2009 Porsche Boxster

At a Glance

Pricing $46,600 - $60,120
Drive Types RWD
Engines 2.9l H6, 3.4l H6
Transmissions M6, SM7
Fuel Economy 19-20 (city), 26-29 (highway)

The Boxster serves as the Porsche's entry-level vehicle. The Boxster is a mid-engined roadster powered by a flat-six engine. Two variations are offered: Boxster and Boxster S. The Boxsters 2.9L produces 255-bhp, whereas the 3.4L in the Boxster S produces 310. Both models are available with either a manual transmission or an optional 7-speed dual clutch manual. Large tires and standard stability control help keep the Boxster centered. A power-operated top retracts in 12 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph. A host of upgrades are available including an optional active suspension system and composite brake discs. The Boxster is great for spirited top-down motoring and is the most cost-effective path to Porsche ownership.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Boxster 2.9l H6 (255-bhp) M6 RWD $46,600
Boxster 2.9l H6 (255-bhp) SM7 RWD $50,020
Boxster S 3.4l H6 (310-bhp) M6 RWD $56,700
Boxster S 3.4l H6 (310-bhp) SM7 RWD $60,120