2008 Porsche Boxster

At a Glance

Pricing $45,800 - $58,910
Drive Types RWD
Engines 2.7l H6, 3.4l H6
Transmissions A5, M5, M6
Fuel Economy 18-20 (city), 25-29 (highway)

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 245hp, whereas the 3.4L in the Boxster S produces 295. 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.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Boxster 2.7l H6 (245-bhp) M5 RWD $45,800
Boxster 2.7l H6 (245-bhp) M6 RWD $48,480
Boxster 2.7l H6 (245-bhp) A5 RWD $49,010
Boxster S 3.4l H6 (295-bhp) M6 RWD $55,700
Boxster S 3.4l H6 (295-bhp) A5 RWD $58,910