When comparing the Porsche Boxster's and the Mazda MX-5 Miata's specifications and ratings, the Porsche Boxster has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Mazda MX-5 Miata 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 Porsche Boxster's and the Mazda MX-5 Miata's specifications and ratings, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is a better car than the Porsche Boxster.
Porsche Boxster vs. Mazda MX-5 Miata Pricing
A used 2016 Porsche Boxster ranges from $37,049 to $106,799 while a used 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is priced between $16,982 to $25,998.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Porsche Boxster’s base engine makes 265 horsepower, and the Mazda MX-5 Miata base engine makes 155 horsepower. The Boxster is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 507 miles. The MX-5 Miata is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 405 miles.This gives the Mazda MX-5 Miata the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Porsche Boxster the advantage in maximum range. Both models use gasoline.