• (4.6) 5 reviews
  • MSRP: $19,671–$37,067
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Engine: 255-hp, 2.9-liter H-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual w/OD
  • Seats: 2
2010 Porsche Boxster

Our Take on the Latest Model 2010 Porsche Boxster

What We Don't Like

  • Requires premium gas

Notable Features

  • Choice of six-cylinder engines
  • Manual or automatic transmissions
  • LED taillights standard

2010 Porsche Boxster Reviews

Vehicle Overview
Porsche's mid-engine roadster, the Boxster, and its coupe counterpart, the Cayman, serve as the German brand's entry-level sports cars. The Boxster competes with the Audi TT roadster, BMW Z4, Chevrolet Corvette convertible and Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

New for 2010
There are no significant changes for 2010.

The styling was tweaked for 2009 to distinguish the Boxster from its hardtop Cayman cousin. The Boxster incorporates its turn signals into the projector-beam halogen headlight clusters.

  • Standard LED taillights
  • Optional bi-xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights
  • Optional adaptive and auto-leveling headlights
  • Optional hard-top and wind blocker

The Boxster received an updated communication management option last year that controls the audio, communication and navigation systems. The upgrade included a touch-screen interface with a 6.5-inch screen. A USB pprt for controlling iPods and playing music from flash drives is also available.
  • Standard leather front seats
  • Optional leather, simulated suede and carbon fiber trim
  • Optional heated seats include ventilation function
  • 10-speaker Bose audio system available

Under the Hood
The base Boxster's engine is a horizontally opposed 2.9-liter six-cylinder with 255 horsepower. The 3.4-liter engine in the Boxster S generates 310 hp. Both are available with a manual or PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission. Porsche says the Boxster S reaches 60 mph in 5.2 seconds with the automatic and 5.3 seconds with the manual. The times for the base Boxster are 5.8 seconds with the auto and 5.9 with the stick.
  • Standard six-speed manual transmission
  • Optional seven-speed PDK automatic with manual-shift mode
  • Direct fuel injection for better performance, mileage
  • Optional adaptive suspension

Standard safety features include:
  • Dual front airbags
  • Side-impact airbags
  • Head-protection airbags
  • Antilock disc brakes
  • Electronic stability system

Consumer Reviews


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Good Performance and Value

by Boxster Fan from DFW, TX on August 1, 2017

The 2010 Porsche Boxster has many reliability, performance, and interior improvements over older models. Also, much more capable highway cruiser than the older models. This car has the all of the Pors... Read Full Review

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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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