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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.

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  • Overview
    MSRP *$48,100$58,600$61,800
    Invoice *N/AN/AN/A
    Engine2.9L H-6 255 HP 214 ft.lbs. @ 4,400 rpm3.4L H-6 310 HP 266 ft.lbs. @ 4,400 rpm3.4L H-6 320 HP 273 ft.lbs. @ 4,750 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:6-spd man w/ODAvailable:7-spd sequential shift control auto-shift man w/ODsequential shift controlStandard:6-spd man w/ODAvailable:7-spd sequential shift control auto-shift man w/ODsequential shift controlStandard:6-spd man w/ODAvailable:7-spd sequential shift control auto-shift man w/ODsequential shift control
    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 HP 214 ft.lbs. @ 4,400 rpm3.4L H-6 310 HP 266 ft.lbs. @ 4,400 rpm3.4L H-6 320 HP 273 ft.lbs. @ 4,750 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:6-spd man w/ODAvailable:7-spd sequential shift control auto-shift man w/ODsequential shift controlStandard:6-spd man w/ODAvailable:7-spd sequential shift control auto-shift man w/ODsequential shift controlStandard:6-spd man w/ODAvailable:7-spd sequential shift control auto-shift man w/ODsequential shift control
    Alternator120 amp120 amp120 amp
    BatteryStandard:280 ampAvailable:340 amp340 amp340 amp
    Axle RatioStandard:3.88Available:3.25Standard:3.89Available:3.25Standard:3.89Available:3.25
    Recommended Fuel Typepremium unleadedpremium unleadedpremium unleaded
    Fuel Tank16.9 gal.16.9 gal.14.3 gal.
    ExhaustStandard:dual stainless steelAvailable:dual stainless steel with powdercoated tailpipe finishdual stainless steel with polished tailpipe finishStandard:dual stainless steelAvailable:dual stainless steel with powdercoated tailpipe finishdual stainless steel with polished tailpipe finishdual stainless steel with powdercoated tailpipe finish
    Drive Typerear-wheelrear-wheelrear-wheel
    Limited Slip DifferentialAvailable:limited slip differentialAvailable:limited slip differentiallimited slip differential
    Traction ControlABS & drivelineABS & drivelineABS & driveline
  • Steering and Suspension
    Electronic Stabilityelectronic stabilityelectronic stabilityelectronic stability
    RideN/Asportsport
    Ride ControlAvailable:automatic w/driver controlAvailable:automatic w/driver controlN/A
    Adaptive SuspensionAvailable:adaptive suspensionAvailable:adaptive suspensionN/A
    Front Suspensionstrutstrutstrut
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoilcoil
    Front Shocksgas-pressurizedgas-pressurizedgas-pressurized
    Rear Suspensionindependent strutindependent strutindependent strut
    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
    WheelsStandard:17.0 " silver aluminumAvailable:19.0 " silver aluminum19.0 " silver forged aluminum18.0 " silver aluminum19.0 " painted aluminumStandard:18.0 " silver aluminumAvailable:19.0 " silver aluminum19.0 " silver forged aluminum19.0 " painted aluminumStandard:19.0 " painted aluminumAvailable:19.0 " silver aluminum19.0 " silver forged aluminum
    Front TiresStandard:P205/55ZR17.0BSW performanceAvailable:P235/40ZR18.0BSW performanceP235/35ZR19.0BSW performanceStandard:P235/40ZR18.0BSW performanceAvailable:P235/35ZR19.0BSW performanceP235/35ZR19.0BSW performance
    Rear Tires (if different from Front)Standard:235/50Available:265/265/265/
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity222
    Front Seat TypeStandard:bucketAvailable:sportStandard:bucketAvailable:sportsport
    Heated Front SeatsAvailable:driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatbackAvailable:driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatbackAvailable:driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
    Front Headrestsfixedfixedfixed
    Front Armrestscentercentercenter
    Front Driver Seat Direction ControlsStandard:6-way (2-way power)Available:(8-way power)2-way(10-way power)Standard:6-way (2-way power)Available:(8-way power)2-way(10-way power)Standard:2-wayAvailable:6-way (2-way power)
    Front Passenger Seat Direction ControlsStandard:6-way (2-way power)Available:(8-way power)2-way(10-way power)Standard:6-way (2-way power)Available:(8-way power)2-way(10-way power)Available:6-way (2-way power)
    Seat TrimStandard:leather/leatheretteAvailable:simulated suede/leatherleatherStandard:leather/leatheretteAvailable:simulated suede/leatherleatherStandard:simulated suede/leatherAvailable:leather
    Door Trimleather w/carpet lowerleather w/carpet lowerleather
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothN/A
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
    Floor Matscarpet frontcarpet frontAvailable:carpet front
    Dashboard InsertAvailable:genuine woodcarbon fibresimulated suedebody-coloredmetal-lookcoloredbody-colored/metal-lookleatherStandard:metal-lookAvailable:simulated suedegenuine wood/metal-lookcoloredbody-colored/metal-lookleather/metal-lookcarbon fibre/metal-lookStandard:body-coloredAvailable:colored
    Gear Shift Knob TrimStandard:leatherAvailable:Alcantara simulated suede/aluminumleather/genuine woodleather/carbon fibreleather/metal-lookleather/aluminumStandard:leather/aluminumAvailable:Alcantara simulated suede/aluminumleather/genuine woodleather/carbon fibreleatherStandard:leather/aluminumAvailable:Alcantara simulated suede/aluminumleather
