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2012 Porsche Boxster Fuel Economy

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There are many joys to be had at the wheel of the Porsche Boxster, and the joy of refueling will likely be one of them.

It's not precisely inefficient, but for its size and power output, it's not forest-green, either. Rated by the EPA at 20/29 mpg city/highway with the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission and 19/27 mpg with the manual, the base Boxster does well on the highway but suffers around town. Opt for the punchier Boxster S and you'll see the EPA ratings hold steady in the PDK model at 20/20 mpg city/highway, but drop slightly to 19/26 mpg with the manual.

The Boxster Spyder rates the same again in PDK trim, at 20/29 mpg, but improves on the Boxster S's score to return to 19/27 mpg city/highway.

The 2012 Porsche Boxster is one of the more fuel-efficient options in the high-performance sport class, but it's no Prius.

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