2020 Porsche 718 Cayman

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$60,710 - $73,110

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Key Spec of 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman
fuel economy

21/24/28

fuel type

Premium Unleaded

horsepower

350 hp @ 6500 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Balanced mid-engine configuration

Unrefined engine sounds

Sport-exhaust system now standard

Laser-precise handling

Plastic components in the interior

New optional Car Connect Service

Marvellous PDK automatic transmission

Superb Porsche Torque Vectoring System

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: April 22, 2022

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The entry-level baby Porsche is a thoroughbred performance machine which has steadily come closer to the 911s in terms of driving dynamics and precise handling. The horizontally opposed flat-4 turbocharged engine placed down low in the chassis makes the 718 Cayman stable and planted to the track even with extreme G-forces trying to make the tail spin out at every corner.

The 300 hp mid-engined coupe starts at $56,900 and gets you a 2.0L engine. But you can always upgrade to the Cayman S at $69,300 which comes with upgraded suspensions and a 2.5L engine paired to a larger turbocharger making 350 hp. At $80,700 you get the Cayman GTS which incorporates a variable geometry turbocharger to take the power to 365 hp.

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Over All Rating

8.4

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Trims

Base$60,710 onwards

  • 4-speaker sound system
  • Manually locking tailgate

S$69,900 onwards


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2019 Porsche 718 CaymanHome Delivery
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Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $6545020 Jul 2022

2019 Porsche 718 Cayman

2dr Coupe (2.0L 300 hp 4cyl 7A)

$64,950
Est. $881/mo
Fair Deal
$3,032 Below market
RMV: $67,982
Oakland, CA
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2019 Porsche 718 Cayman

2dr Coupe (2.0L 300 hp 4cyl 7A)

$68,990
Est. $936/mo
Fair Deal
$3,094 Below market
RMV: $72,084
Beaverton, OR
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2021 Porsche 718 CaymanHome Delivery
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Price Drop, $501
Previous Price: $8990025 Nov 2021

2021 Porsche 718 Cayman S

S 2dr Coupe (2.5L 4cyl 7A)

$89,399
Est. $1,213/mo
Fair Deal
$4,018 Below market
RMV: $93,417
Naples, FL
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2019 Porsche 718 Cayman S

S 2dr Coupe (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

$72,500
Est. $984/mo
Fair Deal
$3,138 Below market
RMV: $75,638
Maumee, OH
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2019 Porsche 718 Cayman Coupe

Standard

$61,995
Est. $841/mo
Fair Deal
$2,574 Below market
RMV: $64,569
Anaheim, CA
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2019 Porsche 718 Cayman
21
Price Drop, $2404
Previous Price: $6899907 Jul 2022

2019 Porsche 718 Cayman

2dr Coupe (2.0L 300 hp 4cyl 7A)

$66,595
Est. $904/mo
Fair Deal
$2,799 Below market
RMV: $69,394
Fresno, CA
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2019 Porsche 718 Cayman

2dr Coupe (2.0L 300 hp 4cyl 7A)

$62,990
Est. $855/mo
Fair Deal
$2,524 Below market
RMV: $65,514
Ocala, FL
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Price Drop, $2900
Previous Price: $6690021 Jul 2022

2019 Porsche 718 Cayman

2dr Coupe (2.0L 300 hp 4cyl 7A)

$64,000
Est. $868/mo
Fair Deal
$2,157 Below market
RMV: $66,157
Saint Cloud, FL
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2019 Porsche 718 Cayman
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Price Drop, $4000
Previous Price: $6990023 Jul 2022

2019 Porsche 718 Cayman

2dr Coupe (2.0L 300 hp 4cyl 7A)

$65,900
Est. $894/mo
Fair Deal
$2,212 Below market
RMV: $68,112
Charleston, SC
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Colors and Styles

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman in Lava Orange color
Lava Orange

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

With such amazing power to weight ratio, the Cayman is capable of competing with powerful rivals like the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray which packs a V8, along with the BMW M2 Competition which inherits an inline-6 engine from the M4.

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman front angle view
2020 Porsche 718 Cayman rear angle view

Features
8.0/10

The 718 Cayman is also available as the 718 Cayman S which upgrades the coupe to bigger 19-inch rims, a larger turbocharger and amps up the power figures to 350hp from 300hp.

