2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4

MSRP range: $99,200
MSRP$117,090
Edmunds suggests you pay$107,400

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2020 Porsche 718 Cayman Review

  • Outstanding handling
  • Engines deliver stirring performance and high fuel economy
  • Exceptional build quality
  • Broad range of customization options
  • Unrefined four-cylinder engine and exhaust noise
  • Tech features list is thin and interface could be better
  • New Cayman GT4 trim with a new naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine
  • New Cayman T trim that slots between the base Cayman and Cayman S
  • Part of the third Cayman generation introduced for 2017

The 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman might play second fiddle to the 911 in terms of ultimate performance and prestige, but it otherwise fully embraces Porsche's sports car ethos. This year's Cayman in particular is noteworthy due to two new additions.

First up is the new range-topping GT4. It comes with a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine with 414 horsepower and 309 lb-ft of torque. Yep, that's right: The Cayman once again can be had with a six-cylinder engine.

You'll fall in love with that flat-six wailing behind your ears, but Porsche's asking price is steep. In contrast, the Cayman T is the rare Porsche that actually aims to save you money. It's the base Cayman with the best dynamic upgrades on Porsche's options sheet, and it's priced lower than if you added those upgrades individually.

We're not in love with the lackluster sound of the Cayman's four-cylinder engine, which is why the new GT4 is so cool. But whichever Cayman you select, know that you're getting one of the purest driver's cars on the road.

  • EdmundsEdmunds' Expert Rating
    8.1/10
    The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 is all about high-performance driving enjoyment. Look no further if you seek exemplary handling and steering unsullied by the latest technological enhancements.

Which 718 Cayman does Edmunds recommend?

If you can afford it, get the GT4. It's by far the most compelling 718 Cayman yet. But for everybody else, the 718 Cayman S strikes the best balance of value and overall performance. It brings an extra 50 horsepower to the table that's lacking in both the base model and Cayman T.

Porsche 718 Cayman models

The 2020 718 Cayman is offered in four trim levels: the base 718 Cayman, the new 718 Cayman T, the 718 Cayman S and the new 718 Cayman GT4. The base, Cayman T and Cayman S are available with a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic (Porsche's PDK). The GT4 is PDK-equipped only.

718 Cayman
Starts you off with:

  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (300 horsepower, 280 lb-ft of torque)
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Sport exhaust with center tailpipe
  • Xenon headlights and LED running lights
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Automatic climate control
  • Rearview camera
  • Six-way adjustable seats (power recline, manual height and slide)
  • Partial leather upholstery
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Two USB ports
  • Eight-speaker audio system

718 Cayman T
Similar to the base Cayman but adds on:

  • 20-inch wheels
  • Sport exhaust with dual black tailpipes
  • Variable-damping sport suspension lowered 20 mm
  • Mechanical limited-slip differential and torque vectoring
  • Sport Chrono package
  • Lightweight nylon door handles
  • Two-way adjustable sport seats with 718 embroidery

718 Cayman S
Compared to the base Cayman, it comes with:

  • Turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (350 hp, 309 lb-ft)
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Sport exhaust with dual stainless steel tailpipes

718 Cayman GT4
The ultimate Cayman features:

  • Naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine (414 hp, 309 lb-ft)
  • 20-inch wheels with ultra-high-performance summer tires
  • Sport exhaust with dual high-gloss black stainless steel tailpipes
  • Variable-damping sport suspension lowered 30 mm
  • Mechanical limited-slip differential and torque vectoring
  • More powerful brakes
  • Fixed rear wing
  • Larger cooling intakes
  • Lower rear fascia with diffuser
  • 2-way adjustable Sport Seats Plus with faux suede inserts

Some of the performance upgrades found on the Cayman T and GT4 are available on the regular Cayman and Cayman S as options. Other notable extras include:

  • Full leather upholstery
  • 14-way or 18-way sport seats
  • Heated and ventilated seats
  • LED headlights
  • Driver assist features (such as traffic-adaptive cruise control)
  • Bose or Burmester premium sound system
  • Apple CarPlay

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman.


