Compact Premium Sporty Car: Porsche Boxster
Leading the way in the Compact Premium Sporty Car segment was the Porsche Boxster while its stablemate, the Cayman, came in second. The Nissan Z was ranked third in the category. The two-passenger, rear-wheel-drive convertible comes with a 2.7-liter six-cylinder engine as standard with 265 hp and 206 lb-ft of torque. The Boxster S features a 3.4-liter six-cylinder with 315 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque and can accelerate to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. Equipped with a standard auto start-stop system, the Boxster gets a 22 mpg city, 32 mpg highway rating. The more powerful Boxster S isn’t too shabby in the fuel efficiency department either, getting 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.