The T and GT4 trims join the lineup, and the GTS trim gets a naturally aspirated 6-cylinder engine rather than a turbocharged 4-cylinder. See the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman models for sale near you
Be a royal pain at the dealer and try as many variations of the Cayman as you can. That means different engines, transmissions, suspensions, steering systems, exhausts, interior color schemes -- whatever. There's so much to choose from that you owe it to yourself to have as much experience with the car as possible to make sure that you order the Cayman that's perfectly optioned for you. For our money, we'd like a Cayman S with a manual transmission, PASM, the sport exhaust and maybe one of those snazzy colors instead of the more traditional gray or black. Find a Porsche 718 Cayman for sale
The 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman is available in the Cayman, Cayman T, Cayman S, Cayman GTS and Cayman GT4 trims, which largely differ by styling and performance. The 718 Boxster is the convertible version and is reviewed separately.
The base 718 Cayman ($57,500) comes standard with 18-in wheels, summer performance tires, heated mirrors, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, bi-xenon headlights, LED running lights, single-zone automatic climate control, power reclining front seats (manual fore-aft and height adjustment), partial leather seating, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) touchscreen interface, two USB ports, a media player interface, a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack, satellite radio, an HD Radio and a 6-speaker sound system. The PDK 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission will set you back an extra $3,210.
The new-for-2020 718 Cayman T ($66,400) is like a more driver-oriented version of the base Cayman, using the same turbocharged engine with the same 300 hp rating. Upgrades over the base trim include a sport suspension, drive modes, a lap timer, launch control and the Porsche Torque Vectoring system (a rear differential lock). Upgrading to the PDK transmission is a $3,730 option.
The 718 Cayman S ($69,900) adds a bigger engine with an extra 50 hp and some unique styling upgrades. As on the base model, the PDK transmission is a $3,210 upgrade.
The 718 Cayman GTS ($TBA) is the entry level for the new naturally aspirated 6-cylinder engine, and it adds a sporty appearance package that includes 20-in Carrera S wheels as standard and a leather and Alcantara interior. The Sport Chrono package, which includes launch control, a lap timer and additional drive modes, comes standard on the GTS.
Another new model for 2020 is the 718 Cayman GT4 ($99,200). This is the new top of the Cayman food chain. The car makes 414 horsepower and adds some interior and performance upgrades. Making the GT4 really stand out is a body kit that includes a big adjustable rear wing.
The options list is enormous, ranging from performance enhancements and convenience equipment to customization items such as color-keyed trim pieces. Virtually everything can be added a la carte, though there are a handful of packages available to make ordering a little easier.
Performance-enhancing items include the PDK automatic transmission, the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) adjustable suspension, carbon-ceramic brakes, a torque-vectoring rear differential, a sport exhaust and the Sport Chrono package, which features extra drive modes, a stability control sport mode and launch control with the PDK transmission.
Comfort and convenience items include adaptive cruise control, a blind spot monitoring system, keyless entry and ignition, LED headlights, power folding mirrors, auto-dimming mirrors and automatic wipers (which are packaged together), dual-zone automatic climate control, a heated multifunction steering wheel, 10-way power seats (including 4-way lumbar and memory functions), 14-way adaptive sport seats (which adds adjustable side and bottom bolsters, wider shoulder bolsters and a power-adjustable steering wheel), heated seats, ventilated seats, a full leather interior, a navigation system, a Bose surround sound audio system, a fancier and more expensive Burmester surround sound audio system and the Porsche Connect app (which includes Apple CarPlay and a number of safety remote services).
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Maintenance||1 Years/10,000 Miles|
2020 Chevrolet Corvette -- The C8 Corvette is all-new for 2020, with a midengine configuration and a standard V8 engine. The Corvette and the Cayman are in a similar price range, and they offer similar levels of driving thrills.
2020 Jaguar F-Type -- This Jaguar is another great option for a stylish luxury roadster in this price range, and it has a wide variety under the hood with a choice of 4-, 6- and 8-cylinder engines. It lacks the 718's precision but boasts a flamboyant character and gorgeous styling that's been revised for 2020.
2020 Audi TT RS -- Although it's also available in a less-extreme TTS version, the TT RS is the most performance-oriented version of Audi's two-plus-two sport coupe, and it's priced similarly to the Cayman S. Engineered by Audi Sport, the same folks who produce the R8, the TT RS has a decent shot of keeping up with the Cayman.
Used Porsche 911 -- Many will argue the Cayman is, in fact, the superior driver's car, but there's no denying the timeless appeal of the Porsche 911. It is, of course, more expensive, so at this price point, you'll be considering a used example. Luckily for used Porsche shoppers, the brand's certified pre-owned program is one of the best in the business.