Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
Despite having its engine mounted in the middle of the car, the 718 Boxster offers more than enough room to accommodate a couple of taller folks. It’s also wide enough to ensure that you’re never brushing elbows with whomever's sitting next to you, and it's less claustrophobic than a Jaguar F-Type Convertible.
Storage is more of an issue. There's a decent-sized glovebox, a couple of cupholders and several cubbies, including two in the doors and one in the centre armrest, each of which is big enough to take a mobile phone. But the door pockets are shallow, tricky to access and certainly not big enough for something chunky, such as a bottle of water.
The Boxster gives you a choice of two boots in which to stow your bags: one in the nose and the other in the usual place, at the back of the car. While neither offers a massive amount of space there's more room to play with than you get in the Alpine A110 or Jaguar F-Type Convertible. Combined, that means enough space for a few soft weekend bags, a pair of small suitcases or a weekly shop. Forget about golf clubs, though – you’ll have to choose between those or a passenger.
If you need to carry anything more substantial, the Z4 has a bigger boot and the option of a ski hatch, which means you can carry longer items, too.