2021 Porsche 718 Boxster vs. 2020 Volkswagen Beetle

The cutesy 2020 Volkswagen Beetle may have been building a reputation in the world of cars but it will have a hard time battling the 2021 Porsche 718 Boxster for a number of reasons. Learn why we say so with this comparison.

Design & Style

A solid and tough exterior – that is what the 2021 Porsche 718 Boxster’s body is made of. Despite that ruggedness, it does not fail to impress in terms of luxury as well. Inside it, you will see how the maker made an effort to make the dashboard less cluttered than before. Add to that, there is an impressive power-folding top that you will love to try as well.

As for the 2020 Volkswagen Beetle, you will go for it if you are after a cutesy kind of car. It is so small that it will truly be a delight driving it along narrow lanes. The car also has enough room for two adults. The problem though is the presence of the convertible top which can be distractive as it compromises outward visibility.

Technology & Safety

The six-speaker system for the 2021 Porsche 718 Boxster is now backed up by other technologies that are impressive as well. It has an easy-to-use infotainment system working to support voice integration as well as smartphone integration, among others. Driver aids are mesmerizing for this car as well.

In the case of the Beetle, there is much frustration for the lack of technology and safety features in it. It has been gifted with an infotainment system that works sluggishly though, without even providing support for smartphone integration. This goes to show that the maker lacked some enthusiasm upgrading the features of this car.


Powered by a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine, you will notice that the 2021 Porsche 718 Boxster, yet again, defeats the 2020 Volkswagen Beetle in terms of performance. Imagine how the Boxster zooms in with a 300 horsepower and 280lb-ft of torque and you will realize that it has a promising engine performance. The Beetle, on the other hand, with the same engine size, only pegs power up to 174 horses at a torque of 184lb-ft. The numbers are enough reason to just say no to the Beetle when you happen to be thinking of buying one.

The Bottom Line

In the world of cars, you cannot just settle for the looks. This is a realization that you will surely come up with after reading this comparison. Knowing that the 2021 Porsche 718 Boxster adds great features and power to this car model, you will definitely appreciate it even more.

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 2021 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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