2007 Porsche Boxster - Road Test Specs

2007 Porsche Boxster Convertible

(3.4L 6-cyl. 6-speed Manual)
Vehicle
Model year2007
MakePorsche
ModelBoxster
StyleS 2dr Convertible (3.4L 6cyl 6M)
Base MSRP$56,295
As-tested MSRP$64,805
Drivetrain
Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine typeFlat-6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3387cc (207 cu-in)
Valvetraindouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)11.1
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)295 @ 6,250
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)251 @ 4,400
Transmission type6-speed manual
Chassis
Suspension, frontModified MacPherson strut
Suspension, rearModified MacPherson strut
Steering typePower steering
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelPilot Sport
Tire typeperformance
Tire size, front235/40ZR18 Z
Tire size, rear265/40ZR18 Z
Wheel size18 X 8.0 front - 18 X 9.0 rear
Wheel materialalloy
Brakes, frontVentilated Disc
Brakes, rearVentilated Disc
Track Test Results
0-45 mph (sec.)3.2
0-60 mph (sec.)5
0-75 mph (sec.)7.3
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)13.4 @ 104.6
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)27
60-0 mph (ft.)105
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)71.7
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.96
Sound level @ idle (dB)54.3
@ Full throttle (dB)87.9
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)74.2
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsAs with most Porsches, the perfect launch in a Boxster results in lots of axle tramp. It's abusive and painful, but it's fast. Best launch was from 4,800 rpm, clutch out fast.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsSolid, consistent pedal feel results in solid, consistent stops with impressively short distances.
Handling ratingExcellent
Handling commentsAwesome grip on the skid pad for a high-volume production car. Very easy to find and balance at the limit. Noticeable body roll in the slalom doesn't seem to hurt the Boxster through transitions. Still, this is faster than the last Porsche Cayman we tested.
Testing Conditions
Elevation (ft.)421
Temperature (F)97
Wind (mph, direction)1
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)20 city/28 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)23.6
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)16.9
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,987
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3100
Length (in.)171.6
Width (in.)70.9
Height (in.)50.9
Wheelbase (in.)95.1
Track, front (in.)58.5
Track, rear (in.)60.2
Turning circle (ft.)36.4
Legroom, front (in.)N/A
Legroom, rear (in.)N/A
Headroom, front (in.)38.3
Headroom, rear (in.)N/A
Shoulder room, front (in.)51.5
Seating capacity2
Cargo volume (cu-ft)9.9
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)9.9
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion10 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/50,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available
Safety
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionN/A
Tire-pressure monitoring systemtire pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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