2014 Porsche Boxster

Swift Sports Convertible. A quick and nimble entry roadster.

  • Likes
  • It's a Porsche
  • handling
  • Dislikes
  • Cargo space decent

This swift two-seater has been a top choice for joyrides since the roadster came charging onto roadways a decade ago. Nimble, responsive and boasting 265 horsepower.

Our bright tester came in exclusive racing yellow with optional ($340) matching racing yellow seat belts. Interior is pleasant and comfortable with seat ventilation and the full power convertible top is no-nonsense. The optional BOSE surround sound system is perfect to counter higher speeds' wind noise. Of course, the centerpiece of this agile, race-inspired vehicle is the mid-mounted boxer engine; physics dictate that it is the best place in a car. Tacked on to the VarioCam motor is a 6-speed manual transmission with dual mass flywheel and hill assist control. Yes, you get collapsible cupholders and all sorts of other creature comforts and convenience: Bluetooth, halogen headlights with coming home feature, remote entry alarm with interior surveillance, multifunction trip computer and more.

The base Porsche Boxster model offers plenty of top-down fun, all while earning an impressive 30 mpg highway. Whether for a quick trip to the supermarket, a daily drive to the office or a romantic drive on back country roads, this fun-to-drive, mid-engine ride will keep a smile on your face.

Warranty/Service: 4-year/50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty; 4-year/50,000-mile powertrain warranty; 4-year/50,000-mile roadside assistance

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Specs

Base Price: $49,500

As Tested: $49,500

  • 20 / 30 mpg
  • EPA
  • 5.5 sec
  • 0-60
  • 265 hp @ 6,700 rpm
  • Horsepower
  • 164 mph
  • Top Speed
  • Engine: 2.7-liter horizontally-opposed 6-cylinder with direct injection
  • Horsepower: 265 hp @ 6,700 rpm
  • Torque: 206 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual
  • Curb Weight: 2,888 lbs
  • Wheelbase: 97.4 in
  • Length: 172.2 in
  • Width: 70.9 in
  • Height: 50.5 in
  • Turning circle: 36 ft
  • Brakes: 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
  • Suspension: modified MacPherson strut front and rear
  • Traction: electronic stability control with traction control
  • 0-60 mph: 5.5 sec
  • 60-0 mph: n/a
  • Top Speed: 164 mph
  • EPA City: 20 mpg
  • EPA Highway: 30 mpg
  • Combined MPG: 24 mpg
  • Seating Capacity: 2
  • Safety: dual-stage front airbags; head and thorax side airbags

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