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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

A reasonable level of safety equipment comes as standard, but traction control is only optional and it hasn't been Euro NCAP crash tested. An alarm, immobiliser and central locking with deadlocks are all fitted.

For a sportscar there is an impressive degree of practicality to the Boxster. Not only does it have a fair sized boot behind the engine, but the luggage space in the nose is larger than that of the 911.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Porsche Boxster (96-04).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
S optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

S 260 equipment

S 260 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
S 260 optional equipment
None available

S Anniverary Edition equipment

S Anniverary Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
S Anniverary Edition optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim

S Tiptronic S equipment

S Tiptronic S standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
S Tiptronic S optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Tiptronic S equipment

Tiptronic S standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
Tiptronic S optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment