2022 Porsche 911 Carrera

MSRP $101,200

Ranked #8 in Midsize Coupe

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2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 7, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Having a long-lasting legacy in the sports car division, thePorsche 911 Carrera is an iconic car and an entry-level model in the 911 lineup. Being the base version, the pricing starts at $102,550, which is expensive, but considering the fact that it is aPorsche, it is still reasonable. It is practical and fast at the same time. It balances the best of both worlds. Not every supercar has this attribute. When a car enthusiast buys the first supercar, there are high chances that it could be a Porsche. It sums up how well the car is built. For 2022, the Porsche 911 Carrera sees Porsche's latest infotainment system software, which also includes Android Auto. Apart from that, it remains unchanged from the previous year.

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Pros

Powerful and fuel-efficient as well

Stellar handling

Astonishing looks

Top-notch interior

Highly customizable

Very practical and comfortable

Cons

Manual transmission is not available in base trim

Minimal trunk space and rear room

What's New?

Porsche gets a new infotainment system software

Addition of Android Auto

A new GTS has been added to the lineup


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$101200

bodystyle

dr Coupe

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

horsepower

379 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

331 lb.-ft. @ 1950 rpm

transmission

8-speed automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

13/13 in.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/18/24 mpg

highway range

304.20 mi.

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


On the upside, the Porsche 911 is an adept all-weather supercar and offers one of the best all-drive systems ever fitted to a car. Talking about the transmission, the Porsche PDK dual-clutch transmission is another best thing to talk about in the 911. It delivers smooth and seamless shifts in the blink of an eye. Coming to the looks, it still hangs on to traditional round headlights and the signature design cues. It also gets new sleek and long taillights that look arresting. Moving on to the interior, everything is simple yet magnificent inside the cabin, and the selection of materials is on point. Moreover, it rivals the likes of other praiseworthy cars like the Nissan GT-R, Jaguar F-Type, and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Front View
2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Rear View

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Features

Since the 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera is a performance exotic car, it is available in two trim levels distinguished from each other by the drivetrain options and plenty of other optional packages. The standard equipment list is very extensive and includes plenty of creature comforts like dual-zone climate control, Adaptive suspension, a 10.5 touchscreen infotainment system with premium audio, seat heating, navigation, and a lot more. As the name suggests, the Carrera 4 trim offers four-wheel drive as standard and is expected to have a price tag of around $107,000, whereas the base trim costs around $102,550. Speaking of optional extras, you can have Custom paint colors, Sunroof, Sport exhaust system, a larger fuel tank, Carbon-ceramic brakes, and so on.

Trim

Carrera

Carrera 4

MSRP (FWD)

$102,550*

-

MSRP (AWD)

-

$107,000*

Key Features

8-speed dual-clutch transmission

Adds/Upgrades to Carrera

 

150-W Bose Surround Sound System

Sophisticated 4 wheel drive system

 

Adaptive suspension

Keyless entry

 

Keyless entry

Adaptive suspension

 

A 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system

Keyless entry and ignition

 

Keyless entry and ignition

A 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system

 

Heated sport seats with power-adjustable backrest

Wireless Apple CarPlay

Which Trim should you buy?

Since there are only two trims on offer, the trim that makes the most sense is the Carrera 4 trim which offers a standard all-wheel-drive system and costs you around $5,000 which doesn’t seem so expensive when it comes to buying a Porsche. Porsche also offers additional packages such as the Sport Chrono package and Premium package. Some of the features you get in the Sport Chrono package are a Dash-mounted analog and digital chronograph, Steering wheel-mounted drive mode dial, Launch control, Active suspension mounts, Tire temperature display, and Porsche Track Precision App. On the Premium package, you get features like Adaptive headlights, Bose audio system, Surround-view camera system, Blind-spot monitor, Ambient interior lighting, and Ventilated front seats

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Release date:

The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera is expected to be released in the US market by Fall 2021.

