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Few cars can match the Porsche 911’s stellar reputation. If you own one of these iconic sports cars, picking its best quality might be challenging. But J.D. Power asked that very question to 2023 Porsche 911 owners. One of the answers is expected, but two are surprising.

2023 Porsche 911 owners say the car is easy to get into and out of

2023 Porsche 911 Cabriolet Gray
2023 Porsche 911 Cabriolet | Porsche A.G.

The 2023 Porsche 911 sits low to the ground, which commonly hampers riders’ ability to enter or exit the vehicle. However, Porsche 911 owners don’t have any complaints in this department for the two- or four-seat models. The Coupe and Cabriolet can fit only two riders, while the 911 Targa body style adds two back seats. 

In addition, the seating is geared toward comfort, and even the base model has leather-trimmed seats. U.S. News reviewers report that the Targa model’s rear seats are the only ones lacking proper support. They’re tiny, so they can’t accommodate most adults in reasonable comfort. 

You can also swap out the stock seats for sportier ones, which are standard in every Turbo model. The adaptive sports seats have 18-way power settings and a memory function that remembers custom positions for the seats and mirrors. There are also many attractive leather color options, some of which feature white stitching. 

The cabin is expectedly driver-focused, but it still has no shortage of convenience technology and soft-touch surfaces. Today’s Porsche 911 models have built-in navigation and wireless smartphone integration, plus high-resolution digital displays for driver metrics and infotainment. 

Owners like that the car maneuvers well

Front angle view of new black 2023 Porsche 911 Turbo S sports car, highlighting how much fully loaded one costs
2023 Porsche 911 Turbo S | Porsche

It’s no secret the Porsche 911 touts exceptional handling. So we’re not surprised owners like this car’s maneuvering in and out of traffic and tight parking spaces. The latter is made easier thanks to the front and rear parking sensors. 

Furthermore, Remote Park Assist is an optional upgrade for every Porsche 911. All you have to do is pick the parking spot and press a button on the center infotainment screen. Then the car will park itself without any driver intervention. If you’d rather park manually, the optional surround-view monitor system and rear-cross traffic alert help tremendously.

Drivers also say they appreciate how easy it is to drive the Porsche 911 on crowded city streets. It’s not particularly shorter or slimmer than other sports cars, but its quick throttle response makes it seem that way. 

Surprisingly, 2023 Porsche 911 owners are happy with the amount of cargo space

The 2023 Porsche 911 doesn’t boast as much cargo capacity as an SUV or even a small hatchback. Its trunk has 4.6 cubic feet of storage space. Still, owners who responded to J.D. Power’s survey say they’re satisfied with that number. 

The Porsche 911 Targa’s extra seats might be better suited for cargo instead of passengers. The folks at Autoblog fit two carry-on bags inside the trunk. And with the rear seatbacks folded, they squeezed two suitcases and another carry-on bag into the back. However, because the Targa still has only two doors, loading and unloading the vehicle quickly takes some practice. 

Regardless of which 2023 Porsche 911 model you choose, all provide superb performance. J.D. Power also gives this car high marks for reliability and resale value. Consumers and critics might disagree on the 911’s biggest strengths, but too much to love is never a bad thing.