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Convertible RoofStandard:power with lining, glass rear window, roll-over protectionAvailable:power with lining, glass rear window, roll-over protection, wind blockerpower with lining, glass rear window, roll-over protection, hard topStandard:power with lining, glass rear window, roll-over protectionAvailable:power with lining, glass rear window, roll-over protection, wind blockerpower with lining, glass rear window, roll-over protection, hard topmanual with roll-over protection, wind blocker
    Vanity Mirrorsdual illuminateddual illuminateddual illuminated
    Rearview MirrorStandard:day-nightAvailable:auto-dimming day-nightStandard:day-nightAvailable:auto-dimming day-nightStandard:day-nightAvailable:auto-dimming day-night
    Glove Boxlockinglockinglocking
    Dome Lightfadefadefade
    Floor Consolefullfullfull
    Cup HolderfrontfrontAvailable:front
    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 Compressortire mobility kittire mobility kittire mobility kit
    Front Air Conditioningmanualmanualprovision
    Climate ControlAvailable:automatic air conditioningAvailable:automatic air conditioningAvailable:automatic air conditioning
    Air Filterair filterair filterAvailable:air filter
    RadioStandard:AM/FM, seek-scanAvailable:XM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scanStandard:AM/FM, seek-scanAvailable:XM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scanStandard:radio prepAvailable:AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
    Radio Steering Wheel ControlsAvailable:radio steering wheel controlsAvailable:radio steering wheel controlsN/A
    CDStandard:in-dash mounted singleAvailable:in-dash mounted 6-discStandard:in-dash mounted singleAvailable:in-dash mounted 6-discAvailable:6-discin-dash mounted single
    MP3 PlayerMP3 decoderMP3 decoderAvailable:MP3 decoder
    SpeakersStandard:4Available:711 BOSEStandard:7Available:11 BOSEStandard:prepAvailable:34
    AmplifierAvailable:amplifierStandard:amplifierAvailable:premiumAvailable:amplifier
    Radio Theft Deterrentradio theft deterrentradio theft deterrentAvailable:radio theft deterrent
    AntennaStandard:window grid diversityAvailable:window grid and fixed diversityStandard:window grid diversityAvailable:window grid and fixed diversityN/A
    Cruise Controlcruise controlcruise controlcruise control
    Door LocksStandard:powerAvailable:power with 2 stage unlockStandard:powerAvailable:power with 2 stage unlockStandard:powerAvailable:power with 2 stage unlock
    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
    Tachometertachometertachometertachometer
    Oil Pressure Gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gauge
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Clockin-dashin-dashin-dash
    Exterior Temperatureexterior temperatureexterior temperatureexterior temperature
    Check Controlredundant digital speedometerredundant digital speedometerredundant digital speedometer
    Trip Computertrip computertrip computertrip computer
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Park Distance ControlAvailable:rearAvailable:rearAvailable:rear
    Navigation SystemAvailable:integrated navigation systemAvailable:integrated navigation systemAvailable:integrated navigation system
    Steering WheelStandard:telescopic tiltAvailable:telescopic tilt sportStandard:telescopic tiltAvailable:telescopic tilt sportStandard:telescopic tiltAvailable:telescopic tilt sport
    Steering Wheel MaterialStandard:leatherAvailable:leather/genuine woodAlcantara simulated suedeleather/carbon fibreleather/metal-lookStandard:leatherAvailable:leather/genuine woodAlcantara simulated suedeleather/carbon fibreleather/metal-lookStandard:leatherAvailable:Alcantara simulated suedeleather/metal-look
    Front Windowspowerpowerpower
    1-Touch Opendriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Tinted Windowslightlightlight
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Heated Front Wipersjetsjetsjets
    Rain Detecting WipersAvailable:rain detecting wipersAvailable:rain detecting wipersAvailable:rain detecting wipers
    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 cancellableStandard:driver and passengerAvailable:driver and passenger w/passenger front-impact cancellable
    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 RatingStandard:3,605 lbs.Available:3,682 lbs.Standard:3,627 lbs.Available:3,693 lbs.Standard:3,428 lbs.Available:3,483 lbs.
    Curb WeightStandard:2,943 lbs.Available:3,009 lbs.Standard:2,987 lbs.Available:3,042 lbs.Standard:2,811 lbs.Available:2,866 lbs.
    PayloadStandard:661 lbs.Available:672 lbs.N/A617 lbs.
    Drag CoefficientStandard:.29Available:.30Standard:.30Available:.31Standard:.30Available:.31
    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
    BumpersStandard:body-coloredAvailable:front body-colored with metal-look insertStandard:body-coloredAvailable:front body-colored with metal-look insertfront body-colored with metal-look insert
    PaintStandard:clearcoat monotoneAvailable:metallic monotoneStandard:clearcoat monotoneAvailable:metallic monotoneStandard:clearcoat monotoneAvailable:metallic monotone
    Exterior MirrorsStandard:dual power remote heatedAvailable:power remote heated driverpower remote w/tilt down heated passengerStandard:dual power remote heatedAvailable:power remote heated driverpower remote w/tilt down heated passengerStandard:dual power remote heatedAvailable:power remote heated driver
  • 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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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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