2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0

MSRP range: $86,800
MSRP$88,150
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2021 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 GTS 4.0 trim with a 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine and 394 horsepower
  • Newly standard features, including dual-zone climate control, heated front seats and Apple CarPlay
  • Part of the third 718 Cayman generation introduced for 2017

When Porsche renamed its Cayman the 718 Cayman back in 2017 and replaced the car's six-cylinder engine with a turbocharged four-cylinder, part of the connection to the 911 — something so intrinsic to the Porsche experience — was lost. There's nothing wrong with the four-cylinder 718's performance certainly, but the driving experience is all a bit soulless. Thankfully, there's a heaping dose of James Brown in the 2021 718 Cayman.

The Cayman got a brand-new six-cylinder last year with the debut of the GT4. For 2021, Porsche is following it up with the 718 Cayman GTS 4.0. It has the same naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine as the GT4, albeit with a bit less horsepower (394 horsepower compared to 414 hp in the GT4). You do, however, get all the comfort and accoutrements you'd expect from the GTS model line as well as a lower price.

More than ever, the 718 Cayman is an appealing lead-in to the venerated 911 lineup. It could very well be hard to choose between a Cayman GT4 and, say, a base 911 Carrera. Other notable sports car rivals include the BMW M2 Competition, Chevrolet Corvette, Jaguar F-Type or even top-end versions of the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. So should Papa get a brand-new 2021 Cayman? Read our Expert Rating below to help you decide.

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Even in its base model, the Porsche Cayman is predictably excellent in all of the ways we've come to expect. This is a driver-centric vehicle with an emphasis on sharp handling and premium cabin materials. But excessive outside noise, a lackluster engine note and questionable value diminish the Cayman's overall appeal.
There are certain situations in which driving the Cayman feels like absolute bliss. It is not mind-bendingly fast but it wants to be driven hard. If you do that — especially on a winding road where the genius of the perfectly weighted steering and world-class handling are on full display — the Cayman is worth its weight in gold. The brakes have incredible stopping power and good durability.

Our test 718 Cayman S with a manual transmission accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. That's not great, though the PDK automatic-equipped car is noticeably quicker. We're not fond of the base 2.0-liter engine. It provides ample passing power, but full acceleration leaves something to be desired due to tall gearing. The shifts of the dual-clutch automatic transmission can also be jarring at low speeds, though it smooths out once you build speed.
Even though the optional sport seats have only a few adjustments, they're well shaped and adequately cushioned for long-distance comfort. The ventilated seat option is also a welcome addition on hot days. Our test Cayman S had the optional PASM sport suspension. With it, smaller bumps are nicely smoothed out, but driving over larger bumps can launch you out of your seat for a moment.

Engine and exhaust noises are loud enough to be considered deal-breakers. With the sport exhaust, the four-cylinder engine is coarse and unrefined, sounding like a poorly tuned Subaru. The base Cayman is worse. Wind noise is nonexistent by comparison, but road noise is intrusive on coarse asphalt.
The driving position in the Cayman is nearly perfect, as you'd expect. The tachometer and speedo are in full view, and adjustments to the seat and steering wheel make the cozy cockpit accommodating to most body types and sizes. There is excellent forward and side visibility with few blind spots, though you'll need the rearview camera to back up safely.

To get inside, you must drop down a bit, and taller occupants will need to duck. It may be more difficult for wider passengers. The cabin feels small from the outside, though it isn't too tight once you're in. It's just the right fit for a sports car.
Technology is not the Cayman's strong suit. There's a learning curve to using the infotainment system due to the sheer number of buttons. Android Auto smartphone integration is not an option.

Adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist are also optional. The stability control system is effective when it's needed, and most drivers won't notice its guiding hand at speed. Beware the standard parking sensors, though. They're often annoyingly activated in heavy traffic.
There's a mostly vertical trunk in the rear for duffel bags and the like and a second storage space in the front. It's about half the size of the trunk but can still take a few bags. The total capacity is pretty good, but the split prevents you from loading a larger item that might otherwise fit in one trunk of the same total size.

Inside, only a few bins and pockets are around to hold your personal items, and they're small and shallow. The typical Porsche cupholders are effective but fussy, and they're a bit out of reach for the driver.
The EPA estimates the Cayman will get 21-25 mpg in combined city/highway driving depending on the model and transmission. Our manual-equipped Cayman S posted an impressive 28 mpg on our standardized mixed-driving evaluation route. In general, the Cayman is one of the more fuel-efficient sports cars you can buy.
The interior build quality is very high. We especially like the premium materials and their tight assembly. The cost is the main issue. Add just a few desirable options to a new Cayman S and you're looking at $80K. Oof. If you care about bragging rights, you'll objectively get vastly more performance and utility from less expensive sports cars.
This is a gorgeous car that wears its sporting intentions proudly. The Porsche heritage, like the layout of the gauge cluster, is both clear and useful. Few cars have this level of responsiveness combined with very high handling limits. It's ready to hit the track right out of the box too.

