• (4.8) 14 reviews
  • MSRP: $17,791$56,687
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Engine: 255-hp, 2.9-liter H-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual w/OD
  • Seats: 2
2011 Porsche Boxster

Our Take on the 2011 Porsche Boxster

Porsche's mid-engine roadster, the Boxster, and its coupe counterpart, the Cayman, serve as the German brand's entry-level sports cars. The Cayman is covered in a separate report in the Cars.com Research section. The Boxster competes with the Audi TT roadster, BMW Z4, Chevrolet Corvette... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Requires premium gas

Notable Features

  • Choice of six-cylinder engines
  • Manual or automatic transmissions
  • Lightweight Spyder model
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and USB interfaces

2011 Porsche Boxster Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

You can always count on a kid to give it to you straight. I'd just parked Porsche's new Boxster Spyder roadster when I noticed some kids, not more than 8 or 9 years old, hyping their lemonade stand. Always willing to help the local economy, I walked over to buy a cup. "Your car is awesome!" one of them cried. I couldn't agree more; the Boxster Spyder is the most interesting &mdas... Read full review for the 2011 Porsche Boxster

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Consumer Reviews


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Can't get enough

by GlamMacgyver from Hermosa Beach, CA on June 20, 2011

I just purchased my 3rd Boxster and I really don't have anything bad to say about them. The car is so well balanced that I have yet to feel any kind of slip into corners, unless the tires are worn. It... Read Full Review

3 Trim Levels Available

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Our 2011 Porsche Boxster trim comparison will help you decide.

2011 Porsche Boxster Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

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

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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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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