2015 Porsche Boxster

Pros: Impressive build quality; invigorating acceleration; agile handling; broad range of options for personalization

Cons: Limited cargo space; tight, low-slung cockpit; subpar rear visibility when the top is up; prices rise quickly as options are added

CG Says: For 2015, the Porsche Boxster’s only changes of note are a rearview camera and park-assist sensors. This may be the “beginner’s Porsche,” but it’s no less a thoroughbred than the costlier Cayman and 911 models. Though the mid-engine layout compromises passenger and cargo space somewhat, Boxster is surprisingly practical, and its road manners and mechanical sophistication will delight the most discriminating driver. While most rival sports cars offer superior power and a much better features-per-dollar ratio, they typically don’t match Porsche’s brand cachet and high trade-in values. Be careful when selecting options, though, as checking just a few boxes can send prices quickly skyward.

The Facts
Class Premium Sporty Performance Car
Body Style(s) 2-door convertible
Passenger Count 2
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive
Manufacturer Porsche
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices Base: $51,400
S: $63,300
GTS: $73,500

Base Engine
2.7-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower
265
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
7-speed automated manual
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
30-32

Optional Engine
3.4-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower
315
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
7-speed automated manual
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28-30

Optional Engine
3.4-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower
330
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
7-speed automated manual
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-31

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2015 Porsche Boxster