2018 Porsche 718 Boxster vs. 2018 Audi TT

The 2018 Audi TT has been described as a car for performance purists, with its all-wheel drive, efficient fuel economy, and potent acceleration. However, the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster is a formidable rival, with its outstanding engine and pristine interior. Which of the two should you add to your garage?

Design & Style

The Porsche 718 has an interior which is absolutely impeccable. It has elegant, aerodynamic curves which are typical of Porsche vehicles, with world class upholstery. The Audi TT has a bubblier exterior which is slightly futuristic, with a roomy cabin and all the features one would expect for a car in its class.

Technology & Safety

The Porsche has a fuel economy of 21 mpg while Audi’s fuel economy is 19 mpg. While the Porsche only seats a maximum of two people, likely to boost its performance, the Audi TT seats 4. This also means that the Audi has more interior space overall. Both vehicles incorporate rack pinion steering with all-wheel drive and rear wheels that are made from aluminum, but the Porsche 718 weighs less at 2943 pounds versus 3306 pounds for the Audi. Both vehicles offer an assortment of safety features and have done well on crash tests.


Both cars use a turbo premium intercooled unleaded engine, with an I-4 for the Porsche 718 Boxster and an I-5 for the Audi. The Porsche ‘s engine can produce a very impressive 300 horsepower with 6500 rpm, while the Audi TT can produce 400 horsepower with 5850 rpm. So while the Porsche’s engine produces higher rpm the Audi has a greater horsepower. The Porsche opts for a direct gasoline injection system while the Audi uses a port direct injection system.

The Bottom Line

Both the Porsche 718 Boxster and Audi TT are magnificent vehicles which offer a lot to those fortunate enough to own them. Those who have gotten behind the wheel of the Audi have praised its nimble and lean handling, while the acceleration of the Porsche 718 Boxster is practically unrivaled. And while the Audi TT has more seating capacity and an engine with greater horsepower, its passengers have no real access to infotainment, the magnetic dampers make the car too noisy, and the exterior, while nice, doesn’t really break new ground. This combined with the fact that it costs more without offering more means that the Porsche 718 Boxster wins, due to its combination of performance, interior amenities and cost.

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 that of what the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster offers. You can drive this stellar car here with us at Manhattan Motorcars. We are located in New York, and we are servicing the needs of car buyers in the Tri-State area. Visit us today at our showroom or call us to book your Porsche 718 Boxster test drive appointment in advance.

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