2009 Porsche Boxster Review

The Car Connection Expert Rating Breakdown?

9.2
on a scale of 1 to 10
Styling
10
Expert Rating
Performance
10
Expert Rating
Comfort & Quality
8.0
Expert Rating
Safety
9.0
Expert Rating
Features
9.0
Expert Rating
Consumer Reviews
1 Review
2017
The Car Connection
2017
The Car Connection

The Car Connection Expert Review

The 2009 Porsche Boxster is exactly what you want it to be: a fast, snazzy modern roadster.

TheCarConnection.com has researched a wide range of reviews from both the enthusiast press and consumer Web sites to bring you the most comprehensive Full Review possible of the 2009 Porsche Boxster. The editors of TheCarConnection.com have also driven the Boxster and include their own driving opinions in this Bottom Line to help you make a smart buying decision.

The 2009 Porsche Boxster is strongly connected to its roots and offers a basic interior and classic styling on the outside. The design lines are clean and look like they could have popped right off the drawing pad.

Porsche's least expensive car, the Boxster comes charged in its base form by a 255-horsepower, 2.9-liter six-cylinder engine, which is coupled to a five- or six-speed manual transmission. Porsche says it will accelerate to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds with the manual, 6.7 seconds with the automatic. The Boxster S sports a larger, 310-hp, 3.4-liter six-cylinder and a six-speed manual gearbox or the five-speed automatic. Its acceleration to 60 mph with the manual is just 5.1 seconds; with the automatic, it takes 5.8 seconds.

The 2009 Porsche Boxster has brilliant road manners. It's an ideal companion for any twisty road—the steering winds in naturally, the brakes are strong and responsive, and the manual transmissions have short-throw shifts. Fuel economy is 20 mpg city, 29 highway with the base car, and 18/25 mpg with the Boxster S automatic.

The cockpit of the 2009 Porsche Boxster is an ideal place to work, too. The convertible top is power-operated, the seats are typically firm (bolstered sport seats are an option), and since the engine is mounted in the back, the front hood hides a reasonably large storage area. The controls are arranged neatly, although Porsche's audio systems remain notorious for iffy sound quality and too many buttons.

The 2009 Porsche Boxster also offers one of the longest lists of available interior and exterior cosmetic tweaks in the business—virtually every switch, button, and knob can be leather-wrapped in any of several finishes, for example. Equipment is extensive; there's automatic air conditioning with air filtration, a CD stereo, a rear spoiler, partial-leather upholstery, heated washer nozzles, and locking alloy wheels, all standard. A 2009 Special Edition is offered only in Carrera White with black upholstery, light gray striping, and a gray convertible top.

Anti-lock brakes and stability control are standard on the 2009 Porsche Boxster. The Boxster also has standard front, side, and special head-protecting side-impact airbags, which deploy from the doors' windowsills. No U.S. crash tests have been conducted on the Boxster, but from fatality and injury statistics Porsche drivers have a record of faring well in accidents—or avoiding them in the first place!

Continue Reading

The Car Connection Consumer Review

1 Review
5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
Rate and Review your car for The Car Connection! Tell us your own ratings for a vehicle you own. Rate your car on Performance, Safety, Features and more.
Write a Review
February 6, 2016
2009 Porsche Boxster 2-Door Roadster S

Once you've been behind the wheel of this Porsche you will agree with the saying "nothing else comes close!"

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
I bought this Boxster S with PDK and Sport Chrono to once again experience the agility of a lightweight (under 3,000 lbs) sportscar combined with awesome power and incredible brakes. The 987 Generation II... + More »
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
July 15, 2016
2016 Porsche Boxster 2-Door Roadster GTS

Awesome Porsche

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
One of the best handling cars on the road. The 3.4 liter normally aspirated engine sounds great. An all around driver's car: Good for every day use AND the racetrack just by pressing the "sport" button. I love... + More »
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
October 11, 2015
2015 Porsche Boxster 2-Door Roadster GTS

This Porsche creates the most fun I have ever had in a car.

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
Great, unbelievable quality. Awesome sounding exhaust. PDK transmission is unbelievably efficient. Beautiful lines.
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
April 21, 2015
For 2014 Porsche Boxster

World Class Sports Car

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
Truly amazing car. The new generation Boxster does everything well. A free revving powerful flat six engine mounted amidship, a very tight suspension that glues the car to the road, supportive and comfortable... + More »
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
February 25, 2017
2013 Porsche Boxster 2-Door Roadster S

Love the car, especially this time of year!

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
Great car, puts a smile on my face every time that I drive it!
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
April 17, 2015
For 2013 Porsche Boxster

The perfect sports car!

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
I consider this car to be the best value of all of the cars that Porsche makes. First, it's the only model they sell were the convertible version costs less than the coupe version ($2k less than the Cayman. In... + More »
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
July 23, 2015
2012 Porsche Boxster 2-Door Roadster

AWESOME CAR, NEEDS MORE POWER

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
GREAT CAR, THE INTERIOR IS SMALL, I DO NOT KNOW HOW TALL GERMAN FIT IN IT. ONLY COMPLAINT.
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
October 18, 2016
2010 Porsche Boxster 2-Door Roadster S

Outstanding example of what a real sportscar should be.

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
S version has signifcantly upgraded performance gear with far superior suspension, brakes, etc. PDK 7spd is incredible. Jekyl & Hyde - tool around in traffic or locally with ease but when you go full tilt PDK... + More »
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
May 30, 2016
2010 Porsche Boxster 2-Door Roadster

Excellent sport car

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
one of the best sport car in 2010. PDK transmission is amazing. My car is equipped with sport, sport + and Launch controll. Very fast . But, If tou want to add equipment, Porsche charges full price.
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
April 17, 2015
For 2006 Porsche Boxster

Great performance from the gen-II 987.

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
I purchased my Boxster S new in 2006 off a dealer's lot. The engine is a 280 HP flat six that displaces 3.2 liters. This is a fun car to drive. The hadling is well balanced, and the car is never skittish or... + More »
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
Looking for a different year of the Porsche Boxster?
Read reviews & get prices
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area
See More Used