Model

718 Cayman

718 Cayman S

MSRP

$56,900

$69,300

Key Features

18-inch wheels

Variable Turbine Geometry

 

Four-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers in red, front and rear

19-inch wheels

 

Bi-Xenon main headlights

Four-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers in red, front and rear

 

Centrally positioned single-tube tailpipe

Bi-Xenon main headlights

 

Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including mobile phone preparation and Sound Package Plus

Centrally positioned twin tailpipe

 

 

Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including mobile phone preparation and Sound Package Plus

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The 718 Cayman S is the best trim to go for as it adds some much needed features to the sports coupe and makes it worth the money. The bigger tyres improve not only the handling characteristics as well as the grip through the corners.

Engine and Performance
9.9/10

“It's more than the layout or the tires alone; it's the fine-tuning magic that Porsche's engineers conjure during the development process. The Cayman is a sublime mix of heady handling and a relatively relaxed ride.” - Car and Driver

The baby Porsche with a turbocharged 2.0L flat-4 engine making 300 hp and 280 lb-ft torque, engine replaces a flat-6 you’d find in the Porsche 911s. The Cayman S gets a larger displacement turbocharger mated to a 2.5L engine, which takes the horsepower to 350, while the Cayman GTS utilizes a variable geometry turbocharger to churn out 365 hp.

Although the flat-4 is an efficient and balanced engine, the grating noise it makes doesn’t meet the refinement you expect from a Porsche. The 6-speed manual is quick and precise, however, not as sharp as the 911. The optional 7-speed dual clutch transmission on the Cayman S gets you steering mounted shift paddles along with the bump in acceleration times.

Models

Porsche 718 Cayman coupe

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray w/1LT coupe

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 coupe

Dodge Challenger R/T ScatPack coupe

BMW M2 Competition

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Ford Mustang GT

MSRP

$56,900

$56,590

$55,895

$41,390

$58,900

$41,995

$35,355

Engine

2.0L flat-4

6.2L V8 Gas

3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

6.4L V8 Premium Unleaded

Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6, 3.0 L

Gas V8, 6.2L

Premium Unlead 5.0L V8

Transmission

6 Speed manual

7 Speed manual

7 Speed automatic

6 Speed manual

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

6-speed Manual

Horsepower

300 hp@ 6500rpm

455 hp@ 6000rpm

400 hp@ 6400rpm

485 hp@ 6100rpm

405 hp @5230 rpm

455 hp @ 6000 rpm

460 hp @ 7000 rpm

Torque

280 ft-lbs

460 ft-lbs@ 4600rpm

350 ft-lbs@ 1600rpm

475 ft-lbs@ 4100rpm

406 lb.-ft. @ 2350 rpm

455 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

420 lb.-ft. @ 4600 rpm

However, the tiny 2.0L flat-4 engine compared to the 6-cylinder and 8-cylinder engines you can find in the rivals at the similar price point make 400+ horsepower. The Cayman’s arch nemesis the BMW M2 Competition with the twin turbo 3.0L inline-6 engine makes 405 hp and sounds monumental.

Acceleration

The 300 hp engine gets your coupe to 60 in 4.9 seconds from a standstill and through the quarter mile in 12.4 seconds. The Cayman S is much faster taking just 4.1 seconds to 60 mph. The Cayman GTS takes that number down to 3.9 seconds in the mile-a-minute sprint.

Models

Porsche 718 Cayman coupe

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray w/1LT coupe

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 coupe

Dodge Challenger R/T ScatPack coupe

BMW M2 Competition

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Ford Mustang GT

0-60 MPH

4.9 sec

3.7 sec

4.5 sec

3.8 sec

4.2 sec

3.9 sec*

4.6 sec

Quarter mile

12.4 sec

11.2 sec

13.3 sec

11.7 sec

12.5 sec @ 113 mph

12.3 sec @ 118 mph*

NA

Engine

2.0L flat-4

6.2L V8 Gas

3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

6.4L V8 Premium Unleaded

3.0 Liter

6.2 Liter

5.0 Liters

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

9.3

8.0

10.3

8.4

TBD

TDB

The Corvette with its massive V8 makes it to 60 in a blistering 3.7 seconds, followed by another V8 powered beast, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack taking 3.8 seconds. The Camaro SS ties with the Cayman GTS taking 3.9 seconds, while the Porsche’s arch-nemesis, the M2 Competition takes 4.2 seconds.

Ride and Handling

The stunning stability and virtually zero body roll through twisty mountain roads, kudos to the low centre of mass from the flat-4 engine and massive grip from the tires, puts the Cayman far ahead of the competition in terms of driving dynamics. The electromechanical steering lifted from the 911 turbo, has been fine tuned to forge a telepathic connection with the driver..

