2014 Porsche Boxster Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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What's New for 2014:

  • Revised selection of paint colors

Introduction
The 2014 Porsche Boxster is a 2-passenger, rear-wheel-drive (RWD), mid-engine convertible available in two trim levels: base and S. A GTS variant offering even greater performance has debuted for the 2015 model year (along with its hardtop counterpart, the Cayman GTS). Competitors include the Audi TT, BMW Z4, Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, and the Nissan 370Z.

Models and Features
Though it's hard to imagine an entry-level Porsche, that's essentially the role played by the 2014 Boxster base model. Of course, unlike your sparsely equipped Hyundai Accent, this German roadster is fitted with 18-in. alloy wheels wrapped in sticky summer tires, and features a 4-speaker sound system with a 7-in. touch screen, Bluetooth connectivity, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a height-adjustable driver's seat. The list of standard amenities also includes a sport mode that improves throttle response, heated mirrors, automatic extending and retracting rear spoiler, and a power soft top that operates at speeds up to 31 mph, according to Porsche.

In addition to a more powerful engine, the 2014 Porsche Boxster S ups the ante with 19-in. alloy wheels, larger front brake rotors, and HID headlights.

Options and Packages
While it is indeed nicely appointed in its standard configuration, the base Boxster leaves room for plenty of optional upgrades, such as power-folding outside mirrors, heated and cooled power seats with 18-way adjustment, navigation system, surround-sound premium audio with satellite and HD Radio, and dual-zone climate control.

In keeping with its position as a genuine performance car, the Boxster can also be tricked out with a Sport Chrono package comprised of a lap timer, launch control, downshift rev-match, electronic suspension engineered to improve handling, and more.

Under the Hood
For the base 2014 Boxster, Porsche utilizes a direct-injection, 2.7-liter 6-cylinder engine that produces 265 horsepower and 206 lb.-ft. of torque, all of which is directed to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic referred to as PDK (Doppelkupplungsgetriebe).

Those same transmissions are available with the Boxster S, a model that draws its motivation from a 3.4-liter 6-cylinder that generates 315 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of torque. According to the automaker, the S variant can reach 60 mph in as little as 4.5 seconds.

Fuel Economy
With optimal efficiency in mind, Porsche has equipped the 2014 Boxster with a standard auto start/stop system that may contribute to EPA ratings of 22 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg in mixed driving. Those are estimates for the base variant fitted with the PDK transmission; buyers who select the 6-speed manual should see those figures drop by 2 mpg across the board.

Despite its generous bump in power, the 2014 Boxster S is expected to deliver comparable fuel economy, averaging up to 21 mpg around town and 30 mpg on the highway when the PDK is part of the equation.

Safety Ratings and Technology
As this overview is written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has rated the crashworthiness of the 2014 Porsche Boxster.

Unlike a number of other models priced in excess of $50,000, the Boxster doesn't carry with it an abundance of cutting-edge safety technologies, but it does feature 4-wheel ABS with ventilated and cross-drilled rotors, 4 air bags, roll bars, and rain-sensing wipers. Among the related options are front and rear park-assist sensors, as well as racing-inspired ceramic composite brakes.

What's New for 2014:

  • Revised selection of paint colors

Introduction
The 2014 Porsche Boxster is a 2-passenger, rear-wheel-drive (RWD), mid-engine convertible available in two trim levels: base and S. A GTS variant offering even greater performance has debuted for the 2015 model year (along with its hardtop counterpart, the Cayman GTS). Competitors include the Audi TT, BMW Z4, Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, and the Nissan 370Z.

Models and Features
Though it's hard to imagine an entry-level Porsche, that's essentially the role played by the 2014 Boxster base model. Of course, unlike your sparsely equipped Hyundai Accent, this German roadster is fitted with 18-in. alloy wheels wrapped in sticky summer tires, and features a 4-speaker sound system with a 7-in. touch screen, Bluetooth connectivity, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a height-adjustable driver's seat. The list of standard amenities also includes a sport mode that improves throttle response, heated mirrors, automatic extending and retracting rear spoiler, and a power soft top that operates at speeds up to 31 mph, according to Porsche.

In addition to a more powerful engine, the 2014 Porsche Boxster S ups the ante with 19-in. alloy wheels, larger front brake rotors, and HID headlights.

Options and Packages
While it is indeed nicely appointed in its standard configuration, the base Boxster leaves room for plenty of optional upgrades, such as power-folding outside mirrors, heated and cooled power seats with 18-way adjustment, navigation system, surround-sound premium audio with satellite and HD Radio, and dual-zone climate control.

