Porsche 911 Carrera S
Porsche 911 Carrera S
Porsche 911 Carrera S

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S

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: The Porsche 911 gets new engines for its base models in 2017. The naturally aspirated 3.4- and 3.8-liter engines of the Carrera and Carrera S have been replaced by a turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder. Styling is revised, but looks similar to its predecessor. 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: $89,400
Carrera Cabriolet: $101,700
AWD Carrera 4 Coupe: $96,300
AWD Carrera 4 Cabriolet: $108,600
Carrera S Coupe: $103,400
Carrera S Cabriolet: $115,700
AWD Carrera 4S Coupe: $110,300
AWD Carrera 4S Cabriolet: $122,600
AWD Targa 4 Coupe: $108,600
AWD Targa 4S Coupe: $122,600
AWD Turbo Coupe: $159,200
AWD Turbo Cabriolet: $171,500
AWD Turbo S Coupe: $188,100
AWD Turbo S Cabriolet: $200,400

Base Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder
370 (420 in Carrera S)
Std. Transmission
7-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
7-speed automated manual
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

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