2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

2020 MODEL
$97,400 - $104,700
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2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 21, 2020
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Can the best become better? Hard to believe, thought so. But, the mayor of the sports car town is back with its new iteration. The 911 Carerra has always been the go-to car for the purists. The driving pleasure with the sense of practicality is unmatched.

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Pros

Impeccable confidence-inspiring handling

Powerful engine that doesn’t sacrifice economy

Comfortable ride inside a premium quality interior

Cons

Infotainment system feels fussy

The new turbo lacks finesse

What's New?

Entirely new lineup for the Carrera coupe and cabriolet trims

Minor upgrades to the exterior

Completely redesigned interior


2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Latest Update

Features

vehicle bio

base price

$97400

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

top speed

191 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

182 cu.in.

horsepower

379 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

331 lbs.-ft. @ 1950 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

chassis

frame type

Unibody

brake rotors (f/r)

13/13

dimensions

wheelbase

96.5 in.

length

61.2 in.

width

72.9 in.

height

51.1 in.

curb weight

3354 lbs.

ground clearance

4.3 in.

capacity

cargo volume

4.6 cu ft.

payload capacity

967 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4 sec.

standing ¼-mile

12.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20/29/23 mpg

highway range

490.1 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. /50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 50000 mi.


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Styles

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Ratings

Features

7.8

Engine And Performance

9.9

Fuel Economy

7.8

Interior

8.5

Exterior

9.0

Safety

8.9

Competition

9.2

Final Verdict

8.8

8.7

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Base

Base

power
379 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
mpg
23 combined

$97,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8AM) Starting at $97,400 MSRP (20/23/29) 379 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, flat 6, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
8-Speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) rear wheel drive 4

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe 4

4

power
379 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
mpg
23 combined

$104,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8AM) Starting at $104,700 MSRP (20/23/29) 379 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, flat 6, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
8-Speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) all wheel drive 4

Expert Review

8.7

Overall Rating


Earlier this year, Porsche debuted their latest eighth-generation 911, code-named the 992 which went through some major design changes since 2012. The Porsche enthusiasts were skeptical of the major changes would affect the pure driving experience of the beloved Carerra. Carerra has surely been affected, but for the good. 

The iconic silhouette is unmistakably Porsche but a few minor changes bring a new look into the light. The sharper lines and the flowing tail light brings a new bolder look to the rear. The new car is substantially wider than the previous generation which might affect the practicality the 911 has been known for.

This time Porsche got all in throwing in all the four models of the 911, the Carerra 2dr, Carerra 4, Carerra S, Carerra 2S. The base model packs in a healthy 379 hp from 3.0L 6 cylinder turbo while the S models have been boosted to 443 hp. 

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Front View
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Rear View

7.8/10
Features

 

9.9/10
Engine and Performance

 

7.8/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.5/10
Interior

 

9.0/10
Exterior

 

8.9/10
Safety

 

9.2/10
Competition

 

8.8/10
Final Verdict

 

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Features

7.8/10

With the new generation 911(992), Porsche took a new turn dropping just the base and S models. While the S version is power-packed with tire-shredding 443 horsepower, the base version is no slouch either with the 379 horses. The only S version exclusive features are sport-tuned exhaust and a premium Burmester audio system. The rest of the car can be configured with any options regardless of the trim. Although Porsche has been known for charging more for less, to the contrary, this generation model has been a little heavier. Maybe their motto comes into practice with the upcoming RS models. 

Model

 Carrera

Carrera 4

MSRP (RWD)

$97,400

-

MSRP (AWD)

-

$104,700

Key Features

Twin-Turbo flat-six engine

Adds/Upgrades to Carrera
 

379 hp 

 
 

331 lb-ft of torque

 
 

0-60mph in 3.8 seconds

 
 

Clever four-wheel-drive system (AWD model only)

 
 

8-speed dual-clutch transmission

 
 

150-W Bose Surround Sound System

 

Our Recommendation?

