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Recently, Consumer Reports published a study which has confirmed that Porsche Boxster is the car to beat. Consumer Reports evaluated the Porsche Boxster along with Audi TT, Mercedes-Benz SLK, and BMW Z4. According to Edmunds, the report stated that that Porsche’s new Boxster convertible is the perfect blend of new features, fun-to-drive character, and a striking style.

Consumer Reports is the world’s largest independent product-testing organization. Using its more than 50 labs, auto test center, and survey research center, the nonprofit rates thousands of products and services annually. Founded in 1936, Consumer Reports has over 8 million subscribers to its magazine, website and other publications.

Consumer Report’s engineers found the Boxster to be quick and agile, with an invigorating engine note. Braking is superb, while turn-in response is telepathic, and the body stays even-keel. All of that makes it truly fun to drive.  Under the hood, the Boxster is powered by a 265-horsepower, 2.7-liter flat-six engine while the Boxster S gets a 315-hp, 3.4-liter flat-six. A six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is available for both engines.

As for safety, there are two separate side airbags for both occupants. The thorax side airbag inflates from the seats’ outside bolster, while side airbags also deploy from the top of the door, for head protection. As is required of all new cars as of the 2012 model year, the Boxster has antilock brakes and an electronic stability system with traction control.

Stop by a local Porsche dealer to see the impeccable interior of the Boxster, which carries over the layout from Porsche’s 911, Panamera and Cayenne, with a long center console housing the shifter and various buttons leading up into a large multimedia touch-screen. Other interior features include a 4.6-inch screen integrated with gauge cluster, available Bose premium stereo, available dual-zone automatic climate control and available navigation system.

To see the countless features of the Porsche Boxster for yourself, visit Porsche of Tucson.