2013 Porsche Boxster Interior
This interior review was written when the 2013 Porsche Boxster was new.
With its redesigned cabin and comfortable, supportive seats, reviewers agree that the 2013 Boxster sets the bar for interior quality among luxury sports cars. Additionally, they love the Boxster’s new convertible top, which can be raised and lowered while driving at the press of a button.
- "But here's what's really great about this roof: folding-hard-top rivals such as the BMW Z4 and the Mercedes-Benz SLK insist that you come to a stop before the roof can be lowered, whereas the Boxster will bound along at speeds of more than 30 mph and still bare all." -- Automobile Magazine
- "The quality of the interior's plastic parts is impressive and makes the optional Leather package seem unnecessary." -- Car and Driver
- "Taking its cue from the 911, the 2013 Porsche Boxster receives a contemporary new cockpit modeled on that first seen in the Panamera, which instantly lifts its appeal to the level of its competition." -- Edmunds
In general, critics say that the 2013 Boxster’s seats are both supportive and comfortable, with plenty of legroom for taller folks. However, one reviewer comments that the low seating position hinders rearward visibility.
- "It's a very sporty, poised driving position." -- Automobile Magazine
- "New seats, borrowed from the 911, offer terrific lateral support and hours of comfort." -- Car and Driver
- "I like that the seats have an extra inch of travel for tall people." -- Motor Trend
The 2013 Boxster borrows interior styling cues from Porsche siblings like the 911 Carrera and Panamera, and reviewers think that the reworked cabin is one of the nicest interiors in the class. They say that even the plastic interior parts are well-built, while the traditional three-gauge instrument panel can now display a myriad of vehicle information, thanks to a customizable multi-function display. Their favorite feature, however, is the Boxster’s new convertible top, which can be raised and lowered at speeds up to 31 mph.
- "I like the new interior, with its 911 center console and stack and hi-res multifunction display in the gauge cluster." -- Motor Trend
- "The traditional 3-gauge look is still there, but now the far right one is a multi-functional display where you can choose other views such as a close-up map-a helpful addition to the main display where you can see a larger map, tire pressures, engine vital signs, etc." -- Road and Track
- "As we've come to expect from Porsche, it's a driver-centric cockpit, with the right buttons in the right places." -- Autoblog
Just like the 2011 model, the redesigned 2013 Boxster has two cargo holds. With 5.3 cubic feet of space up front and 4.6 cubic feet of space in the rear, the Boxster has a fair amount of cargo room for a luxury sports car. However, one reviewer comments that bulky items, such as golf clubs, will still likely end up in the passenger seat. Another test driver mentions that although the Boxster has two trunks, in-cabin storage is minimal.
- "And, when it stows, it doesn't stow in the same place that you keep your luggage, as it does in those other roadsters. So, top up or down, there's always a decent chunk of storage space in the trunk -- and, as before, there's another luggage compartment where most cars have their engine." -- Automobile Magazine
- "Luggage capacity, though, remains rather limited, with 5.3 cubic feet in a deep cubbyhole up front ahead of the fuel tank and 4.6 cubic feet in a shallow hold behind the engine at the rear." -- Edmunds
- "The only other gripe is a relative lack of interior storage, particularly in the doors, but such is the price of a small footprint and a compact cabin. And anyway, you've always got two trunks." -- Autoblog