Buyer's Guide

2022 Porsche 911
Select a Different Model (15 Available): Carrera 4 Cabriolet
Fuel Economy $ 18 / 24 mpg
Horsepower 379@6,500
Torque 331@1,950
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2022 Porsche 911 MODEL OVERVIEW

Pros

  • Outstanding performance
  • Confidence-inspiring inputs
  • Sublime, predictable handling

Cons

  • Expensive, and options add up quickly
  • Stiffer and louder than some rivals
  • Underwhelming interior

The 911 is one of the longest-running nameplates in the automotive industry. As of 2022, Porsche has been selling 911s for 58 years, and the latest iteration lives up to the hype. The Carrera S even took home our 2019 Best Driver's Car award

This year marks the return of two variants, the goldilocks GTS and the race-inspired atmospheric GT3, plus some notable infotainment updates. Porsche's icon competes with other premium sports cars including the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT, Aston Martin Vantage, and Chevrolet Corvette.

What's New

  • 911 GT3 and GT3 Touring join the lineup
  • 911 Carrera GTS variants return
  • Next-gen infotainment system with "Hey Porsche" digital assistant
  • Android Auto now standard
  • Apple Music is now integrated with the infotainment
  • PDK models now offer remote park assist

What We Think

The legendary 911 very well may be the best sports car on sale. When new, the current 992-generation vehicle earned our Best Driver's Car distinction thanks to its predictable, confidence-inspiring driving dynamics, communicative steering, natural-feeling brake pedal, and fantastic dual-clutch transmission. Porsche earns extra points for still offering a manual transmission. Driving the new GTS variant, we named it "an exceptional daily all-rounder with blitzkrieg performance. "

When used as a grand touring coupe instead of a canyon carver, the 911's flaws become apparent. The ride is firmer than some competitors, and Porsche's choice of large wheels and low-profile tires means you can always hear the road. Interior quality is a let-down on lower-spec models, too, with more plastic than you'd hope.

At the upper end of the 911's range is where Porsche really flexes its muscle. The Turbo S is astoundingly quick, if a little clinical, and the Cabriolet version took a first-place win over the Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster and McLaren 720S Spider in our drop-top supercar comparison. And the GT3? It's the purest expression of Porsche, a light, responsive, confident machine better than any other Porsche on sale.

Performance and Efficiency

We struggle to imagine another vehicle with as many engine options as the 911. Porsche offers its iconic sports car with no fewer than six different flat-six engines, running the gamut from the 379-hp unit in the base Carrera to the 640-hp monster mounted between the rear wheels of the 911 Turbo S. 

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera (and Cabriolet), Carrera 4 (and Cabriolet), Targa 4

  • Drivetrain: RWD or AWD
  • Engine: 3.0-liter twin-turbo flat-six
  • Horsepower/Torque: 379 hp/331 lb-ft
  • Efficiency (city/highway): 18/24 mpg
  • Acceleration (0-60 mph): 3.6 seconds (mfr est, Carrera PDK with Launch Control)

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera S (and Cabriolet), Carrera 4S (and Cabriolet), Targa 4S

  • Drivetrain: RWD or AWD
  • Engine: 3.0-liter twin-turbo flat-six
  • Horsepower/Torque: 443 hp/390 lb-ft
  • Efficiency (city/highway): 17-18/23-25 mpg
  • Acceleration (0-60 mph): 2.9 seconds (Carrera S PDK with Launch Control)

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS (and Cabriolet), Carrera 4 GTS (and Cabriolet), Targa 4 GTS

  • Drivetrain: RWD or AWD
  • Engine: 3.0-liter twin-turbo flat-six
  • Horsepower/Torque: 473 hp/420 lb-ft
  • Acceleration (0-60 mph): 3.1 seconds (mfr est, Carrera 4 GTS PDK)

