recommend going for the optional adaptive dampers that come with a comfort mode. 

On the motorway, the 718 Boxster's soft-top roof does a good job of suppressing wind noise, but there's still a fair bit of road noise. It's more than capable as a long-distance cruiser but falls short of the BMW Z4

Find yourself on a country road, and the 718 Boxster is superb. The steering is perfectly weighted and gives you loads of confidence in the bends, and the stability control does a great job of making you feel safe. The brakes are also fantastic, and the anti-lock system only kicks in when it's really needed. 

Leasing vs Buying

Prices for the new Porsche 718 Boxster start from £53,800.00 OTR* or to lease from £716.90 per month.

Looking to get behind the wheel of the Porsche 718 Boxster? Nationwide Vehicle Contracts is one of the UK's largest car leasing brokers and offers a range of leasing deals to suit your every need.

Leasing may be cheaper than an outright purchase, thanks to a low initial deposit and fixed monthly rentals.

*' On the road' price correct at time of publication and includes one year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee and number plate fee. Prices are subject to change; always check with your nearest retailer.  

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