2017 Porsche 718 Boxster vs. 2017 Acura TLX

The battle is on for the 2017 Porsche 218 Boxster and the 2017 Acura TLX. Auto buyers in Lawrenceville, New Jersey have both in mind right now as they are scouting for their next luxury car. Once you have read this comparison, however, you will realize that you should go for the 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster instead of the Acura TLX.

Design & Style

There are a lot of great things to love with the 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster and the 2017 Acura TLX especially when it comes to what you see from the outside. Their modern take on a vehicle has been showcased with the clean lines in their exteriors. Getting inside, you will be able to see more differences between these two.

In the case of the 2017 Acura TLX, you will see a sleek dashboard and an interior that is somehow exactly the same as its predecessor, the Acura RLX. Most of the materials in the cabin are of good quality but when compared to major competitors like the Porsche 718 Boxster, the Acura TLX lacks a lot of great things in its trim pieces. Touchscreen controls are also very hard to use and can be very boring for passengers.

As for the 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster, you will notice how it has patterned its look from another car model from the brand, that is, the Porsche 911 Carrera. It is a clear picture of German luxury brands with modern yet simple interiors that are not too overpowering to the eyes. Each component is placed strategically to make the cabin even more beautiful.

Technology & Safety

Along the lines of technology and safety, you will be able to gauge if you are getting your money’s worth or not. In this aspect, the 2017 Acura TLX is gifted with a dual-screen infotainment system. While the addition sounds impressive, it is still very odd for this class of car. The graphics also lack the finesse and class that are common to competitors. You need to upgrade to a Technology Package to enjoy more features.

Choosing the 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster is easy along this aspect. It is because the Porsche is gifted with an infotainment system that is already popular among its brothers in the brand. The 7-inch touchscreen can also be enjoyed together with smartphone integration and satellite navigation.


Yet another factor you must bear in mind when comparing two cars is performance. Like its 718 predecessors, the Porsche 718 Boxster is gifted with an engine that is faster than its other brothers in the brand. For the 2017 model, it is turbocharged by 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that can produce up to as much as 280lb-ft of torque and 300 horsepower. Even the 3.5-liter, the V6 engine of the 2017 Acura TLX does not compare to these numbers as it produces only up to a maximum of 267lb-ft of torque and 290 horsepower.

The Bottom Line

Nothing beats the 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster when it comes to design and style, technology and safety, and performance. It really offers the entire package. While the 2017 Acura TLX may create a good impression, it does not have that same beauty as the Porsche Boxster 718.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche 718 Boxster Test Drive Today?

Feel how it is like to drive a luxury car offering the total package like what the 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster offers. You can test drive this stellar car here with us at Porsche of Princeton. We are located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and we service the needs of car buyers in the entire state. Visit us today at our showroom or call us to book your Porsche 718 Boxster test drive appointment in advance.

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Phone: 609-945-1500

3331 US-1 Lawrence Township, NJ


Phone: 609-945-1500

3331 US-1 Lawrence Township, NJ


Phone: 609-945-1500

3331 US-1 Lawrence Township, NJ
40.2949476 -74.6829876
Porsche Princeton 40.2949476, -74.6829876.