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2017 Porsche 718 Cayman


City 20 - 21 MPG Hwy 26 - 28 MPG

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Overall Rating:
4.8 (out of 5)
Value 4.6
Exterior 4.8
Interior 4.8
Comfort 4.5
Performance 4.9
Reliability 4.9
This is what driving should fee like

by SpinDoctor Mario from Raleigh, NC | February 25, 2020

If you're a utilitarian and just need a car to get you from point A to B, skip this. If you want to smile every time you pull out of your drive way, I'd recommend a Porsche. We test drove quite a few models, including the Panamera, Macan and Boxster. The convertible version (Boxster) which is built on the same platform is tempting, but ultimately this beauty won out. For a 2.0 liter turbo 4 cylinder engine, this car moves and has plenty of power and stll room to get you into trouble with speeding laws. The car is incredibly well designed with everything simply making sense in the layout. After driving an Acura for the past year and a half, which was a comfortable car but with an infotainment system that is utterly confusing and so poorly designed, I love the simple yet feature-packed Porsche design. If you're looking for a real sports car without breaking the bank, a low-mileage Porsche Cayman cannot be beat.

Technological dream

by Rob339 from Albany, NY | November 29, 2019

The Cayman S is a true sports car. This car rides like a dream but handles even better. You can sense the technology in this car when you drive it. The handling is super responsive yet the car has an amazing ride as well. The PDK transmission is unbelievable. Shifts so fast. So smooth. And in manual mode it's even more fun. Launch control is awesome!! This car will get up and go. Best sports car for under $100k!!

Incredible vehicle

by Porsche owner from Potomac Falls, VA | December 10, 2018

This car is great to look at and a joy to drive. Incredible excelleration, fantastic breaks and handling. A superbly balanced sports car that’s comfortable enough to be driven daily.

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2017 Porsche 718 Cayman Overview

Porsche has unveiled the new 2017 718 Cayman and higher performance 718 Cayman S. Featuring the same engines and styling updates as the Boxster.

New for 2017
The Cayman receives styling updates similar to the Boxster's. A new front bumper and lower air intakes, slimmer bi-xenon headlamps and integrated LED daytime running lights all combine to give the Cayman a wider, more substantial look than the outgoing car. In back, a new set of LED taillights with a distinctive floating four-point light signature and a gloss-black strip that incorporates the Porsche logo complement the wider stance of the car. The big difference from the Boxster is the fixed coupe roof, which provides a different silhouette than its 911 big brother.

Inside, the 718 Cayman shares the same updates seen on the 718 Boxster. The upper portion of the dashboard has been redesigned, including new air vents, while the steering wheel is taken from the ultra-exclusive 918 Spyder supercar. An eight-speaker audio system and Bluetooth connectivity are standard, with USB, Apple CarPlay and Porsche Car Connect multimedia systems optional.

Powering the new 718 Cayman are the same pair of brand-new turbocharged flat-four engines first seen in the 718 Boxster. The base car gets a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 300 horsepower and 280 pounds-feet of torque, while the 718 Cayman S gets a larger 2.5-liter unit making 350 hp and 309 pounds-feet of torque.

When combined with the dual-clutch automatic transmission and the Sport Chrono Package, Porsche reports a zero-to-60-mph time of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 170 mph for the 718 Cayman, and 4.0 seconds and 177 mph for the 718 Cayman S.

The new 718 Cayman also gets some suspension updates, including a retuned sport suspension with a quicker steering rack adapted from the 911 Turbo and wider rear wheels with new tires. An adjustable suspension (Porsche Active Suspension Management, or PASM) is available, as is Porsche Torque Vectoring.

The Sport Chrono Package allows for adjustment of various vehicle settings from the steering wheel controls, adding an Individual setting to the previously available Normal, Sport and Sport Plus modes. New, larger brakes are standard, with the base 718 Cayman now using the brakes from the previous-generation Cayman S, while the 718 Cayman S now uses the four-piston calipers from the 911 Carrera combined with thicker front rotors.

Overview courtesy of Cars.com