2019 Porsche 911 Carrera

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$91,100 - $112,000 See Inventory Prices

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2019 Porsche 911 Carrera Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Rarely a century defining phenomenon occurs but when it does it takes a massive amount of effort for it transcend as gracefully and sensationally into the next century like its origins story. On the tarmac since 1963 the 911 in its current persona offers surgical precision on a level that is hard to match and even the higher priced rivals break sweat while attempting to compete.

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Pros

Powerful engine

Stylish and elegant cabin

Luxurious interior

Iconic body styling

Excellent steering and handling

A plethora of customization options

Cons

Rear seating lacks comfort and is somewhat unusable

Infotainment system could have been better

What's New?

There are several upgrades available for the 2019 Porsche 911. The most important of which is the introduction of the Carrera T model. Based on the base Carrera coupe, the T in the car name stands for Touring.

Carrera lacks some of the luxuries offered by most upper models but features a lowered and light build to make speed thrills better. Other than this, important new feats in the Carrera lineup are:

3.0 S Powerkit, Now Available! \\u2013 For an extra expense of $12,350, an optional 3.0 S Powerkit is available for Carrera S and 4S trims. It boosts the engine power 30 points higher to a total of 450 hp

Airier Cabin \\u2013 All Porsche 911 trims feature a carbon-based cabin filter and a new readout on the instrument cluster for displaying air circulation

New Seat Styling Themes \\u2013 Choose beige motif or classy brown

Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance \\u2013 All trims of the 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera comes with a single year of free-of-cost scheduled maintenance


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$91100

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

182 cu. in.

horsepower

450 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

331 lb.-ft. @ 1700 rpm

transmission

7-speed manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

96.5 in.

length

177.1 in.

width

72.9 in.

height

50.9 in.

curb weight

3439 lbs.

capacity

cargo volume

5.1 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20 /29 /23 mpg

ev range

338 mi.

highway range

490.1 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

3 yr./ Unlimited mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./50000mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr./unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr./ 50000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera in Agate Gray Metallic color  2019 Porsche 911 Carrera in Carmine Red color  2019 Porsche 911 Carrera in Guards Red color  2019 Porsche 911 Carrera in Lava Orange color  2019 Porsche 911 Carrera in Black Obsidian color  2019 Porsche 911 Carrera in arctic White Metallic color
Agate Gray Metallic

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Ratings

Features

7.8

Engine

9.3

Interior

8.3

8.6

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera Base

Base

power
370-hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6
mpg
23 combined

$91,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7M) Starting at $91,100 MSRP (20 mpg/23/29 mpg) 370-hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, H-6, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6
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7-speed manual rear wheel drive 4

 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera Carrera 4

Carrera 4

power
370-hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6
mpg
23 combined

$98,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7M) Starting at $98,000 MSRP (20 mpg/23/28 mpg) 370-hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, H-6, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6
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7-speed manual all wheel drive 4

 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera Carrera S

Carrera S

power
450-hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6
mpg
23 combined

$105,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7M) Starting at $105,100 MSRP (20 mpg/23/29 mpg) 450-hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, H-6, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6
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7-speed manual rear wheel drive 4

 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera Carrera 4S

Carrera 4S

power
450-hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
23 combined

$112,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4S 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7M) Starting at $112,000 MSRP (20 mpg/23/28 mpg) 450-hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, H-6, premium unleaded (required)
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7-speed manual all wheel drive 4

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial March 1, 2019

8.6

Overall Rating


The latest 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera is backed by a 3.0L Twin-Turbo Flat-Six Engine. While the base model offers 370 hp of power and 331 lb.-ft. of torque, the S trims pack 420 hp and 368 lb.-ft. of power and torque, respectively.

Porsche 911 Carrera is one of the most elegant and reliable rides to offer riders the real feel of speed. In its segment, the racing car competes with the likes of Audi TT RS , Nissan GT-R, and Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT. Even though its power and torque capabilities are less than the competitors, Porsche 911 Carrera is one of the cheapest buys with a stylish build, a lucrative fuel economy, and an impeccable racing car disposition.


