Porsche doesn't cut corners when it comes to interior design and quality, and the two-door 911 Targa 4 shines in this department. The standard partially power-adjustable seats are supportive enough for aggressive driving, and we appreciate just how refined the Targa can be with the roof down. The 2022 Porsche 911 Targa 4 convertible may not sport a fixed roof like its coupe sibling, but wind noise remains well suppressed. In typical Porsche fashion, the dashboard design is highly ergonomic, and we adore the clean, sophisticated lines and large integrated displays. Heated seats, the central tachometer flanked by two seven-inch screens, and an eight-speaker sound system are all standard. The interior can be upgraded with extras such as ambient lighting for $580, or why not get Lizard Green seatbelts for $540?
The Porsche 911 can be generously described as a two-plus-two with one of the most laughably tiny back seats on the market. There's plenty of space up front for two adults, but the seats in the rear are best folded down to accommodate golf clubs as even the youngest of children will struggle to fit back there. Even worse than other 911 models, the Targa provides a unique opportunity for rear occupants to be cooked by the sun under the glass canopy.
Fortunately, Porsche does not offer the 911 Targa with its torture chamber bucket racing seats. Instead, buyers get a choice of Sport Seats Plus with 4-way or 18-way adjustment or softer comfort seats with 14-way adjustment. Compared to the buckets we sampled in the coupe, the Targa's 18-way chairs felt comfortable and supportive on twisty roads.
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The base Targa gets partial leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and Dark Silver interior trim with inlays in Dark Silver Diamar. Black or Slate Grey seats won't cost anything extra, but a Black/Mojave Beige interior costs $700 on this trim although it's free for upper trims. A more luxurious option is leather seats with the Leather Package. This will cost $2,840 on the base model and is offered in Black or Slate Gray.
The next level up adds more leather to the deal for $4,530 ($3,830 on 4S) and color choices are Black, Slate Grey, Graphite Blue, and Bordeaux Red, or all the same colors with Chalk stitching. The customization options don't end there and you can also get more combinations with Black/Iceland Green or Black.Mojave Beige for $4,960 ($4,260 on 4S).
Club leather is also available in colors like Truffle Brown and Agave Green for $6,040 ($5,340 on the 4S), or Black leather with Chalk stitching and checkered Sport-Tex centers for $4,530 (4S trims get this for $3,830). If this is still not enough for you, the Heritage Design Interior Package covers the seat centers and door panels in corduroy, the backrest shells in leather, and adds bespoke floormats, amongst various unique touches - all for around $15k, excluding the additional packages you will be required to spec on too. Two-tone Exclusive Manufaktur Leather can also be had if you want to spend even more, but this requires the addition of even more options.
The GTS uniquely gets a Black interior in sporty Race-Tex upholstery as standard. Certain elements like the front seat side bolsters are finished in embossed leather. On this model, the GTS Interior package adds nearly $9,000 to the price. Available in Chalk or Carmine Red, this package includes carbon fiber trim. However, many other leather choices are also offered for this range-topper. The GTS gets black interior trim with inlays in black brushed aluminum, while the special 50 Years Porsche Design edition comes with a checked pattern for the seat centers in Black and Cool Grey. For these models, the seatbelts are Slate Grey and the headrests are embossed with the 50 Years Porsche Design logo.
A 2-door sports coupe is not the car to get if you're planning a big road trip or if you're going shopping for a few new outfits at the mall. The Porsche 911 Targa 4 was designed to transport two people (realistically), and the 4.6 cubic feet of space you get in the front luggage compartment is minimal. The good news is that the tight rear seats are split-folding and can thus be used as extra storage when needed.
Small-item storage inside the cabin is limited, but you still get a small glove box, center console bin, and the rear seats fold down for additional 'trunk' space. There are also two cupholders in front - one on the passenger side and one in the center console. If you get the manual transmission, the cupholder in the center console becomes unusable. Luckily, the passenger-side cupholder works well, though it's tough to reach as a driver.
Traditionally, Porsche tends to be stingy with its standard features, leaving most of the good stuff on the options list, but the Porsche 911 Targa 4 comes with just enough gadgets to keep most modern car owners happy. Standard features for 2022 include two-zone automatic climate control, partially power-adjustable front seats with heating, front and rear ParkAssist, cruise control, keyless go, HomeLink, a rearview camera, and forward-collision warning. It is disappointing that Porsche did not include more active driver assistance systems on the Targa 4. Optional extras include a surround-view camera system, lane change assist, ventilated front seats, and ambient lighting (bundled together with other extras in the $5,350 Premium package). Adaptive cruise control, surround-view monitoring, night-vision assist, lane departure assist, and remote park assist, are available on the options list but are quite pricey.
All 2022 model year 911 models receive a new PCM 6.0 infotainment system, which lives on a 10.9-inch touchscreen. The menus are easy to navigate, and are customizable based on which functions you use the most. Wireless Apple CarPlay is included as standard along with Apple
Music and Apple Podcasts integration. Porsche finally adds Android Auto compatibility for 2022, though it requires a cable connection. Other improvements to the system include quicker real-time traffic updates for the native navigation.
The standard audio system is nothing special with eight speakers and 150 watts of power. An optional 12-speaker Bose system sounds a bit better, while a pricier Burmester unit with 13 speakers offers the best music listening experience.