Sadly, the plebian four-cylinder engine sound clashes with the expectations set by the design. It simply doesn't sound the way a Porsche should. As superficial as it may seem, it's a deal-breaker for some staffers.

Which 718 Cayman does Edmunds recommend?

The top-of-the-line Cayman GT4 has the power, performance and sound to thrill even the most dedicated of Cayman haters. The problem is it costs almost as much as a base 911. That's why this year's new GTS 4.0 is the way to go. It's less expensive than the GT4 but still has the proper number of cylinders.

Porsche 718 Cayman models

The 2021 718 Cayman sports car is available in five trim levels: the base 718 Cayman, 718 Cayman T, 718 Cayman S, Cayman GTS 4.0 and 718 Cayman GT4. All models are rear-wheel-drive and come standard with a six-speed manual transmission. A seven-speed automatic (PDK) transmission is offered as an option.

718 Cayman
The base 718 Cayman comes well equipped, though as a "driver's car" many advanced safety features are not standard. Feature highlights include:

  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (300 horsepower, 280 lb-ft of torque)
  • 18-inch alloy wheels with summer performance tires
  • Sport exhaust
  • Xenon headlights
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated front seats
  • Partial leather upholstery
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Two USB ports
  • Eight-speaker audio system
  • Satellite radio
  • Apple CarPlay smartphone integration

718 Cayman T
The Cayman T is a slightly sharper performance coupe and includes all of the base Cayman's features, as well as:

  • 20-inch wheels
  • Variable-damping sport suspension lowered 20 millimeters
  • Mechanical limited-slip differential and torque vectoring (can enhance traction and agility when accelerating or cornering)
  • Sport Chrono package
  • Lightweight nylon door handles
  • Sport seats

718 Cayman S
The Cayman S picks up where the base Cayman leaves off and increases the performance quotient with:

  • Turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (350 hp, 309 lb-ft)
  • 19-inch alloy wheels

718 Cayman GTS 4.0
The new GTS 4.0 gets a similar array of performance upgrades as the Cayman T. It also has:

  • 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-six-cylinder engine (394 hp, 309 lb-ft of torque or 317 lb-ft with the PDK)
  • 20-inch wheels
  • GTS-specific trim details

718 Cayman GT4
The range-topping Cayman GT4 goes all in with:

  • Naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine (414 hp, 309 lb-ft)
  • Variable-damping sport suspension lowered 30 mm
  • Upgraded brakes
  • Fixed rear wing
  • Larger cooling intakes
  • Lower rear fascia with diffuser
  • GT4-specific trim details

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

  • Ceramic-composite brake rotors
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Full leather upholstery
  • 14-way or 18-way sport seats
  • Ventilated seats
  • LED headlights
  • Navigation system
  • Blind-spot monitoring (alerts you if a vehicle in the next lane over is in your blind spot)
  • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the Cayman and the car in front)
  • Bose or Burmester premium sound system

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman.


