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 |  Jun 19 2014, 10:32 AM

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.

  • chavitz

    From my past observation, J.D. Power is a very dubious and manipulative auto research company. It seems any automaker can pay the company for better publicity in a timely J.D. Power study report. Yeah, J.D. Power uses data from consumers, but how does it get the data, how does it process the data, and is its data subject to public auditing ? No one knows, except J. D. Power itself , because J.D. Power owns and operates its Secret Magic Black Data Box Machine in the name of scientific data-based research.

  • chavitz

    In general, consumer report in auto quality publishing is way more objective and trustworthy

  • Louis

    Both are superficial representations of actual vehicle quality.

  • Max Bork

    Actually no, Consumer Reports is actually reports from consumers and can not be bought ….

  • chavitz

    Well you are talking about superficial representation, which I think is as far as a data-based study/report can go, but I’m here talking about Hoax.