2012 Porsche 911 Photo
/ 10
On Features
On Features
Though it starts with a strong set of standard features, Porsche's approach to add-ons with the 2012 911 mean the price tag can climb quickly if you tick many options boxes.
9.0 out of 10
Browse Porsche 911 inventory in your area.


FEATURES | 9 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

The latest 911 benefits from numerous technological updates, not the least of which is PDCC or Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, a system that uses active anti-sway bars to virtually eliminate body roll when cornering.
Kelley Blue Book

But these computers aren't programmed only to minimize warranty claims, meet CAFE regulations, impress the IIHS and put a smile on the face of the EPA administrator. These computers make driving more vivid, more precise and less of a hassle.
Inside Line

And we haven't gotten to the spicy stuff yet: twenty-inch wheels, active engine mounts, active roll stabilization and adaptive suspension are all options-and they were all on the 911 we drove.
Automobile Magazine

Interior controls are relatively simple to operate, and items like navigation, Bluetooth, the iPod interface and ventilated seats help make this sports car a viable daily driver.

Also, the 911 has a larger backseat, so those of you with kids can explain to the husband or wife that yes, the 911 is practical to take the kids to and from school. Good luck with that.
Popular Science

Porsche's infotainment system, Porsche Communication Management (PCM 3.1) is standard on all 911s, and includes audio, navigation, and phone-integration functions. A large 7-inch touchscreen handles commands, though a rotary pushbutton interface is also fitted. The standard audio system handles radio, DVD audio, CDs, and MP3s, with an available upgrade to a six-disc CD/DVD changer. The navigation is hard drive-based, with maps in 2D and 3D perspectives.

Opt for the upgraded Burmester surround-sound system and you'll get not just 12 channels pumping a total of 821 watts, including a 300-watt subwoofer, you'll get Air Motion Transformer tweeters and some of the best sound we've heard in a car. A Bose system is also available, though we'd pick the Burmester.

Keyless entry, USB, iPod interface, Bluetooth, and automatic two-zone climate control are also standard. A sliding/tilting sunroof is also available, as is the ParkAssist system with front and rear parking sensors and an overhead display of nearby obstacles.

Many more individual options are also available, though if you get too wild with the add-ons, the bottom line will quickly grow far beyond the $82,100 (Carrera) and $96,400 (Carrera S) base prices.


Though it starts with a strong set of standard features, Porsche's approach to add-ons with the 2012 911 mean the price tag can climb quickly if you tick many options boxes.

« Prev: Safety Next: Fuel Economy / MPG »
Other Choices Read More
/ 10
TCC Rating
/ 10
TCC Rating
/ 10
TCC Rating
/ 10
TCC Rating
Used Cars
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

© 2015 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Read Our Cookie Policy.