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2005 Porsche Boxster 2.7L

At a Glance

Pricing $43,800 - $56,310
Drive Types RWD
Engines 2.7l H6, 3.2l H6
Transmissions A5, M5, M6
Fuel Economy 18-20 (city), 26-29 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 80

Overview Information

The Boxster serves as the Porsche's entry-level vehicle. The Boxster is a mid-engined roadster powered by a flat-six engine. Two variations are offered: Boxster and Boxster S. The Boxsters 2.7L produces 240hp, whereas the 3.2L in the Boxster S produces 280. Both models are available with either a manual transmission or an optional 5-speed Tiptronic automatic. Large tires and standard stability control help keep the Boxster centered. A power-operated top retracts in 12 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph. A host of upgrades are available including an optional active suspension system and composite brake discs. The Boxster is great for spirited top-down motoring and is the most cost-effective path to Porsche ownership.

What Changed:

Boxsters receive substantial styling changes. Boxster 2.7L power increased by 15hp to 240hp. Boxster S 3.2L power increased to 280hp. Boxster S gets a new 6-speed manual transmission. Standard wheel size increases to 17in on Boxster, and 18 in on Boxster S.

Official Word:

"Without being required or seeing any need to radically change the design and looks of the car, Porsche's designers have further refined the already very well-balanced and harmonious design language of the former model." -- Porsche Boxster press release

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Boxster 3.2l H6 (280-bhp) M6 RWD 19/27/23 80 $56,310
Boxster 2.7l H6 (240-bhp) A5 RWD 18/26/22 73 $47,010
Boxster 3.2l H6 (280-bhp) A5 RWD 18/27/22 80 $53,100
Boxster 2.7l H6 (240-bhp) M5 RWD 20/29/24 76 $43,800