2013 Porsche Boxster

Base RWD 2-Dr Convertible H6 man trans

Base RWD 2-Dr Convertible H6 man trans

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2013 Porsche Boxster
2013 Porsche Boxster

New For 2013

Everything. The Boxster rides on a new, lighter platform, has more efficient and more powerful engines, and features a thoroughly updated interior. Its aggressive new sheetmetal is, for the first time, completely different from that of the 911.


The Boxster is all-new for 2013, but the best thing we can say about it is that it drives and feels pretty much the same. Under the subtly revised skin lives a smaller, 2.7-liter flat-six that nevertheless puts out ten more horsepower than its predecessor, for 265 hp total. The spicier Boxster S still employs a 3.4-liter flat-six, which gains 5 hp. Both models can again be had with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The automatic incorporates a new freewheeling, or “sailing,” mode that decouples the engine from the wheels when coasting to save fuel. Despite gaining 2.4 inches in its wheelbase, the Boxster has actually lost weight, thanks to Porsche’s extensive use of aluminum. It also helps that Porsche has not joined the hardtop-convertible crowd. Instead, the Boxster has a fully automatic cloth top that folds neatly into a compartment separated from the rear trunk, leaving plenty of room for bags. Inside, the baby Porsche now has a similar layout to that of the Panamera and the new 911, with a high-rising center stack. Despite some quibbles with the new electric power steering, which doesn’t communicate as well as the old hydraulic setup, the new Boxster is a special car. Just like the old Boxster.


Front, side, and side curtain air bags; ABS; and traction and stability control are standard. Stability control can be disabled but will still intervene if you brake hard enough to activate ABS.

You'll like:

  • Mid-engine balance
  • Soulful yet surprisingly efficient flat-six

You won't like:

  • Can be pricey with options
  • Steering isn’t as perfect as the old car’s

Key Competitors For The 2013 Porsche Boxster

  • BMW Z4
  • Jaguar F-type
  • Mercedes-Benz SLK
Ruf 3800S Front Right Side View
Brand addicts in search of extreme Porsches should travel not to Zuffenhausen but to Pfaffenhausen, home of Alois Ruf, Jr., who has been manufacturing low-volume Porsche hot rods since he took over the business from his father in 1974. With no love from Porsche, Ruf has created such memorable driving machines as the 1987 CTR "Yellowbird" plus today's awesome 777-hp CTR3 Clubsport and the RGT-8 powered by Ruf's bespoke 550-hp eight-cylinder engine. Since other Rufs cost between $314,000 and $769,000 in the U.S., the Boxster-based Ruf 3800S looks like a bargain at $132,895. A Cayman-based coupe is available for $6800 more.
2013 Porsche Boxster Left Side View
Each year we review dozens of new cars, encompassing everything from the cheapest subcompacts to the most powerful supercars. This year was no different, as our staff spread out across the globe to drive brand-new cars, updated cars, and occasionally cars that hadn't changed at all for several years. Some car reviews proved more popular than others, as evidenced by this list of the top 10 most popular new-car reviews we published in 2012.
2013 Porsche Boxster S Front End
I almost didn't come to work today. It took every bit of my self-restraint to steer the Boxster toward the office parking lot and not anywhere, everywhere else. I count the outgoing Boxster among my very favorite-driving cars of all time, and the brand-new 2013 model seems every bit as good, if not better. (I will definitely need more wheel time to decide that. OK, boss?)
2013 Porsche Boxster S Cornering
It may not have the same cachet and recognition as the Mille Miglia or Le Mans, but the Targa Florio in Sicily was one of Europe's oldest and longest-running road races, spanning a more than 60-year history. Angus MacKenzie explore's the historic race's route in a 2013 Porsche Boxster S, while exploring the history and culture of the Mediterranean island.
2013 Porsche Boxster S Rear Left Side View
As everybody knows, Porsche has been hit hard with brand expansion disease. Whereas it used to be that a Porsche was a sports car, now the company instead seeks to make "the Porsche of" SUVs, luxury sedans, (and soon) smaller SUVs, grand touring coupes, and so on. Happily, there's no confusion as to what the Boxster is. It's a true sports car and, as the latest version proves, its focus and its excellence is undiluted by Porsche's forays into other types of vehicles.

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2013 Porsche Boxster Specifications

Quick Glance:
2.7L H6Engine
Fuel economy City:
20 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
30 MPG
265 hp @ 6700rpm
206 ft lb of torque @ 4400rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)

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