- Plenty of airbags to protect occupants
- Comprehensive selection of systems
- Hasn’t been tested by Euro NCAP
The previous Boxster was not crash tested by Euro NCAP and there’s no rating for this one either.
However, the body is very strong and it benefits from driver, passenger, side and head airbags that deploy in the event of a crash.
There are also rollover hoops behind the seats for protection if the car rolls over with the roof down – providing space to protect the occupants.
The comprehensive Porsche Stability Management system keeps things pointed down the road too, while beefy brakes provide plenty of stopping force, with optional brakes made from ceramic composite are available on the options list.
An Isofix point on the passenger seat is available as an optional extra.
- Isn’t blessed with lots of space
- But luggage room is surprisingly generous
- Extra stowage not so good
You don’t get a huge amount of cabin stowage space but the Boxster makes up for it with luggage capacity.
Due to the engine’s location behind the driver, mounted in the middle of the car, you effectively get two boots.
Under the front bonnet where the engine would normally go is 150 litres of space, and there’s another 125 litres in the boot.
What’s more - unlike some convertibles - luggage space remains unchanged whether the roof is up or down.
The door bins are tiny and there’s barely anywhere to stow your phone out of the way other than beneath the armrest, but at least there are two cupholders - the trademark twin cupholder arrangement that springs out from a slot above the glovebox.
The Boxster is barely any bigger than a regular family hatchback, it’s just lower. That means it easily fits in to town centre car parks and isn’t too intimating to drive around town or on tighter country lanes.
The only thing you’ll really notice is the low driving position which is great for feeling involved in the experience, but that does hamper visibility slightly at junctions or when manoeuvring. It’s especially apparent with the roof up and if the car doesn’t have parking sensors or a camera.
A total of 275 litres of luggage space is available in the Boxster, albeit split between two load areas. One’s at the front where you’d normally find an engine, offering 150 litres, while there’s also a 125-litre boot located behind the engine at the back of the car.
This makes the Boxster a surprisingly practical two-seat sports car, and one that you could easily use for a weekend away with a couple of squashy bags.
And, because the fabric roof folds behind the seats and engine is mid-mounted, it doesn’t impinge on boot space when it’s down, either.
The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Porsche 718 Boxster Convertible.
Equipment by trim level
To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:
|Equipment included on some trim levels|
Standard Trim equipment
|Standard Trim standard equipment|
|Standard Trim optional equipment|
|GTS standard equipment|
|GTS optional equipment|
|S standard equipment|
|S optional equipment|
|T standard equipment|
|T optional equipment|