Avg. Price Paid:$47,263 - $63,169
Original MSRP: $77,800 - $106,100
MPG: 18 City / 26 Hwy

2010 Porsche 911 Interior

This interior review was written when the 2010 Porsche 911 was new.

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

Interior Features

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
Review Last Updated: 4/21/10

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