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Key Specs of the 2013 Porsche Boxster

Boxster base trim shown

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

Our Take

The good

  • Precise handling
  • Standout styling
  • Interior materials
  • Quiet cabin with top up

The bad

  • Lackluster base engine
  • Expensive pricing structure
  • Poor visibility with top up
  • Clumsy cupholders

Notable Features
2013 Porsche Boxster

  • Redesigned for 2013
  • New exterior styling
  • Upgraded base engine
  • New interior design

2013 Porsche Boxster Road Test

David Thomas

There aren't many luxury roadsters on the market. Besides Mercedes' SLK, Audi's TT and BMW's Z4, the Porsche Boxster has no other competition. That didn't stop the famed sports-car maker from delivering a well-executed redesign for the 2013 model year that should woo every shopper that comes its way.

You can compare the 2012 and 2013 models here.

The redesigned 2013 Porsche Boxster impresses visually inside and out and handles superbly. The base model could use more power; otherwise, there were few faults to be found.

Performance
The one thing the Boxster does best is handling.

The Boxster has long been known for its mid-engine design, allowing for nearly perfect weight balance, and that remains in the new generation. The body is as wide as in 2012, but the front and rear tracks have been widened marginally for 2013 to keep the tires flush. With the optional 20-inch wheels and tires on my tester, the car felt like it was clawing the road. Every twist and turn was whip-snap short and confidence-inspiring.

The combination of that handling with a natural seating position, droptop visibility and friendly six-speed manual transmission made me feel one with the car right out of the driveway.

Porsche's PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission is a $3,200 option, but I found the base six-speed manual to be well-executed. The clutch wasn't too heavy, yet required enough force to make you pay attention to your shifts. The shifter itself fell into its gates ... Read more

2013 Boxster Video

Originally intended as an entry-level offering from Porsche, the model-year 2013 Boxster now garners a starting price of about $50,000. With the new model comes an enhanced driving experience and more luxurious interior appointments.

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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.2)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

the best s sport car and sexy

by THE PILOT from MIAMI FLORIDA on February 11, 2018

100 % PERFECT CAR AGRESSIVE EXPECTACULAR FUN GOOD LOOKING ECONOMIC CONFORTABLE GENIUS SEXY I HAVE EXPERIENCIE WITH OTHER SPORT CAR INCLUDING CARRERA 4 S CAYMAN BOXSTER S 2002 AND OTHER BRAND BUT ... Read full review

(5.0)

Great Car

by Richard 518 from Houston, TX on September 28, 2017

Great car to Drive .... Great to own Quality is wonderful. I drove the Porsche, Boxster was by far the best fun I have ever had. It is solidly built, quiet, and smooth. The ride is like riding on r... Read full review

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