2021 Porsche 718 Cayman video

CARLOS LAGO: Hey, Carlos Lago here with Edmunds, and that's a 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4. What's that long combination of names, and letters, and numbers mean? Well, currently, this is the ultimate expression of a mid-engined sports car that you can get from Porsche. It uses racey suspension hardware, sticky tires, big brakes, and a high-revving, naturally aspirated engine. It cares very little about anything else than going fast and having a great time, which, come to think of it, reminds me of college. Anyway, in this video, we're going to explain the parts that make this car this car and, most importantly, how much fun it is from behind the wheel. If you like videos like this one, let us know in the comments below. Also, click, like, and subscribe. It really helps us out. Check out the links in the description for more information, and also, visit edmunds.com/sellmycar to get an instant cash offer on your car. Why are the expectations so high for this Cayman GT4? Well, there are two major factors involved. The first is the name, and the second is the price. The GT name is something Porsche enthusiasts take very seriously and Porsche, too. You've probably heard of the 911 GT3, the 911 GT2 maybe, or the Carrera GT. They just don't put GT on any old car. And this GT4 acts as sort of the entry point into the GT pantheon. I'll promise I'll stop saying GT so much. Anyway, the second thing that people will probably recognize more is the price. The GT4 starts at $40,000 more than a base Cayman. It roughly equals the price of a Porsche 911. This one, as it's equipped, costs roughly $130,000. That's a lot of money. Just one quick caveat, though-- this specific car is a European spec version with the optional club sport package that we don't get in the US, so you'll just have to ignore that bolted-on roll cage in the back. But let's take a look at some of the other parts on this car. Why is this car so expensive? Let's start by talking about the chassis. Overall, it's about an inch lower than a regular Cayman, but more impressively, it borrows a number of features from the 911 GT3, a car that I personally like a lot. You get the same breaks and literally the same front suspension, too. Keeping with the motorsports inspiration, let's say, are a number of adjustable features, from the anti-roll bars, the ride height, and even the rear wing. Now, the wheels are 20 inches in diameter, front and rear, 8 and 1/2 inches wide up front, 11 inches wide in the rear. And they're wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, which have a ton of traction, and that improves everything from acceleration, to handling, to braking. Speaking in the brakes, these are the optional $8,000 carbon ceramic brakes, which add just massive, over 16-inch diameter rotors up front with six piston calipers. That's a lot of braking performance, and combined with these tires, there's a lot you can explore there and I'd be surprised if you could find the limits of, considering how light this vehicle was on our scales. As for the centerpiece of the GT4, it's here-ish, and it's a real shame you can't actually see it. But first, explaining why the engine is important requires some history. When the Cayman came out and this generation of the Cayman came out in 2016, the engine was a turbocharged four-cylinder. That was powerful, and fuel-efficient, and, in my opinion, the worst part about the car because it was noisy and coarse. And you didn't really want to rev it out, which is the exact opposite of what you should expect from a Porsche Cayman. This, though, has a 4-liter flat-six with 400 horsepower roughly and some amount of torque but, more importantly, an 8,000 RPM red line. That's a beautiful thing. The transmissions are, of course, a six-speed manual or, like this car, a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. And of course, you get a limited slip differential as well. Now let's talk about what it's like to actually drive the thing. Before we get started driving this Cayman, I would just like to say, this is the literally my first time driving the GT4, so you're going to see a very honest reaction to what it's like behind the wheel. Let's get started. [GIGGLING] OK. OK. OK. Yep, yep. That's-- yep. Oh boy. That is delightful. That is just delightful. OK, I would just like to start out and say it's a real shame that I have to actually talk to the camera while doing this because this is just tremendous. OK, so let's talk about the engine first because I thought that would be the most impressive thing out of this platform, that 4-liter six-cylinder. It does make the right sound. It's doing what I want a Cayman to do. It sounds the way I want a Cayman to sound. It's exciting as it starts going through its power band. The closer you get to the red line, the sweeter it sounds. I'll be honest and say, it's not the best-sounding Porsche six-cylinder ever, but it is such a nice upgrade. And the way that power swells with the engine speed as that moves up to is just tremendous. It makes the experience of approaching a red line that much more exciting, and that's what driving a sports car like this should be all about. It's that race to the next gear as you navigate corners. This is a quick car. It has not so much a ton of power, but it's a light car. And that means it's able to accelerate rapidly but not overwhelm you with acceleration. I feel like I can manage this speed. It's not more response with acceleration than I can take care of from behind the wheel. This is balanced wonderfully and not just in the right quality sense, but in the power delivery sense, and that relationship between the ride and the engine response. You hear that phrase "harmonious," and that's truly the experience you're having here. Oh, that's delightful. So let's talk about ride handling, steering because that, to be honest, is what I'm feeling the most out of this. The engine is just sort of the icing on that cake. The Cayman has always had those really magical handling properties, really good performance, really exciting feel from the steering wheel, from the handling, and all that. And this elevates those responses without giving any more speed than you know what to do with, or at least, the speed that it's delivering, you have the sense of control through confidence behind the wheel, through traction from the tires, through incredible braking performance. There's a linearity between my inputs and the feedback from the car that just feels so nicely balanced, and the way this accelerates out of a corner just feels so sweet. I can do this all day. When it comes to numbers, yeah, this is fast. It goes very quick in a straight line. We've measured that. It stops very short in an emergency situation. We measured that. It generates lots of lateral G. We've measured that. But the thing that you can't put a number on is the satisfaction you get behind a wheel because if you could, you'd need a chart with an awfully tall ceiling. I always knew the Cayman could be like this, and it always had the handling and the steering to make you feel like you were driving something truly special. Now that those parts are even better and now that there's an engine there that truly delivers the excitement that this car always deserved, it makes this GT4 feel like a very, very special thing. Just the way this goes into a corner and you power out, you can trust that when you power out the traction will be there, that it'll get you out of the corner smoothly. Oh, the way this must feel around a curving mountain road or a racetrack just has to be the best. Oh, I'm in love. I'm absolutely in love, such that I don't mind these bucket seats, such that I don't mind this car doesn't have remote entry or dual-zone climate control. It just has a gauge that says Cold or Hot. This is terrific, just terrific. I may not have given the most succinct feedback while driving this car, but I'll just say that's a sign of how pleasureful driving this car quickly is. I don't want to talk about all the nuance or subtleties of driving because I was so enraptured in how this car drives. That's beautiful. Oh, oh, OK. OK. Oh, beautiful. The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 is a truly special car, and it's not just because of any individual components, not just that engine, or the racey suspension, or the sticky tires, or massive and very expensive brakes. No, it's the combination of everything working in concert. It's a mechanical symphony, if you will, even though that does sound kind of cheesy. But honestly, this car, in total, does what all of us would expect a sports car to do when we think of our ideal sports car. Now, thanks for watching this video. If you like it, go ahead and click Like, and then click Subscribe. I shared the links in the description for more information. Also, visit edmunds.com/sellmycar to get an instant cash offer on your car.

