2010 Porsche Boxster

  • 2010 Porsche Boxster Base Convertible
    • MAX MPG
      27
    • SEATS
      2
    • HP/TORQUE
      255/214
    • ENGINE
      2.9L H6
    • MSRP
      $47,600
  • 2010 Porsche Boxster S Convertible
    • MAX MPG
      26
    • SEATS
      2
    • HP/TORQUE
      310/266
    • ENGINE
      3.4L H6
    • MSRP
      $58,000
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2010 Porsche Boxster Review

Best-in-class Boxster convertible hard to fault

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In a Nutshell
The 2010 Porsche Boxster, a two-seat roadster with a convertible power soft top, is available in the Base or S trim. The Base trim is equipped with a mid-mounted 2.9-liter flat-6 engine, and the S trim has a direct-injected 3.4-liter engine, while a six-speed conventional manual transmission is standard on both trims, but a seven-speed PDK automated manual transmission is optional.

Aggressive and low slung with a luxurious interior, the Porsche Boxster's road grip is spectacular and exhibits amazing steering responsiveness. The sport chassis is well suited to a sports car, while the front and rear balance has been perfected to achieve a smooth ride. Fuel economy is estimated in the 19 mpg / 27 mpg highway range.

New for 2010

For 2010, the Porsche Boxster gets a new steering wheel on both trims.ster S, Boxster Spyder

Essentials

Engines: 2.9L flat-six, 3.4L flat-six
Transmissions: 6-speed manual, 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
Body Style: Convertible
Trim: Base Convertible, S Convertible

On the Outside

The Porsche Boxster is clean and lean, with 17-inch wheels, front and rear fog lamps, and a power soft top.

From the Inside

While not boasting a fancy cockpit, the Porsche Boxster offers everything a sports car driver requires: large gauges, a big steering wheel, wonderful seats, and an ever-ready shifter. Optionally available are a navigation system and iPod audio input.

Driving Performance

The base trim accelerates from zero to 60 mph in about 5.5 seconds, while the S achieves it in about a half-second less. The Porsche Boxster delivers outstanding suspension, a strong and flexible six-cylinder engine, and excellent transmissions.

Safety Equipment

Standard safety equipment on the Porsche Boxster includes side thorax air bags and side head curtains, antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, and rollover safety hoops above the headrests.

Gas Mileage

Boxster: 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway (manual), 20 mpg city/29 mpg hwy (PDK)
Boxster S: 19 mpg city/26 mpg hwy (man), 20 mpg city/29 mpg hwy (PDK)
Boxster Spyder: 19 mpg city/26 mpg hwy (man), 20 mpg city/29 mpg hwy (PDK)

Plusses

  • Heavenly engines
  • Sublime handling and steering
  • Excellent manual transmission

Minuses

  • Pricey options
  • Plain cockpit in its class

Rating

Best-in-class Boxster convertible hard to fault

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