(5.0) 16 reviews
MSRP: $18,229$61,517
Body Style: Coupe
Combined MPG: 18-22
Engine: 325-hp, 3.6-liter H-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2005 Porsche 911

Our Take on the 2005 Porsche 911

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • Ride comfort on rougher surfaces
  • Price
  • Minimal backseat space
  • Cargo space

Notable Features

  • Redesigned 911 Carrera and Carrera S coupes and cabriolets for 2005
  • More powerful 3.6- and 3.8-liter flat-six engines
  • More potent Turbo S models
  • Available Porsche Active Suspension Management


Our Expert Reviews

One of the great regrets of my auto-reviewing career has been that I apparently instill fear in the good people at Porsche.I know this because I rarely have had the opportunity to test drive the company's primo sports cars. Oh, sure, I've driven all versions of the Cayenne, but testing a Porsche sport-utility vehicle really doesn't count. To most motorists, Porsche equates to top... Read full review for the 2005 Porsche 911

Consumer Reviews


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Outstanding Porsche 911 (997) Carrera Cabriolet

by emptymotte from Rhode Island on December 27, 2012

The Porsche 911 Carrera has always been a fun car. I owned a 1996 911 (993-series), which was the last of the air-cooled models. That was fast, fun... but a little hair-raising at its limits, especial... Read Full Review

7 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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