Comparing the 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera & the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster S


2018 Porsche 911 Carrera
2018 Porsche 718 Boxster S

Porsche is the quintessential sports car for many drivers in the Los Angeles area and beyond. Its styling, luxury, and dedication to performance are unparalleled, but this can leave vehicle shoppers stuck on which Porsche model to buy. The 2018 Porsche lineup is full of stunning and dynamic options, but two of our favorites are the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster S and the 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera. Read on to learn some details about these two models, and which may be the better fit for your lifestyle, or skip ahead to our new vehicle inventory to explore options.

When you want a vehicle that defines performance, Porsche is the only brand you should consider. With the PDK transmission equipped with Sport Chrono, both Porsche models can kick the 0-60 MPH acceleration up to an insanely quick four seconds flat.


2018 Porsche 911 Carrera2018 Porsche 718 Boxster S
Engine3.0L Six-Cylinder Boxer2.5L Four-Cylinder Boxer
Horsepower370 HP @ 6500 RPM350 HP @ 6500 RPM
TransmissionManual, PDKManual, PDK
Acceleration4.0-4.4 sec.*4.0-4.4 sec.*
Top Track Speed183 MPH177 MPH
City/Highway Fuel Economy20 MPG/29 MPG manual, 22 MPG/30 MPG PDK20 MPG/26 MPG manual, 21 MPG/28 MPG PDK

*Depending on transmission.

2018 Porsche 911 Carrera vs. 2018 Porsche Boxster S: Safety

Don't worry when you take your Porsche model out onto the highways around Los Angeles; the Porsche is equipped with several protective features.

Both models come standard with 330-mm four-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers, with a black finish on the 911 Carrera and a red finish on the 718 Boxster S. Cross-drilled Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes are also available.

If the unforeseen does occur, both models include full-size, two-stage driver and front passenger airbags, the Porsche Side Impact Protection System, and in the case of the open-top 2018 Porsche Boxster S, front and rear rollover protection elements.

2018 Porsche 911 Carrera
2018 Porsche 718 Boxster S

2018 Porsche 911 Carrera vs. 2018 Porsche Boxster S: Design

2018 Porsche 911 Carrera

The Porsche 911 Carrera coupe has a rear-engine and is powered by the rear-wheels, though all-wheel drive is also available. For its part the four-seat 911 Carrera benefits from sharp braking and increased traction. It has a drag coefficient of just .29.

Specific Styling:
  • Sharply rearward sloping roofline
  • Sliding/tilting sunroof
  • Rear lid grille
  • Three-dimensional LED taillights

2018 Porsche 718 Boxster S

Low, wide, sporty, and sleek are design cues that these two Porsche models take to heart. The Porsche Boxster S is a mid-engine roadster with rear-wheel-drive. This gives the two-seat Porsche convertible exceptional weight distribution. The Boxster S has a drag coefficient of .32.

Specific Styling:
  • Soft-top roof
  • Large side air intakes
  • Automatically extending wing
  • Accent trim between the taillights

Nothing says luxury like a Porsche. Relax back into seats that adjust perfectly to your preferences, bask in crystal clear sound, and enjoy all the technology and entertainment you could want with these features available from Porsche.

  • Sport steering wheel
  • Ambient lighting
  • Power-adjustable sport seats available in leather and with heating and ventilation
  • Two-zone automatic climate control
  • BOSE® and Burmester® premium surround sound systems
  • Porsche Communication Management system with 7-in. screen, navigation, hands-free calling, Wi-Fi, and Apple® CarPlay integration

Test Drive The 2018 Porsche Boxster S or 2018 Porsche 911 Today
In Los Angeles, CA!

The 2018 Porsche Boxster S starts at $68,400 MSRP with the manual transmission. The 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera begins at $89,400 MSRP with the manual transmission. Whichever model appeals to you best, the passionate staff here at Beverly Hills Porsche is ready to set you up on a test drive. As the largest volume Porsche dealer in America, you will be able to find a Porsche model that matches your exact specifications.

Call (888) 391-3469 to be put in touch with one of our Porsche Certified Brand Ambassadors.

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