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1997 Porsche Boxster Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1997 Porsche Boxster specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 Porsche Boxster warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$39,980
Invoice *
$35,005
Engine
2.5L H-6 201 HP 181.0 ft.lbs. @ 4,500 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 5-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Fuel Economy City
19.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
26.9 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
24/unlimited
Engine
2.5L H-6 201 HP 181.0 ft.lbs. @ 4,500 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 5-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Alternator
115 amp
Battery
75 amp
Axle Ratio
3.89
Recommended Fuel Type
premium unleaded
Fuel Tank
15.0 gal.
Exhaust
stainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish
Drive Type
rear-wheel
Traction Control
ABS & driveline

Steering and Suspension

Ride
sport
Front Suspension
strut
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
coil
Rear Suspension
independent multi-link
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar
Rear Springs
coil
Steering
rack & pinion
Brakes
4-wheel disc
Vented Disc Brakes
front and rear
Wheels
16.0 " silver aluminum / 17.0 "
Front Tires
P205/55ZR16.0BSW performance AS / P205/50ZR17.0BSW performance AS
Rear Tires (if different from Front)
225/50 / 255/40
Spare Tire and Wheel
full-size aluminum

Seating and Interior

Seating Capacity
2
Front Seat Type
sport
Heated Front Seats
driver and front passenger heated-cushion
Front Headrests
fixed
Front Armrests
center w/storage
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
8-way (4-way power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
8-way (2-way power)
Seat Trim
leather
Door Trim
leatherette w/carpet lower
Headliner
full cloth
Floor Trim
carpet
Floor Mats
carpeted front & rear

Comfort and Conveniences

Convertible Roof
power with lining / power with lining, hard top
Rearview Mirror
day-night
Glove Box
locking
Dome Light
fade
Floor Console
full
Instrument Panel Storage
bin
Door Bins
dual
Cargo Floor Trim
carpeted
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Radio
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
CD
single / trunk/cargo area mounted 6-disc
Speakers
6 / 6 performance
Amplifier
amplifier / premium
Radio Theft Deterrent
radio theft deterrent
Antenna
window grid diversity
Cruise Control
cruise control
Door Locks
power
Fuel Filler Door Release
fuel filler door release
Power Outlets
1
Driver Foot Rest
driver foot rest
Instrument Display
analog
Tachometer
tachometer
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge
Clock
analog
Systems Monitor
systems monitor
Check Control
redundant digital speedometer
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Steering Wheel Type
telescopic
Front Windows
power
Tinted Windows
light
Rear Defroster
rear defroster
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger
Ignition Disable
immobilizer
Security System
security system

Dimensions and Capacities

Door Count
2 doors
Maximum Cargo Volume
9.2 cu.ft.
Exterior Length
169.9 "
Exterior Width
70.0 "
Exterior Height
50.8 "
Wheelbase
95 "
Front Tread
57 "
Rear Tread
59 "
Turning Radius
17.7 '
Curb Weight
2,756 lbs.
Drag Coefficient
.31
Front Legroom
44.0 "
Front Headroom
36.5 "
Interior Cargo Volume
4.5 cu.ft.
Rear Spoiler
power
Bumpers
body-colored
Paint
monotone
Exterior Mirrors
dual power remote
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
24/unlimited
Major Components Months/Miles
24/unlimited
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
120/unlimited
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
24/unlimited

Safety Ratings

Below is the 1997 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.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Safety section.

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