2013 Porsche Boxster S

At a Glance

Pricing $49,500 - $64,100
Drive Types RWD
Engines 2.7l H6, 3.4l H6
Transmissions M6, SM7
Fuel Economy 20-22 (city), 28-32 (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 Boxster's 2.7L produces 265-bhp, whereas the 3.4L in the Boxster S produces 315. 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 9 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:

Porsche's entry-level roadster is all-new for 2013. The new model is lower with a significantly longer wheelbase and wider track. The base powertrain is a 2.7l horizontal six-cylinder rated at 275-bhp. The Boxster S equips a 3.4l six-cylinder now rated at 325-bhp. Both engines are available with either a six-speed manual transmission or seven-speed automated gearbox. In typical Porsche fashion, styling changes are subtle.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Boxster 2.7l H6 (265-bhp) M6 RWD $49,500
Boxster 2.7l H6 (265-bhp) SM7 RWD $52,700
Boxster S 3.4l H6 (315-bhp) M6 RWD $60,900
Boxster S 3.4l H6 (315-bhp) SM7 RWD $64,100