The redesigned 911 stays with basically the same iconic shape, while delivering more power and better fuel economy. The base model gets a 350-hp, 3.4-liter six, while the Carrera S uses a 400-hp, 3.8-liter six, both matched with a seven-speed manual. Measures to help with fuel efficiency include shut-off at idle and electric power steering.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"great performance and braking"

I R., NY (2013 Porsche 911)

"The car handles like a dream and has great acceleration and braking."

Eric T., CA (2013 Porsche 911)

"A racecar you can drive to work. Amazing vehicle. Feels like it defies physics."

Anonymous, TN (2013 Porsche 911)

"The PDK transmission and the non-turbo engine with the Sports Exhaust are a great combination. Too bad the 2017s are all Turbos."

JOHN L., QC (2013 Porsche 911)

"The performance is fabulous"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Porsche 911)

"A dream to drive for acceleration & handling"

S K., AB (2013 Porsche 911)

"Superb acceleration. Very smooth shifting. Excellent road feel. Takes corners as if on rails. Amazing fuel economy."

ROBERT M., VT (2013 Porsche 911)

"It handles firm and has an acceleration like no other car."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Porsche 911)

"Have owned other Porsches. This is the best one yet in driving dynamics"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Porsche 911)

"Unbelievably perfect car"

Anonymous, KY (2013 Porsche 911)

"I have a base model, and I cannot imagine a need for any additional power short of racing on a track. The handling is razor sharp, the acceleration explosive, and the g forces in corners amazing."

BRIAN G., TX (2013 Porsche 911)

"best handling car i've ever had. looking to driving it on the track."

JOHN P., AL (2013 Porsche 911)

"This is my sixth Porsche and is by far the most advanced, best handling and most beautiful of all."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Porsche 911)

"I had more fun driving my boxter convertible!"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Porsche 911)

"Precise steering, very adequate acceleration Great control in corners"

Bill B., CA (2013 Porsche 911)

"Simple to say The Best"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Porsche 911)

"Very fast and sure-footed on curves. Amazing brakes"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Porsche 911)

"Acceleration and handling have always been a trait for this brand of automobile."

Anonymous, WA (2013 Porsche 911)

"Sublime handling, awesome experience every time you drive"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Porsche 911)

"The acceleration, braking, road handling in the Carrera 4S is hard to imagine until you experience it for yourself. It can make even the most ham fisted driver look good and a even skilled driver can not match the cars overall capabilities. This car handles in very mountainous conditions as if it is on rails. It goes exactly where you point it no matter what the conditions."

John W., GA (2013 Porsche 911)

"it's awesome"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Porsche 911)

"The vehicle stops quickly without effort (I fear being rear-ended much more than not being able to slow/stop the car in time) and accelerates like a dream to pass another car or to avoid a situation. There has never been a time when I have not felt that the car can do whatever is necessary to drive safely and defensively"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Porsche 911)

"Excellent handling, very stable in corners, more HP than I need"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Porsche 911)

"Does not get any better than a 911."

Bill R., NC (2013 Porsche 911)

"Drives beautifully, it is such a high performing drive!"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Porsche 911)

"It is my fourth portion, and all have been wonderful, it’s only a degree of how wonderful it is. This is the best one yet"

Warren G., TX (2013 Porsche 911)

"It tracks so well, turns easily and has very good power for passing"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Porsche 911)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Seats and interior room outstanding for 6'5" driver Ride is perfect compromise for touring and sport driving Noise as a convertible very tolerable"

Bill B., CA (2013 Porsche 911)

"Very noisy and bumpy ride on in town roads. The dash has squeaks and rubs noises."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Porsche 911)

"The only critique regarding the 2013 Porsche 911 is the seat comfort. While this model has slightly more leg room than previous years which an absolute plus, seat comfort is lacking. I am 6’1‿, 205 Ibs. and the seat does not fit well across the shoulders. I’ve had smaller drivers test the seat for comfort and it appears the optimal sized driver for this seat would be about 5’10‿ 160 lbs."

John W., GA (2013 Porsche 911)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Well, the Porsche 991S is a beautiful example of a sports car, but when you buy a Porsche, it's "ala cart" and very few items are included. This is a major drawback when buying a Porsche. It's disappointing that, for the price you pay, you must choose among a host of items embedded in complex expensive options--much like signing up with, say, Comcast; i.e., bundling of services and products--Yuke!"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Porsche 911)

"I have never owned a car that received more compliments! Whether I am at a back road gas station, a restaurant, or grocery store people come up and say they admire the car. The styling of the convertible, with a top that blends into the lines of the car just as if it were a coupe, is wonderful."

BRIAN G., TX (2013 Porsche 911)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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