2013 Porsche Boxster | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine – Now, The 2013 Porsche Boxster ranks 3 out of 6 Luxury Sports Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 7 published reviews and test drives of the Porsche Boxster, and our analysis of reliability and safety data. Stellar performance, an upscale cabin and new exterior styling makes the 2013 Porsche Boxster better than ever. Reviewers agree that the competition just got tougher for rival sports cars. If you’re shopping for a two seat roadster, you have plenty of options, but reviewers agree that if performance is a top priority, it’s tough to beat the Porsche Boxster. The Boxster has been thoroughly redesigned for 2013, and test drivers say that although it’s slightly larger than the outgoing model, all of that well-known Boxster goodness carries over.
As a result, most test drivers say that in many ways, the 2013 Boxster is even better than before. Its interior design borrows styling cues from higher priced siblings like the 911 and Panamera, and thanks to its longer wheelbase and wider track, many note that the new Boxster is more confidence-inspiring on a twisty road. “It’s a brilliant blend of track capable handling along with the sort of inherent comfort that allows you to thoroughly enjoy the new roadster over extended highway journeys,” writes Edmunds. “It is a car that allows you to have your cake and eat it, too.”
Its performance matches the looks. Whether choosing the 2.7-liter base Boxster or the 3.4-liter Boxster S, the engines are quick to rev and potent both torque and power are readily available. The 3.4-liter engine in particular shines, with an aggressive bark at full throttle that lets you know the 315 horses inside have been loosed for full enjoyment. Accelerating to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds and on to 178 mph top speed, the Boxster S isn’t far off a few years old 911 though it’s priced from just $60,900 brand new. The 265-horsepower base model starts at $49,500 and still manages to get to 60 mph in just 5.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 164 mph. A choice of six speed manual or seven speed PDK dual clutch paddle shift automatic transmission is available in either model.
2013 Porsche Boxster Price :
2013 Porsche Boxster Price. – The new Boxsters are expected to hit dealerships over the summer. Pricing hasn’t changed much from the outgoing model. The 2013 Boxster will start at $49,500, and it’s $60,900 for the Boxster S. Neither price includes a $950 destination fee.
2013 Porsche Boxster Interior :
2013 Porsche Boxster Interior. – Inside the cabin you’ll find the new Boxster’s greatest leap compared to the previous one. Addressing a key complaint among taller drivers, the seats are placed lower and there’s increased room for both occupants. The interior still features premium materials, and now the gauges, dash and center console borrow from the Panamera’s ergonomic elegance. It’s a classier look and feel all around.
Top-up motoring is now more pleasant, with new sound-deadening material suppressing more ambient noise, although the new Boxster retains its familiar blind spots and compromised top-up visibility. But with a power soft top that folds in 10 seconds, there are fewer excuses to ride around fully enclosed. Although Porsche has stretched the 2013 Boxster, the additional room went into the cabin and, as before, the Boxster still lacks meaningful cargo space.
2013 Porsche Boxster Exterior :
2013 Porsche Boxster Exterior. – The 2013 Porsche Boxster is a two seat convertible offered in base and S trims. Base models come equipped with 18-inch wheels, a power operated soft top, cruise control, six way adjustable seats (power backrest, manual fore/aft and height), a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, air-conditioning, partial leather upholstery, Bluetooth and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player. Stepping up to the Boxster S gets you a bigger engine, 19-inch wheels, bi-xenon headlights and red-painted brake calipers.
As usual, Porsche will allow you to spend a small country’s GDP on options. The Convenience package adds a wind deflector, heated seats and dual-zone automatic climate control. Upgrading to the Premium package includes those features plus adaptive headlights (bi-xenon for the base Boxster), 10-way-adjustable power sport seats (with four-way power lumbar) and auto-dimming mirrors. The Infotainment package gets a navigation system and a seven-speaker sound system with satellite radio and iPod/USB connectivity.
2013 Porsche Boxster Performance :
2013 Porsche Boxster Performance. – The base Boxster is powered by a 2.7-liter horizontally opposed six-cylinder (flat-6) that produces 265 horsepower and 206 pound feet of torque. The rear wheel drive sports car comes standard with a six speed manual transmission. Optional is a seven-speed dual-clutch automated transmission known as PDK. Porsche says the base Boxster will go from zero to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds regardless of transmission type. Fuel economy is 20 mpg city/30 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined with the manual and 22/32/26 with PDK.
2013 Porsche Boxster Specs :
Gas Mileage: 20 mpg City/30 mpg Hwy
Engine: Gas Flat-6, 2.7L
EPA Class: Two-Seater
Style Name: 2dr Roadster
Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity: 2
Passenger Doors: 2
Body Style: Convertible
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Source: edmunds.com, blogs.cars.com, thecarconnection.com.