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  • (5.0) 3 reviews
  • MSRP: $84,300–$194,600
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 16-22
  • Engine: 350-hp, 3.4-liter H-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2016 Porsche 911

Our Take on the Latest Model 2016 Porsche 911

What We Don't Like

  • Rough roads induce some chassis shudder (convertible)
  • Top-up visibility (convertible)
  • Lack of steering feedback
  • Location of performance buttons
  • Pricey optional features

Notable Features

  • New Targa 4 GTS, GT3 RS models
  • Rear-engine sports car
  • Seats four, two comfortably
  • Choice of flat-six engines
  • Coupe, convertible and Targa styles

2016 Porsche 911 Reviews

Vehicle Overview

Porsche’s iconic 911 has existed in various forms since 1963. Available in coupe, Targa and convertible body styles, the legendary sports car competes against the Audi R8, Nissan GT-R and Chevrolet Corvette.
New for 2016
Two new variants are available: the 911 Targa 4 GTS and the high-performance 911 GT3 RS.
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Significant Standard Features

  • 350-horsepower, 3.4-liter flat-six-cylinder engine
  • Seven-speed manual transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • 400-hp, 3.8-liter flat-six-cylinder (S)
  • 430-hp, 3.8-liter flat-six-cylinder (GTS)
  • 475-hp, 3.8-liter flat-six-cylinder (GT3)
  • 520-hp, twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-six-cylinder (Turbo)
  • 560-hp, twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-six-cylinder (Turbo S)

911 GT3 RS
Not content with the performance of the Turbo and Turbo S models, Porsche introduced the 911 GT3 RS for 2016. Porsche claims it has the "maximum amount of motorsport technology that is currently possible in a street-legal 911 suitable for daily driving."
What's Special

  • 500-hp, 4.0-liter flat-six-cylinder engine
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Lightweight components made of magnesium and carbon fiber
  • Zero to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds, according to Porsche
  • 1.97 inches wider in front than a regular 911 Carrera; 2.8 inches wider at the rear
  • Carbon fiber bucket seats

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Consumer Reviews


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Puts a smile on your face

by Bill from Knoxville, TN on October 2, 2017

This car offers tremendous quality and performance for the money, especially if you find a low-mileage, pre-owned one. I chose the 4S model but any of them are great. Unbelievable glued to the road f... Read Full Review

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2016 Porsche 911 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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Warranty Coverage





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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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