2018 Porsche 718 Boxster vs. 2018 Ford Mustang

The 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster, practically at first glance, struts its stuff considerably when compared to the 2018 Ford Mustang. Right off the bat, the Boxster is equipped with a convertible top that can, with its standard remote, be raised without having to be in the car in order to do so. And in a sudden downpour, when you have to run across the parking lot to your Mustang, find your keys, start the car, and put the top up to stop interior damage – you may find yourself wishing you had gone with the Porsche. Moving along…

Design & Style

While the seating capacity in the Mustang beats the seating capacity in the Porsche by two people, one must remember that this is, after all, a sports car. It is sleek and trendy and doesn’t frequently call for excessive seating. The Porsche opts for extreme style. Most people that buy sports cars like this aren’t dragging the kids back and forth to soccer practice or carpooling with the other moms.

And as you would expect from Porsche, the basic warranty runs circles around the Mustang’s: 50,000 miles/4 years for the 718 Boxster versus 36,000 miles/3 years for the Mustang.

Technology & Safety

While no front parking package is offered by the Mustang, park assist comes standard on the 718 Boxster. This system assists in warning the driver about obstacles in front of or behind the vehicle, pedestrians, and other vehicles. It’s a standard safety feature that many automobile shoppers are looking for today.

Standard in both vehicles are rearview cameras, electronic stability systems, traction control, four-wheel antilock brakes, side impact head airbags, front passenger and driver knee airbags, front side impact airbags, and passenger and driver frontal airbags.

Performance

As far as stopping at the gas station is concerned, you will make just about as many stops with either vehicle. Both get pretty much the same gas mileage. The 2018 Ford Mustang has an inline-4, V-8 engine while the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster’s is horizontal. And with the horsepower difference that exists between these two vehicles, the Boxster (350hp) will always beat out the Mustang 310 hp) for speed.

Once again, the Porsche wins out in the handling department. For getting in and out of tight spots, and overall maneuverability, the Ford Mustang’s larger turning radius negatively affects its ratings in this category. And with the Mustang being wider than the Boxster, considerably in fact, not only will maneuvering be a problem, but finding the right parking spot might be a considerable challenge as well.

The Bottom Line

Before announcing a winner in this competition of sorts, one final note: (and this pretty much sums things up) In a reliability rating done by Consumer Reports, the Mustang lost out to the 718 Boxster by 18 points. And in an overall, head-to-head comparison between the two, at least as far as what we see here, the Boxster is a winner again.

Ready to Schedule a 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster Test Drive Today?

When you’re in the neighborhood for a new 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster, head over to our showroom. After shopping with Porsche Huntington, you will see that we are unlike any other dealership you’ve ever dealt with. We pride ourselves on exclusivity, technology, and the finest workmanship. The next time you need servicing on your Porsche or are in the market to purchase a new one, visit Porsche Huntington today. You’ll be glad you did.

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