Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster

About Porsche Boxster

Even in its final year before an all-new version arrives, the 2016 Porsche Boxster remains an excellent-driving convertible. At just over $50,000, the Boxster is also the least expensive drop-top from the legendary German sports-car maker. As the last of the current-gen models to come standard with a 6-cylinder engine, the 2016 Boxster goes out on a high note with the Spyder, powered by a 911-derived 3.8-liter. But even a base Boxster is a dynamic machine that's as adept at screaming around corners as it is loafing top-down. The Boxster doesn't offer the practicality and security of a retracting hardtop like the Mercedes-Benz SLK and BMW Z4, or the all-wheel-drive traction of an Audi TT, but it hits the sport/comfort equation as only Porsche can.

2016 Porsche Boxster
What's new for 2016?
2016 Porsche Boxster

In the final year of its current generation, the Porsche Boxster is available as a Spyder. Boasting a 375-horsepower engine and $83,000 price tag, it is fast and exclusive. Also new is the Boxster Black Edition, with dark accents, 20-inch Carrera Classic wheels and amenities like heated seats, navigation system and upgraded audio system.

2015 Porsche Boxster
What's new for 2015?
2015 Porsche Boxster

The 2015 Porsche Boxster convertible adds a new GTS trim offering 15 more horsepower than the S model. Also onboard are 20-inch Carrera S wheels, sport seats and the Porsche Active Suspension Management system (PASM). Rear parking sensors and a rearview monitor are now standard on all trims.

2014 Porsche Boxster
What's new for 2014?
2014 Porsche Boxster

With the Boxster all new for the previous model year, there are no significant changes for 2014.

2013 Porsche Boxster
What's new for 2013?
2013 Porsche Boxster

The 2013 Porsche Boxster is all-new.

2012 Porsche Boxster
What's new for 2012?
2012 Porsche Boxster

With an all-new 2013 model on the horizon, the Porsche Boxster receives minimal changes for the 2012 model year.

2011 Porsche Boxster
What's new for 2011?
2011 Porsche Boxster

For 2011, the Boxster and Boxster S offer more standard features, such as Bluetooth capability and a universal audio interface that provides MP3 connectivity. Popular equipment packages are also available – Convenience, Infotainment, Design and Design Sport – that group attractive options together at a value (rather than purchasing individual options separately).

2010 Porsche Boxster
What's new for 2010?
2010 Porsche Boxster

After a thorough refresh last year, the 2010 Boxster carries over largely unchanged.

2009 Porsche Boxster
What's new for 2009?
2009 Porsche Boxster

The Boxster receives a new 2.9-liter boxer engine, while the Boxster S receives an upgraded 3.4-liter engine, both providing more horsepower and improved fuel economy over last year's units. A new PDK (Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe) double clutch auto-manual transmission replaces the Tiptronic-S, while a six-speed manual gearbox is now standard on the base Boxster. LED daytime running lights occupy the space previously reserved for the Boxster's fog lights.

2008 Porsche Boxster
What's new for 2008?
2008 Porsche Boxster

Lightweight sport seats with adjustable backrests are a new option, while Boxsters equipped with leather add Carrera Red to the interior color palette. Oil-change intervals are extended to 12,000 miles and spark-plug replacement to 36,000 miles.

2007 Porsche Boxster
What's new for 2007?
2007 Porsche Boxster

Although the Cayman, by virtue of the added rigidity of its hardtop, maintains the ultimate edge in handling, away from the race track for most drivers the Boxster provides comparable performance excitement with the added allure of a convertible top, a bit more comfort and definitely more available storage via two roomy trunks.

Consumer Reviews

constantly being complimented

By on Thursday, September 29, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 15,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "looks and driving experience"

Cons: "hard to get in and out of as I age"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned numerous luxury, sports and performance cars but none that draw the attention of this car. when out driving it is always complimented. Taking it on Wisconsin's rural roads is exhilarating. You don't have to go top end to have a ball driving this car. Taking corners and accelerating from them is fabulous. Make sure you have everything set before heading out as you will soon be in total attention mode. The car needs you to keep it on track."

9 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Extremely fun car to drive

By on Monday, December 4, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "handling, convertible"

Cons: "blind spot"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I would have gone with a Cayman except that getting in and out is tough with the narrow opening. I chose an S model because it was the best price for the options that I wanted. I bought a CPO car because I couldnt afford a new one with all the options I wanted. The handling is what makes this car amazing. It goes exactly where you point it, with almost no under or oversteer (tires do make a difference though). The car has more power than it needs but it is not the fastest car around. I find myself easily going over 90 when not paying attention. Braking is also very good. The only negative is the rear blind spot; even with F&R sensors, having a backup camera is a must when the top is up. Service is pricey but unless you drive many miles, its once a year and oil changes can be done by a DIYer. The mid-engine design means you will hear the motor, especially if you have the sports exhaust option. The Bose surround works well but not with the top down and going more than 85mph. I used to drive a manual but I have gotten used to the PDK - it certainly shifts faster than I could. Nice to have in traffic. Ventilated and heated seats are nice options to have in a convertible car. The 981s are the last flat 6 cylinder version of the car which some people favor."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Best vehicle I have ever owned

By on Friday, November 24, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 12,800

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun, powerful, superior engineering"

Cons: "Fan turns on when you start car, weight limit"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My 1998 Ford Mustang had finally had it after 18 years in the Arizona heat. The Boxster is the best car I have ever owned. The superior engineering is evident every time I get into the car. The ride, the performance,and the fun are top notch. While it is rated 20 MPG city, I am getting over 23 by not driving it like I am in a race. The engine is so powerful, this is the first stick I have driven where I cannot tell when to shift by feel alone because the engine can handle much higher speeds at each gear than optimal. A few small nits: there is a combined passenger weight limit (recommended) of 400 pounds) which I did not see or read about before I purchased the car), the temperature control fan is always on when I turn on the vehicle even if I had it off (this is for the standard equipment) and the key is set up so that it is hard to put it on a key ring without blocking access to the key used to get into the glove compartment. Every review I read before I bought this said it was a fun car to drive and my experiences have been consistent with those reviews."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

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