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There are no notable changes to the Porsche 718 Cayman for the 2019 model year. See the 2019 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 from which to choose, you owe it to yourself to have as much experience with the car as possible to make sure 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 rather than the more traditional gray or black. Find a Porsche 718 Cayman for sale
The base 718 Cayman ($58,150) 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, height adjustment), partial leather seating, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth, 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 718 Cayman S ($70,550) adds a bigger engine and 19-in wheels.
The 718 Cayman GTS ($81,950) adds an extra 15 hp to the engine in the S model while adding a sporty appearance package that includes 20-in Carrera S wheels as standard and a leather and Alcantara interior.
The options list is enormous, ranging from performance enhancements and convenience equipment to customization items like 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 PASM adjustable suspension, carbon ceramic brakes, a torque-vectoring rear differential, a sport exhaust, and the Sport Chrono package (extra drive modes, a stability control sport mode and launch control with PDK). 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 (packaged together), dual-zone automatic climate control, a heated multifunction steering wheel, 10-way power seats (include 4-way lumbar and memory functions), 14-way adaptive sport seats (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 Porsche Connect (includes Apple CarPlay and a variety 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|
2019 Chevrolet Corvette -- The Corvette is a very different kind of performance car than the 718 Cayman having a front-engine layout and double the cylinders, but the two are in a similar price range and offer similar levels of driving thrills.
2019 Jaguar F-Type -- This Jaguar is another great option for a stylish luxury roadster in this price range and has a wide variety under the hood with your choice of 4-, 6- and 8-cylinder engines. It lacks the 718's precision, but boasts a flamboyant character and gorgeous styling.
2019 Audi TT RS -- Although also available in a less-extreme TTS version, the TT RS is the most performance-oriented version of Audi's 2+2 sport coupe and it's priced similarly to the Cayman S. Engineered by Audi Sport, the same folks who produce the R8, it 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 also no denying the timeless appeal of the Porsche 911. They are, 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.