• (5.0) 6 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $54,174–$164,918
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 17-22
  • Engine: 350-hp, 3.4-liter H-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2015 Porsche 911

Our Take on the Latest Model 2015 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

  • Rear-engine sports car
  • Seats four, two comfortably
  • Choice of flat-six engines
  • Seven-speed manual or dual-clutch automatic
  • Coupe, convertible or removable-roof Targa

2015 Porsche 911 Reviews

Vehicle Overview

Editor's note: What follows is preliminary information about the 2015 Porsche 911 Targa. Check back later for full details.

In the continuing and endless list of variants of Porsche's venerable 911 sports car, the Targa model has always been an interesting choice. Not quite a convertible, not quite a coupe, it features a fixed rear wraparound glass window and a retractable roof panel to open up the cabin.ExteriorThe new 911 Targa looks mostly like the coupe, but the retractable top that slides down into the rear window creates a different greenhouse. Gone is the sweeping oval window opening along the car's side, interrupted now by a metal hoop that stretches over the car like a roll bar. It's brushed metal and accompanied by a wraparound rear window that takes away some of the 911's fluidic grace and replaces it with a more upright profile.

Press a button and the entire rear glass section lifts up to allow the roof panel to fold down behind the rear seats. Cargo room is unaffected, of course, as is the trunk up front; the 911 is a rear-engine sports car.
InteriorThe passenger cabin of the 911 Targa is nearly identical to the coupe, with the exception of the aforementioned retractable top and wraparound rear window. It offers the same high-quality materials and construction, leather and real metal, and customization options that can add tens of thousands of dollars to the price tag.
Under the HoodThe Targa comes in two versions, and both feature standard all-wheel drive. The Targa 4 comes with a 3.4-liter boxer six-cylinder engine making 350 horsepower and 287 pounds-feet of torque, while the 4S ups that to a 3.8- liter boxer six that pumps out 400 hp and 325 pounds-feet of torque. Transmissions are a choice of a standard seven-speed manual or dual-clutch PDK automatic. With the PDK and optional Sport Chrono Package, Porsche says that the Targa 4 will do zero to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds, a time that drops to 4.2 seconds for the Targa 4S.

Both variants are expected to go on sale later this summer in the U.S. The starting price for the Targa 4 will be $102,595, while the Targa 4S will go for a cool $117,195, including destination fee.

Consumer Reviews

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Solid performer

by P-car from Los Angeles, California on September 5, 2017

Porsche...it kills bugs fast. The reliable super car. There's no substitute...the little engine that could

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Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

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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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