2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible

MSRP $71,700

Ranked #10 in Midsize Convertible

2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 29, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 718 range marks itself as the entry point to the Porsche sports-car universe. Since its transition from the 981-generation back in 2017, the 718 range of cars has been facing criticism on its shift towards a flat-4 forced induction engine configuration, ditching the flat-6 for a while in this process. Even though Porsche did bring back the glorious NA flat-6 engine the preceding year with its halo cars, the standard models still will sport the turbo-4. For 2022, the Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible will come identical to the model year it’s replacing with a slight price hike and two new color options.

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Pros

Handsome bodywork

Punchy performance

Awe-inspiring dynamics

Cons

Missing Android Auto connectivity

No standard driver assistance tech

Measly exhaust note

What's New?

Two new exterior shades


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$71700

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

2

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

121 cu.in.

horsepower

300 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

280 lb.-ft. @ 1950 rpm

transmission

6-Speed Manual

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

13/11.8 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

97.4 in.

length

172.4 in.

width

70.9 in.

height

50.4 in.

curb weight

3058 lbs.

ground clearance

3.6 in.

capacity

payload capacity

591 lbs.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20/20/20 mpg

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

Base$71,700 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible in Black Metallic color
Black Metallic

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The 2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible will arrive in a single trim sporting the same standard horizontally opposing 4-pot turbocharged engine. You get to choose between a 7-speed PDK and a 6-speed manual while the drive configuration stays strictly rear-wheel driven. The base manual car without any options will go for about $ 71,700 and at this base price, the 2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible will be directly going against the likes of the Jaguar F-type Convertible and the BMW Z4 M40i Convertible.

2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible Features

The 2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible will be offered in a single standalone trim and offered as a sportier alternative for the base 718 Boxster variant. For the extra $9,000 from the odd premium, you get bigger 20-inch Carrera S wheels, 20mm lowered suspension, a mechanical locking differential with torque vectoring, and an updated interior package with GT steering wheel and Sports Seats Plus. The engine and the powertrain will stay similar to the base model with the 7-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission coming in as a $3,370 option.

 As for the equipment, the 2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible stays similar to the entry-level model except for the additions mentioned above. On the exterior, you get Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED running lights and full-LED tail lamps, power-operated mirrors with heating function, rain-sensing wipers, a power foldable roof, and an active rear spoiler. The insides also cover the basics such as a dual-zone climate control system, leather seats and steering wheel, a touch screen infotainment system with optional navigation, and part digital instrument cluster.

Trim

Base

MSRP(RWD)

$71,700

Key features

7-inch Porsche Communication management system

 

6-speaker 110-watt Sound package Plus sound system

 

Partial power Sports Seats Plus with integrated headrest and heating function

 

GT Sport leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters(PDK)

 

2-zone climate control with active carbon filtration

 

Bi-Xenon headlamps with signature 4-point running light and LED brake lights

 

Rain sensing wipers and heated/power-operated exterior mirrors

 

Automatically deploying rear spoiler

 

20” Carrera S Alloy Wheels

Which trim should you buy?

The base 2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible with the manual gearbox is itself a great option and brings in incomparable levels of driver involvement. But, if you need something slightly quicker and has a bit more of the convenience quotient, we would suggest you go for the $3,370 optional 7-speed PDK as it is no less fun.

2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible Release date

Porsche has disclosed the prices for the2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible and the car is available for orders now.

2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible Engine and Performance

Like the2022 Porsche 718, Boxster T Convertible borrows its powertrain from the base variant, there are no visible advantages in straight-line performance for the Boxster T from the standard Boxster. The 2.0L turbocharged flat-4 still makes around 300 ponies and 280 lb-ft of torque. That is in no way a bad thing as this mill has enough poke on tap and the torque spread feels far meatier than its 6-cylinder counterpart with a free-revving character that is seen from every Porsche powertrain.

The 2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible in its manual guise is good for a 4.7-second sprint to 60mph from a standstill while the PDK option does shave off a few milliseconds, bringing down the time to almost 4.5 seconds. The quarter-mile comes up in about 12.6 seconds and the car is electronically limited to around 170 mph of top speed. We wish that the exhaust was tuned to be a bit rawer as the car does sound like a family hauler Subaru, even if you opt for the Sports exhaust package.

Models

Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible

Jaguar F-Type P 300 Convertible

BMW Z4 M40i

MSRP

$71,700

$64,700

$63,700

Engine

2.0L Turbocharged Boxer-4

2.0L Turbocharged 4-cylinder

3.0L Turbocharged inline 6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

7-speed PDK /

6-Speed manual

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power (hp @ RPM

300hp @ 6500rpm

296hp @ 5500 rpm

382hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ RPM)

280lb-ft @ 1950 rpm

295lb-ft @ 1500 rpm

368lb-ft @ 1800 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

4.5

5.4

3.9

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

12.5

14.7

12.3

Top-Speed (MPH)

170

155

155

The BMW Z4 M40i is the only one that offers a turbocharged straight-six in this price tag and this has definitely given it an advantage when it comes to straight-line performance. With a minimum advantage of 82hp from its competition, the Z4 M40i posts the best 0-60 timing of 3.9 seconds while the quarter miles comes up in low 12 seconds. The 718 Boxster T Convertible comes in half a second slower to 60mph but closes the gap convincingly in the quarter-mile run given its lower curb weight. The Jaguar F-Type meanwhile comes out to be the slowest given its low rated output and relatively higher curb weight.

