Porsche Boxster Summary
The Porsche Boxster is a two-seater sports car that offers practicality, style and power with its rear-wheel drive, mid-engine design. It’s available in basic and luxury trims, and with manual or automatic transmission. Older models offer a choice of two V6 engines, while the newest generation comes with a range of turbocharged four-cylinder engines. No matter your choice, the Porsche Boxster provides strong acceleration and excellent horsepower. The Boxster strikes a balance of luxury, functionality and sports car performance for a comfortable yet thrilling ride.
Porsche Boxster Safety
Standard safety features aren't lacking in the Porsche Boxster. Models from 2007 include:
- Anti-lock braking system to prevent skidding
- Stability and traction control to maintain contact with the road in slippery conditions
- Dual head and side-impact airbags for added protection
Older models, like the 2000, has some basics, such as standard front and side airbags and built-in roll bars behind the seats, which protects you in the event of a roll-over accident. High-intensity gas-discharge headlights are an option, Models produced since 2013 also come with brake assist and emergency trunk release as standard. A rearview camera is available with select trims for reversing assistance. From 2017 onward, Boxsters offer driver assist technologies, such as blind spot monitoring to detect vehicles just out of sight and forward collision warning to notify drivers if a vehicle or hazard ahead is approaching too quickly.
Porsche Boxster Interior
The Porsche Boxster has a refined cabin with high-quality features. The following are offered as standard as of the 2006 model:
- Leather-wrapped, adjustable steering wheel
- Heated leather seats
- Power door locks, mirrors and windows to adjust at the push of a button
Air conditioning is a standard feature of all Porsche Boxsters, with dual-zone climate control available in high-end trim levels in newer models with separate temperature adjustment for driver and passenger. Power-adjustable seating is another optional feature.
Luxury trim levels on later models as of 2012 offer perks like a sport steering wheel and auto-dimming mirrors.
Porsche Boxster Technology
Porsche Boxsters all come with AM/FM stereo, a CD Player and a four-speaker stereo as standard. All but the oldest models also include auxiliary audio input. The base trim's speakers haven’t got the best sound quality, but the premium 10-speaker Bose and 12-speaker Burmester sound systems are available. Newer models around 2012 and onward offer a multi-functional infotainment system with an intuitive 7-inch touchscreen display that has a simple layout. The optional navigational system is also user-friendly. Bluetooth and smartphone compatibility are available through the infotainment system.
Porsche Boxster Space
The Porsche Boxster offers comfortable seating for two with ample legroom, even for taller drivers. Newer generations are slightly larger than their predecessors. While there’s minimal in-cabin storage, the mid-engine design means the car has both front and rear cargo trunks which combine for a cargo space of 9.2 cubic feet.
Porsche Boxster Comfort
Some drivers find entry and exit of the car a little cumbersome. The sharp, responsive steering and excellent braking dynamics combine for exceptionally agile handling and excellent cornering. An optional convertible hardtop is available. Road noise at high speeds can disturb cabin comfort, but there are premium sound systems available.