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2007 Porsche Boxster

  • 2007 Porsche Boxster Base Convertible

    Base Convertible

    • MAX MPG
      N/A
    • SEATS
      2
    • HP/TORQUE
      245/201
    • ENGINE
      2.7L H6
    • MSRP
      $45,600
  • 2007 Porsche Boxster S Convertible

    S Convertible

    • MAX MPG
      N/A
    • SEATS
      2
    • HP/TORQUE
      295/251
    • ENGINE
      3.4L H6
    • MSRP
      $55,500
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2007 Porsche Boxster Review

A joy to behold and an extreme pleasure to drive.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 2007 Porsche Boxster is a mid-engine sport roadster that comes in two trim levels: the base Boxster and the Boxster S.

The Range

Body Styles: roadster
Engines: 2.7-liter six-cylinder, 3.4-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual, six-speed manual
Models: Porsche Boxster, Porsche Boxster S

What's New

Tire pressure monitoring comes standard on the 2007 Porsche Boxster. The Boxster’s engines get a boost in horsepower, and tweaks to the S’s optional transmission improve responsiveness. Optional equipment includes automatic climate control; leather, power, and heated seats; a DVD-based navigation system; xenon HID headlights; parking assist; Formula One-style ceramic brakes; and a premium Bose audio system.

Exterior

Nineteen-inch wheels provide an option for the Boxster. The Boxter S has an improved sport suspension to make it firmer. The curved rear of the Boxster may remind you of Spyders produced half a century ago. The 2007 Porsche Boxster provides an attractive roadster whose outward appearance hints at the powerful performance that awaits you behind the wheel.

Standard equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels and 235/50R Z performance tires, a power convertible roof, variable intermittent wipers, power door locks, power windows, power heated mirrors, a rear defogger, and a rear spoiler. The Boxster S includes 18-inch wheels with performance tires, red brake calipers, and dual exhaust.

Interior

No changes concern the interior for the 2007 model year. None are necessary, as the 2007 Porsche Boxster looks downright gorgeous. Equipped with standard equipment that satisfies, owners can order from a long list of options to add to the perfection that already exists. The ignition sits to the left of the sport steering wheel. No audio control functions and no extra buttons or gadgets adorn the wheel. The audio system’s numerous buttons may be a bit confusing, but the other gauges and controls prove easy to reach and simple to use. The tachometer takes center stage in the instrument cluster. The cabin comes well-appointed, if not functional. Seats feel well-bolstered to hold you in place on hairpin turns. For the asking price, the interior looks posh enough.

As a mid-engine vehicle, the engine is missing from the hood and trunk—they both serve as cargo spaces. Maximum cargo capacity totals 9.9 cubic feet.

Standard equipment includes two-way power driver and passenger seats with height adjustment, leather upholstery, sport front seats, cruise control, power steering, a universal remote transmitter, a leather and alloy-wrapped tilt and telescoping steering wheel, air-conditioning, alloy and leather interior trim, a tachometer, external temperature display, and a 50-watt, AM/FM/CD audio system with radio data and four speakers.

The S adds a 180-watt, AM/FM/CD audio system with radio data, speed-sensitive volume control, and seven speakers. When you press the button that activates the convertible top, it goes down in a quick twelve seconds. Road noise with the top down and the engine running may make listening to the audio system a bit difficult.

Performance & Handling

The 2007 Porsche Boxster should be driven fast, and if you follow this advice, the Boxster does not disappoint. Steering feels extremely responsive, throttle response feels lively, and the brakes are excellent.

The 2.7-liter, 245-hp six-cylinder in the base Boxster couples with a five-speed manual transmission. The Boxster S gets 295 hp out of its 3.4-liter, six-cylinder engine. The engine generates 245 hp and 201 lb-ft of torque. Steering proves quick and responsive, easily getting the Boxster around curves. All of the systems work together in harmony to provide a thrilling driving experience. The Boxster makes a great everyday car, happily riding down suburban streets or easily passing cars on the highway.

Modified MacPherson strut front and rear independent suspensions, front and rear stabilizer bars, four-wheel ABS, and front and rear ventilated disc brakes improve handling, along with a sport suspension on the S.

Safety

Standard safety equipment for the 2007 Porsche Boxster includes ABS, tire pressure monitoring, a remote anti-theft alarm system with an engine immobilizer electronic brake force distribution, fog lights, traction control, stability control, and a stability management system. Dual side-impact airbags and rollover safety bars also come standard.

EPA Fuel Economy

Porsche Boxster: 20/29 mpg city/highway
Porsche Boxster S: 18/26 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Performance
  • Handling
  • Steering responsiveness

You Won't Like

  • Final price with added options
  • Rough ride on bumpy pavement

Sum Up

A joy to behold and an extreme pleasure to drive.

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