In the city the ride is relatively relaxed and controlled, the throttle response is predictable yet precise. However, if you’re looking forward to test the limits, you’d want to spec your ride with the multi-mode Porsche Active Suspension Management system on the Cayman S and GTS, which offers a low-riding Sport-spec mode, as well as a revised Sport Chrono Package and Porsche Torque Vectoring.

Braking

The brakes are larger than ever before, with 11.8-inch discs on both the front and rear, they deliver powerful stopping force. Weighing less than 3000 lbs, the Porsche’s work like a charm not only on tracks but also city streets. The brake pedal is extremely precise and direct, much like the steering.

Model

Porsche 718 Cayman coupe

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray w/1LT coupe

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 coupe

Dodge Challenger R/T ScatPack coupe

BMW M2 Competition

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Ford Mustang GT

Brake Front (in.)

11.8

13.3

14

14.2

15.7

13.6

13.9

Brake Rear (in.)

11.8

12.6

13.8

13.8

15

13.3

13

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2944

3298

3882

4234

3600

3685

3705

60-0 MPH (ft.)

146 (70-0)

N/A

N/A

108

NA

149

NA

The M2 Competition has huge 15.7-inch brakes up front and 15s at the back, but the curb weight is also much more than the Cayman. The Corvette Stingray also is one of the lighter coupes but still gets bigger brakes to go along with the V8. The Dodge Challenger is one of the heaviest coupes and needs the huge brakes it gets.

Fuel Economy
8.0/10

With a thrifty 2.0L 4-cylinder engine inside, the Porsche give excellent fuel economy, at least considering the competition. The PDK automatic transmission enhances the economy as compared to the manual transmission.

Model

Porsche 718 Cayman coupe

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray w/1LT coupe

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 coupe

Dodge Challenger R/T ScatPack coupe

BMW M2 Competition

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Ford Mustang GT

MPG (city)

21

16

20

14

18

16

15

MPG (highway)

28

25

27

23

26

25

25

MPG (combined)

24

19

22

17

21

19

18

The rivals with V8s have very low fuel economy as you would’ve expected. With the motto of “no replacement for displacement” the 6.2L V8 Corvette barely manages a combined mpg of 19 whereas, the Porsche takes those numbers to 24 mpg, while the BMW M2 Competition gives you 21 combined mpg.

Interior
9.0/10

“Easy-to-understand gauges, comfortable seats, and well-placed controls give the Cayman's cabin a form-fitting feeling, not unlike a superhero's suit. Still, a plethora of hard buttons and a number of cheap-plastic pieces prevent the interior from standing out in this class.” - Car and Driver

Seating and Comfort

The driver-oriented cockpit makes the ride even more engaging for the driver, with a sport steering wheel with column mounted shift paddles and controls for the audio and cruise control. The seats, as expected of a sports coupe have excellent bolstering and support to keep you in place through the corners. With enough headroom for the tallest occupants, the low roofline doesn’t hinder practicality.

Model

Porsche 718 Cayman coupe

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray w/1LT coupe

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 coupe

Dodge Challenger R/T ScatPack coupe

BMW M2 Competition

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Ford Mustang GT

Passenger capacity

2

2

4

5

4

4

4

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

N/A

37.9/55.2/43.0

37.4/54.6/43.1

39.3/58.5/42.0

40.1/54.4/41.5

38.5/55/43.9

37.6/56.3/45.1

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

-

-

34.5/52.0/32.4

37.1/53.9/33.1

36.5/53.4/33

33.5/50.3/29.9

34.8/52.2/29

The 4-seater coupes not only have better space for the occupants but also get more interior storage, however, the rear seats aren’t as useful as you’d hope to have with most of them not being able to accommodate tall adults. The M2 Competition coupe and the Challenger R/T Scat Pack have some of the best passenger capacity in the segment.

Infotainment System

The sport steering connected to a tilt/telescopic column, automatic climate control, 6-speaker audio with CD, SiriusXM and HD Radio, Porsche Communications Management system and front/rear Park Assist. You get Apple CarPlay as standard however, the system lacks Android Auto support. Optionally you can replace the speaker system with a Bose or Burmester surround sound system.

  • 6.5-inch touchscreen display
  • SiriusXM and HD Radio
  • Satellite navigation
  • Apple CarPlay but with a subscription

Cargo Capacity

Complementing the front cargo bay is more storage options at the back. The mid-engined sports coupe keeps plenty of space open for storing cargo. The front storage is pretty decent but the rake angle of the rear eats up the cargo bay quite a bit.

