The 2016 Porsche Boxster is considered as Porsche’s “cheapest” vehicle with being on the bottom of the list of Porsche’s vehicle offerings. The Boxster is a roadster type of vehicle and is the “tamest”among the 911’s and the Cayenne’s, and the Panamera’s to name a few. It might be an understatement to call the Boxster as base and cheap but for Porsche standards, it is more of a warm welcome or introduction into what Porsche has to offer.
Balance is the Name of the Game for the 2016 Porsche Boxster
The 2016 Porsche Boxster is a roadster offered in a soft or hardtop. The roof is operated by an electronic system that raises or lowers both hard and soft tops in just 9 seconds. The Boxster has that iconic Porsche shape but differentiates itself from the others with its own set of characteristics. Bulges and curves make the Boxster muscular and give off a wide stance. The taillights blend in with the wing via a color-keyed accent and the rear wing will deploy at 120kph or manually to maintain rear stability at higher speeds. Compared to the 911, the Boxster is more subtle in overall look but still give off that legit premium sports car vibe. Mounted amidships is a 2.7-liter 6 cylinder boxer engine putting out 261hp mated to Porsche’s PDK dual clutch transmission.
The 2016 Boxster offers premium leather and the right material but everything is meant to be understated yet when felt, is actually classy. There are no fancy stuff in the cockpit and everything has a purpose. The seats are snug and supportive. One surprising thing about the Boxster especially when compared to other roadsters is that it actually has practicality when it comes to cargo space. The rear trunk space is actually very usable and it boasts capacity that can rival that of a mid-sized sedan not only that, because Boxster is a mid-engine car, the hood is actually another trunk with decent capacity.
For a Porsche, 261hp is actually a really low number, but then you realize you’re in a tiny roadster with very little weight to pull. The Boxster delivers a very exciting and engaging drive as the chassis is so balanced, the car just points itself to where you want to. Attacking corners is no problem also as the brakes slow that car down fast and the balanced weight distribution just turns the car around the corner like it was nothing. A grippy set of wheels and precise steering just add to the overall experience.
The 2016 Porsche Boxster offers balanced power and economy, practical cargo space for a two-seater, balanced handling. But looks can be either simple or too mild when compared to the aggressive 911. Sure you can get a Miata for way less but the Porsche Boxster is in a whole new level in itself. Welcome to the world of Porsche.