When comparing the Audi R8's and the Porsche Boxster's specifications and ratings, the Audi R8 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Porsche Boxster has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Audi R8's and the Porsche Boxster's specifications and ratings, the Porsche Boxster is a better car than the Audi R8.
Audi R8 vs. Porsche Boxster Pricing
A used 2015 Audi R8 ranges from $81,976 to $133,034 while a used 2015 Porsche Boxster is priced between $34,998 to $69,395.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Audi R8’s base engine makes 430 horsepower, and the Porsche Boxster base engine makes 265 horsepower. The R8 is rated to deliver an average of 14 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 422 miles. The Boxster is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 507 miles. This gives the Porsche Boxster the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Audi R8. Both models use gasoline.