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Engine and Performance

The 2021 Porsche 911 Carrera is powered by a 3.5L Flat 6 motor that churns out up to 379 hp of maximum power to either rear wheels or all wheels depending on the trim you choose. The engine revs at 1,950 RPM to deliver a peak torque of 331-pound feet. This flat 6 engine is mated to an 8-Speed automatic dual-clutch transmission that works seamlessly with its quick shifts that get even more aggressive when you switch to Sport mode.

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe In Acceleration Mode

With its lightweight and well-balanced chassis, the Porsche 911 Carrera delivers a monstrous acceleration that takes only 4 seconds to reach a speed of 60 MPH where it is backed by the launch control that ensures lunatic acceleration. The aerodynamic bodywork allows it to speed up to 182 mph. Despite being the lowest-powered engine, it manages to keep pace with its rivals and still annihilate some of its contenders.

Models

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera *

2022 Jaguar F-type *

2022 Nissan GT-R *

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray *

MSRP

$107,000*

$81,800

$113,540

$58,900

Engine

3.5 liter Flat 6

3.0 liter V6

3.8-liter Twin-Turbocharged V-6

6.2-liter V-8

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

8-speed Dual clutch automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

6-speed dual-clutch automatic

7-speed AMG Speedshift dual-clutch automatic

Power (hp @ RPM

379 hp @ 6500 rpm

380 hp @ 6250 rpm

565 hp @ 6800 rpm

490 hp @ 6450 rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ RPM)

331 ft-lbs. @ 1950 rpm

339 ft-lbs. @ 4500 rpm

467 ft-lbs. @ 3300 rpm

465 ft-lbs. @ 5150 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

4.0

4.9

2.9

2.9

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

N/A

11.2

N/A

11.2

Top-Speed (MPH)

182

171

196

189

*2021 Model year date used for reference

In comparison, all the cars, except for the Nissan GT-R, stick to naturally aspirated engines. The Chevrolet Corvette uses only the RWD system, whereas, all the other cars come with an all-wheel-drive system as standard. In terms of power, the Nissan GT-R is unarguably the most powerful, producing 565 hp and 467 lb-ft of torque, followed by the Corvette which puts out 490 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. Being the entry-level 911, the Carrera is underpowered than all the cars in its competition, but if you want more power and brutality in terms of power and handling, you can go for higher trims that deliver enough power to decimate its rivals.

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Fuel Economy

Sports cars have no regard for fuel economy. That's why sports car brands equip them with massive fuel tanks. However, the Porsche is quite contrasting in terms of fuel efficiency as it offers the highest fuel economy. The Flat 6 engine on the Porsche 911 Carrera offers 18 MPG in the city, 24 MPG on the highway, and a combined 20 MPG. Being a sports car, this kind of economy is surprising indeed. The paramount factor behind the stellar economy is its lightweight structure. A 17.8-gallon fuel tank allows it to have a range of 316.8 miles in the city, 422.4 miles on the highway, and 352 miles of combined range, which is also the highest in the segment despite having the least voluminous tank. 

Models

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera *

2022 Jaguar F-type *

2022 Nissan GT-R *

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray *

MPG (City)

18

N/A

16

15

MPG (Highway)

24

N/A

22

27

MPG (Combined)

20

N/A

18

19

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

17.6

18.5

19.5

18.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

316.8/422.4/352

N/A

312/429/351

278 / 500 / 351.5

*2021 Model year date used for reference

The Nissan GT-R with all the weight offers a greater fuel economy than the Chevrolet Corvette, thanks to the forced-induction engine in the GT-R. On the other hand, the Jaguar F-Type and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray have the same sized fuel tank, but the fuel figures of the Jaguar remain unspecified. The Porsche 911 Carrera sure has the best MPG figures but also the smaller fuel tank, but that doesn’t stop the 911 from offering the highest range in the segment.

