2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet: No Steering Wheel Buttons

June 18, 2013

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Porsche's 911 lacks even a single steering wheel button. This, I'd wager, is a choice. Possibly Porsche knows that a steering wheel's function is so fundamental to what happens while driving that cluttering it up with a bunch of buttons is something it refuses to do.

Notice, however, that there is a display between the spokes. On the left spoke you can see that "Sport" mode is activated. And in the right spoke is the "Launch Control" indicator.

Answering the phone, in the Porsche 911, means reaching for the center stack, which is fine with me.

Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2013 Porsche 911 in VA is:

$210 per month*
* Explanation