2022 Porsche 911 Carrera

MSRP $101,200

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2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 9, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Porsche 911 Carrera returns with a bang for 2022 as it now comes with the most powerful GTS trim in the 911 Carrera lineup and the track-ready 911 GT3. Other minor changes include an updated infotainment system and wired Android Auto now available as standard. The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS comes with the same twin-turbo flat-6 engine producing 379 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque. The 2022 911 Carrera does 0-60 mph in flat four seconds and clocks a top speed of 182 mph. 

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Pros

A plethora of customization options

Punchy performance

Comfortable seats

Plush cabin

Cons

No manual transmission on base 911 Carrera

Expensive with added options

Uninhabitable rear seats

What's New?

GT3 Touring Package now available with both PDK automatic and manual transmission.

Wired Android Auto is standard with the updated infotainment system.

All new 2022 GTS and GT3 models were added to the 911 lineup.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$101200

bodystyle

dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

engine type

horsepower

379 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

331 lb.-ft. @ 1950 rpm

transmission

8 speed Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

13/13 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

96.5 in.

length

177.9 in.

width

72.9 in.

height

51.1 in.

curb weight

3354 lbs.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$101,200 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Agate Black color
Agate Black

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


As usual the exterior and interior see no major changes and the 911 Carrera comes in a 2+2 seating configuration and a tiny front trunk. The practicality quotient of the 2022 911 Carrera is not that high but then who buys a 911 based on its practicality. Prices for the 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera have gone up by $2,000 and now it starts at $101,200. That said, the 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera is expected to be available by this fall and rival the likes of Nissan GT-R, Jaguar F-Type, and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Features

The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera has been launched and as usual, the 911 will be offered in three body styles namely Coupe, Cabriolet, and Targa. The 911 Carrera Coupe again comes in seven trims namely 911 Carrera, 911 Carrera S, 911 Turbo, 911 Carrera Turbo S, 911 Carrera GTS, and 911 GT3. Also available is AWD on all these models. For this review, we will only focus on the 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera 4 while the rest of the models will be covered by us separately as and when we get any info on them.

The prices for the 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera starts at $101,200 and the 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 starts at $108,500. The 911 Carrera 4 carries all the features as it is from the 911 Carrera and replaces the RWD configuration with the AWD configuration that comes with Porsche Traction Management. Standard features include Sports seats with leather-trimmed side bolsters and headrest, cruise control, HomeLink, keyless entry and go, dual 7-inch TFT displays, auto-dimming mirrors with integrated rain sensor, heated rear windshield, sound package plus, etc. 

A few most sought after optional packages and features include a Leather package for $1,266, 18-way adaptive sports seats with memory function for $3,255, Bose surround sound system for $1,360, Sport chrono package for $2,371, Premium package for $4,547, Porsche Innodrive with Adaptive cruise control (Level 2 autonomous driving) for $2,567, sunroof for $1,326, heated GT Sport steering wheel for $501, night vision assist for $2,159, park assist for $1,215, etc.

Trims

911 Carrera

911 Carrera 4

MSRP

$101,200

$108,500

Key Features

379 hp, 3.0-liter twin-turbo Flat-6

Adds or upgrades to ‘911 Carrera’

 

19-inch front and 20-inch rear alloy wheels

All-wheel drive w/ Porsche Traction Management (PTM)

 

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

 
 

Auto-deploying rear spoiler

 
 

All-LED exterior lights

 
 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 
 

Heated front seats

 
 

ParkAssist w/ rearview camera

 
 

Porsche Communication Management (PCM) w/ navigation

 
 

Wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto

 

We Recommend

We suggest going for the 911 Carrera 4 trim as the added AWD system provides better control and power distribution without reducing the level of thrill compared to the RWD 911 Carrera. For approximately a seven grand premium the price difference is no doubt steep but being a Porsche every minuscule upgrade commands a hefty premium. 

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Release Date

The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera is already live on the Porsche USA official website while the physical availability of the same is expected to be around the fall of 2021.

