2010 Porsche 911 Interior
Critics find the 911's cabin to be modern, comfortable and driver-focused. Don’t, however, expect to fit more than one other person inside.
- "Build quality is exceptional in the 2010 Porsche 911. Even those surfaces not swathed in soft hide are constructed of a material that's actually pretty consistent with the cow-sourced stuff. Other material highlights include a standard Alcantara headliner and deep carpet that extends up onto the doors, eliminating the possibility of scuffing any sort of lower door plastic." -- Edmunds
- "Interior decor is sports-car purposeful, not luxurious, but even the base 911 boasts visibly top-grade materials and exemplary fit-and-finish--as one would hope for at such lofty prices." -- Consumer Guide
- "The 911 cockpit is a place designed for serious driving." -- New Car Test Drive
Most reviewers report that the 911's four-passenger cabin is best suited for two. While the front offers roomy, comfortable and supportive accommodations, the rear seat is quite useless. For greater backseat room, check out the Mercedes-Benz CL. However, be warned that few vehicles, if any, in this class offer adequate seating room in the rear cabin.
- "The 911's low-slung cockpit taxes entry and exit, but six-footers have fine headroom and legroom once aboard. Firm seats with prominent side bolsters seem long-haul supportive, but may seem a bit tight for those broader-of-beam." -- Consumer Guide
- "Where the 4S falls short is in rear-seat room, where a couple leather buckets reside to keep insurance agents from charging the two-seater rate." -- Chicago Tribune
- "Called four-passenger automobiles by Porsche, 911s have plenty of space for front-seat occupants, but backseat riders are in for a major squeeze." -- Cars.com
- "The 911 has functional back seats but they are best left for small children." -- Left Lane News
Most of the 911's interior gadgets were revamped in ‘09 to bring them up to date, and enhance their overall usability. Porsche Communication Management, which features a 6.5” color display touchscreen, comes standard and garners lots of praise.
- "Interior controls are now much simpler than in previous 911s, and items like navigation, Bluetooth, an iPod interface and cooled seats help make this sports car a viable daily driver." -- Edmunds
- "Inside, the 5.8-inch LCD screen on the center console has been replaced by a new touch screen measuring 6.5 inches. This third generation of PCM (Porsche Communication Management) combines all audio and navigation functions and features full iPod integration, as well as a USB jack and auxiliary input. The system is far easier to use than the old dial-driven setup and has a simple and logical menu structure." -- Automobile Magazine
- "Again, the Bose audio system not only sounds better but is now easy for anyone to operate, and the automatic HVAC system is also quite user friendly." -- Automobile.com
Opinions vary on the 911's cargo room. With the exception of the base and S trims, all other 911's feature a storage shelf behind the rear seats. The 4 and 4S also add a lockable glovebox and storage compartment behind the handbrake lever.
- "Great for a sports car, not much by absolute standards. A weekending couple's soft luggage fills back-seat area, which is easiest to access on hatchback Targas. Front compartment takes a couple of gym bags." -- Consumer Guide
- "[T]he trunk upfront holds only a small duffel bag. Golf clubs? Try tennis." -- Chicago Tribune