Porsche Boxster Interior
Critics report that the 2015 Porsche Boxster's interior has a handsome design with excellent-quality leather and plastic materials found in every corner. Reviewers like the infotainment system for its ease of use, and appreciate that the convertible top can be opened and closed while the car is moving. The Boxster has a front and rear trunk, and although combined cargo space is good for the class, reviewers mention that neither trunk is large enough to carry big items.
- "The Boxster's cabin is almost as striking as its exterior styling. In contrast to the previous model's forgettable interior layout, the current design shines, boasting top-shelf materials and a dramatic (if button-heavy) center console that borrows directly from the company's halo car, the 911." -- Edmunds
- "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 (2014)
- "The quality of the interior's plastic parts is impressive and makes the optional Leather package seem unnecessary." -- Car and Driver (2013)
The 2015 Boxster seats two and comes standard with faux leather upholstery and power-adjustable seat backs with manual height and fore/aft adjustment. Available features include leather upholstery, fully power-adjustable seats, a heated steering wheel and heated and ventilated seats. Automotive journalists think the Boxster's seats are supportive, comfortable over long drives and have sufficient space for tall occupants.
- "Thanks to its modestly stretched size and lower front seats, the 2015 Boxster can accommodate taller passengers without issue." -- Edmunds
- "The two seats don't so much fit you as they absorb you." -- Kelley Blue Book (2014)
- "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 2015 Boxster comes standard with a four-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, an auxiliary input and an infotainment system with a 7-inch touch-screen display. Available features include dual-zone automatic climate control, a 10-speaker Bose or 12-speaker Burmester surround-sound audio system, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, HD Radio, adaptive cruise control, satellite radio and navigation.
Test drivers think the Boxster's infotainment system is simple to operate, with a well-organized array of hard buttons and touch-screen controls, and they like that a display in one of the gauges shows a close-up view of the navigation map. The convertible roof can be opened and closed while the car is moving at up to 31 mph, which reviewers appreciate, noting that some rivals require you to stop to operate the roof.
- "The Boxster's infotainment system is controlled by a combination of fixed buttons and the touchscreen; it's impressively easy to use." -- Edmunds
- "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)
- "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)
The Porsche Boxster has 5.3 cubic feet of cargo space in the front trunk and 4.6 cubic feet in the rear trunk. Although the combined space of the two trunks is fairly good for a sports car, auto writers report that neither trunk is large enough to fit bigger items like a suitcase or golf bag. They do note that the convertible top stows separately from the cargo area, so trunk space doesn't diminish when the top is down. Critics mention that there isn't much interior storage space.
- "… the two trunks -- one front, one rear -- remain too small to swallow a golf bag or even a large piece of luggage, so their respectable 10 cubic feet of combined cargo space doesn't tell the whole story. On the bright side, rear trunk space is unaffected when the top's down, a distinct advantage relative to retractable-hardtop rivals like the BMW Z4 and Mercedes-Benz SLK." -- Edmunds
- "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)
- "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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