• (4.8) 16 reviews
  • Available Prices: $11,331–$161,399
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 17-21
  • Engine: 345-hp, 3.6-liter H-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2010 Porsche 911

Our Take on the Latest Model 2010 Porsche 911

What We Don't Like

  • Cramped cabin
  • Storage space
  • Harsh ride quality
  • Meagerly equipped base model
  • Expensive options
  • Some cheap cabin materials

Notable Features

  • New GT3, GT3 RS models
  • More power for 911 Turbo
  • Twin-clutch seven-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Coupe, convertible or glass-roofed Targa

2010 Porsche 911 Reviews

Vehicle Overview
Porsche's flagship 911 comes in more than a dozen variants, including more potent versions of the 911 Turbo and new GT3 models. At the low end, the car competes with the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and BMW 6 Series; higher-performing trims are in a price range with the Maserati Gran Turismo and Aston Martin V8 Vantage.

New for 2010
All but the high-performance 911 Turbo received new six-cylinder engines for 2009. This year, the all-wheel-drive Turbo coupe and cabriolet get a new 3.8-liter six-cylinder with 500 horsepower, up from 3.6 liters and 480 horsepower. The GT3 returns after a one-year absence in base and GT3 RS form, the latter essentially a street version of Porsche's factory racecar. The GT3's new 3.8-liter horizontally opposed six-cylinder packs 435 hp.

The 911 is offered as a soft-top convertible, metal-roofed coupe or glass-roofed Targa. A rear spoiler deploys at 75 mph to enhance high-speed stability; the 911 Turbo has a fixed spoiler.

  • Bi-xenon headlights
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Available 19-inch alloys
  • Available adaptive suspension
  • Dual or quad exhaust pipes
  • Rear-mounted engine, with small luggage area under the hood
  • Glass hatch (Targa)
  • Power-operated soft-top (convertible)

The four-seat interior has a purposeful layout and stiffly bolstered seats, though only the front seats are habitable by adults. The rear seatbacks fold to form a makeshift cargo shelf. Front sport seats with larger bolsters are optional, as are non-adjustable racing buckets.
  • Automatic climate control
  • Retractable glass roof with power sunshades (Targa)
  • Partial leather seats, with full leather optional
  • Optional leather-wrapped dashboard
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional Bose surround-sound system and full iPod integration
  • Optional power-adjustable seats with memory driver's seat

Under the Hood
The 911's horizontally opposed six-cylinder engines measure 3.6 or 3.8 liters. The 911 Turbo's new 3.8-liter engine makes 500 hp. The GT3 gets a new naturally aspirated 3.8-liter engine that produces 435 hp and comes only with a six-speed manual transmission. The 911 Carrera has a 3.6-liter six-cylinder and Carrera S models use a 3.8-liter six-cylinder. Both are available with a six-speed manual or seven-speed PDK automatic.
  • 3.6-liter six-cylinder makes 345 hp and 288 pounds-feet of torque (Carrera)
  • Base 3.8-liter six-cylinder makes 385 hp and 310 pounds-feet of torque (Carrera S)
  • Standard six-speed manual
  • Available seven-speed PDK twin-clutch auto-manual with paddle shifters
  • Available Sport Chrono Package Plus with performance modes for heightened accelerator sensitivity and swifter PDK shifting
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Turbo has 500 hp, all-wheel drive and manual or PDK transmission
  • GT3 has 435 hp, rear-wheel drive and six-speed manual

Available adaptive headlights swivel up to 15 degrees to better illuminate corners.
  • Dual front airbags
  • Seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Door-mounted side curtain airbags (included on convertibles, too)
  • Pop-up rollover bars behind rear seats (convertibles)
  • All-disc antilock brakes with high-performance ceramic brakes optional
  • Electronic stability system
  • Traction control

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 16 reviews

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In spite of the price still a great value.

by Bruce GWS from Glenwood Springs, Colorado on June 29, 2017

The car gives you Indy car performance but can still be used as a daily driver. Styling is timeless. Comfort is great, especially given the fact that it s a sports car. Fit and finish is as good as... Read Full Review

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There are currently 8 recalls for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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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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