2018 Porsche 718 Boxster vs. 2018 Mercedes Benz SLC Class

The 2018 Mercedes Benz SLC has a characteristic functionality and opulence, but the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster is an agile, high-end roadster that has everything you could desire from a luxury sports car. If you are looking to choose one of them, go through this head-to-head comparison.

Design & Style

The exterior is quite impressive for both the models, but the real story begins inside. With a lavish upholstery, the 2018 Mercedes Benz SLC Class is a 2-seater vehicle with ample leg and headroom for passenger and the driver. However, you would be disappointed with the low standard of interior styling, not matching up to a level you can expect from a luxury car.

The 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster comes with a fantastic driving position, with the seats providing plenty of support. The cabin is modern and attractive with plenty of top-grade materials throughout. Also, you have sufficient cargo space to hold a few shopping bags.

Technology & Safety

Technologically, both the cars have some excellent attributes to boast of. The 2018 Mercedes Benz SLC is equipped with advanced safety technology including driver drowsiness monitoring, rearview camera, and an active brake assist. However, some of the basic features are missing, such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Wi-Fi hotspot, and most importantly, an infotainment system.

On the other hand, the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster comes standard with an infotainment system, Bluetooth, satellite radio, power-folding soft top, and automatic climate control. The touchscreen is quite responsive and has excellent graphics. For safety, it is equipped with parking sensors and a rearview camera.


With the Mercedes Benz SLC Class, you have a couple of options. The base SLC300 comes standard with a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that can crank up to 241 Horsepower. You can choose for a higher trim SLC43 equipped with a V6 engine since the standard engine does not deliver adequate power to cruise at top speeds.

Porsche Boxster comes with a 300 HP turbocharged powertrain that delivers smooth acceleration even at a higher speed. In just under 5 seconds, it can go from 0 to 60 mph.

The Bottom Line

There’s a reason why both these models come with a tag of being a luxury car. Undoubtedly, you have to pay a good price to get either of them. Why not choose something that satisfies the criteria of delivering exceptional performance and handling, coupled with an elegantly crafted interior. The 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster fits the condition nicely, although Mercedes Benz SLC Class has its own set of attributes.

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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 service 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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