On the surface, this comparison seems like it wasn’t thought out all the way through. For starters, the two cars belong to two different markets. One is a German marquee brand recognized as one of the most sought-after automakers in the world while the other is an American original that’s more of the everyday brand.
But for the purposes of comparison, here we are. Auto Express took it upon themselves to undergo a comparison test between a Porsche Boxster and a Ford Focus RS. In fairness to these guys, the whole point of the comparison test wasn’t focused so much on the car’s engine performance and styling points, but more so on which car should get you the most bang for your buck. Over in the UK, both cars come out with pretty similar price tags so, as far as Auto Express is concerned, choosing between the two boils down to preference. By numbers alone, if you’re looking for a car with more ponies in it, then the Focus RS is the way to go. But if you’re more interested in which car is lighter, then the Boxster is the one for you.
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All that, of course, didn’t stop Auto Express from determining a winner. They run both cars on a test track to determine which of the two high-powered sports cars they can get the better performance from and the results, so they say, didn’t establish a clear winner.
In the end, choosing between the two comes down to a matter of preference. They both cost the same - £35,500 – and they both have their advantages.
As far as we’re concerned, when it comes to choosing between the two cars that aren’t all that far from each other in terms of performance, the style and aesthetics become all the more important in which case, we’d gladly take the Boxster over the Focus RS. What about you? Which do you prefer?