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Interior

Although a sports car is at its finest when it comes to technology and performance, it is the interior where you spend all your time, and the Porsche has also nailed it with the interior. Everything inside the interior is basically the same as the last year except for the new larger touchscreen and digital instrument cluster. To start with, the design of the dashboard is simple with clean lines but something about it looks elegant and blows your mind with luxury elements everywhere.

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Front Seats

The gear shifting knob is very tiny and looks great as well. The Porsche still brings the classic touch to the interior by placing an analog clock on the center of the dashboard. The seats, on the other hand, are very comfortable, and the bottle holder on the center console looks a bit quirky but it is well-appointed and stands out from other rivals. Unlike some other rivals, all the buttons are simple and easy to use. To sum it up, it is the perfect cabin for people who want a minimalistic yet splendid interior.

Models

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera *

2022 Jaguar F-type *

2022 Nissan GT-R *

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray *

Seating Capacity

4

2

4

2

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

N/A

37.0/56.5/43.0

38.1/54.3/44.6

37.9/54.4/42.8

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

N/A

N/A

33.5/50.0/26.4

N/A

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

4.6

-

8.8

12.6

*2021 Model year date used for reference

Among the competition, the Nissan GT-R destroys the others with its good front room, but the best shoulder room is offered in the Jaguar F-Type measuring 56.5 inches. Some cars in the competition have dedicated some of the interior space to cargo volume. Sadly, the Porsche has the smallest cargo space of 4.6 cubic feet. On the other hand, the Corvette Stingray despite being a mid-engined car offers a tremendous cargo volume of 12.6 cubic feet. Some other standout interior features of the Porsche 911 Carrera are as follows:

  • Heated sport seats with power-adjustable backrest
  • Partial leather upholstery
  • Two-zone automatic climate control
  • Optional Sunroof
  • Upgraded leather upholstery
  • Upgraded seats
  • Heated steering wheel

What’s there to keep you entertained?

As far as the infotainment system goes, you get a few updates which include new updated software. There's a center-mounted 10.9-inch infotainment screen that has been placed vertically and powered by Porsche’s new updated interface.

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Infotainment Screen

Additionally, you get a navigation system as standard from the base trim. The infotainment is definitely promising and maintains Porsche standards. You also get certain features to keep you connected with Porsche Connect Plus. Some of the standard features include:

  • 4G/LTE telephone module
  • wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto
  • SiriusXM
  • wireless internet access
  • Real-Time Traffic Display
  • 8 loudspeakers

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Exterior

The best thing about the 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera is the way it looks; it recently had a complete redesign in 2020. This new design is restrained but yet astonishing. As a matter of fact, it still follows the signature Porsche styling in its design. The traditional circular headlights are integrated with new LED styling. The sleek and vertical taillights get an immense redesign that runs through the whole rear fascia.

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Side View

Another cool feature on the exterior is the rear brake lights under the rear windshield, which look stunning at night. On the whole, the exterior design has been improved by miles. The rear dual exhaust, on the other hand, enhances the overall look of the car. It gets 19-inch alloy wheels in the front and 20-inch wheels in the rear. It looks absolutely breathtaking with an optional sunroof. You can also have a Sport exhaust system as an option that looks even more striking.

Models

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera *

2022 Jaguar F-type *

2022 Nissan GT-R *

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray *

Curb Weight (lb)

3460 lb.

3640 lb.

3935 lb.

3535 lb.

Length (inches)

177.9 in.

176.0 in.

185.4 in.

182.3 in.

Width (inches)

72.9 in.

74.2 in.

74.6 in.

76.1 in.

Height (inches)

51.1 in.

51.6 in.

53.9 in.

48.6 in.

Ground Clearance (inches)

n/a

N/A

N/A

5.3

Wheelbase (inches)

96.5 in.

103.2 in.

109.4 in.

107.2 in.

