2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

MSRP range: $203,500 - $216,300
5 out of 5 stars(2)
What others are paying$208,485
Low supply is pushing the market average above MSRP.

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2021 Porsche 911 videos

[BIRDS CHIRPING] [ENGINE REVVING] [MUSIC PLAYING] ELANA SCHERR: This car was named after a famous race, and I would be perfectly happy to spend the day with it on a race track. But just going fast in a Porsche 911 doesn't do justice to it. There's a reason why the Porsche 911 is so popular as a daily driver and that is because it's just as good for a summer fun day as it is for a track rat, especially in this, the most perfect of configurations, the Targa. [MUSIC PLAYING] There's no actual award called very best kind of car roof, but if there was, I personally would award it to the Targa. But I'd make it share it with t-tops, you know, t-tops are the Coors beer, Targa's champagne. The 2021 911 Targa is available in two flavors, Targa 4 and Targa 4S. They both use a rear-mounted twin turbo six-cylinder engine and the difference between them is primarily performance with a few cosmetic tweaks on the 4S so that people in the know know that you have the high-performance one. This is just the regular old 4 and I have no complaints about its performance or its looks. In fact, I want to drive it again. Can I drive it again? Yeah, good. I would've done that even if you'd said no. These days, when I tell you that a car makes 379 horsepower and 331 pound feet of torque, you might not actually be that impressed. I mean, you can get a Honda Civic that makes almost that much, right? But the secret to Porsche's success is not the number of horses, but how well-trained they are. Power delivery in this car is flawless. It has no abrupt beginning and no noticeable drop off. That is partially due to the 8-speed PDK transmission, which is one of the best in the world, I think. Look, I got a story, story time. My husband absolutely hates modern automatic transmissions. He says there's too many gears. He can feel them going all the way up through the gears. He can feel them coming all the way down, like uh, uh, uh, like slowing you down. He says it's like driving a truck. He hates them all. Honestly, he hates this one too, but he did admit that he hates it less than he hates most of the others. I don't hate it at all. If you lack my husband's princess and the pea-like ability to feel shifts, unless you're looking at the tach in this car, you won't even know there were any. Now, if you put it in the Sport or Sport Plus modes, you'll notice a little more hang time in the revs, and then things might get a little bit bumpy. But if you leave it in the normal driving mode, a Tesla owner would be impressed. If you want more control over banging the gears, good news. The Targa 4S is available with a 7-speed manual transmission, no extra charge. Of course, handling in a 911 is a dream. I mean, you expect it, and it delivers. This car is a mind reader. It's like it just knows where you want to go and it goes there. You don't even have to turn the wheel. I'm just kidding, you have to turn the wheel. This 911 is all-wheel drive but it's such a light, nimble system. It never really feels like it's getting in your way, and its rear-wheel biased, so the car drives like a rear wheel drive car. It isn't like Porsche slapped all-wheel drive on to cover up some sort of imbalance, it just makes everything a little more stable and secure. I don't want to get this back. Do you want to come home with me? Yes, you do. Yes, you do. I'm going to guess that visibility and comfort for taller drivers is good in this car, because I'm pretty far forward, 5' 3", if you didn't know that from like every other video I've done. I had a little bit of a blind spot with this a-pillar, but it is not bad. I'll take it. Nope, not really a problem. Plus, you can get all kinds of driver aids, like blind spot monitoring and backup camera and that sort of thing. So if you're concerned about being able to see out of this car, it's not a concern. Don't worry about it. I actually only have two complaints about the 911 Targa and might as well get one of them out of the way now. You ever had work done on your house or apartment, like a home improvement project? You know how you wake up every day going, how am I going to spend $600 this morning? Well, specing a 911 is a little bit like working with a contractor. Every change you want to make is going to cost you $600. Or in the case of this extremely beautiful Burmester stereo system, $5,500. Adaptive cruise control, $3,000. It's not that I don't think the 911 is worth the money, it's just that, I mean, KIA offers adaptive cruise control standard. So I said that I had two complaints about the Targa. What's the second one? Well, the Targa roof may take only 19 seconds to go from top up to top down, but you can only do it when you're at a complete stop. And so far, in driving around, my average stop at a stoplight hasn't been a full 19 seconds. And since you can't move while the top is going down, you're sort of either blocking somebody who gets mad at you or you're kind of creeping forward with the top partially down like running around, holding your pants up, and you look like a dork. This car is too cool to make you look like a dork. Most convertibles can put the top up and down while you're still moving, why can't the Targa? [MUSIC PLAYING] Back in the dark days, the days before I had ever driven a 911, I was intimidated by them and I figured they were overrated. A lot of times when you're intimidated by something, you want it to not be that good. Just seemed like there was all this tribal knowledge that you had to have before you could even get in one, like what's a 992? As it turns out, a 992 is this generation of 911. There was also a 991, but there was also a 996 and a 997. It is very confusing. The thing is, once you get in one, you just immediately get it. Really, other than knowing that Porsche always puts its key on the left side of the car, you don't need to know any of the other stuff. It's obvious the interior is well-made. It's clearly beautiful. The steering wheel feels amazing. The shifter, well, OK, this automatic shifter is kind of a dumb little nubbin, but hey, if you want a cup holder and a big touchscreen, you gotta make room for them. And even though I don't like the appearance of this shifter, it feels really good. If you've ever wondered what the perfect feel of a toggle switch or the haptic feedback on a touch switch should be, get in a 911 and take notes. That said, nothing is perfect. Porsche offers a lot of customization in the controls in the 911, and it's very cool once you figure it out, but it will take some time with the owner's manual. For example, there's a button on the right side of the steering wheel that you can toggle to show a map on the gauge cluster, bunch of other things. A very cool option that this car has, a $2,700 option, though, is nose lift. One of the things with sports cars is that they're low and a lot of driveways, even maybe the driveway to your house, driveway my house, are too low and you scrape going in and out of them. So now, a lot of sports cars offer a nose lift which lifts the front of the car so that you can get better clearance, and then it comes back down so that you're all speedy and stylish looking. Porsche not only offers a nose lift, it offers a GPS compatible nose lift, so you can program in a location where you need to lift the nose, say, it's your workplace or your house. And when the car gets to that spot, it knows it-- haha, did you see what it did there? It knows it, and it lifts the front of the car automatically so that you can clear that obstacle and get on your way. Another thing that makes the 911 such a useful car, even if you want it to be your only car, is that there is a lot of space in it. It's got a generous front trunk, frunk, and while I wouldn't say that the rear seats are particularly generous for adults, they make an excellent cargo tray and you can fit child seats in them. I know several people who bring babies around in a Porsche and, you know, I mean I don't know what you're telling your kid when they start life in a 911. They're going to expect great things. It's all the thoughtful details, the beautiful interiors, the smart programming, the multiple different flavors of performance, those are the things that make the 911 such a consistent winner for almost 60 years. Sure, there are cars that are more interesting, like McLaren, or more affordable, Corvette, more dramatic, like all of the Italian sports cars, but if you just want one performance car that's blazingly fast in a straight line, balanced like a gymnast in the corners, and usable as a daily driver, the 911 is top of the list. [ENGINE REVVING] Like this car, want to see more like it? Hit subscribe, hit like. It's what encourages us to make more videos. Also, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Did you just lock? You just locked. Oh, look at that pretty profile. What a lovely looking car. Oh, gosh, it's almost as pretty as the hard top, but if only I had more sunshine. [WHIRRING] [MUSIC PLAYING]

