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  • (4.8) 4 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $22,551–$121,967
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Engine: 265-hp, 2.7-liter H-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual w/OD
  • Seats: 2
2016 Porsche Boxster

Our Take on the Latest Model 2016 Porsche Boxster

What We Don't Like

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

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 Reviews

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

(4.8)

Average based on 4 reviews

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Amazing vehicle!

by skiahh from on November 3, 2017

This isn't the fastest or most powerful car out there, but it will put the biggest smile on your face. It's sheer fun; like driving a little go kart. It's comfortable for a small roadster and looks ... Read Full Review

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5 Trims Available

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Our 2016 Porsche Boxster trim comparison will help you decide.
 

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Service & Repair

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

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/50,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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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