Porsche 718 Boxster review – interior and tech

Superbly built, but starting to feel its age if you’re into gadgets. Ergonomics are top-notch though

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The interior is certainly starting to look its age, sharing the same basic 981 architecture that was launched back in 2012. However, the excellent ergonomics and build quality shine as strongly now as they did nine years ago. 

The infotainment system is simple and easy to use, and if you use mobile mirroring apps such as CarPlay or Android Auto the interfaces will be no different anyway. The button-laden centre console remains as a constant reminder of how many options boxes were ticked (or not), but is a nice tactile element to an interior that fundamentally just works.

The driving position is pretty bang on regardless of your shape, with pedal placement perfect for heel-and-toeing in manual cars, and all the various steering wheel options are things of greatness, solidifying that sense of quality.

Storage is also impressive for a mid-engined sports car, with the front and rear boots supplemented by reasonable interior cubbies. The issue is that although the Porsche badge may carry more cache than an Audi’s, the interior feels distinctly last generation compared to that of rivals such as the TT, although as we get closer to near total digitisation, buttons are almost ready to come back into fashion.

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