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Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$86,800
MPG & Fuel
17 City / 24 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: 394 hp @ 7000 rpm
Torque: 309 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 173.5 in. / Height: 50.2 in. / Width: 70.9 in.
Curb Weight: 3166 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 14.9 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

The mid-engine Corvette is a worthy rival to the Cayman, with stirring performance and enough convenience to work as a daily driver. The Corvette handily beats the Cayman when it comes to price, which helped it vault to the top of the class. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Chevrolet Corvette.

Compare Porsche 718 Cayman & Chevrolet Corvette features 

Porsche 718 Cayman vs. BMW M2

The BMW M2 might be small, but it packs a lot of performance into that tiny footprint. Rear seats also make it more convenient. It comes as no surprise that the BMW costs less than a similarly equipped Porsche Cayman, which means you'll have a larger budget for tires and track days.

Compare Porsche 718 Cayman & BMW M2 features 

Porsche 718 Cayman vs. Porsche 718 Boxster

The nearly identical Boxster takes the Cayman formula and chops off the roof for an open-air experience. It'll cost you a few thousand dollars for the privilege, but considering the already exorbitant price, it's not that big of a deal. Performance is close enough that most drivers won't be able to tell the difference.

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2021 Porsche 718 Cayman First Impressions

What is it?

When Porsche renamed its Cayman the 718 Cayman back in 2017 and replaced the car's six-cylinder engine with a turbocharged four-cylinder, part of the connection to the 911 — something so intrinsic to the Porsche experience — was lost. There's nothing wrong with the four-cylinder 718's performance certainly, but the driving experience is all a bit soulless.

Last year, Porsche moved to rectify the discrepancy with the introduction of the six-cylinder-powered 2020 Cayman GT4. But with a price close to $100,000, and reduced comfort and practicality, the GT4 has narrow appeal. Solution? For 2021, Porsche is releasing the 718 Cayman GTS 4.0.

It has the same naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine as the GT4, albeit with a bit less horsepower (394 horsepower compared to 414 hp in the GT4). You do, however, get all the comfort and accoutrements you'd expect from the GTS model line. Notably, Porsche is making the six-speed manual transmission standard equipment. For now, the Cayman's PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission isn't offered in the GTS.

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2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0
What does it compete with?

The usual suspects are all here, such as the Audi RS 5, the BMW M2 and M4, the Chevrolet Corvette and the Jaguar F-Type. The new GTS 4.0 certainly ups the Cayman's desirability factor among this group. Should you want a more visceral but just as engaging experience, Ford has the Shelby GT350. It undercuts the Cayman GTS 4.0 by around $20,000 but also falls far short of the Porsche's high levels of refinement.

2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 - Badge
2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0
How does the new GTS 4.0 drive?

Sublime is very nearly an overused word when it comes to describing the handling of the 718 Cayman, but it's still the most accurate one that comes to mind. This new GTS has a standard adaptive sport suspension (PASM), which lowers the ride height by 20 millimeters (about 0.8 inch). It also gets torque vectoring (PTV) and a mechanical limited-slip differential as standard.

The standard 718 Cayman is already a very reactive and communicative thing, but it's even more so in GTS trim. Its considerable limits are approachable, and the GTS encourages you to explore them. The GTS is fast but forgiving. It's also amazingly light and quick for a modern car. The Cayman feels ready to change direction at a moment's notice without ever feeling darty. Even if you brake hard and deep into a tight corner, the GTS moves as a whole. Whatever rotation there might be seems to happen in slow motion.

