2016 Porsche 911

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Porsche 911. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Sport Plus' rev-match feature (manual transmission)
  • All-wheel-drive system's rear-biased torque split
  • Luxurious interior
  • Powered wind deflector (convertible)
  • Sport exhaust's deep sound

The Bad

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

Notable Features of the 2016 Porsche 911

  • 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 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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.
(Skip to details on the: 911 GT3 RS)
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 ...
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.
(Skip to details on the: 911 GT3 RS)
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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Latest 2016 911 Stories

Consumer Reviews

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Value For The Money
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What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

My Supercar

by ghb25 from Estero, FL on June 12, 2018

I am very impressed with the smart design and the great engineering that went into the production of this car. It handles very well under the most extreme circumstances and is a pleasure to own and ... Read full review

(5.0)

Best built car for the money

by Porsche Guy from Ankeny, Iowa on May 2, 2018

This car, a 911 C4S Cabriolet, is nothing short of amazing. I have owned and driven other Porsches, but this is the most solid feeling car I have ever driven. It is as if you are driving a bank vault! ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Porsche 911 currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 Porsche 911 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Porsche

Program Benefits

24-hour road side assistance, battery jump start, flat tire service, emergency fuel delivery, lockout service, replacement keys, extrication/winch service and trip interruption.

  • Limited Warranty

    2 Years / Unlimited Miles Warranty coverage after the expiration of the new vehicle limited warranty or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired.

    2 Years / Unlimited Miles Warranty coverage after the expiration of the new vehicle limited warranty or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired.
  • Eligibility

    Under 8 years / 100,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 111 point mechanical and visual inspection..

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 911 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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