New Porsche 718 Cayman vs the Competition

The all-new 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman, offering up an impressive 350 max horsepower and 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds with the Porsche 718 Cayman S trim. This luxury, turbocharged sports car delivers an extraordinary drive in a class of its own and throughout every twist and turn. The new 718 Cayman doesn’t simply carry on from where the 718 GTR Coupe left off in 1963, but seeks instead to piece together a legend of it’s own. Take on every four-lane highway and the city of Chicago with the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman, offering enhanced performance, handling, superior design, and a generous amount of space with two luggage compartments.

 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman Highlights

  • BOSE® Surround Sound System and Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System are available as options for the Cayman models.
  • Porsche Connect app allows you to determine your preferred destination and stream your music.
  • Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), this enhanced version of cruise control actively regulates the speed of your vehicle in line with the speed of the vehicle in front. A radar sensor scans the road ahead up to a distance of 650 ft.
  • New Lane Change Assist, available as an option, uses radar sensors to monitor the areas to the rear of the vehicle and the blind spots on either side.
  • Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) also actively and continuously adjusts damping force.

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman Model Comparison

Compared with its previous models, the new 718 Cayman offers a more bold design, guaranteed to strike second glances, an even sportier chassis setup, new performance features, enhanced comfort materials, and assistance programs for your convenience. Let’s see how the 718 Cayman compares to the competition, including the Lexus RC and the Mercedes-Benz SLC Class.

Compared with its previous models, the new 718 Cayman offers a more bold design, guaranteed to strike second glances, an even sportier chassis setup, new performance features, enhanced comfort materials, and assistance programs for your convenience. Let’s see how the 718 Cayman compares to the competition, including the BMW M2 and the Mercedes-Benz SLC Class.

 

Porsche 718 Cayman Model Comparison

Compared with its previous models, the new 718 Cayman offers a more bold design, guaranteed to strike second glances, an even sportier chassis setup, new performance features, enhanced comfort materials, and assistance programs for your convenience. Let’s see how the 718 Cayman compares to the competition, including the Lexus RC and the Mercedes-Benz SLC Class.

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman
Max. Power 300 hp
Max. Torque 309 lb-ft
Engine Turbocharged boxer 4-cylinder
0-60 mph 4.9 seconds
2020 Lexus RC
Max. Power 241 hp
Max. Torque 258 lb-ft
Engine 2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
0-60 mph 7.3 seconds
2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC Class
Max. Power 241 hp
Max. Torque 273 lb-ft
Engine 2.0L inline-4 turbo
0-60 mph 5.8 seconds

Comparing performance and handling, the flat cylinder configuration of the boxer engine in the new 718 Cayman lowers its center of gravity. This enhances handling and overall stability. The Lexus RC does not offer a boxer engine configuration and can provide a shakier on the road. You may feel yourself bouncing up and down on the road or on a race track. While the M2 engine is more powerful compared to the 718 Cayman, it is not much faster.

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman Driveability Comparison

The 718 Cayman comes equipped with Porsche Stability Management (PSM), which is an automatic control system for helping to maintain stability at the limits of dynamic driving performance. This adjusts the damping force on each wheel, based on the road conditions and your driving style. Porsche Stability Management (PSM) offers increased driving stability, comfort, and overall performance. The competition fails to compare. Additionally, for a smoother ride, the 718 Cayman has liquid-filled engine mounts to reduce engine vibration in the passenger area. The liquid helps to further dampen engine harshness. The competition uses conventional rubber engine mounts.

The Porsche 718 Cayman may is more fuel efficient, handles and accelerates better than the competition. This luxury sports car also weighs 300-650 pounds less than the Lexus RC and the Mercedes-Benz SLC Class. Comparing drivability, The 718 Cayman is also 3.8 inches shorter than the M2. This sets the Porsche ahead of the competition in easier handling, maneuvering, and parking in tight spaces.

Comfort and Convenience Comparison

Porsche Cayman vs Lexus RC and Mercedes-Benz SLC Class

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman
Seating Surfaces Leather / Alcantara Suede
Navigation Standard with Real-Time Trac Information (RTTI)
Lane Departure Warning Standard
Sound Systems Standard BOSE® Surround Sound System and optional Burmester®
2020 Lexus RC
Seating Surfaces NuLuxe®, Synethetic Leather
Navigation Optional with Navigation Package
Lane Departure Warning Standard
Sound Systems Optional Mark Levinson®
2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC Class
Seating Surfaces Leatherette
Navigation Optional with Multimedia Package
Lane Departure Warning Optional in Driver Assistance Package
Sound Systems Optional harman/kardon LOGIC7

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman comfort comparison offers enhanced standard features including satellite radio, navigation, lane departure warning, and premium leather interior seating. The new Lexus RC and Mercedes SLC Class fall short of delivering all of these features at the base level. The new technology offered in the new 718 Cayman is more advanced than both the Lexus RC and Mercedes-Benz SLC Class. At the base level trim, the new Porsche Cayman also features 10 speakers. The Lexus NX 300 only offers 8 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC Class only offers 6 speakers, both additionally offer costly upgrades that bring up their already high prices to get a truly premium experience.

Visit Porsche Exchange in Highland Park, IL for a Test Drive

We know you’ve been dreaming of owning one, you’ve done your research, now you just need that little nudge to help inform and inspire your decision. So come in today to Porsche Exchange in Highland Park for your test drive! See for yourself how the 718 Cayman stacks up against the competition.

718 Cayman

Starting at $59,900
  • 300 horsepower
  • 0 - 60 mph in 4.9 seconds
  • 170 mph top track speed

718 Cayman S

Starting at $71,900
  • 350 horsepower
  • 0 - 60 mph in 4.4 seconds
  • 177 mph top track speed

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