2016 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS

Pros: Impeccable build quality; surgically precise driving experience; broad range of model offerings and options

Cons: Steep prices skyrocket even higher as options are added; cozy, low-slung cockpit can make entry and exit difficult; road noise

CG Says: For 2016, Porsche 911 gains two new models. A new GT3 RS model has a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat six that develops 500 horsepower. The all-wheel drive Targa 4 GTS also has a naturally aspirated flat six—a 3.8-liter with 430 horsepower. In any of its many forms, the Porsche 911 is an absolutely thrilling car to drive. Precise handling, exceptional craftsmanship, and intoxicating engines are all hallmarks. Unfortunately, so are stratospheric prices. Few automobiles of any stripe, though, can blend daily-driver livability and supercar handling the way the 911 can.

The Facts
Class Premium Sporty Performance Car
Body Style(s) 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible
Passenger Count 4
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Porsche
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices Carrera Coupe: $84,300
Carrera Cabriolet: $96,200
AWD Carrera 4 Coupe: $91,030
AWD Carrera 4 Cabriolet: $102,930
Carrera S Coupe: $98,900
Carrera S Cabriolet: $110,800
AWD Carrera 4S Coupe: $105,630
AWD Carrera 4S Cabriolet: $117,530
Carrera GTS Coupe: $114,200
Carrera GTS Cabriolet: $126,100
AWD Carrera 4 GTS Coupe: $120,900
AWD Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet: $132,800
AWD Targa 4 Coupe: $102,930
AWD Targa 4S Coupe: $117,530
AWD Targa 4  GTS Coupe: $132,800
GT3 Coupe: $130,400
GT3 RS Coupe: $175,900
AWD Turbo Coupe: $151,100
AWD Turbo Cabriolet: $163,000
AWD Turbo S Coupe: $182,700
AWD Turbo S Cabriolet: $194,600

Base Engine
3.4-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower
350
Std. Transmission
7-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
7-speed automated manual
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27-28

Optional Engine
3.8-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower
430
Std. Transmission
7-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
7-speed automated manual
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.8-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower
540 (580 in Turbo S)
Std. Transmission
7-speed automated manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24

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2016 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet
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