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2014 Porsche Boxster
2014 Porsche Boxster
Available Price Range $38,363-$63,063 Trims2 Combined MPG 24-25 Seats 2

Our Take on the 2014 Porsche Boxster

Our Take

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.There are no significant changes.18-inch wheels; ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

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

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in September 2012 about the 2013 Porsche Boxster. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2014, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. There aren't many luxury roadsters on the market. Besides Mercedes' SLK, Audi's TT and BMW's Z4, the Porsche Boxst... Read full review for the 2014 Porsche Boxster

Consumer Reviews

5.0

Average based on 2 reviews

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Most Excellent Experience in my Boxster S!

by CarSlut from Orlando, Florida on March 29, 2015

I Just recently purchased this car a few weeks ago, and while it was a bit pricey, I don't regret my decision. I have owned a lot of cars, but this is my first Porsche and first convertible as well. A... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls 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

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/50,000mi

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

Learn More About Warranties

Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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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