How well does the 2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible handle?

 The 718 series of cars have been one of the best driving cars around and it is no different with the 2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible. While the 911s grew big with each generation, the 718s did stay a bit more compact and accessible, which for us, strikes the perfect balance. The GT steering wheel feels really nice to hold and is a pleasure to operate. There is enough communication from the front wheels to keep you involved and the variable racks in use are one of the least fractious we have come across.

The big 20-inch wheels have made the car more communicative but at the cost of ride comfort, that is. Even though the contact patches stay similarly wide, the lower sidewall depth has made the car feel a bit more stable and grippy than the regular convertible. Surprisingly, the 718 Boxster T Convertible weighs lesser than its coupe equivalent making it as clickable as the latter and the chassis feels just as solid despite the missing roof structure, even when driven back to back.

2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible Braking Performance

Porsches always had one the best braking performances irrespective of the segment and the 2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible is no different. The front axles use a pair of 13-inch cross-drilled internally ventilated discs bit down by a set of 4-piston calipers while the rear axle gets a pair of 11.8-inch cross-drilled internally ventilated discs and 4-piston calipers. With a base curb weight of just over 3,100 pounds (3,058 with the manual), 718 Boxster T Convertible stop in a commendable 98-feet from 60 mph. The brakes offer a really strong bite and have a really progressive feel to them. There are a bunch of braking aids on offers as well, in case something goes wrong.

Models

Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible

Jaguar F-Type P 300 Convertible

BMW Z4 M40i

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

13

14

13.7

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

11.8

12.8

12.8

Curb Weight (lbs)

3120

3395

3457

60-0 (feet)

98

102

101

The lightweight Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible is the only car here that manages to stop in under 100-feet. The BMW and the Jaguar do come very close and are in no way bad performers. The F-Type convertible, sporting the biggest front rotors, takes the most distance of 102 feet to come to halt while the hefty Z4 M40i takes one footless, registering a 101 feet braking distance. All three cars perform really well and are in striking range when it comes to braking performance.

2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible Fuel Economy

The 2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible has an EPA-rated fuel economy figure of 22 mpg in a combined cycle. The figure can vary drastically as on highways, when driven rationally it manages around 26 mpg while in city traffic it can drop to almost 20 mpg. Anyway, with a 14.2-gallon tank, you are looking at a real-world range of about 370 miles from this machine while staying on highways could boost this figure close to 312 miles. Squeezing out 300 ponies from a tiny 4-pot has come at a cost of fuel economy and the relatively small gas tank doesn’t make things better for the Porsche as well.

Models

Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible

Jaguar F-Type P 300 Convertible

BMW Z4 M40i

MPG (City)

20

23

22

MPG (Highway)

26

30

29

MPG (Combined)

22

26

25

Tank Capacity (Gallons)

14.2

16.64

13.7

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

284/369.2/312.4

382.72/499.2/432.64

301.4/342.5/397.3

The Jaguar F-Type, with the least powerful engine, unsurprisingly has the best economy figure here. Also, its huge 16.64-gallon tank helped it extract the best range as well, on every single occasion. The turbo inline-6 on the BMW is surprisingly frugal and does come really close to the figures of the class leader, the F-Type P300. The 2022 718 Boxster T Convertible does lag behind in this department, possibly due to the availability of lesser ratios to play within both gearbox options.

2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible Interior

Unlike most of the cars in Porsche's line-up, the 718 series has not seen a transition to a new interior layout. The positive side of this is that everything remains functional and ergonomic, retaining all tactile buttons and knobs; the bad side is that you are stuck in a decade-old design whilst browsing through a 7-inch stuttery infotainment screen that still has no support for Android Auto and standard online navigation. That said, the craftsmanship is up there with the best and most touchpoints are finished in high-quality material.

The 2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible does come with the GT steering wheel with the mode selector dial, which is a nice addition. The Sports Seats Plus are really supportive but lack any kind of bolster adjustments which may make it a bit of a squeeze for plus-size adults. That said, the driving position is spot-on as like on any other Porsche and is quite easy to get settled in. A dual-zone climate control system, auto-dimming mirrors, cruise control, and the Sport Chrono dashboard-mounted stopwatch are a part of the standard package.

