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8.0
/ 10
On Quality
BASE INVOICE
$70,920
BASE MSRP
$79,000
On Quality
The 2012 Porsche 911 offers excellent fit, finish, and function, and sets a benchmark for the sports car class.
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The longer wheelbase was created for a number of reasons, including better ride quality, additional passenger compartment space, and for something Porsche's engineers referred to as "future powertrain needs."
Automobile Magazine

The new car's longer wheelbase also translates to added legroom, but only by 1 inch for the front seats. Rear seats also benefit from added legroom, but are still barely suitable even for small children.
Edmunds

The interior feels similarly familiar, with round gauges, supportive yet comfortable seats, lush materials throughout, an ignition mounted to the left of the steering wheel and of course, rear seats sized for whisking Frodo to the Shire.
Kelley Blue Book

A la the Panamera, the 991 sports a center console that is fully integrated into the dash, creating a richer, more modern cockpit.
Motor Trend

When the sports exhaust is off, the cabin is as quiet as a German library on Sunday morning. During our testing we called this "Luxury Mode."
Popular Science

Leather predominates in the seating and surfaces of the new 911, soft and pliable yet still durable-seeming. Aluminum accents highlight key design elements, and high-quality plastic switchgear handles most of the controls.

Both front seats are very comfortable, either with the standard base seats or the pricey sport seats, though the extra bolstering and adjustability of the sport seats may suit a wider range of body types as well as holding occupants in place with more authority during aggressive maneuvers. In the back, leg room is still at a premium despite the extra wheelbase, but children should be fine as long as the front-seat occupants aren't particularly tall.

The trunk (up front) is spacious, and deeper than you'd expect given the 911's low-slung stance. In the cabin, there's not as much room as you might want, though Porsche does make a concession to drivers who like to stay hydrated with a pair of pop-out cupholders in the dash.

Conclusion

The 2012 Porsche 911 offers excellent fit, finish, and function, and sets a benchmark for the sports car class.

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