2016 Porsche Boxster

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$52,100

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2016 Porsche Boxster
2016 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

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2016 Porsche Boxster trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • New Spyder model
  • Mid-engine, rear-drive layout
  • Choice of flat-six engines
  • Power soft-top standard
  • Manual or dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Related to Porsche Cayman coupe

2016 Porsche Boxster review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Porsche Boxster is a two-seat roadster that competes against the Audi TT, BMW Z4 and Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class.
New for 2016
A high-performance Spyder version of the Boxster is now available.
Significant Standard Features

  • 265-horsepower, 2.7-liter flat-six-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Mid-engine layout
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • LED daytime running lights and taillights
  • Power soft-top
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • 315-hp, 3.4-liter flat-six-cylinder (S)
  • 330-hp, 3.4-liter flat-six-cylinder (GTS)
  • 375-hp, 3.8-liter flat-six-cylinder (Spyder)
  • Leather upholstery
  • Navigation system
  • Manual soft-top (Spyder)

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.2
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

4.3

An Almost new Porsche

This is exactly the car that I expected, and more beautiful in person. It meets all expectations, and the interior and driving position is perfect for long distance touring.

5.0

Best driving vehicle I've owned!

This car is amazing. You feel like your a part of the road surface. Sound, handling, acceleration, fit and finish are all spectacular! Way to go Porsche!!

5.0

Very funny and fast car

If you’re looking for some funny and fast car purchase this one on the stick shift. It’s very comfortable mpg is 25. Service and parts is not so pricey

See all 10 consumer reviews

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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Compare the competitors

2015

BMW Z4

$48,950

starting MSRP

2016

Porsche Cayman

$52,600

starting MSRP

2015

Porsche Boxster

$51,400

starting MSRP

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