*2021 Model year date used for reference

In comparison, there's no competition for the Porsche 911 Carrera in terms of making the lightest sports cars in the whole segment. It weighs only 3,460 lbs, followed by the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, which weighs 3,535 lbs. Moreover, in terms of length, the Nissan GT-R appears to be the longest car in the competition, measuring 185.4 inches. Being the widest and the lowest car, it is evident that the new Corvette offers greater handling than the previous generation Corvettes. Even though the Nissan GT-R is the heaviest and largest car in the segment, its outrageous power gives it an instantaneous acceleration off the line. Some other significant and optional exterior features include:

  • Custom paint colors
  • Larger wheels
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Dual sports exhaust
  • Power-folding mirrors
  • Sunroof (Optional)

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Safety

Well, it seems like the Porsche 911 Carrera is lighter than all its rivals, but that doesn’t mean that the Porsche 911 Carerra isn’t safe. Porsche is the most reliable car in its competition. Like every other high-performance car, the Porsche 911 Carrera has not been tested by the NHTSA and IIHS yet. However, what we know for sure is that it comes with some world-class and highly sophisticated features in handy. Some prominent safety features include:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keep Assist with Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Night Vision Assist
  • Porsche WET Mode
  • Surround View
  • Blind-spot monitor 
  • Surround-view camera system
  • Automatic distance control
  • Lane change assist with turn assist
  • Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus
  • Porsche Stability Management

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Competition

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera vs 2022 Jaguar F-Type:

The Jaguar F-Type is the closest rival to the Porsche in every aspect. Right from the exterior dimensions to the engine performance, both these cars are neck to neck. Moreover, the F-type offers V6 and V8 powertrains on offer. The V8 would be a better option with its rumbling noise that sounds really great.

2022 Jaguar F-Type Front Angle View

In terms of looks, the Jag looks like a wildcat on the loose, and speaking of interior quality, the Porsche looks a bit more premium than the Jag. Also, the Jaguar can seat only 2 people, and interior comfort is not as good as the Porsche 911 Carrera. In a nutshell, the Porsche is a better option than the Jaguar. Nevertheless, the Jaguar is considerably cheaper than the Porsche by $20,000. As a performance car, the Porsche clearly takes the win.

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera vs 2022 Nissan GT-R:

The Nissan GT-R is the Japanese rocket made to destroy the Porsche 911, and it clearly humiliates the base version 911, but the Turbo S version is absolutely mind-blowing in terms of performance. In terms of performance, the 2022 Nissan GT-R is expected to crank out around 600 hp, and the new car would definitely come with the infamous launch control which offers brain-melting acceleration.

2022 Nissan GT-R Front Angle View

Both these cars are completely different as GT-R is the direct rival to the extreme 911 Turbo S. But considering the price, both these cars belong to the same ballpark, and we would recommend the Nissan GT-R over the Porsche for people who love sheer performance and brutality in power. However, if you are a true Porsche and you love the refinement and insane handling, the Porsche is a better option.

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera vs 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray:

The 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has been improved drastically both in terms of performance and handling. The mid-engine placement in the new Corvette Stingray makes it a better car, but it takes away the old GT styling of the Corvette. On paper, the Corvette is better than the Porsche in terms of performance, but in reality, we think the Porsche would definitely keep up with the Corvette.

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Front Angle View

Apart from that, the Porsche is better in every aspect. The Porsche is more economical, whereas the massive 6.2 L V8 in the Corvette doesn’t seem to be economical. Moreover, the Corvette offers seating only for two people. On the plus side, the Corvette is half the price you pay for the Porsche 911 Carrera, but it cannot match the quality, intelligence, and refinement of the Porsche. 

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Final Verdict

As you can see, the Porsche 911 Carrera is a desirable car from the German automaker. Not only does it look good, but it also drives well and handles better. It is the perfect proposition of pure performance and driveability. Driving the Porsche not just brings a smile to your face, it also keeps you connected to the car. Porsche is always pure emotion, and the new 911 Carrera is no exception. The art of making a sports car is what Porsche does so right, and the new 911 Carrera is hands-down the best sports car you can find in the market at the moment.