2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder

At a Glance

Pricing $48,100 - $65,220
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.

What Changed:

The new Boxster Spyder combines a lower curb weight with 10 extra horsepower for additional performance. To reduce weight, Porsche replaced the convertible top and inner door panels with simplified versions that favor function over form or convenience.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Boxster 2.9l H6 (255-bhp) M6 RWD $48,100
Boxster 2.9l H6 (255-bhp) SM7 RWD $51,520
Boxster S 3.4l H6 (310-bhp) M6 RWD $58,600
Boxster S 3.4l H6 (310-bhp) SM7 RWD $62,020
Boxster Spyder 3.4l H6 (320-bhp) M6 RWD $61,800
Boxster Spyder 3.4l H6 (320-bhp) SM7 RWD $65,220