The 2012 Porsche Boxster luxury coupe features attractive styling, inside and out (though its interior could use a slight refresh, we admit). With a style inspired by the Porsche Spyder and the Porsche Carrera GT, this coupe is one of the most attractive we've ever seen.
In our reviews, the Porsche Boxster has an outstanding amount of power, especially in its "S" variant. The standard Boxster features a horizontally opposed 2.9L 6-cylinder engine that produces 255 horsepower and 214 pound-feet of torque. The Boxster comes equipped with a six-speed manual transmission. The Porsche coupe's 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission (called PDK) is optional on the vehicle.
With a starting MSRP around $50-thousand, the Porsche Boxster Roadster competes well with other sports cars, as it is generally priced lower.
The Boxster gracefully rides the fine line of being both appealing to one's heart and one's head. Its price, features, and style are all outstanding, yet it's still the dream car for which you're been searching.
Standard accessories are plentiful, like Bluetooth and a CD player. Upgrades include leather and aluminum trim, navigation, ventilated seats, etc.
The 2012 Porsche Boxster Roadster, like most sports cars, has poor fuel economy ratings. Think at 20mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway with the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission and 19/27 mpg with the manual.
There is very little extra space in the Porsche, in both the cabin and cargo areas of this coupe.
The Porsche Boxster isn't full of high-tech safety by any stretch of the imagination. Features standard or optional on other luxury vehicles, like rearview cameras, lane-departure warning systems, or adaptive cruise control, though available parking sensors will help you to navigate your stylish new ride.
Wind and road noise can get distracting, especially at high speeds.