2018 Porsche 718 Boxster vs. 2018 Volkswagen Beetle

Are you a car shopper in Lawrenceville New Jersey who are looking for the next luxury car to invest on? Have you seen the 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman and wondered how it fairs when compared to the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle? Allow us to give you a comparison of these two to help you get the final decision as to which among them is better.

Design & Style

The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle is cute but is not as sporty as the Porsche 718 Boxster from the outside. It looks like a car that can accommodate only up to two people. Getting inside it, you will find out that there is enough room for two adults in the front. However, there is a question with outward visibility because of the small window found near the convertible top.

The Porsche 718 Boxster is just as impressive as the Volkswagen Beetle from the outside. It exudes luxury and will definitely make you intrigued as to what else you can see once you are inside it. It has a cabin that has all the buttons in all the right places. These are properly labeled thus making them really functional for the end user. Then there is a power-folding soft top that makes it a great convertible.

Technology & Safety

The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle does not have the same cutting-edge technologies that its competitors offer. For this reason, it has been given minus points in this aspect. Smartphone integration is not available in the basic trim as well which means you still need more money to be able to upgrade to this system.

With buttons in all the right places and a six-speaker audio system that adds up to the greatness of a ride, there is indeed nothing much to ask for from the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster. It has a satellite radio too and two USB ports that will serve your needs best. Power and heated seats as well as climate controls define the wonderful things you want along the technology and safety aspect.


Performance wise, the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster is gifted with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood which can produce up to as much as 280lb-ft of torque and 300 horsepower. This is higher than what the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle can produce because with the same engine, the total output only reaches up to a maximum of 184lb-ft of torque and 174 horsepower.

The Bottom Line

Impressive – that is all we can finally say about the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster. It exudes the elegance you want from a luxury car and is gifted with features that you will love. Yes, the Beetle looks good too but it does not offer everything you need with a pricey investment.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche 718 Boxster Test Drive Today?

Want to prove what makes the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster worth a purchase? You can do so by booking a test drive with us here at Porsche of Princeton. You can find us in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and we are proud to serve the needs of car lovers in the state. You can simply visit our showroom or call us in advance to book your 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster test drive.

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