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The 911's iconic shape hides a thoroughly modern sports car, delivering performance and relative refinement. All of the engines have been updated, with the base model getting a 370-hp six and the Carrera S a 420-hp six, both matched with a seven-speed manual. The 911 is quick, with sublime handling that makes you feel directly connected to the machine. The exhaust note is terrific, and driving the automated manual is almost as thrilling as the stick shift. The 911 isn't particularly taxing on long trips, thanks to its relatively supple ride and subdued noise levels, but the low-slung cabin makes access a challenge. The interior is beautifully crafted, but the numerous buttons and switches can be daunting at first.

Road Test

2014 was a big year for the iconic Porsche 911, which celebrated its 50th year of production. The rear-engined 911 has always been known for its potent acceleration, razor-sharp handling, and precise, tactile feel. Now, benefiting from a 2013 redesig...


  • Fantastic handling
  • It's a classic motoring icon


  • It costs piles of money
  • Options drive up the price very quickly

Best Version to Get

In a perfect world, we'd advise getting a basic 911 Carrera S with just a few options. We'd splurge for the $2,320 14-way power seats (in place of the standard 4-way power seats), a sunroof, and heated seats and steering wheel. But that's not how things work; dealers tend to stock cars with...


2 front, 2 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Rear
  • Basic: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Rust through: 12 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 4 year/unlimited
Body Styles
Transmissions Available
  • 7-speed Sequential
  • 7-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 3-liter 6 turbo (370 hp)
  • 3-liter 6 turbo (420 hp)
  • 3.8-liter 6 (430 hp)
  • 3.8-liter 6 turbo (540 hp)
  • 3.8-liter 6 turbo (580 hp)
  • 3.8-liter 6 (475 hp)
  • 4-liter 6 (500 hp)


Comfort / Convenience
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