3/4 Front Glamour 2012 Porsche Boxster

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 2012 Porsche Boxster specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 2012 Porsche Boxster warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

2012 Porsche Boxster Base 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible2012 Porsche Boxster S 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible2012 Porsche Boxster Spyder 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible
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  • Overview
    MSRP *$48,100$58,600$61,800
    Invoice *N/AN/AN/A
    Engine2.9L H-6 255 HP3.4L H-6 310 HP3.4L H-6 320 HP
    Transmission6-spd man w/OD6-spd man w/OD6-spd man w/OD
    Fuel Economy City19.0 mpg19.0 mpg19.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy27.0 mpg26.0 mpg27.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,00048/50,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine2.9L H-6 255 HP3.4L H-6 310 HP3.4L H-6 320 HP
    Transmission6-spd man w/OD6-spd man w/OD6-spd man w/OD
    Alternator120 amp120 amp120 amp
    Battery280 amp340 amp340 amp
    Axle Ratio3.883.893.89
    Recommended Fuel Typepremium unleadedpremium unleadedpremium unleaded
    Fuel Tank16.9 gal.16.9 gal.14.3 gal.
    Exhaustdual stainless steeldual stainless steeldual stainless steel with powdercoated tailpipe finish
    Drive Typerear-wheelrear-wheelrear-wheel
    Limited Slip DifferentialN/AN/Alimited slip differential
    Traction ControlABS & drivelineABS & drivelineABS & driveline
  • Steering and Suspension
    Electronic Stabilityelectronic stabilityelectronic stabilityelectronic stability
    Front Suspensionstrutstrutstrut
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoilcoil
    Front Shocksgas-pressurizedgas-pressurizedgas-pressurized
    Rear Suspensionstrutstrutstrut
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springscoilcoilcoil
    Rear Shocksgas-pressurizedgas-pressurizedgas-pressurized
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Brakes4-wheel disc4-wheel disc4-wheel disc
    Vented Disc Brakesfront and rearfront and rearfront and rear
    Wheels17.0 " silver aluminum18.0 " silver aluminum19.0 " painted aluminum
    Front TiresP205/55ZR17.0BSW performanceP235/40ZR18.0BSW performanceP235/35ZR19.0BSW performance
    Rear Tires (if different from Front)235/50265/265/
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity222
    Front Seat Typebucketbucketsport
    Front Headrestsfixedfixedfixed
    Front Armrestscentercentercenter
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls6-way (2-way power)6-way (2-way power)2-way
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls6-way (2-way power)6-way (2-way power)N/A
    Seat Trimleather/leatheretteleather/leatherettesimulated suede/leather
    Door Trimleather w/carpet lowerleather w/carpet lowerleather
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothN/A
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
    Floor Matscarpet frontcarpet frontN/A
    Dashboard InsertN/Ametal-lookbody-colored
    Gear Shift Knob Trimleatherleather/aluminumleather/aluminum
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Convertible Roofpower with lining, glass rear window, roll-over protectionpower with lining, glass rear window, roll-over protectionmanual with roll-over protection, wind blocker
    Vanity Mirrorsdual illuminateddual illuminateddual illuminated
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-nightday-night
    Glove Boxlockinglockinglocking
    Dome Lightfadefadefade
    Floor Consolefullfullfull
    Cup HolderfrontfrontN/A
    Instrument Panel Storagebinbinbin
    Interior Concealed Storageinterior concealed storageinterior concealed storageinterior concealed storage
    Door BinsdualdualN/A
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpetedcarpeted
    Cargo Netcargo netcargo netcargo net
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo lightcargo light
    Air Compressorair compressorair compressorair compressor
    Front Air Conditioningmanualmanualprovision
    Air Filterair filterair filterN/A
    RadioAM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scanAM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scanradio prep
    CDin-dash mounted singlein-dash mounted singleN/A
    MP3 PlayerMP3 decoderMP3 decoderN/A
    Radio Theft Deterrentradio theft deterrentradio theft deterrentN/A
    Antennawindow grid diversitywindow grid diversityN/A
    Cruise Controlcruise controlcruise controlcruise control
    Door Lockspowerpowerpower
    Remote Keyless Entrykeyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door Releasepowerpowerpower
    Fuel Filler Door Releasefuel filler door releasefuel filler door releasefuel filler door release
    Power Outlets222
    Driver Foot Restdriver foot restdriver foot restdriver foot rest
    Garage Door OpenerHomeLink Wireless Control SystemHomeLink Wireless Control SystemHomeLink Wireless Control System
    Smokers Packageashtrayashtrayashtray
    Lighter Elementsfrontfrontfront
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    Oil Pressure Gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gauge
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Exterior Temperatureexterior temperatureexterior temperatureexterior temperature
    Check Controlredundant digital speedometerredundant digital speedometerredundant digital speedometer
    Trip Computertrip computertrip computertrip computer
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering Wheeltelescopic tilttelescopic tilttelescopic tilt
    Steering Wheel Materialleatherleatherleather
    Front Windowspowerpowerpower
    1-Touch Opendriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Tinted Windowslightlightlight
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Heated Front Wipersjetsjetsjets
    Sun Visor Stripsun visor stripsun visor stripsun visor strip
    Rear Defrosterrear defrosterrear defrosterrear defroster
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passenger w/passenger front-impact cancellabledriver and passenger w/passenger front-impact cancellabledriver and passenger
    Driver Side Impact Airbagsseat mountedseat mountedseat mounted
    Passenger Side Impact Airbagseat mountedseat mountedseat mounted
    Overhead Airbagcurtain 1st row overhead airbagcurtain 1st row overhead airbagcurtain 1st row overhead airbag
    Occupancy Sensoroccupancy sensoroccupancy sensorN/A
    Side Impact Barsside impact beamsside impact beamsside impact beams
    Seatbelt Pretensionersfrontfrontfront
    Ignition Disableimmobilizerimmobilizerimmobilizer
    Security Systemsecurity systemsecurity systemsecurity system
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count2 doors2 doors2 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume9.9 cu.ft.9.9 cu.ft.9.9 cu.ft.
    Exterior Length170.9 "170.9 "170.9 "
    Exterior Width70.9 "70.9 "70.9 "
    Exterior Height50.9 "50.9 "48.5 "
    Wheelbase95 "95 "95 "
    Front Tread59 "59 "59 "
    Rear Tread60 "60 "60 "
    Turning Radius18.2 '18.2 '18.2 '
    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating3,605 lbs.3,627 lbs.3,428 lbs.
    Curb Weight2,943 lbs.2,987 lbs.2,811 lbs.
    Payload661 lbs.N/A617 lbs.
    Drag Coefficient.29.30.30
    Front Legroom41.6 "41.6 "41.6 "
    Front Headroom38.4 "38.1 "N/A
    Front Hiproom53.4 "53.4 "53.4 "
    Front Shoulder Room51.7 "51.7 "51.7 "
    Interior Cargo Volume9.9 cu.ft.9.9 cu.ft.9.9 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Rear Spoilerpowerpowerlip
    Bumpersbody-coloredbody-coloredfront body-colored with metal-look insert
    Paintclearcoat monotoneclearcoat monotoneclearcoat monotone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual power remote heateddual power remote heateddual power remote heated
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,00048/50,000
    Major Components Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,00048/50,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles144/unlimited144/unlimited144/unlimited
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,00048/50,000
    Accessories Months/Miles24/unlimited24/unlimited24/unlimited
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Black Edition 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible
Base 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible
S 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible
Spyder 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible

Safety Rating

Below is the 2012 Porsche Boxster safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
StyleFrontal Rating
Side Rating
  Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Specs section.

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