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Engine and Performance

The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera comes with the same 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged flat-6 engine that was seen last year. The twin-turbo flat-6 puts out a decent 379 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque. All that power is channeled through the 8-speed PDK automatic transmission to the rear wheels on the 911 Carrera and all four wheels on the 911 Carrera 4. Irrespective of the drivetrain configuration the 2022 911 Carrera takes flat 4.0 seconds to go from 0-60 mph. The only difference is that the 911 Carrera can hit an official top speed of 182 mph while the 911 Carrera 4 can only touch 180 mph. 

Going by our impressions of last year's 911 Carrera we feel the 2022 911 Carrera will follow a similar trajectory of being capable of incredible performance yet comfortable enough to be driven daily. The 2022 911 Carrera even in the base setup can be used for extracting some quick lap timing on the track. That said, the quick-shifting eight-speed PDK transmission won’t let you down whatever be the driving condition from sedate to aggressive.

Models

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera

2021 Nissan GT-R

2021 Jaguar F-Type R

2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

MSRP

$101,200

$113,540

$103,200

$70,850

Engine

3.0-liter twin-turbo Flat-6

3.8-liter twin-turbo V6

3.0-liter Supercharged V6

6.2-liter V8

Drivetrain

RWD

AWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

8-speed PDK

6-speed dual-clutch automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

379 hp @ 6500 rpm

565 hp @ 6800 rpm

575 hp @ 6500 rpm

490 hp @ 6450 rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

331 lb-ft @1950 rpm

467 hp @ 3300 rpm

516 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm

465 lb-ft @ 5150 rpm

0-60 mph (sec)

4.0 sec

2.9 sec

3.5 sec

3.7 sec

Quarter Mile (sec)

N/A

11.2 sec

11.7 sec

N/A

Top Speed (mph)

182 MPH

196 MPH

171 MPH

170 MPH

Surprisingly, the rivals are not only more powerful than the Porsche but can beat it by a margin in the 0-60 mph runs. Starting with the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray powered by a V8 that produces 490 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque helps it clock 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds which is three-tenths of a second quicker than the 911 Carrera. That is about the slowest among the rivals and coming to the fastest among the rivals is the Nissan GT-R with a twin-turbo V6 under its hood that puts out 565 hp and 467 lb-ft of torque propelling it from 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds taking 1.1 seconds less than the 911 Carrera.

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Fuel Economy

For a long time the Porsche 911 Carrera has struck a fine balance between power and fuel economy and there is no reason for the 2022 911 Carrera to be any different. The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera hasn’t been rated by EPA yet so we assume that the 2021 figures will be close to the EPA estimates for the 2022 model as the powertrain is unchanged. The 2021 Porsche 911 Carrera has an EPA estimated fuel economy of 18 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and 20 mpg combined. The 911 Carrera has the smallest fuel tank of 16.9-gallons among the rivals so you can expect to squeeze out a range of 300 plus miles in the city and 400 plus miles on the highway from a tankful of gas.

Models

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera

2021 Nissan GT-R

2021 Jaguar F-Type R

2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

MPG (City)

18

16

16

15

MPG (Highway)

24

22

24

27

MPG (Combined)

20

18

18

19

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

16.9

19.5

18.5

18.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

304/ 406/ 338

312/ 429/ 351

296/ 444/ 333

278/ 500/ 351

As for the rivals, none can match the city and combined fuel economy of the Porsche 911 Carrera. But when it comes to fuel economy on the highway then the Corvette Stingray with 27 mpg beats the 911 Carrera’s numbers by 3 mpg while the Jaguar F-Type returns a similar 24 mpg on the highway like the 911 Carrera. The Nissan GT-R with 16/22/18 mpg of fuel economy in city/highway/combined respectively remains the least efficient among all.

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Interior

The cabin of the 2022 911 Carrera is a perfect blend of classic and contemporary. The looks of the dash and the niche cabin design haven’t changed much in a long time yet the implementation of a dual 7-inch TFT display and a big 10.5-inch infotainment screen in the middle goes well with the pizzazz of the 911 Carrera. As expected, the choicest quality material has been meticulously used to build the cabin and if you are ready to splurge then Porsche can get every visible spot of the cabin covered in premium quality leather. The steering wheel gets the maximum material choices right from Alcantara to an all-leather finish. That said, the chunky steering wheel has one major flaw of obstructing the view of the dual-display which can get irritating especially while using navigation. Except for that the visibility all-round the cabin will be decent.