2022 Porsche 911 GT3, GT3 Touring

  • Drivetrain: RWD
  • Engine: 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-six
  • Horsepower/Torque: 502 hp/346 lb-ft
  • Efficiency (city/highway): 14-15/18 mpg
  • Acceleration (0-60 mph): 2.7 seconds

2022 Porsche 911 Turbo (and Cabriolet)

  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Engine: 3.7-liter twin-turbo flat-six
  • Horsepower/Torque: 572 hp/553 lb-ft
  • Efficiency (city/highway): 15/20 mpg
  • Acceleration (0-60 mph): 2.8 seconds (mfr est, 911 Turbo)

2022 Porsche 911 Turbo S (and Cabriolet)

  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Engine: 2.0-liter turbo-four
  • Horsepower/Torque: 640 hp/590 lb-ft
  • Efficiency (city/highway): 19/26 mpg
  • Acceleration (0-60 mph): 2.3 seconds

The Only Naturally Aspirated 911s

With this year's return of the racy 911 GT3 and toned-down GT3 Touring, the 911 lineup finally has a free-breathing engine option again. Remember, for the second half of the previous-gen car (called 991.2), Porsche changed all non-GT3 models from naturally aspirated to twin-turbocharged flat-sixes. For the first three years of the current 992 generation, we only had forced-induction options, but the new GT3 brings back the free-revving, delightful-sounding setup we know and love.

And this isn't just the regular engine without turbos. Porsche developed an orchestral 4.0-liter flat-six cranking out 502 hp based on the race engine out of the 911 GT3 R. As you can imagine, it's outstanding. Plus, buyers will be able to pair it with a six-speed manual transmission.

How Much Is a Porsche 911 Carrera?

As wide a range as Porsche offers in performance for the 911, the price spread is even wider. A fully loaded 911 Turbo S Cabriolet will set you back more than double the cost of a base 911 Carrera.

  • 911 Carrera - $102,550
  • 911 Carrera Cabriolet - $115,350
  • 911 Carrera 4 - $109,850
  • 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet - $122,650
  • 911 Carrera S - $118,450
  • 911 Carrera S Cabriolet - $131,250
  • 911 Carrera 4S - $125,750
  • 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet - $138,550
  • 911 Carrera GTS - $138,050
  • 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet - $150,850
  • 911 Carrera 4 GTS - $145,350
  • 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet - $158,150
  • 911 Targa 4 - $122,650
  • 911 Targa 4S - $138,550
  • 911 Targa GTS - $158,150
  • 911 GT3 - $162,450
  • 911 Turbo - $175,650
  • 911 Turbo Cabriolet - $188,450
  • 911 Turbo S - $208,350
  • 911 Turbo S Cabriolet - $221,150

Technology

Every 911 features a 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment display at the center of its interior. Porsche introduces a new operating system for this year with a digital assistant that responds to "Hey Porsche," and the 911 gains Android Auto compatibility for 2022, as well. The 911 also adds the Apple Music integration we first saw on the Taycan. Eight-speaker audio is standard, but Porsche will happily sell you a 12-speaker Bose or 13-speaker Burmester premium system.

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2022 PORSCHE 911 SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 6-Cyl Turbo 3.0 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) 8 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode
Trim
Carrera 4 Cabriolet
Class
Luxury Performance Car
Horsepower
379@6,500
Standard MPG
18/24
Body Style
Convertible
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Premium
Seating Capacity
4/4
Package Invoice Retail
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
Unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
144
Powertrain Warranty Miles
50,000
Full Warranty Miles
50,000
Powertrain Warranty Months
48
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
50,000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
N/R
Roadside Assistance Months
48
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$0 2.74% Financing available for varying term lengths : 36, 48, 60, 72 Months - Porsche announces a Special APR on select models. 01-04-2022
$2500 Porsche announces an end of lease Payment Waiver program for current Porsche lessees when they lease or finance a new eligible model through a PFS contract. 01-04-2022