Exterior
9.0/10

“Sharp edges, bold lighting elements and prominent side air intakes -- the better to feed and cool turbocharged powerplants -- give the 718 a more intense visual presence set off by an aggressive rear-quarter treatment featuring an auto-extending spoiler and single or dual exhaust outlets.” - KBB

Design and Dimensions

The 718 Cayman, a 2-door mid-engined coupe is small and sleek with the most perfect proportions ever seen. The 2020 Cayman gets sharper lines, a revised front bumper and bigger side intakes. The Cayman also comes with an auto-extending spoiler at the back, to go with the sport-exhaust system. The huge 18-inch wheels get replaced with 19s on the Cayman S and give the coupe a low and wide stance.

Model

Porsche 718 Cayman coupe

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray w/1LT coupe

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 coupe

Dodge Challenger R/T ScatPack coupe

BMW M2 Competition

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Ford Mustang GT

Curb weight (lbs.)

2944

3298

3882

4234

3600

3685

3705

Length(in)

172.4

176.9

184.4

197.9

176.2

188.3

188.3

Width(in)

78.5

73.9

72.8

75.7

73

74.7

75.4

Height(in)

51.0

48.8

54.5

57.5

55.5

53.1

54.4

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

N/A

4.9

5.2

4.8

TBD

TBD

Wheelbase (in)

97.4

106.7

112.2

116.2

106

110.7

107.1

Track width (in) F/R

59.6/60.3

63/61.7

61.2/61.8

63.4/63.8

62.2/63

63.0/62.9

62.3/64.9

The Cayman is extremely lightweight compared to the rivals, with the Corvette coming the closet to its weight class. The Porsche is also the shortest being strictly a 2-seater, but in terms of width it surpasses the rest by quite a margin, enhancing its stability.

Safety
8.0/10

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera
Competition
9.0/10

Porsche 718 Cayman vs BMW M2 Competition

The BMW; a 4-seater performance coupe has not only more interior capacity but also higher cargo capacity for your luggage making it more versatile. The BMW’s 3.0L inline-6 engine makes the M2 Competition one of the best M cars and an absolute bliss to drive, while the Porsche’s tiny Cayman is much more stable and composed through fast corners. The steering, throttle and brakes are fined tuned for the performance convertible and much more precise than the BMW.

Porsche 718 Cayman vs Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

With a massive V8 nestled under the hood and a displacement of 6.2L, the power figures are off the charts. Comparatively, the 718 comes with a flat-4 2.0L engine making 300 hp. The power gap really shows when you take these on the drag strip, however, on the tracks, the Porsche’s superior handling gives the Cayman the upper hand.

Porsche 718 Cayman vs Jaguar F-Type

Although underpowered compared to the 718, the Jaguar comes with better interiors than the plastic components used in the Cayman, however it may feel a tad bit cramped once you’ve sat in the Porsche. The ride is stiffened to improve handling, but the Cayman gets you much more refined handling and grip through the corners. The infotainment is more intuitive and advanced in the Cayman and it even pulls ahead in terms of practicality.

Final Verdict
8.6/10

The baby Porsche is the perfect sports car for your garage which gets you a combination of precise handling, immense grip and great practicality. The Porsche comes with a high price tag, but for that price, you get a list that justifies the price. Compared to the BMW, Corvette and the Jag, the Cayman takes the upper hand.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$60710

body style

2dr Coupe

engine type
displacement

121 cu in

horse power

300 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

280 lb.-ft. @ 1900 rpm

transmission

7-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

172.4 in

wheelbase

97.4 in

width

70.9 in

curb weight

3034 lbs

Height

51 in

Ground Clearance

4.3 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

102.1 cu ft

cargo volume

14.9 cu ft

passenger capacity

2 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

21/24/28 mpg


Porsche 718 Cayman 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$60,894
5 Year Cost To Own
$74,877
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $74,877
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$6,341$3,891$3,180$3,560$3,114$20,086
Insurance$1,844$1,909$1,975$2,044$2,116$9,888
Fuel$2,537$2,614$2,692$2,773$2,856$13,472
Maintenance$127$2,369$1,381$3,294$4,492$11,663
RepairsNANANA$1,491$2,289$3,780
Financing Interest$3,275$2,634$1,949$1,220$441$9,519
Taxes and Fees$5,045$391$366$345$322$6,469
Total Cost-To-Own$19,169$13,808$11,543$14,727$15,630$74,877
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