In keeping with its position as a genuine performance car, the Boxster can also be tricked out with a Sport Chrono package comprised of a lap timer, launch control, downshift rev-match, electronic suspension engineered to improve handling, and more.

Under the Hood
For the base 2014 Boxster, Porsche utilizes a direct-injection, 2.7-liter 6-cylinder engine that produces 265 horsepower and 206 lb.-ft. of torque, all of which is directed to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic referred to as PDK (Doppelkupplungsgetriebe).

Those same transmissions are available with the Boxster S, a model that draws its motivation from a 3.4-liter 6-cylinder that generates 315 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of torque. According to the automaker, the S variant can reach 60 mph in as little as 4.5 seconds.

Fuel Economy
With optimal efficiency in mind, Porsche has equipped the 2014 Boxster with a standard auto start/stop system that may contribute to EPA ratings of 22 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg in mixed driving. Those are estimates for the base variant fitted with the PDK transmission; buyers who select the 6-speed manual should see those figures drop by 2 mpg across the board.

Despite its generous bump in power, the 2014 Boxster S is expected to deliver comparable fuel economy, averaging up to 21 mpg around town and 30 mpg on the highway when the PDK is part of the equation.

Safety Ratings and Technology
As this overview is written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has rated the crashworthiness of the 2014 Porsche Boxster.

Unlike a number of other models priced in excess of $50,000, the Boxster doesn't carry with it an abundance of cutting-edge safety technologies, but it does feature 4-wheel ABS with ventilated and cross-drilled rotors, 4 air bags, roll bars, and rain-sensing wipers. Among the related options are front and rear park-assist sensors, as well as racing-inspired ceramic composite brakes.

Available Trims for the 2014 Porsche Boxster
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 2dr Roadster Transmission Auto-Shift Manual w/OD MSRP 50400.00 Engine 2.7 L/165 City/Hwy MPG 22/32
Name S (2dr Roadster) Transmission Auto-Shift Manual w/OD MSRP 62100.00 Engine 3.4 L/210 City/Hwy MPG 21/30
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INTERIOR
  • Front Sports Seats
  • 2-Way Power Driver Seat -inc: Power Recline, Manual Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 2-Way Power Passenger Seat -inc: Power Recline, Manual Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Oil Pressure, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Oil Level, Oil Temperature, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Front Cupholder
  • Valet Function
  • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy and Illuminated Entry
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch
  • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
  • Cruise Control
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert, Metal-Look Interior Accents and Leather Upholstered Dashboard
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Leather Door Trim Insert w/Carpet Lower
  • Leather Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Full Floor Console w/Locking Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Cargo Net
  • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Sunroof/Convertible Roof
  • Interior Concealed Storage, Driver And Passenger Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Down
  • Power Door Locks
  • Systems Monitor
  • Redundant Digital Speedometer
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
  • Fixed Front Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration
  • Leather/Aluminum Gear Shift Knob
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels: Fr 8J x 18 & Rr 9J x 18 Boxster Alloy
  • Tires: Front P235/45ZR18 & Rear P265/45ZR18
  • Wheels w/Locks
  • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
  • Power Convertible Top w/Lining, Glass Rear Window and Fixed Roll-Over Protection
  • Power Spoiler
  • Front License Plate Bracket
  • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps
  • Front And Rear Fog Lamps
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • LED Brakelights
  • Wheels: Fr 8J x 19 & Rr 9.5J x 19 Boxster S Alloy
  • Tires: Front P235/40ZR19 & Rear P265/40ZR19
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps
MECHANICAL
  • Engine: 2.7L w/Direct Fuel Injection
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual w/Overdrive
  • Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
  • Transmission w/Oil Cooler
  • Rear-Wheel Drive
  • 3.89 Axle Ratio
  • Engine Oil Cooler
  • 70-Amp/Hr 340CCA Maintenance-Free Battery
  • 120 Amp Alternator
  • 3627# Gvwr 739# Maximum Payload
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 16.9 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Strut Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
  • Engine: 3.4L w/Direct Fuel Injection
  • 3649# Gvwr 739# Maximum Payload
  • Sport Tuned Suspension
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: CDR Audio System w/7" Touchscreen Display -inc: 2 x 25 watt output, 4 loudspeakers and universal audio interface (AUX) in the glove compartment
    • Radio w/Compatible Remote CD, Clock and Speed Compensated Volume Control
    • Audio Theft Deterrent
    • Window Grid Diversity Antenna
    • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity

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