2014 Porsche Boxster

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2014 Porsche Boxster
2014 Porsche Boxster

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Precise handling
  • Standout styling
  • Interior materials
  • Quiet cabin with top up

The bad:

  • Lackluster base engine
  • Expensive pricing structure
  • Poor visibility with top up
  • Clumsy cupholders

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2014 Porsche Boxster trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Mid-engine, rear-drive layout
  • Choice of two flat-six engines
  • Power-retractable soft-top
  • Manual or dual-clutch automatic transmission

2014 Porsche Boxster review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2014 Porsche Boxster?

The 2014 Porsche Boxster is a two-seat convertible, or roadster, that competes with the Audi TT, BMW Z4 and Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class. It's offered in two trim levels: Base and S. Rear-wheel drive is the only available drive type.

What's New on the 2014 Porsche Boxster?

There are no significant changes.

How Does the 2014 Porsche Boxster Compare to Other Roadsters?

The Boxster delivers the impressive handling expected from a roadster. Its mid-engine setup gives it near-perfect weight balance on the road. Unlike some competitors, it comes with a soft-top instead of a hardtop, resulting in faster folding and opening.

What Features in the 2014 Porsche Boxster Are Most Important?

The 2014 Boxster Base is powered by a 265-horsepower, 2.7-liter flat-six engine, while the Boxster S gets a 315-hp, 3.4-liter flat-six. Drivers can choose between a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive and a mechanically locking rear differential are standard. Optional performance features include an adaptive suspension and Sport Chrono Package with launch control (seven-speed transmission).

Standard feature highlights include a longer wheelbase and wider track than the previous generation's, LED daytime running lights and taillights, 18-inch wheels and an electronic soft-top that opens/closes in nine seconds at vehicle speeds of up to 31 mph (according to Porsche). Front and rear trunks, a 7-inch audio display and a 4.6-inch screen integrated with the gauge cluster are also standard.

Available options include 19- or 20-inch wheels, bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, leather upholstery, a Bose premium stereo, dual-zone automatic climate control and navigation.

The Boxster is also equipped with standard features like antilock brakes, side-impact airbags, head-protection airbags, an electronic stability system and traction control.

Should I Buy the 2014 Porsche Boxster?

Handling is easily one of the 2014 Porsche Boxster's strongest qualities, although the base engine is lackluster. Interior materials and features are upscale, with the exception of clumsy cupholders and minimal storage compartments. With the top up, the cabin is much quieter, although rear visibility suffers. If you're leaning toward the Porsche Boxster, be prepared to pay a premium; its pricing structure is expensive.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

4.6

Two Seats No Waiting

The Porsche Boxster looks good and drives good too. Everything you need to make it fun to take the long way home, this car has it. If you love to drive, this might be your car. A convertible roof a 465 watt Bose stereo, and a naturally aspirated flat six engine never go out of style. A pre purchase inspection and a good indie maintenance shop can help you avoid problems down the line. I have owned faster and more expensive Porsche models but none of them have a bigger fun factor on a sunny day. Or even a cloudy day. Buy a Boxster or a Boxster S and you are innoculated against stoplight envy forever. Or at least as long as you own the car. A Porsche CPO warranty last two years with unlimited miles and zero deductible. Get that and a thorough pre purchase inspection and you have a very good chance at a happy ownership experience. There may not be any perfect cars but this one comes close. A brilliant sports car.

1.6

Would never buy another one.

If you’re all about performance, this is the car for you if you want comfort, reliability, ease of service, affordability, then avoid it... not the car for you. This car will break the bank.

5.0

Most reliable car I have ever owned

This car had great styling was reliable, well engineered and well built. Never had any issues in the 6 years that I owed it and I only sold it because I was living the US to return to the UK and could not take it with me as it’s left hand drive.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Porsche
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
13 Years/124,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
2 years/unlimited miles after new-car limited warranty expires or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired
Powertrain
2 years/unlimited miles after new-car limited warranty expires or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired
Dealer certification required
111-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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