2018 Porsche 718 Boxster vs. 2018 Acura NSX

The 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster is a first class model will all the amenities that you can expect from a luxury car, while the 2018 Acura NSX is one of the most expensive models by Acura. Both of them are tough competitors, and it’s easy to get stuck between the two. This comparison will give you a clear idea on why Porsche is a popular choice among car buyers.

Design & Style

Exteriors are well designed for both the models. Speaking of interiors, the NSX is sophisticated and well-crafted. Some of the high-end materials include doors, instrument panel, steering wheel and leather trimmings on seats. However, for the hefty price, it doesn’t quite match the kind of options offered.

On the other hand, the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster has a modern and stylish interior, with a capacity to seat up to 2 people. Don’t get carried away by the small size of the vehicle, as it plenty of legroom on offer. The two dash-mounted, flimsy pop-out cupholders reveal their Teutonic contempt for driving with beverages.

Technology & Safety

The NSX comes with standard infotainment system featuring Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Pandora, all of which expand your options beyond basic radio stations. The interface is not quite driver friendly, and it has only a few knobs and buttons. Most of the settings require you to use the touch screen, which distracts you from the roads.

The 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster is equipped with LED taillights, USB ports, headlamps and cross-drilled brake rotors with red calipers. There is much performance value in torque vectoring and adaptive suspension, heated steering wheel and dual-zone automatic climate control. Some of the key safety features include standard front and rear parking sensors and emergency braking.


The Acura NSX comes with a hybrid powertrain that consists of a couple of electric motors that power the front wheels. The system produces a high output at its peak with almost no hint of turbo lag, however, it lacks behind in terms of fuel efficiency compared to Porsche Boxster. The base model comes standard with the four-cylinder turbocharged engine delivering smooth acceleration. Within 5 seconds, it can touch top speeds of up to 60 mph.

The Bottom Line

Both Acura and Porsche are luxury car brands, particularly known for performance and styling. However, in terms of technology and smooth handling, Porsche 718 has an edge. Acura may be one of the top brands in the market, but if you are looking for a great deal, better go for the 2018 718 Boxster model.

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It feels great to drive a luxury car offering a complete package like that of the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster. You can drive this stellar car here with us at Porsche of Princeton. We are located in New Jersey, and 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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