Two engines are available in the 2020 718 Boxster including a 2.0-liter turbo flat-four with 300 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque in the base model, or a 2.5-liter turbo flat-four with 350 hp and 309 lb-ft in the S model. Both engines can be paired to either a standard six-speed manual or an optional seven-speed twin-clutch automatic gearbox. EPA fuel economy ratings are 21/28 mpg city/highway for the manual and 22/29 mpg with the automatic when equipped with the base engine. The more powerful 2.5-liter is rated at 20/26 mpg with the manual and 21/28 mpg with the automatic. Because the 718 Boxster is a mid-engine sports car, it has cargo areas up front and in the back. The trunk can has a 4.4-cubic foot capacity and the front trunk, or “frunk,” is slightly larger at 5.3 cubic feet.
Standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, partial leather upholstery, the PCM interface, a rearview camera, parking sensors, Bluetooth connectivity, and HID headlights. Options include alloy wheels up to 20 inches in diameter, leather upholstery, adaptive sport seats, heated and ventilated front seats, navigation, a premium audio system from Bose or Burmester, Porsche’s torque vectoring system, carbon ceramic brakes, a sport exhaust system, active suspension, a larger fuel tank, a heated multi-function steering wheel, LED headlights and dual-zone climate control. Like other Porsche models, the 2020 718 Boxster can be extensively customized with unique exterior colors, two-tone interior upholstery, contrast stitching, metal and wood trim, and seat belts of different colors.
Some safety features include lane change assist and adaptive cruise control with Porsche Active Safe, which bundles automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning.