2018 Porsche 718 Boxster vs. 2018 Mercedes Benz E-Class

The 2018 Mercedes Benz E-Class lives up to its reputation while the Porsche 718 Boxster is one of the most desired luxury cars in the world. Both the models are tough competitors, and it can be difficult to pick one between them. Use this comparison to guide you!

Design & Style

The 2018 Mercedes Benz E-Class is a 5-seater vehicle, with the front seats offering outstanding comfort. The rear seats have enough room for adult passengers, but the legroom and headroom are not as sufficient as other rivals. The materials used inside the cabin are of top quality, and the interior styling is upscale.

With a contemporary appeal and the chic interior, the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster steals the show when it comes to interior design & style. This 2-seater roadster is only small in appearance, but has plenty of legroom and headroom, once you climb inside.

Technology & Safety

Some of the standard features in the E-class include a Mercedes COMAND infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Wi-Fi hot spot, Bluetooth, navigation system and voice control. You can upgrade to features like wireless charging, panoramic sunroof, and satellite radio. The safety features are quite basic compared to other rivals.

Speaking of the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster, it comes equipped with an infotainment system featuring 7-inch touch screen, automatic climate control, Bluetooth and 6-speaker audio system. With nicely positioned controls, the system is quite user-friendly, while the display offers flawless graphics. Parking sensors and a rearview camera are a couple of active safety features.


The 2018 Mercedes Benz E-Class Sedan comes equipped with 241 HP 4-cylinder engine that has sufficient power for daily driving, but you cannot have a standout performance, as you would expect from Mercedes. When compared to fuel efficiency and other performance metrics of the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster, it is quite a disappointment. With a brand like Porsche, you have multiple engine options; all delivering smooth acceleration and higher power output. Within 5 seconds, it can touch speeds of 60 mph.

The Bottom Line

Both Porsche and Mercedes are luxury car brands, known for their high level of performance and styling. But with Porsche, you have an edge in terms of handling and smooth acceleration it has to offer. There’s no doubt Mercedes Benz is a top-notch brand, but if you are looking for a vehicle with a bundle of features in the base version, Porsche is a great choice. It is not only a great vehicle but also a great investment!

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It feels great to own a luxury vehicle like that of the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster. You can drive this stellar car here with us at Manhattan Motorcars. We are located in New York, and service the needs of car buyers in the entire 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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