Porsche Boxster Interior
Reviewers say the 2014 Porsche Boxster’s interior has an attractive, modern design with elements of the higher-priced 911. High-quality plastics, supple leather trim and supportive seats further enhance the interior’s appeal. They write that the Boxster also has clever standard features, like a power convertible top that can be opened and closed while the car is traveling at up to 31 mph.
- "All touch points, including the pedals and leather-trimmed steering wheel and shifter, are as purposeful as they are comfortable. This is what a sports car should feel like." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "The quality of the interior's plastic parts is impressive and makes the optional Leather package seem unnecessary." -- Car and Driver (2013)
- "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 (2013)
The 2014 Porsche Boxster seats two and comes standard with partial leather seats with power-adjustable seat backs and manual height and fore/aft adjustment. Full leather seats, fully power-adjustable seats, a heated steering wheel and heated and ventilated seats are available. Automotive journalists write that the Boxster’s seats are very supportive. They say that the Boxster also offers an excellent driving position, and has enough legroom for taller occupants.
- "The two seats don't so much fit you as they absorb you." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "It's a very sporty, poised driving position." -- Automobile Magazine (2013)
- "New seats, borrowed from the 911, offer terrific lateral support and hours of comfort." -- Car and Driver (2013)
- "I like that the seats have an extra inch of travel for tall people." -- Motor Trend (2013)
The 2014 Porsche Boxster comes standard with a four-speaker audio system, Bluetooth phone connectivity, an auxiliary jack and an infotainment system with a 7-inch touch-screen display. Available features include dual-zone automatic climate control, a 10-speaker Bose audio system, HD Radio, satellite radio and navigation.
Test drivers think the Boxster has a driver-focused cockpit with logically placed controls. They like the standard multifunction display in the gauge cluster, which can display navigation instructions, engine data and other vehicle information. Reviewers also appreciate that the power-folding convertible roof can be opened and closed while the car is driving up to 31 miles per hour.
- "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 (2013)
- "I like the new interior, with its 911 center console and stack and hi-res multifunction display in the gauge cluster." -- Motor Trend (2013)
- "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 (2013)
- "As we've come to expect from Porsche, it's a driver-centric cockpit, with the right buttons in the right places." -- Autoblog (2013)
Because its engine is in the middle of the car, the Porsche Boxster has front and rear trunks that offer 5.3 and 4.6 cubic feet of cargo space, respectively. Reviewers say the two cargo areas combine to provide a decent amount of storage for a luxury roadster. However, some reviewers complain that the Boxster lacks storage spaces for small items inside the cabin.
- "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 (2013)
- "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 (2013)
- "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 (2013)
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