The seats of the 911 Carrera see no major change this year and come with the standard sports seats finished in a blend of suede and leather with manual fore and aft movement and electrical height and lumbar adjustment. There is also an option of adding 18-way power-adjustable adaptable sports seats with memory function in case you feel the manually adjustable sports seats are not worthy enough for you. While the rear seats have non-existent leg space and are least adult-friendly. So the best use is to fold it flat and use it for something else rather than sitting. That said, the Porsche 911 Carrera with 4.6 cubic feet of trunk space remains the least practical sports coupe.

Models

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera

2021 Nissan GT-R

2021 Jaguar F-Type R

2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Seating Capacity

4

4

2

2

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

N/A

38.1/ 54.3/ 44.6

37.0/ 56.5/ 43.0

37.9/ 54.4/ 42.8

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

N/A

33.5/ 50.0/ 26.4

N/A

N/A

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

4.6

8.8

14.4

12.6

As is the case with all Porsche, the 2022 911 Carrera cabin space figures weren’t shared by the company so making an on-paper comparison isn’t the best way to give you an idea of how the cabin space of the 911 Carrera stacks against the rivals. Speaking of rivals, only the Nissan GT-R offers a 2+2 seating configuration similar to the 911 Carrera while the Jaguar F-Type and Corvette Stingray come in 2 seater configuration only. Among the rivals, the Nissan GT-R has the most spacious cabin while the Jaguar F-Type has the biggest trunk space of 14.4 cubic feet which is approximately 10 cubic feet bigger than the 911 Carrera’s trunk. Key highlights of interior features include:

  • Auto-dimming mirrors with integrated rain sensor
  • Heated rear windshield
  • Two USB-C ports
  • Heated front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 18-way power-adjustable adaptive sports seats w/ memory function (available)
  • Heated steering wheel (available)

How intuitive is the 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera’s infotainment unit?

The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera comes with an updated 10.9-inch touchscreen system that runs on Porsche Communication Management. New for this year is the addition of wired Android Auto smartphone connectivity. Other standard features with the infotainment include wireless Apple CarPlay, navigation with real-time traffic and online map update, SiriusXM with a 3-month trial, an 8-speaker sound system, etc. Optional features list include a Bose surround sound system, a 13 speakers Burmester premium sound system with 855 watts output, etc. Key highlights of the infotainment include:

  • 10.9-inch touchscreen 
  • Wireless internet access 
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto
  • Navigation Plus w/. Real-time traffic update
  • 8-speaker sound system w/150-watt output
  • Bose surround sound system (available)
  • Burmester premium sound system (available)

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Exterior

There are very few cars that can pull off their iconic design language as clean as the Porsche even in 2022. The Porsche 911 Carrera with its iconic oval headlights, squatted stance, and three-box shape has only grown in size while the secret sauce remains the same. The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera is the least flashiest Porsche in the entire 911 Carrera lineup yet it still manages to grab eyeballs while on the street. That said, standard exterior goodies include 19-inch front and 20-inch rear alloy wheels, auto-deploying rear spoilers, LED headlights with four-point LED spotlights, 3-D LED taillights, side air intakes, electrically adjustable and heated outside mirrors, dual-tip stainless steel exhaust, to name a few.

