2019 Porsche 718 Cayman Review with Price & Specs

2019 Porsche 718 Cayman Model Overview at Porsche Orland Park

About the Porsche 718 Cayman

The Porsche 718 Cayman is the epitome of a driver’s sports car, combining track-inspired performance, an ergonomic interior, and proven reliability. The 718 Cayman comes standard with a potent 2.0-liter turbocharged engine producing 300 horsepower – or step up to the Cayman S to receive a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine producing 350 horsepower. True to their sportscar lineage, both engines are paired either to a 6-speed manual transmission or Porsche’s dynamic PDK automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive.

Far from the minimalist interior you’d find in a race car, the interior of the 718 Cayman offers drivers a selection of upscale materials finished in typical Porsche craftsmanship. Giving you an unparalleled blend of quality, performance, and prestige – the Porsche 718 Cayman remains one of the most compelling choices you can make if you’re searching for a true sports car.

Porsche 718 Cayman Features

Porsche 718 Cayman Interior

Porsche 718 Cayman Comparison

If you’re searching for a luxurious two-seat sports car, the absolute last thing you want to see is a “base model” with zero options. Although the 718 Cayman holds a sizable price advantage over the Mercedes-Benz AMG SLC43 when comparing starting MSRPs, we wanted to help illustrate how Porsche is the superior choice when adding some of the most desirable options. These include essentials like navigation, an upgraded audio system, 2-zone automatic climate control, Automatic Dimming Mirrors with Integrated Rain Sensors, 14-way power heated seats, and of course the PDK automatic transmission.

Porsche 718 Cayman Exterior

Porsche. There is no substitute.

Spoiler Alert – the Porsche 718 Cayman is still less expensive after a full list of options as you can see in the chart below.

Car & Driver ranks the AMG SLC 43 ninth in the sports car category. Want to take a guess at what car they rank as #1?

Second Spoiler Alert – of course, it’s the Porsche 718 Cayman1!

Specifications 2019 718 Cayman 2019 718 Cayman S 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG SLC 43
Base Price $59,000 $71,400 $63,900
Engine 2.0L Turbocharged 4-Cyl. 2.5L Turbocharged 4-Cyl. 3.0L Biturbo V6
Weight 2,944 pounds 2,988 pounds 3,541 pounds
Horsepower 300 350 362
Torque 280 lb-ft 309 lb-ft 384 lb-ft
0-60 MPH Time 4.7 seconds 4.2 seconds 4.6 seconds
Top Speed 170 MPH 177 MPH 155 MPH
Price w/Options $64,080 $77,380 $66,530

Trims & Specs

Porsche 718 Cayman

718 Cayman

  • Starting at $59,900 MSRP*
  • 2.0-liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Boxster Engine
  • 300 Horsepower | Rear Wheel Drive
  • 0 – 60 mph in 4.7 seconds with PDK
  • Top track speed – 170 mph
Porsche 718 Cayman S

718 Cayman S

  • Starting at $69,300 MSRP*
  • 2.5-liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Boxster Engine
  • 350 Horsepower | Rear Wheel Drive
  • 0 – 60 mph in 4.2 seconds with PDK
  • Top track speed – 177 mph

*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes options; taxes; title; registration; delivery, processing and handling fee; dealer charges. Dealer sets actual selling price.

1Source: Car & Driver