When it comes to power and style for a great price, Porsche takes the cake. Available brand-new for a starting price of under $60,000 the Boxster and Cayman offer everything you would expect from Porsche in 2020.
2020 Porsche 718 Boxster
The Boxster is Porsche’s most popular and well-priced sports car, and 2020 has been no exception. Starting at $59,600 this sporty convertible offers 300-350hp from the available 2.0L or 2.5L 4-cylinder mid-engine motor and can be purchased with a manual or automatic transmission.
This spunky and sleek convertible is well-loved among the Porsche community, and we can’t say that we blame them. After all, I’ve never been upset to see a Porsche zooming down the highway. The Boxster has a styling that is both unique and also iconically Porsche, balancing the two to make a car that both stands-out and fit-in perfectly at any car show.
Settling down into the driver’s seat you can appreciate the car’s modest and elegant design. The dash maintains a minimal and almost old-style look while the slim center console sweeps down the dash between the passenger and driver seats. The car’s interior is decedent with expensive material and is simple enough that you won’t be feeling like you are sitting inside of a modern-day spaceship.
2020 Porsche 718 Cayman
With a starting price just slightly – and surprisingly – lower than the Boxster, the $57,500 sports car has just as much to offer, if not more. Also offered as a manual and an automatic, a point worth noting as it becomes harder and harder to find manual sports cars these days, the Porsche Cayman matches the Boxster with the availability of a 2.0L or 2.5L 4-cylinder mid-engine motor, but can also come with a 4.0L 6-cylinder mid-engine motor.
The interior of the Cayman matches the clean and expensive feel of the Boxster, with very similar styling. Like the Boxster, the Cayman offers very little storage, no back seats and no storage behind the front seats. Regardless, many people pick the Porsche as a daily driver because they offer a fantastic mixture of style and comfort, and are exciting enough to make sure you’re wide awake by the time you make it to the office to get your morning cup of coffee.
When it comes to styling and power, the 2020 Porsche Cayman and Boxster seem to match up, and with starting prices within a few thousand of each other, the addition of any options puts them in the same cost range. So the choice really stands in two things: are you willing to let go of the traditional 6 cylinders Porsche, and do you want a convertible?