7.8/10
Features

 

9.3/10
Engine

 
 

8.3/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera Features

7.8/10

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera is available in 8 trim levels: the Carrera, Carrera Cabriolet, Carrera S, Carrera S Cabriolet, Carrera 4, Carrera 4 Cabriolet, Carrera 4S, and Carrera 4S Cabriolet. Each Porsche 911 Carrera trim packs a 3.0L Twin-Turbo Flat-Six Engine. However, the power and torque delivered are of two types.

The engine delivers 370 hp and 331 lb.-ft. torque in models Carrera, Carrera Cabriolet, Carrera 4, and Carrera 4 Cabriolet. For rest of the trims, the engine delivers 420 hp and 368 lb.-ft. of torque. All cabriolet trims come with a convertible feature.

Trims Carrera Carrera S Carrera 4 Carrera 4S
MSRP $91,100 $105,100 $98,000 $112,000
Key Features 3.0-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine (370 hp, 331 lb-ft) 3.0-liter flat-six engine with more power (420 hp, 368 lb-ft) Features Same as Carrera Plus: Features Same as Carrera S Plus:
  A seven-speed manual gearbox(standard) larger brakes All Wheel Drive System All Wheel Drive System
  dual-clutch automatic (optional) 20-inch wheels    
    sport suspension, active stabilizer bars, and rear-wheel steering system.     

Pricing options for the base model Porsche 911 Carrera starts from $91,100. The most need to be expensed for the Carrera 4S Cabriolet trim, which starts from $124,300. All-wheel drive and a 7-speed manual gearbox are standard across all Porsche 911 Carrera trims. All S trims have larger brakes, 20-inch wheels and a limited-slip differential. Active stabilizer bars, sports suspension, and rear-wheel steering system are option feats on the S models.

We Recommend

There are just so many options one can choose for the Porsche 911 Carrera. While all the S models have more power and torque along with other feats, all cabriolets come with a convertible feature. Priced at $105,100, Carrera S provides the most value for money.

This is not only because it is cheapest S trim of the Porsche Carrera S, but it allows you to add optional feats like active stabilizer bars and sports suspension. The $14k expense is purely justifiable, mainly because of the 20-inch wheels, better braking, and a limited-slip differential. Plus, there are several packages available like the Sport Exhaust and the Sport Chrono.

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera Engine

9.3/10

Engine and Transmission

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera makes use of a Twin-Turbocharged 3.0L Boxer 6-Cylinder engine. The drivetrain in all Porsche 911 Carrera trims is Rear-Wheel Drive, or better known as RWD. The power and torque delivered by the engine are different for Carrera base trims and Carrera S trims. For the former, the power and torque are 370 hp and 331 lb.-ft. While for the latter, the engine delivers 420 hp and 368 lb.-ft. of torque.

Models

Porsche 911 Carrera

Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT

Nissan GT-R

Audi TT RS

MSRP

$91,100

$124,400

$99,990

$64,900

Engine

Twin-Turbocharged 3.0L Boxer 6 Cylinder

Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo

3.8L twin-turbocharged 24-valve V6

2.5 TFSI 5-Cylinder

Drive Train

RWD

RWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

7-Speed Manual

7-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

7-speed automatic

Power

370 hp

469 hp @ 6000 rpm

565 hp @ 6,800 rpm

400 hp

Torque

331 lb-ft

465 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm

467 lb-ft @ 5,800 rpm

354 lb-ft

Acceleration

Having a 4.4 seconds acceleration time for hitting the 60 MPH mark is impressive. However, it is the slowest among the competition, led by Nissan GT-R with 2.9 seconds. The same feat is 3.5 seconds and 3.9 seconds for Audi TT RS and Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT, respectively.

Models

Porsche 911 Carrera

Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT

Nissan GT-R

Audi TT RS

0-60 MPH

4.4 sec

3.9 sec

2.9 sec

3.6 sec

Quarter mile

-

11.4 sec

16.0 sec

13.6 sec

Engine

3.0L

4.0L

3.8L

2.5L

Emission

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.7

9.8

9.8

8.0

Having a 7.7 CO2 emission rating is a relief and the best one can get in the segment. While the Nissan GT-R and Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT tie at 9.8, Audi TT RS has the highest CO2 emission value of 10.4.