The base 911 Carerra has remained very appealing, the narrowest, cleanest and simplest model in the range. If you are here for Porsche that automatically makes you a driving enthusiast, the rear-wheel-drive base model will make you a driving god. Since the options list is unrestricted, go personalize your dream car. Just make sure you do not forget the sports exhaust system if you want to wake your neighbors up while on your way to the morning drive and the front axle lift system because liveability, duh? 

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Engine and Performance

9.9/10

Gone are the days when naturally aspirated engines were the Porsche’s signature dish, but, German engineering pushes the limits and you almost do not feel the turbo lag. The good thing about turbos is more power, exactly 379 of them and low-end torque, Porsche doesn’t disappoint. The base Carerra makes 9 more horsepower than the previous Carerra.

Models

2020 Porsche 911

Nissan GTR

Aston Martin Vantage

Jaguar F-Type R Dynamic Coupe

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

MSRP

$97,400

$113,514

$152,995

$84,300

$115,900

Engine

3.0L flat 6 engine

3.8L DOHC 24-valve twin-turbocharged V-6

4.0L twin-turbo V-8

3.0L Supercharged V-6

4.0L Dry Sump V-8

Drivetrain

RWD

AWD

RWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

8-speed automated manual..

6-speed automatic

ZF 8-speed

8-speed automatic

7-speed auto/6-speed manual 

Power (hp @ rpm)

379@6,500

565@6,800

503@6,000

380@6,500

469@6,000

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

331@1,950

467@3,300 -5,800

505@2,000-5,000

339@3,500

465@1,900-5,000

Like every 911, the engine hides in the back eliminating the need for a long bulging hood. The one thing that makes the 911 more organic and connected to the driver is; engine. Not one manufacturer makes a six-cylinder vertically opposite to each other kind of engine.

Acceleration

Sprinting from 0-60mph is over in just 4.0 seconds if you are unsatisfied, opt for the Sport Chrono Package to shave off an extra 0.2 seconds and get it around 3.8 seconds. The acceleration doesn’t come violently, tire spin is controlled via the launch control, the turbo kicks in and you’re gone into the wind.

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe 0-60 MPH in just 3.8 sec

Model

2020 Porsche 911

Nissan GTR

Aston Martin Vantage

Jaguar F-Type R Dynamic Coupe

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

0-60 MPH (sec)

3.8

2.9

3.5

3.9

3.9

Quarter Mile (sec)

12.3

11.2

11.6

11.2

14.9

Top Speed (MPH) 191 196 190 171 189

Engine

3.0 liter flat 6 engine.

3.8 liter DOHC 24-valve twin-turbocharged V-6

4.0 liter twin-turbo V-8

3.0-liter Supercharged V-6

4.0L Dry Slump V-8

Emissions (Tons/year of CO2 at 15k miles/year)

7.3

8.0

7.2

6.7

8.1 

The mid-range torque is very balanced and you could land into serious troubles if you keep your foot down for long. Although the Porsche is overpowered by the GTR, it is not a souped-up track weapon but a daily driver that can annihilate most supercars around a track.

Braking

Porsche rocks its top position on the list of cars having a really good brake pedal feel. Being one of the lightest among the competition, just behind the F-type, braking is really good, and for the good track days, the carbon-ceramic brakes are one amongst the few good options. 

Model

Porsche 911 Carerra

Nissan GT-R

Aston Martin Vantage

Jaguar F-Type R Dynamic Coupe

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

Brake Rotors Fronrt (in)

N/A

15.3

15.7

15

14.2

Brake Rotors Rear (in)

N/A

15

14.2

14.1

14.2

Curb Weight (lbs)

3382

3850

3375

3514

3516

60-0 MPH (ft)

94

94

100

101

115

Ride and Handling

Just as the brakes “the” Porsche Steering is worthy of the praise, precision and control are barely matched by any other car. It is like a point and shoot game, point it in a corner and it will come out the corner flying. The organic engine notes pumping in the cabin is the one you cannot get enough of. Nimble and sporty are the keywords in Porsche’s sports car department’s dictionary. 