Powering out of those tight corners can be done sooner than with other cars in this class because of the six-cylinder's relative lack of low-end torque. True, it has the same 309 lb-ft of torque as the 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but it peaks at a higher rpm. This sounds counterintuitive (wouldn't you want more torque sooner?), but an experienced driver can use it to his or her advantage, picking up the power earlier without having to worry about a giant wallop of torque breaking the rear tires loose. You can then wind the car all the way up to its 7,800 rpm redline and revel in the snarl that should always accompany a Porsche sports car.

Shifts from the standard six-speed manual transmission are light but mechanically satisfying, and the automatic rev-matching feature is as precise as you'd expect. As with previous versions of the Cayman, first and second gear feel a bit too tall, but third, fourth and fifth are closer together and make for some deeply satisfying upshifts. The brakes on the GTS are larger than the ones offered on the S model and provide excellent feel and stopping power. More robust ceramic-composite brakes (PCCB) are available should track duty take a higher priority than your daily commute.

2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 - Shot Type
2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0
What's the GTS' interior like?

The GTS 4.0 retains the familiar layout of other 718 Caymans albeit with an extra dose of simulated suede upholstery. The fuzzy stuff covers the seat centers, door panels, armrests, shift lever, steering wheel and headliner. As with any Porsche, you can further tailor the interior to suit any whim or taste (or lack thereof). The GTS' standard sport seats are well shaped and supportive. The optional Full Bucket race-style seats hold you in even more snugly, but they're primarily meant for track driving, not daily commuting.

2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 - Front Interior
2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0
How practical is it?

The 718 Cayman offers 14.9 cubic feet of total cargo capacity, but it's split between two trunks: one in the front and one in the back. That means larger bags will likely stay at home, but there's still enough room in the front cargo area to hold a decent amount of groceries or a couple of soft-sided bags. Competitors such as the M4 and the Shelby GT350 offer less overall capacity, but do so with a more traditional trunk capable of holding larger bags. Those cars also offer more small-item storage as well as incidental storage by way of their small back seats — something the Cayman lacks.

2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 - Seat
2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0
What else should I know?

Should you not want the full sport experience of the 20 mm lower suspension on the GTS 4.0, Porsche offers a middle ground with a 10 mm lower ride height, which promises a bit more ground clearance and a slightly softer spring rate. There's also a form of cylinder deactivation, alternating between cylinder banks every 20 seconds, to improve fuel efficiency. The changeover isn't something you can feel, but you can certainly hear it. Thankfully, it's easy to disengage.

EdmundsEdmunds says

While the 718 Cayman is undeniably one of the best-handling sports cars on the market, you could previously point to the car's lackluster turbocharged four-cylinder engine as a reason for a compromised résumé. Porsche has fixed this for 2021, however, with the introduction of the GTS 4.0 trim and its 394-horsepower 4.0-liter flat six-cylinder engine and six-speed manual. The new GTS has reignited our enthusiasm for the mid-engine Porsche.

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2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0

FAQ

Is the Porsche 718 Cayman a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 718 Cayman both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.4 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 14.9 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 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman:

  • New GTS 4.0 trim with a 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine and 394 horsepower
  • Newly standard features, including dual-zone climate control, heated front seats and Apple CarPlay
  • Part of the third 718 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 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 718 Cayman and gave it a 7.4 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 718 Cayman is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman?

The least-expensive 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman is the 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 6M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $86,800.

Other versions include:

  • GTS 4.0 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 6M) which starts at $86,800
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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 GTS 4.0 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 6M). For a full list of 718 Cayman models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 Overview

The 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 is offered in the following styles: GTS 4.0 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 6M). The 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual. The 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 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 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 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 2021 718 Cayman GTS 4.0.

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Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 featuring deep dives into trim levels including GTS 4.0, 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.

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What's a good price for a New 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0?

2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 GTS 4.0 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 6M)

The 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 GTS 4.0 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $88,150. The average price paid for a new 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 GTS 4.0 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 6M) is trending $2,183 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 GTS 4.0 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 6M) is 2.5% below the MSRP.

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Which 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0s are available in my area?

2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 Listings and Inventory

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What is the MPG of a 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0?

2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 GTS 4.0 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required)
19 compined MPG,
17 city MPG/24 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG19
Transmission6-speed manual
Drive Trainrear wheel drive
Displacement4.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase97.4 in.
Length173.5 in.
Width70.9 in.
Height50.2 in.
Curb Weight3166 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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