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Porsche Boxster roadster (2012-2016) - Practicality & boot space

The Porsche Boxster offers two boots and a spacious interior

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4.7 out of 5

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4.5 out of 5

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Practicality & boot space Rating

3.0 out of 5

Practicality doesn’t tend to be a major priority for buyers of open-topped sports cars, who often have a second vehicle to use for life’s more humdrum tasks. Yet with luggage areas in the front and rear, the Boxster is surprisingly good in this regard, while storage for odds and ends inside the car’s cabin isn’t bad, either. The electric roof folds down in a rapid nine seconds and can be raised or lowered at speeds of up to 30mph – handy if you’ve been caught out by a sudden summer rain shower.

Porsche Boxster interior space and storage

The cabin is spacious and there's a decent-sized glovebox and central storage bin, plus you get a pair of clever cup-holders that fold out of the dashboard. Obviously there are no rear seats – not even child-sized ones – but the driver and front-seat passenger are well catered for and the Boxster is easy to use as an everyday car as a result.

Boot space

You get a deep 150-litre compartment in the nose of the car and a 130-litre boot behind the engine, too. You won’t be making any trips to IKEA, the garden centre or the recycling centre in your Boxster, but you should certainly be able to go on a weekend away without too much trouble. Some third-party companies produce soft bags that are the exact shape and size of certain sports cars’ luggage compartments, and this can really help making the most of the boot space on offer in a car like the Boxster.

Towing

The Porsche Boxster is not recommended for towing – we reckon that you should check out the popular Porsche Macan or Porsche Cayenne SUVs if you need to pull a caravan, horsebox or other trailer but still want the performance and premium image that comes with a Porsche.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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