Both the 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster and the 2017 Jaguar F-Type both provide a thrilling blend of straight-line performance and surgical handling. They’re both famous for offering some of the best driving available today. So if you’re looking to purchase a new sports car, it makes sense that you’re considering these two models. As long as you’re interested in the quicker car with the better handling characteristics, the choice should be clear! The Porsche 718 Boxster will win every time.
When it comes down to raw power, the F-Type out-guns the Porsche 718 Boxster. Horsepower figures aren’t everything, however, and the lighter weight Boxster wins both at the track and at the pump. Take a look:
The F-Type starts with a supercharged 3.0L V6 engine that cranks out a generous 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. All that muscle helps the F-Type launch from 0 to 60 mph in only 5.1 seconds. Fuel economy sits at 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway/22 mpg combined, which is a respectable estimate from the EPA.
The 718 Boxster starts with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 300 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. Despite the lower power output, the Boxster handily trounces the Jag at the track with 0 to 60 mph of only 4.5 seconds with PDK transmission and Sport Chrono package. At the pump this model will save you money as well with an EPA estimated 22 mpg city/30 mpg highway.
Plus, you can always upgrade to the Boxster S for 350 hp and a 0 to 60 mph time of four seconds flat, and an EPA estimate of up to 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway.
When it comes down to performance and efficiency, the Boxster outperforms the Jaguar, but it also costs far less than the British car. The base Boxster starts at $56,000 MSRP. The base Jaguar F-Type in hard-top coupe form will cost $61,400, but remember that every Boxster is a convertible. A convertible F-Type starts from $65,400.
You can find the latest Porsche 718 Boxster at Porsche Barrington. We’re confident that you’ll find that the Boxster is a superior choice when compared to the F-Type. Visit us to test drive the Boxster today at 1475 S. Barrington Rd. in Barrington, IL, just 45 minutes northwest of Chicago.