2020 Porsche 718 Cayman videos

Shh on this episode of let's just call it zero to sixty 101 we have a Porsche Cayman this is not the S it's just the standard came in its got roughly 300 horsepower from the flat four which is right there we've got a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox and we're gonna see how fast we can go in a straight line first thing we do before we get in launch control out is just mash the gas to see how fast it goes in the key up settings which is stability control on basically the settings you get ahead you would just turn the car on so to call the key up all right I've talked enough let's just nail the gas and go so clutch engage it's a little long initially to get out of the hole and you know despite this 4-cylinder this flat for having a solid mid-range it does Rev nicely up to let's say it looks like about 7500 rpm which which feels good gearing feels a little tall the initial key up acceleration is it's pretty quick for a 300 horsepower and this is a pretty low weight vehicle - and considering how kind of gradual that launch was that's not a bad performance all things considered but next we'll get into some of the more fun settings or run number - I got this little dial here I'm going to turn to Sport Plus or S Plus that's gonna put the dampers in firm put that and soft so we go the more weight transfer I'm gonna turn stability control off I'm not exactly sure how we getting launch control but maybe this is it we'll find out that's what we do left foot hard on the brake right foots gonna nail the gas Rebs are going to shoot up hopefully and I'm gonna release the brake let's do it wow that's a high launch 6,000 rpm or so and way faster already way faster that cuts significant time off the acceleration Wow so the initial launch the first launch the keyup launch mashing the gas there's a little bit of clutch engage and I want to say it like 3,000 rpm or so when I did it in Sport+ with stability control off the tack shot up to like 6100 6200 rpm release the brake and it's not a quick clutch engagement there's still a little bit of time as the car figures out how to do that as smoothly but also as quickly as possible but the acceleration improvements are massive as I'm saying the raw data right here and you might see right there well do you know one or two more runs just to see if that changes I don't think it will consistency is the name of the game with a car like this because there's not much to change an automatic I can't change the clutch shifting manually is just gonna be slower I've tried it the cars gonna up shift better than I can all right let's put the dampers in firm and see if that affects anything I suspect it won't but let's find out hold the brake right front mash the gas release the brake and that's it Wow it actually goes up to 6500 but it cuts down quickly 300 slower 216 and no change in the corner or I just missed it the first time so what I'm gonna try to do on the last run which probably the last run revs Flair up to 6500 but then kind of get controlled back down to 62 I wonder if if I get off the brake quick enough if I can catch it right as they flare up to 6,500 rpm I suspect that it controls it because there might be a better launch happening at 61 that the transmission and clutches may be able to figure out that launch better but hey more engine speed gets you out of the hole faster provided you have the traction all right last runs okay here we go three two one I didn't get it no well and effectively no change to acceleration that's been a handful of acceleration runs in the Porsche came in zero to 60 101 that title catchy let me let us know if it is or if it is it will keep coming up with them if you like what you see keep it tuned here to youtube.com slash Edmunds and if you want the best car buying resources you can find online go to edmunds.com [Music]

2017 Porsche 718 Cayman Acceleration Test

NOTE: This video is about the 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman, but since the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.


Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$99,200
MPG & Fuel
16 City / 23 Hwy / 19 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.9 gal. capacity
Seating
2 seats
Drivetrain
Type: rear wheel drive
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Engine
Flat 6 cylinder
Horsepower: 414 hp @ 7600 rpm
Torque: 309 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 175.5 in. / Height: 50.0 in. / Width: 71.0 in.
Curb Weight: 3199 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 14.7 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite 718 Cayman safety features:

Porsche Active Safe
Detects stopped vehicles ahead, alerts the driver and brakes if necessary. Included with adaptive cruise control.
Lane Change Assist
Monitors the car's blind spot and signals the driver through lights at the base of the front roof pillars.
Porsche Car Connect
Uses your smartphone connection to alert emergency services automatically if there's an accident. Remote door locking is also included.


Porsche 718 Cayman vs. the competition

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Porsche 718 Cayman vs. Chevrolet Corvette

It is hardly a coincidence that the 718 Cayman and the Corvette are priced nearly identically. Well, at least to start. The Corvette pulls away with its superior value, V8 power and fresher styling. It's our top-rated sports car for a reason.

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Porsche 718 Cayman vs. Porsche 718 Boxster

The 718 Boxster is essentially a convertible version of the 718 Cayman. It takes the driving experience of its sibling and adds a quick-operating soft top for fun in the sun. The drawback is there's a price premium for the privilege and even less storage space than you'll find in the Cayman.

Compare Porsche 718 Cayman & Porsche 718 Boxster features 

Porsche 718 Cayman vs. Toyota GR Supra

Crucially, the GR Supra has the Cayman beat when it comes to smiles per dollar. The reincarnated Supra has plenty of pull from its inline-six engine and pretty enjoyable handling if you like a car that's keen to kick out the tail. It struggles when it comes to comfort and storage, but so does the Cayman.

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FAQ

Is the Porsche 718 Cayman a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 718 Cayman both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.1 out of 10. You probably care about Porsche 718 Cayman fuel economy, so it's important to know that the 718 Cayman gets an EPA-estimated 19 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the 718 Cayman has 14.7 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Porsche 718 Cayman. Learn more

What's new in the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman:

  • New Cayman GT4 trim with a new naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine
  • New Cayman T trim that slots between the base Cayman and Cayman S
  • Part of the third Cayman generation introduced for 2017
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Is the Porsche 718 Cayman reliable?

To determine whether the Porsche 718 Cayman is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the 718 Cayman. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the 718 Cayman's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 718 Cayman and gave it a 8.1 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 718 Cayman is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman?

The least-expensive 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman is the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 6M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $99,200.

Other versions include:

  • GT4 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 6M) which starts at $99,200
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What are the different models of Porsche 718 Cayman?

If you're interested in the Porsche 718 Cayman, the next question is, which 718 Cayman model is right for you? 718 Cayman variants include GT4 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 6M). For a full list of 718 Cayman models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Overview

The 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 is offered in the following styles: GT4 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 6M). The 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual. The 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 718 Cayman GT4.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 718 Cayman GT4 featuring deep dives into trim levels including GT4, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 here.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4?

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 GT4 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 6M)

The 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 GT4 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $117,090. The average price paid for a new 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 GT4 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 6M) is trending $9,690 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $9,690 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $107,400.

The average savings for the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 GT4 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 6M) is 8.3% below the MSRP.

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What is the MPG of a 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4?

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 GT4 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required)
19 compined MPG,
16 city MPG/23 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG19
Transmission6-speed manual
Drive Trainrear wheel drive
Displacement4.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase97.8 in.
Length175.5 in.
Width71.0 in.
Height50.0 in.
Curb Weight3199 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman?

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