2008 Porsche 911 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$39,348 - $191,700
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
18 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
325-530
Seats
2-4

How 2008 Porsche 911 Ranks In Its Class

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Ranks  
#15
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Ranks  
#5
  By MPG

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Porsche 911 If...

If owning the world's best all-around sports car has always been one of your life goals, a 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera of any stripe could well be the vehicle for which you've been longing. Steeped in tradition, this thoroughly modern version of Porsche's seminal offering delivers a spectacularly well-sorted combination of power, handling and braking, while remaining very livable as an everyday driver.

Porsche 911 Models & Trims

Carrera $39,348 - $45,319
Horsepower: 325 hp
Engine Type: Gas Flat 6-cyl
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8, 19 x 8 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Carrera 4 $41,911 - $48,296
Horsepower: 325 hp
Engine Type: Gas Flat 6-cyl
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8, 19 x 8 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Carrera S $44,544 - $50,972
Horsepower: 355 hp
Engine Type: Gas Flat 6-cyl
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 8 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Carrera 4S $49,524 - $56,369
Horsepower: 355 hp
Engine Type: Gas Flat 6-cyl
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 8 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Turbo $63,627 - $72,816
Horsepower: 480 hp
Engine Type: Gas Flat 6-cyl
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 8 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
4 $44,500 - $51,267
Horsepower: 325 hp
Engine Type: Gas Flat 6-cyl
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8, 19 x 8 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
4S $50,598 - $57,416
Horsepower: 355 hp
Engine Type: Gas Flat 6-cyl
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 8 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GT3 $107,500
Horsepower: 415 hp
Engine Type: Gas Flat 6-cyl
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GT3 RS $124,900
Horsepower: 415 hp
Engine Type: Gas Flat 6-cyl
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GT2 $191,700
Horsepower: 530 hp
Engine Type: Gas Flat 6-cyl
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$39,348 - $45,319
$41,911 - $48,296

Horsepower

Horsepower
325 (hp)
325 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L horizontally
3.6L horizontally
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
- TBD - (in.)
- TBD - (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
- TBD - (in.)
- TBD - (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
- TBD - (in.)
- TBD - (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
- TBD - (in.)
- TBD - (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
4.8 (cu. ft.)
4.8 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/35ZR19
P235/35ZR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
92.5 (in.)
92.5 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
- TBD - (ft.)
- TBD - (ft.)

Length

Length
175.6 (in.)
175.6 (in.)

Width

Width
71.2 (in.)
71.2 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3075 - 3351 (.lbs)
3197 - 3472 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
325 (hp)
325 (hp)

Torque

Torque
273 (ft. lbs.)
273 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
- TBD - (.lbs)
- TBD - (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Flat 6 Cylinder
Flat 6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.9 (gal.)
16.9 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
22 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

City

City
18 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
26 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

Crash Test Ratings Currently Not Available

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) *
  • Driver & front passenger airbags, front passenger on/off switch
  • Side-impact airbags *
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Traction control *
  • Porsche Stability Management (PSM) *
  • Porsche side impact protection system (POSIP) *
  • 2-piece rollover protection system *
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners w/belt-force limitation
  • Child seat anchorage prep (ISOFIX) on passenger side w/airbag de-activation switch

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (1)

Electrical System > Instrument Panel Dec 4, 2007
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 4, 2007
NHTSA Campaign:
07V557000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN 2 DOOR COUPE VEHICLES, THE SWITCH CONSOLE FOR THE PORSCHE ACTIVE SUSPENSION MANAGEMENT (PASM) AND THE TRACTION CONTROL (TC-OFF) SWITCHES WAS INAPPROPRIATELY INSTALLED. THE LEDS IN THE SWITCHES CAN SIGNAL A FUNCTIONAL CHANGE IN THE PASM MODE OR THE DEACTIVATION OF TRACTION CONTROL EVEN THOUGH THE SWITCHES ARE NOT ACTUATED.
Consequence:
IF THE TRACTION CONTROL OR ACTIVE STABILITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ARE INADVERTENTLY DISABLED, AND THE SUBSEQUENT WARNING LAMP ILLUMINATION IN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL ONBOARD COMPUTER IS UNNOTICED BY THE DRIVER, THE SAFETY BENEFITS OF THESE SYSTEMS WOULD BE UNAVAILABLE TO THE DRIVER WHICH COULD INCREASE THE POSSIBILITY OF A CRASH DURING AGGRESSIVE DRIVING MANEUVERS.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SWITCH CONSOLE FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PORSCHE AT 1-800-767-7243.

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