2015 Porsche Boxster

Base RWD 2-Dr Convertible H6 man trans

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  • Porsche announces a payment waiver on select models for eligible competitive customers.
  • Cash Incentive: $1500
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  • Porsche announces an end of lease payment waiver program when customers lease or finance select eligible models through a PFS contract.
  • Cash Incentive: $2500
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2015 Porsche Boxster
2015 Porsche Boxster

New for 2015

For the 2015 model year, the Porsche Boxster makes the wind deflector standard equipment on base models and adds front and rear park assist, while a rearview camera is an individual option. Also introduced is the more powerful Boxster GTS, which slots in above the Boxster S with more power and active suspension management.

Vehicle Overview

The Porsche Boxster is a mid-engine roadster that sits alongside the hardtop Cayman as entry-level sports cars in the automaker’s lineup. The Boxster GTS comes incredibly close to the more expensive base 911, arguably making the Boxster a better all-around enthusiast’s choice because of excellent balance and near-911 power.

Summary

The 2015 Porsche Boxster utilizes two engines and three tunes to flesh out the mid-engine sports car’s model line. Base Boxster models are powered by a 2.7-liter flat-six that produces 265 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque, which can be paired with a six-speed manual or the excellent seven-speed PDK automatic. EPA-estimates for the base car are 20/30 mpg (city/highway) and 22/32 mpg with the PDK. The S and GTS share a 3.4-liter flat-six, and both can be equipped with either transmission, but with suspension management software and technology the GTS is more capable on a track. The S models produce 315 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque, and GTS models wring 330 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque out of the 3.4-liter mill. EPA-estimates are 20/28 mpg (S, manual), 21/30 (S, PDK), 19/26 mpg (GTS, manual), and 22/31 (GTS, PDK). Yes, the GTS with the PDK is almost as efficient as the less powerful base model with the PDK, and yes, this is a good excuse to get the more powerful model.
Notable features in the 2015 Boxster include a 7-inch infotainment screen, a Bose premium audio system, Bi-Xenon headlights, park assist (front and rear) with a rearview camera, a Sport Chrono package (includes stopwatch, dynamic transmission mounts, sportier engine/chassis/gearbox settings), electronically damped suspension, and a selectable sport exhaust system. Bluetooth and the usual 21st century niceties are also available, as is adaptive cruise control. The electric top is completely automatic, as well, lowering in just 9 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph.
The 2015 Porsche Boxster has not been crash tested by the NHTSA or the IIHS.

What We Think

With the introduction of the GTS, we think the 2015 Porsche Boxster just may make a case in favor of the entry-level car versus the icon. For some, nothing but the 911 will do, but for many the Boxster makes a compelling argument. Two seats, 20 horsepower, and $23,000 separate the Boxster GTS from a 911 Cabriolet. Both cars equipped with PDK transmissions post identical performance numbers. In a Driven Review of a 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS and Boxster GTS we said “if you want a modern Porsche that remains true to the history of the brand, the Boxster GTS and the Cayman GTS are both excellent choices.” If you’re serious about track days, the GTS with the optional carbon-ceramic brakes is the way to go, and in a Driven Review of the lineup of Porsche mid-engine models at the Laguna Seca racetrack we noted “the Cayman GTS and its drop-top twin [Boxster GTS] feel purpose-built for Laguna Seca, track-ready cars that help you learn to be a better driver.”
A problem with the Boxster we also pointed out with the 911 was the difficult to reach limits that, it seems, can only be probed on a racetrack, leaving street driving feeling a bit bland. Interior quality is up from years past, as the “built to price” feel has been all but banished; instead soft-touch and Alcantara abounds. In a three-way comparison with the Boxster S, Mercedes Benz SLK55 AMG, and BMW Z4 sDrive35is, the Porsche placed first. “There is very little to fault with the car,” we said. “The ergonomics are a bit of a mess, and the choice of available driver-assistance systems is limited at this point. But there is no doubt that the Porsche has the best (non-carbon-ceramic) brakes, the most attentive steering, the fastest-shifting gearbox, the most riveting grip, and the least compromised ride, even when fitted with 20-inch footwear. It is a seamless performer, athletic yet totally compliant, sharp-edged yet nicely balanced, absolutely focused yet very relaxed.” It’s not perfect, and it’s lost some of the connection of the previous generation with the switch to electric power steering from hydraulic, but it just may be one of the best modern Porsches you can get for the money.

You’ll Like

  • Boxster GTS is surprisingly close in performance to a base 911
  • Plenty of cargo capacity
  • Lighter, quicker, and better than last-gen model

You Won’t Like

  • Electric power steering doesn’t have feedback of old system
  • Gets pricey with options

Key Competitors

  • BMW Z4
  • Audi TT
  • Mercedes Benz SLK-Class
  • Nissan 370Z
  • Porsche 911 Cabriolet

Rating

4
2015 Porsche Boxster GTS Front Three Quarter
A new report from AutoCar says that the rumored entry-level Porsche 718 model has been cancelled. We reported on this model back in June, speculating that it would be smaller and cheaper than the Boxster, with a new four-cylinder engine mounted in the middle. Plans for this model’s aluminum and steel chassis, rumored to be shared with Audi as well, have been nixed, making it an unlikely bet for production anytime soon.
2015 Porsche Boxster GTS Front Three Quarter In Motion 03
Llucmajor, Mallorca -- Enthusiasts are faced with an increasingly tough decision when selecting a Porsche sports car. The 911 has always been the go-to choice. But Porsche's "entry-level" models -- the Boxster convertible and its hardtop Cayman sibling -- cannot be taken lightly. In fact, many enthusiasts prefer the balanced driving character of the mid-engine Cayman/Boxster duo to that of the 911, with its engine mounted in the rear.

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2015 Porsche Boxster Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.7L H6Engine
Fuel economy City:
20 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
30 MPG
Horsepower:
265 hp @ 6700rpm
Torque:
206 ft lb of torque @ 4500rpm
  • 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)
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
50,000 miles / 48 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 144 months
Roadside
50,000 miles / 48 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
Summary
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Porsche 911, Boxster, and Cayman vehicles manufactured May 7, 2014, to September 23, 2014. The front hood upper lock components were not manufactured to specification and may fail to securely latch the vehicle's hood during operation.
Consequences
A failure of the hood latching mechanism may cause the hood to suddenly open during vehicle operation and will severely impede the driver's ability to see out the front windshield, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the lock on the front hood, free of charge. The recall began December 12, 2014. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AE04.
Potential Units Affected
1,382
Notes
Porsche Cars North America, Inc.


IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
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NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2015 Porsche Boxster

Depreciation
49.6%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$29,516
49.6%
Insurance
$8,295
13.9%
Fuel Cost
$10,854
18.2%
Financing
$5,505
9.2%
Maintenance
$3,145
5.3%
Repair Costs
$1,658
2.8%
State Fees
$561
0.9%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $59,534 What's This?
Value Rating: Average