Ride and Handling

Riding the Porsche 911 Carrera has always been a joy for the lovers of speed. Officially known as the Porsche Active Suspension Management, driver-adjustable adaptive dampers are available in all 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera trims. It offers two modes, Normal and Sports.

Moreover, Carrera offers brake-based torque vectoring and rear-wheel steering. These are excellent agility-enhancing options without losing control, even to the slightest. The one-of-its-kind power-steering system in 911 Carrera delivers a steady road feel. Also, the driver gets precise info on the situation of the front tires.

Braking

Porsche 911 Carrera features a well-balanced braking system. Both the front and the rear brakes are 13 inches. This is the smallest brake size in the competition. Nissan GT-R has the most brake size, 15.4 inches and 15.0 inches for the front and rear brakes, respectively.

Model

Porsche 911 Carrera

Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT

Nissan GT-R

Audi TT RS

Brake Front(in)

13.0

14.2

15.4

14.6

Brake Rear(in)

13.0

14.2

15.0

12.2

Curb weight(lbs)

3153

3682

3929

3306

60-0 MPH (ft.)

-

96

94

96.0

Curb weight of Porsche 911 Carrera is one of its best features, a mere total of 3153 lbs. This is 529, 584 and 776 lbs. less than that of AMG-GT, Audi TT RS , and Nissan GT-R, respectively. Therefore, the lighter build grants better braking capability to the coupe.

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera Fuel Economy

Obviously, fuel economy doesn't factor in purchasing high-performance cars to the likes of Porsche 911 Carrera. Nonetheless, having an above average economy is certainly better. The latest entry into the Porsche 911 Carrera delivers a 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on highways. Together, it delivers an impressive fuel economy of 23 mpg, which is far better than its contemporaries.

Model

Porsche 911 Carrera

Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT

Nissan GT-R

Audi TT RS

MPG (city)

20

16

16

19

MPG (highway)

29

21

22

29

MPG (combined)

23

18

18

22

While the Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT and Nissan GT-R deliver a combined fuel economy of 18 mpg, Audi TT RS max out on 17 mpg.

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera Interior

8.3/10

Seating and Comfort

The 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera ties with the Nissan GT-R in terms of passenger capacity, which is 4. Audi TT RS and Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT can accommodate only 2 persons. The Porsche 911 Carrera has a well-built and comfortable passenger volume of 70 ft. cube. This is much greater than the 50 ft. cube offered by R8. Nonetheless, Nissan GT-R and Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT offers more passenger volume of 79 and 86 ft. cube, respectively.

Model

Porsche 911 Carrera

Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT

Nissan GT-R

Audi TT RS

Passenger capacity

4

2

4

4

Passenger Volume (ft cube)

70.0

86

79

N/A

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

N/A

39.5/55.6/45.2

38.1/54.3/44.6

37.1/53.6/41.1

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

N/A

N/A

26.4/50.0/26.4

33.8/47.9/28.9

Infotainment System

The infotainment system integrated to the Porsche 911 Carrera is almost monochromatic and chic. It blends in effortlessly with other controls on the dashboard. While navigating the several available menus are easy, the display performance is somewhat snippy at times. The 2017 iteration of the Carrera introduced simplified on-screen menu and on-screen shortcuts, which are now enhanced.

Interior Features

The interior of the Carrera is specifically designed to allow the passengers to enjoy the coupe's powerful performance. And with each iteration, it keeps on getting better and better. The inside of the 2019 avatar of the legendary sports car features:

  • Several new two-tone seat options, including Black and Chalk with Guards Red stitching
  • Greater customization with Porsche's Exclusive program
  • Enhanced interior air filter
  • A new page in the instrument digital readout, displaying cabin air circulation

Cargo Capacity

Cargo capacity isn't much of a concern in sports cars. For Porsche 911 Carrera, it is merely 5.1 cube ft. This is less than the competition, where Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT has the most of 10.1 cube ft. Audi TT RS and Nissan GT-R offer a cargo volume of 8.0 and 8.8 cube ft., respectively.