New Porsche 911 Targa 4S Review - 2021 Porsche 911 Targa Price, Interior, Design, Release Date

After introducing the next-generation 911 last year, Porsche has brought back the Targa version of its most popular sports car for 2021. In this video, Elana Scherr explains why the Porsche 911 remains one of our favorite sports cars.


Is the Porsche 911 a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 911 both on the road and at the track. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the 911 has 4.5 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Porsche 911. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Porsche 911?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Porsche 911:

  • New 911 Turbo returns as the flagship for the current-generation 911
  • Targa body style also returns; available in all-wheel-drive 4 and 4S trim
  • Part of the eighth 911 generation introduced for 2020
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Is the Porsche 911 reliable?

To determine whether the Porsche 911 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the 911. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the 911's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Porsche 911 a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Porsche 911 is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 911 is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Porsche 911?

The least-expensive 2021 Porsche 911 is the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S 2dr Coupe AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 8AM). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $203,500.

Other versions include:

  • Turbo S 2dr Coupe AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 8AM) which starts at $203,500
  • Turbo S 2dr Convertible AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 8AM) which starts at $216,300
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What are the different models of Porsche 911?

If you're interested in the Porsche 911, the next question is, which 911 model is right for you? 911 variants include Turbo S 2dr Coupe AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 8AM), and Turbo S 2dr Convertible AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 8AM). For a full list of 911 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Porsche 911

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Overview

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S is offered in the following styles: Turbo S 2dr Coupe AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 8AM), and Turbo S 2dr Convertible AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 8AM). The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed automated manual. The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 911 Turbo S 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 911 Turbo S.


  • Powerful and surprisingly economical engines
  • Impeccable handling inspires driver confidence
  • Premium interior and lots of customization potential
  • Comfortable and practical for daily driving


  • Infotainment system is quirky and hard to reach
  • Elevated tire roar in Turbo S gets irritating on long drives

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 911 Turbo S featuring deep dives into trim levels including Turbo S, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S here.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

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What's a good price for a New 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S?

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Turbo S 2dr Coupe AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 8AM)

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Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S and all available trim types: Turbo S, Turbo S. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S include (but are not limited to): MSRP, available incentives and deals, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (interior and exterior color, upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, parking assistance, lane sensing, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy and MPG (city, highway, and combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (interior cabin space, vehicle length and width, seating capacity, cargo space). Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color.

What is the MPG of a 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S?

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Turbo S 2dr Coupe AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 8AM), 8-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (required)
17 mpg compined MPG,
15 city MPG/20 highway MPG

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Turbo S 2dr Convertible AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 8AM), 8-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (required)
17 mpg compined MPG,
15 city MPG/20 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG17
Transmission8-speed automated manual
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement3.8 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase96.5 in.
Length178.6 in.
Height51.3 in.
Curb Weight3636 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Porsche 911?

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