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2016 Porsche Boxster

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$22,457 — $112,053 USED
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Convertible
2 Seats
20-25 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(4.9) 7 reviews

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
2016 Porsche Boxster exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2016 Porsche Boxster
  • New Spyder model
  • Mid-engine, rear-drive layout
  • Choice of flat-six engines
  • Power soft-top standard
  • Manual or dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Related to Porsche Cayman coupe

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Our Take

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Vehicle Overview

The Porsche Boxster is a two-seat roadster that competes against the Audi TT, BMW Z4 and Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class.
New for 2016
A high-performance Spyder version of the Boxster is now available.
Significant Standard Features

  • 265-horsepower, 2.7-liter flat-six-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Mid-engine layout
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • LED daytime running lights and taillights
  • Power soft-top
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • 315-hp, 3.4-liter flat-six-cylinder (S)
  • 330-hp, 3.4-liter flat-six-cylinder (GTS)
  • 375-hp, 3.8-liter flat-six-cylinder (Spyder)
  • Leather upholstery
  • Navigation system
  • Manual soft-top (Spyder)

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.9
7 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.0)
(5.0)

Spyder Magic - the last of the naturally aspirated

by Silver Spyder from Annapolis, MD on November 12, 2018

"Packing 375 hp and a claimed top speed of 180 mph, the new Spyder is the fastest, most powerful Boxster ever. It’s also the last of the line, the last Boxster to be powered by a naturally aspirated, ... Read full review

(5.0)

Best Car I have ever owned

by RMLJR from Folsom CA on September 27, 2018

I love this car! It is the best driver’s car on the road. I have owned three Porsches and without any reservation, it is the the best one! Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2016 Porsche Boxster currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 Porsche Boxster has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Porsche

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    8 years/100,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    2 years/unlimited miles after new-car limited warranty expires or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired

  • Powertrain

    2 years/unlimited miles after new-car limited warranty expires or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired.

  • Dealer Certification Required

    111-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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.

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