Models

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera

2021 Nissan GT-R

2021 Jaguar F-Type R

2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,354

3,935

3,843

3,535

Length (inches)

177.9

185.4

176.0

182.3

Width (inches)

72.9

74.6

74.2

76.1

Height (inches)

51.1

53.9

51.6

48.6

Ground Clearance (inches)

4.7

N/A

N/A

5.3

Wheelbase (inches)

96.5

109.4

103.2

107.2

Coming to the 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera’s dimension, it measures 117.9-inches in length, 72.9-inches in width, 51.1-inches in height, has a ground clearance of 4.7-inches, and gets a 96.5-inches long wheelbase. Compared to the rivals the Porsche 911 Carrera is the smallest car from every angle. It is 7.5-inches smaller than the GT-R, 3.2-inches less wide than the Corvette Stingray, 2.8-inches shorter than the GT-R, and has a 12.9-inches shorter wheelbase compared to the GT-R. Thus we can conclude that dimension-wise the Nissan GT-R is the biggest car if we don’t take into account the wider Corvette Stingray. Key highlights of exterior features include:

  • 19-inch front and 20-inch rear alloy wheels
  • All-LED exterior lights
  • Auto-deploying rear spoiler
  • Performance summer tires
  • Sports exhaust system (available)
  • Electric sunroof (available)
  • LED headlights w/ Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (available)

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Safety

Both the NHTSA and IIHS have kept us in a lurch as they haven’t yet tested any Porsche 911 Carrera and there is a high probability that they never will. So gauging the 911 Carrera’s safety on the basis of safety ratings isn’t possible here. Nevertheless, the manufacturer Porsche has a reputation to take care of and there is hardly any chance of it cutting corners when it comes to safety. Thus the 911 Carrera comes with a host of active and passive safety features and driver-assist functions. 

Standard safety features include brake assist, Porsche Side Impact Protection, Porsche Stability Management, front/rear ParkAssist, to name a few. While driver-assist systems like lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control with Level 2 autonomous driving, night vision assist, surround-view camera, etc are available for a premium. Key highlights of the safety features include:

  • Porsche Stability Management (PSM) System
  • Brake assist
  • Porsche Side Impact Protection (POSIP)
  • Rearview camera
  • Lane change assist (available)
  • Adaptive cruise control (available)
  • Blind-spot monitoring (available)

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Competition

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Vs 2021 Nissan GT-R

If we go on to compare the base Porsche 911 Carrera with the Nissan GT-R then it shouldn’t come as a shock that the GT-R is more powerful, quicker, and more spacious than the 911 Carrera. The 911 Carrera on the other hand is more fuel-efficient and much smaller and nimble to pilot compared to the GT-R. The other disadvantage of the GT-R is that you don’t have a lot of customization choices or engine options like the Porsche 911 Carrera has. Thus the GT-R being an aging product with no major updates in the offing we will stick to the 911 Carrera. 

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Vs 2021 Jaguar F-Type R

There are a lot of differences between the Jaguar F-Type and 911 Carrera. The F-Type gets a supercharged engine putting out more power and torque than the twin-turbocharged engine of the 911 Carrera. The F-Type is a 2-seater while the 911 Carrera is a 2+2 seater. On paper, the Jaguar F-Type is faster and more powerful than the 911 Carrera but in the real world, the driving dynamics of both cars have a difference of night and day. The 911 Carrera feels tighter and handles with precision while the same is not the case with the F-Type. That said, the Jaguar F-Type even after being a 2-seater offers way more practicality than the 911 Carrera. So we leave this up to you to decide which one to pick.

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Vs 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

The biggest flex of the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is its thirty grand less price tag and a naturally aspirated V8 engine in front of the Porsche 911 Carrera. The Corvette Stingray is faster, more powerful, and even has better practicality than the 911 Carrera. Although the 911 Carrera remains the more fuel-efficient sports coupe between the two. Although owning and maintaining a Corvette Stingray against a 911 Carrera will be considerably cheaper. Thus those on a tight budget could look at the Corvette Stingray instead of the 911 Carrera. 

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Final Verdict

Even after so many years the Porsche 911 Carrera remains the halo product of the Porsche brand and also the gold standard of the sports coupe segment. With time Porsche has fine-tuned minor shortcomings of the 911 Carrera to ensure it remains the best in the segment. With a range of body styles and engine options, there is something for everyone in the 911 Carrera range. What we like the most about the 911 Carrera is how Porsche has managed to strike a fine balance between performance and everyday usability. The 911 Carrera offers decent mileage has a comfortable cabin, and the ride quality is decent. Thus making it a true all-rounder that can be a track car and a daily driver both at the same time.