2012 Porsche Boxster Safety

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Safety
The 2012 Porsche Boxster, like many other pricey sports cars, hasn't been safety tested by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) or the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety).

Despite the lack of official testing, the Boxster comes with enough standard safety equipment to put any buyer at ease: anti-lock brakes, traction control, and stability control are all included; dual front and side airbags are standard; and the side airbags pop up from the door sills to function as side-curtain airbags.

If you're looking for high-tech safety gadgets, however, you'll have to look elsewhere, as there are no upgrades to rearview cameras, adaptive cruise control, or lane-departure warning systems. Available parking sensors can make it easier to park the Boxster with its somewhat compromised rear-quarter visibility.

The 2012 Porsche Boxster hasn't been crash-tested, but a strong standard safety feature sheet means it should be safe in the event of an accident.

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