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Rear View

The interior might get a little noisy at low speed but the ride is fairly smooth, but as soon as you step on the gas, revs go above 3000rpm and the sweet melody doesn’t make you want to stop. Coming past the impeccable performance, the visibility outside the cabin is good enough for you to drive in tight corners. The front axle lift system is necessary for you if you do not live on a track. It prevents you from scratching your chin on a speed breaker or curbs.

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Fuel Economy

7.8/10

Daily drivability of the car does raise questions about the fuel economy, 18mpg in the city seems alright for a car made to beat Nurburgring records.  

Model

Porsche 911 Carerra

Nissan GT-R

Aston Martin Vantage

Jaguar F-Type R Dynamic Coupe

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

MPG (City)

18

16

18

19

16

MPG (Highway)

24

22

25

27

22

MPG (Combined)

20

18

21

22

18

Fuel Capacity (Gallons) 16.9 19.5 19.3 18.5 19.8
Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi) 304/406/338 312/429/351 347/483/405 333/481/407 317/436/356

 A combined fuel economy of 20 mpg is in line with rivals and makes it economical for the daily drive.

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Interior

8.5/10

Step inside the cabin, it is Porsche. The steering wheel is unmistakably Porsche, although some changes have been made, especially some floating elements in the steering wheel looks cool. The tachometer has also been redesigned after a long time, has different bezels and more layers to it. 

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Front Seats

Model

Porsche 911 Carerra

Nissan GT-R

Aston Martin Vantage

Jaguar F-Type R Dynamic Coupe

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

Seating Capacity

4

4

2

2

2

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

N/A

38.1/54.3/44.6

39.2/58.2/42.8

37.0/56.5/43.0

39.5/55.6/45.2

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in) N/A 26.4/50.0/26.4 - - -

The seats are comfy and relaxing for a long cruise, storage space is a little cramped but makes up for it if you drop down rear seats. The panels can be made of wood, Alcantara or carbon fiber. The driving position is low but not low enough to hinder visibility. 

Front seats come with creature comforts like multi-level heating and ventilation with a cabin heating feature when it is snowy. 

Infotainment System

Porsche replaces the older infotainment with 9.2” screens with a new and improved 10.25” display, which is considerably sharper and better. The touch is responsive with a better interface. 

For the driver, two TFT screens replace the gauge cluster which also provides necessary navigation data. Many of the buttons have been replaced with touch-sensitive controls. Default speakers are Bose’s 150 Watt systems.

Infotainment Features

  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • AUX Cable Input
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • 2 USB Ports
  • 2 SD Card Slots
  • 12V Power Outlet
  • Remote Keyless Door Locks And Engine Start
  • On-Board Hard Drive
  • AM/FM/HD Radio
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio(Complimentary for the first 3 months)

Cargo Volume

One of the very few things Porsche Carerra fails is in cargo space, the front trunk, ‘frunk’ as they call it. The 5.75 cubic feet of space is the smallest in the category not enough for your weekly visit to the supermarket, but folding the barely usable rear seats gives a total of 12.32 cubic feet of space. The Aston with its rear trunk leaps ahead in this department.

Model

Porsche 911 Carerra

Nissan GT-R

Aston Martin Vantage

Jaguar F-Type R Dynamic Coupe

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

Cargo Capacity (ft3)

5.75

8.8

12

7.3

5.8 

Storage inside the cabin might surprise you if you’re going by the trunk. A dedicated smartphone compartment in the center console along with a cup holder that can be replaced with another storage bin and another hidden passenger’s cup holder is magic. Open the armrest to reveal another small compartment. The side pockets can hold a couple of water bottles.

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Interior
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Interior
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Interior
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Interior
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Interior
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Interior
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Interior
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Interior

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Exterior

9.0/10

The new generation does not lose the iconic silhouette of the 911. The new version is a lot bolder than the older ones due to not some major but many minor tweaks. This is the first time when all the models including the base one are fitted with a wide-body shell, formerly reserved for four-wheel drive and GTS variants. 

