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14 of 15 (93%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Porsche Boxster Overview
Redesigned for the new model year, the 2013 Porsche Boxster returns with numerous upgrades inside and out to provide what should still be one of the best convertible motoring experiences available.
The Boxster has been more or less the same shape since its debut in the mid-1990’s and its silhouette for 2013 is cut from the same cloth. Up front the stacked headlights bulge above the fenders and feature LED daytime running lights below. New for 2013 are pronounced air intakes that have been cut into the sides and sit in front of the rear wheels, as well as more distinct lines and a rear spoiler that flow seamlessly into the taillights. Along with a wider track and a stretched wheelbase, these changes make this the most aggressively styled Boxster ever. The electric soft-top can open and close in nine seconds and operates at speeds of up to 31 mph.
Mechanically, improvements have been made in several key areas. Electronic power steering has been added, weight has been shed, and the rear-wheel drive Boxster’s two engines are brand new as well. The first is a 265-horsepower, 2.7-liter flat-six which is smaller than last year’s engine in terms of displacement but offers 10 extra horsepower. Boxster S models get a larger 315-horsepower, 3.4-liter flat-six that has 5-horsepower more than last year. The two transmission options include a six-speed manual and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
The 2013 Boxster’s mid-engine setup is made possible by its flat engine and mounting the engine in the middle of the car provides numerous benefits when it comes to balance and handling. Boxsters have always been a blast to drive and this latest version is no exception – what the Boxster lacks in pure straight-line speed it more than makes up for in feel and ride. Fuel economy has improved to 22 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway for Boxster models (20/30 with the manual) and 21/31 mpg city/highway for the Boxster S (20/28 with the manual).
The Boxster’s interior has been redone as well, with premium materials and a padded dashboard. Standard interior features include Bluetooth connectivity, sport seats, auxiliary audio input, and a pair of LCD screens: a 4.6-inch screen in the instrument panel and a 7-inch touch screen in the dash. There are also available options such as power/heated seats, HD Radio, navigation system, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a Bose premium stereo which make the Boxster even more luxurious.
Safety features include antilock brakes, electronic stability system, front and side airbags, and an electric parking brake.
With a new look and a spruced up interior, the 2013 Porsche Boxster continues to deliver unadulterated motoring joy and top down thrills.