The 2016 Porsche Boxster and the 2016 Nissan 370Z are both sports cars and either one will offer a thrilling driving experience. That much is true. Of course, there are some major differences. For one, the Boxster is a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive model, while the Nissan 370Z uses a front-engine, rear-wheel drive configuration. That puts the Boxster ahead when it comes to handling, thanks to superior weight distribution. Of course, handling isn’t everything. Find out more about how these two models compare here.
The 370Z is powered by a 3.7L V6 engine that produces 332 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. That’s a generous amount of power, and the Roadster model will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in only 5.5 seconds. This model earns an EPA estimate of 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway based on EPA estimates with automatic transmission. This is the only engine offered in the 370Z.
The Boxster is available with many engine options, but every single one of them is quicker and more efficient than the 370Z. The base model, which only makes 265 hp, will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in only 5.2 seconds with Sport Chrono package. The quickest model is the GTS with a 330 hp flat six that propels the Boxster from 0 to 60 mph in only 4.2 seconds. This model is capable of 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway, and the most efficient model is capable of up to 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway.
It’s clear that the Boxster is faster and more efficient than the 370Z.
Safety should be one of your first concerns in a sports car. The Porsche Boxster offers important features like front and rear parking sensors, a forward collision warning system, automatic forward collision prevention braking, and adaptive cruise control. The Nissan does not offer any of those features.
You can test drive the latest Porsche Boxster right here at your premier Porsche dealership serving the Chicagoland area, Motor Werks Porsche of Barrington. We have a variety of Boxster models in stock in our showroom at 1475 S. Barrington Rd. in Barrington, IL, so come visit us today!