Model

Porsche 911 Carrera

Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT

Nissan GT-R

Audi TT RS

Volume (cube ft)

5.1

10.1

8.8

12.0

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera Exterior

Dimension and Weight

Porsche 911 Carrera flaunts to have the lightest build, with a total curb weight of 3153 lbs. This is over 500 lbs. less than the Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT and even lesser than that of Audi TT RS and Nissan GT-R. Dimension-wise, Carrera has 177.1 inches, 71.2 inches and 50.9 inches of length, width and height, respectively. The length and width of Carrera are less than that of AMG-GT and GT-R but greater than that of the sleek Audi TT RS .

Model

Porsche 911 Carrera

Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT

Nissan GT-R

Audi TT RS

curb weight(lbs)

3153

3682

3929

3306

Length(in)

177.1

179.0

185.4

165.0

Width(in)

71.2

76.3

74.6

72.1

Height(in)

50.9

49.6

53.9

52.9

Ground clearance(in)

4.3

4.9

4.3

4.3

Wheel base(in)

96.5

103.5

109.4

 

Track width(in) F/R

60.7/59.8

66.1/65.0

62.6/63.3

98.6

Exterior Features

The Porsche 911 offers a great amount of variation in Carrera and Carrera S trims, however, the iconic shape remains the same. Enduring an entire half-century is something remarkable that the Carrera body styling has achieved. It is actually a mesh of coupe, convertible and Targa body styles. New to the exterior of the 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera is:

  • A unique graphic on the side
  • Front lip spoiler and gray exterior mirror caps
  • 20-inch wheels option
  • A new white hue, dubbed Chalk available for $3150

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera Safety

Safety and reliability are of essence to any sports car, to which the Porsche 911 Carrera is no exception. In addition to having 4-wheel ABS, the 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera comes with 4-wheel disc brakes. Brakes assist and electronic stability control are also available in addition to the DRL (Daytime Running Lights).

Additionally, the racing coupe has auto-leveling headlights, blind spot monitor and lane departure warning system as important safety measures.

Safety Features

  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Auto-Leveling Headlights
  • Lane Departure Warning

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera Competition

Audi TT RS

Audi TT RS is one of the economic racing car options, priced at $64,900. However, it is worth that money especially because of its powerful 2.5L FSI engine that delivers 540 hp of power and 398 lb.-ft. of torque. The 0-60 MPH acceleration time is also impressive at 3.5 seconds. Moreover, it makes a quarter-mile distance in just 10.9 seconds, best than any other racing coupe.

The CO2 emission rating of 10.4 is an issue. Additionally, it is one of the heaviest racing cars with a bulky curb weight of 3737 lbs.

Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT

Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT is capable to deliver 469 hp of solid power and 465 lb.-ft. of torque. All thanks to the Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 bi-turbo engine. Acceleration time of 3.9 seconds from 0-60 MPH isn't impressive and a CO2 emission value of 9.8 is not also good. However, it has a great ground clearance of 4.9 inches, about 0.6 inches more than that of the 911 Porsche Carrera.

Nissan GT-R

Pricing options for Nissan GT-R start from $99,990. This is about $9k more than that of the Carrera but cheaper than most other racing coupes. With the 3.8L twin-turbocharged 24-valve V6 engine, it is capable of delivering excellent power and torque performance. Moreover, the 0-60 MPH acceleration feat of 2.9 seconds is among the best.

GT-R takes about 16 seconds to cover a quarter-mile distance, which is a shame compared to its lightning-quick acceleration. Moreover, the curb weight of 3929 makes it one of the heavier racing coupes in the market.

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera Final Verdict

The 2019 Porsche Carrera remains largely unchanged unlike the Ferarri belief of redesign the Porsche corp. believes in evolving their present lineup and perfecting their craft of automaking with each iteration. As the years have passed the 911 series has come a long way since its birth in 1963 and the 2019 911 sets the benchmark for sports cars. One of the lightest and most fuel efficient the cars the Porsche is a great option for both serious and casual petrolheads alike.