Models

Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible

Jaguar F-Type P 300 Convertible

BMW Z4 sDrive30i

Seating Capacity

2

2

2

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

NA/NA/NA

36.97/56.5/42.83

38.9/54.3/42.2

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

5.2 +4.4

5.67

9.9

The Jaguar F-type is the one that offers the airiest cabin here but lacks when it comes to cargo volume. The Z4 does come close in cabin space and also offers the best headroom and cabin room in this comparison. The 2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible does offer a decent amount of usable space inside, but the shoulder room might feel a bit cramped given the car's tighter dimensions. Some standout interior features of the 2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible are;

  • Partial power sports seats with integrated headrest and heating function
  • Leather-wrapped GT steering wheel with paddles
  • Dual-zone climate control system
  • 7-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • 4.6-inch digital instrument display with central analog tacho
  • Sport Chrono stopwatch on the dashboard

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible comes with a 7-inch Porsche Communication Management system as standard with support for Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth audio, HD audio, and SiriusXM trial subscription. A 6-speaker 110-watt audio system is also a part of the standard package. Android Auto is still unavailable and a navigation system with LTE capability comes as a $2,320 option. Porsche also offers premium audio systems by Bose and Burmester, with prices starting from $990 for the former while the latter retails at $$4,690. Some standout infotainment features of the 2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible are;

  • 7-inch touchscreen PCM system
  • Wired Android Auto
  • Bluetooth hands-free
  • SiriusXM HD radio
  • 6-speaker 110 watt audio system ( premium system available)
  • Navigation system with LTE capability (o)

2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible Exterior

The 2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible will stay visually identical to the model year it replaces. The compact and sleek design is easily identifiable with the design getting better with each generation uplift. The 20-inch Carrera s wheels, specific to the Boxster T, does a better job in filling the huge arches and the 20 mm drop in ride height gets the stance game right. The Boxster is one sports car that can easily pull off a drop-top look but with the roof on, the proportions do get a bit distorted. Features like a power deployable spoiler, Full LED lighting, rain-sensing wipers, and heated, power foldable mirrors are a part of the standard equipment list. You get a few 718 Boxster T decals and 3D embossments to clearly depict what model you have gone for as well.

Models

Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible

Jaguar F-Type P 300 Convertible

BMW Z4 M40i

Curb Weight (lb)

3120

3395

3457

Length (inches)

172.4

176

170.7

Width (inches)

70.9

75.5

73.4

Height (inches)

50.4

51.5

51.3

Ground Clearance (inches)

NA

3.94

NA

Wheelbase (inches)

97.4

103.2

97.2

The compact size and lightweight frame do aid the 2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible in performance and agility but do put a constraint on cabin space. The F-Type is the car which is dimensionally the biggest here which unsurprisingly offers the best cabin room as well. Its long wheelbase helps it to excavate the best legroom in the cabin. The Z4 M40i does offer the best compromise when it comes to size but does weigh in a bit more than the competition given it comes with a higher displacement inline-6 engine as standard.

2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible Safety

The 2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible is yet to be crash-tested for safety ratings by competent authorities like the IIHS or the NHTSA. Porsche has packed the car with basic passive safety systems but still misses out on advanced driver assistance systems. Lane keep assist and adaptive cruise controls come as a $700 and $1,670 option while features like automatic emergency braking are a complete miss from this model. Some of the safety features in the 2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible are:

  • Rear park assist with reversing camera
  • Cruise control (adaptive available)
  • Porsche side impact protection system
  • Multistage airbags
  • Lane keep assist (o)
  • Blind-spot monitoring (o)

2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible Competition

2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T convertible vs 2021 Jaguar F-Type P300 Convertible

The Jaguar is the affordable option here and also comes out to be the bigger car of the two. It also comes out frugal and also boasts better cursing ranges as well. That said, when it comes to performance and handling the 2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible is in a league of its own. Even though both cars have identical output figures on paper, the tight and lightweight 2022 Boxster T Convertible is faster and agile than the jaguar f-type. Since practicality and economy matter least when getting one of these, we would, without a doubt, go for the 718 Boxster T Convertible.

2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T convertible vs 2022 BMW Z4 M40i

Even though the 2022 BMW M40i starts at a lower price, it boasts a bigger and more powerful engine capable of delivering better straight-line performance figures. Surprisingly, it also comes out to be a bit more fuel-efficient sports car here as well. The 2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible meanwhile strikes back with its elegant bodywork and impeccable dynamics, typical to Porsche which is a step above the BMW. The lightweight chassis also helps the Porsche in the braking department as well. Both cars do come close in terms of desirability and the rest is left on you to settle for what.

2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible Final Verdict

The short and definitive answer for this question is, yes indeed. The 2022 Porsche 718 Boxster T Convertible is in every way a compact and affordable 911. It is as usable as any other two-seater sports car and does pack in a lot of punch from its tiny four-pot turbocharged powertrain. This sports car also offers decent levels of practicality and economy which is comparable to other machines of this class. People may say the engine is a bit uncharacteristic for a Porsche and not as sonorous as the old NA flat sixes, but believe us, the fun to be had from this package is limitless.

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