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Three Quarter View

Model

Porsche 911 Carerra

Nissan GT-R

Aston Martin Vantage

Jaguar F-Type R Dynamic Coupe

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

Curb Weight (lbs)

3382

3850

3375

3514

3516

Length (in)

178

185

176

176

179

Width (in)

73

75

76

76

76

Height (in)

51

54

50

52

50

Ground Clearence (in) 4.3 4.4 5 4 4.9

Wheelbase (in)

96.5

109.4

106

103

103.5

The new car is 1.7” wider than the previous model resulting in a total of 72.9 inches. All-wheel variants used to be the only ones with full-width tail lights but that too has been carried across all variants. 

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Exterior
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Exterior
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Exterior
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Exterior
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Exterior
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Exterior
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Exterior
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Exterior
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Exterior
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Exterior

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Safety

8.9/10

None of the Porsches belonging to the 92 series have been crash-tested by any federal authority and we are all the more thankful for it. Small-volume performance cars like the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera don’t bother with crash performance. Nevertheless, the car has plenty of protection for all its occupants. The lightweight chassis has a lot of crumple zones which direct the kinetic energy during a crash away from the passengers. There are plenty of airbags to control the inertia and a pre-collision safety system that reduces the magnitude of the impact.

Many safety features are included as standard that provides better control of the car to the driver. Porsche uses its own suite of stability management to prevent body roll and oversteer around corners. In addition to it, there are a couple of driver aids such as parking sensors and a back-up camera that helps create a better situational awareness of the car’s surroundings.

Safety Features

  • Porsche Stability Management(PSM) Electronic Stability Control(ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact beams
  • Dual-Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Airbags
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Forward Collision Warning with Automated Emergency Braking
  • Dual-stage Driver and Passenger Front Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Curtain 1st Row Airbags
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belt
  • Back-Up Camera

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Competition

9.2/10

Porsche Carerra 911 vs Nissan GT-R

Adding another 15k to your 100k budget will get you a Godzilla. A supercar made to break speed records with precision Japanese engineering. Way up on the horsepower, pumping monstrous 565 horses from a twin-turbocharged V-6 Godzilla launches to 60 in a mere 2.9 seconds unbelievably faster than 911’s 3.8 with the sports chrono package. If you are more into a track-focused machine, lean towards the GTR, but if you wish to fly around the backroads with a sense of daily driveability, Porsche never is a bad choice. The cabin is less noisy and creature comforts are incredible unlike the GTR which is a stripped-down machine. The lightweight Porsche is nimble and agile in ways and if you ever wish to put it around a track it can give the GTR a tough time. 

2020 Nissan GT-R

Porsche Carerra 911 vs Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

Thrilling acceleration, razor-sharp handling, room for four and enough luxury, what’s not to like? The AMG GT delivers it all. The muscular, hunkered down looks make you want it, take it down a track or cruise it around in utter luxury. Comparing to the 991, the ride can be found to be more firm and visibility is also hindered by the long hood. In terms of performance, although the AMG has a hauling V-8 under the hood producing a significantly more 469 horsepower a bit heavier too, Porsche can’t beat this beast in a straight line but around corners, this AMG won’t see which way this Porsche went.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

Porsche Carerra 911 vs Jaguar F-Type

There is a certain flair to the Jaguar F-Type that the Porsche 911 has failed to match up to time and again. This time is no different. The F-Type gorgeous looks and a sleeker design is without a doubt more appealing than the 992 Carrera. But it is about everything the Jag excels the Porsche at. Its performance is lackluster even with the 5.0L V8 under the hood. There is a world of difference between the build quality as well. The interior of the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera feels more luxurious and sophisticated, whereas the F-Type has a few noticeable faults. All the digital systems aboard the F-Type feel aged as well, while Porsche has tried its best to keep up with the times.

2020 Jaguar F-Type

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Final Verdict

8.8/10

The 2020 Porsche 911 is still a sports car with classically beautiful proportions, so quick and capable, on paper the capabilities are greatly undermined. Only on a track it takes its mask off as a daily driving civilized machine and performs beyond expectations. This 911 is not for the faint of heart or light of wallet but the die-hard fans of Porsche will appreciate this new iteration.