2014 Porsche Boxster

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Porsche Boxster. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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 of the 2014 Porsche Boxster

  • Mid-engine, rear-drive layout
  • Choice of two flat-six engines
  • Power-retractable soft-top
  • Manual or dual-clutch automatic transmission

2014 Porsche Boxster Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Porsche redesigned its two-seat Boxster roadster last year, and the new model weighs less and is offered with a base 2.7-liter flat-six engine or an available 3.4-liter flat-six. Competitors include the Audi TT, BMW Z4 and Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

New for 2014

There are no significant changes.

Exterior Highlights

  • 18-inch wheels; 19- or 20-inch wheels available
  • Longer wheelbase and wider track in current design
  • Electric soft-top opens or closes in nine seconds at vehicle speeds up to 31 mph, according to Porsche
  • LED daytime running lights and taillights
  • Available bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights

Interior Highlights

  • Available leather upholstery
  • Audio system includes 7-inch dashboard screen
  • 4.6-inch screen integrated with gauge cluster
  • Available Bose premium stereo
  • Available dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Available navigation system
  • Front and rear trunks

Under the Hood

  • Base 265-horsepower, 2.7-liter flat-six engine
  • 315-hp, 3.4-liter flat-six engine (S)
  • Six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Mechanically locking rear differential
  • Available Sport Chrono Package with launch control (seven-speed transmission)
  • Available adaptive suspension

Safety Features

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Traction control
  • Side-impact airbags
  • Head-protection airbags
Vehicle Overview

Porsche redesigned its two-seat Boxster roadster last year, and the new model weighs less and is offered with a base 2.7-liter flat-six engine or an available 3.4-liter flat-six. Competitors include the Audi TT, BMW Z4 and Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

New for 2014

There are no significant changes.

Exterior Highlights

  • 18-inch wheels; 19- or 20-inch wheels available
  • Longer wheelbase and wider track in current design
  • Electric soft-top opens or closes in nine seconds at vehicle speeds up to 31 mph, according to Porsche
  • LED daytime running lights and taillights
  • Available bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights

Interior Highlights

  • Available leather upholstery
  • Audio system includes 7-inch dashboard screen
  • 4.6-inch screen integrated with gauge cluster
  • Available Bose premium stereo
  • Available dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Available navigation system
  • Front and rear trunks

Under the Hood

  • Base 265-horsepower, 2.7-liter flat-six engine
  • 315-hp, 3.4-liter flat-six engine (S)
  • Six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Mechanically locking rear differential
  • Available Sport Chrono Package with launch control (seven-speed transmission)
  • Available adaptive suspension

Safety Features

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Traction control
  • Side-impact airbags
  • Head-protection airbags

Latest 2014 Boxster Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Fun Car to Drive

by Richardf from Deltaville, Virginia on June 12, 2018

We have owned the car for 6 months. My wife and I thoroughly enjoy driving her every chance we get. Hugs the road and handles beautifully. We couldn't be happier Read full review

(5.0)

Best car I've ever owned!

by JohnB from Richardson, TX on May 9, 2018

Fun to drive! Gets lots of compliments! I would have preferred to keep this car forever, but recent unemployment requires that I sell. Great opportunity for new Porsche enthusiast to get an almost ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Porsche Boxster currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2014 Porsche Boxster has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    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..

    See inspection details.

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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 Boxster 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.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker