2018 Porsche 718 Boxster vs. 2018 Cadillac CTS-V

Making a choice between models like the 2018 Cadillac CTS-V and the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster can be difficult. With this comparison, it would make things clear as to why car buyers generally prefer Porsche over other rivals.

Design & Style

Cadillac has put a lot of effort into upping its interior game but fails to execute it every time. The slick capacitive controls are not easy to operate as real buttons or dials. The entire thing gets too fewer points for the ease of use. Even the most basic thing such as adjustment controls have been ignored.

On the other hand, the 2018 Porsche Boxster has an interior that resembles the iconic 911 model. Apart from quality materials used, the cabin has been designed in a way to make things convenient for the people onboard. In spite of numerous buttons, they have been excellently positioned and labeled accordingly.

Technology & Safety

In terms of technology, the 2018 CTS-V is equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen system, a 12.3-inch gauge display, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, USB ports, navigation system, leather upholstery, 8-way power adjustable front seats, Wi-Fi hot spot, surround-sound audio system and wireless smartphone charging. For safety, you have features like forwarding collision warning, lane departure warning, and blind spot monitoring.

The 2018 Porsche Boxster comes standard with Porsche Communication Management touchscreen system, a couple of USB ports, CD player, auxiliary jack, HD radio, satellite radio, LED Running lights and six-speaker sound system. The model is equipped with advanced safety features including parking sensors, rearview camera, heated mirrors, LED running lights and bi-xenon headlights.


Speaking of performance, the 2018 Cadillac is a high-performance variant of a regular sedan. It comes with a V8 engine with rear-wheel drive and 8-speed automatic transmission. There’s only one trim available. With a higher fuel efficiency rating, the 2018 Porsche Boxster comes standard with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine along with other high-performance versions.

The Bottom Line

The above comparison gives us a good idea on how Porsche has an upper hand in terms of design, technology, and performance. The Boxster is quintessential of a high-performance variant with plenty of engine options on offer. The Cadillac CTS-V may be known for its powerful V8 engine, but with the given set of attributes on offer, Porsche Boxster may have an upper hand. Boxster offers sublime handling, excellent interior quality, highly customized and intuitive manual transmission. So if you are looking for a great investment this year, make sure you are doing it in Porsche.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche 718 Boxster Test Drive Today?

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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