In comparing the Porsche Boxster's and the BMW 3 Series's specifications and ratings, the Porsche Boxster has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and base engine power. The BMW 3 Series has the advantage in the area of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars Based on this comparison of the Porsche Boxster's and the BMW 3 Series's specifications and ratings, the Porsche Boxster is a better car than the BMW 3 Series.
Porsche Boxster vs. BMW 3 Series Pricing
A used 2013 Porsche Boxster ranges from $27,599 to $53,023 while a used 2013 BMW 3 Series is priced between $11,998 to $24,997.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Porsche Boxster’s base engine makes 265 horsepower, and the BMW 3 Series base engine makes 230 horsepower. The Boxster is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 507 miles. The 3 Series is rated to deliver an average of 20 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 419 miles. This gives the Porsche Boxster the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the BMW 3 Series. Both models use gasoline.