Used 2015 Porsche Cayman

2015 Porsche Cayman
List price range
$49,988 - $75,990
2015 Porsche Cayman

Pros

  • Exceptional handling
  • slick-shifting transmissions
  • rewarding and efficient engines
  • beautifully crafted interior
  • extensive personalization options.

Cons

  • Wimpy base stereo
  • lack of storage space
  • all those options mean the price can escalate quickly.
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Used 2015 Porsche Cayman for Sale

Porsche Cayman 2015 S 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 6M)
32 miles
Used 2015
Porsche Cayman
S
(3)
Porsche of Arlington
26.6 mi away
List$49,988
Est.Loan: $910/mo
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Porsche Cayman 2015 GTS 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 6M)
25,216 miles
Used 2015
Porsche Cayman
GTS
Porsche Towson
53.4 mi away
List$69,490
Est.Loan: $1,265/mo
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Porsche Cayman 2015 S 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 6M)
19,486 miles
Used 2015
Porsche Cayman
S
(3)
Porsche of Arlington
26.6 mi away
List$52,975
Est.Loan: $964/mo
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Porsche Cayman 2015 GTS 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 6M)
7,327 miles
Used 2015
Porsche Cayman
GTS
Porsche Towson
53.4 mi away
List$75,990
Est.Loan: $1,383/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Stylish and capable, the 2015 Porsche Cayman is one of the most desirable sports cars on the market.

vehicle overview

Like Steve Young backing up Joe Montana for the San Francisco 49ers back in the day, the 2015 Porsche Cayman doesn't give away much to its more powerful and more expensive 911 sibling. Indeed, with its spirited engines, surgically precise steering, powerful brakes and agile nature, the Cayman is hard to fault. Short of giving this car wings, we're not sure how Porsche could do any better.

Traditionally, Porsche has kept its most potent engines for its iconic 911, thereby ensuring the Cayman's second-tier status. But that gap is narrower this year with the introduction of the new Cayman GT4, which boasts a 911 Carrera S-derived 3.8-liter engine good for 385 horsepower. The midrange GTS and S versions aren't exactly slouches either, as they can accelerate to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. And no matter which Cayman you pick, you're still getting an absolutely fantastic sports car. The level of driver engagement it offers and the accompanying thrilling soundtrack are hard to match at any price.

Speaking of price, one quibble we have is that if one isn't careful when selecting options, it's all too easy to boost the price of your Cayman by 50 percent or more. Other minor gripes include a lackluster base audio system and a lack of interior storage space. Of course, these complaints are balanced against the fact that the Cayman is considerably less expensive than the 911. One could even argue that, with its more compact dimensions, the Cayman is a more appropriate heir to the original 911 than the current 911 itself.

If you're in the market for a new sports car, the 2015 Porsche Cayman merits strong consideration and is really the only midengine coupe in this price range. Go with a more conventional front-engine/rear-drive setup and potential rivals include the 2015 BMW M235i or 2015 BMW M4, the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette or the Nissan 370Z. All are very interesting cars, but if you want to own the purest version of a Porsche sports car, there's no substitute for the Cayman.

2015 Porsche Cayman configurations

The 2015 Porsche Cayman is a two-seat coupe available in four trim levels: base, S, GTS and GT4.

Standard equipment on the base Cayman includes 18-inch wheels, summer high-performance tires, an automatically extending rear spoiler, cruise control, air-conditioning, auto stop-start to conserve fuel, partial power sport seats (power recline, manual fore/aft and height adjustment), Bluetooth, a 4.6-inch driver information display, a center-mounted 7-inch infotainment touchscreen and a shockingly subpar four-speaker sound system with "2 x 25 watt" output per Porsche's specifications. At least you get an auxiliary input jack in the glovebox.

The Cayman S adds a bigger engine, bi-xenon headlights, 19-inch wheels, larger front brake discs, red-painted brake calipers, a nine-speaker stereo, an enhanced 7-inch touchscreen, HD radio, satellite radio and iPod/USB connectivity. The Cayman GTS is the same but with slightly more power, 20-inch wheels and upgraded exterior and interior trim.

The GTS gets electronically controlled dampers (Porsche Active Suspension Management, or PASM) and the Sport Chrono package as standard. It also adds dynamic transmission mounts (said to minimize weight transfer during gearchanges), a lap timer, driver-adjustable chassis settings and, with the PDK transmission, launch control. Most of the S and GTS models' additional standard features are available for the base model at extra cost.

The GT4 essentially gets the same equipment as the S, but with an even larger, more powerful engine, a sport suspension (which lowers ride height by 30mm), bigger brakes, sport exhaust, trim-specific body panels (a front spoiler, a bigger fixed rear spoiler, rear diffuser) and some simulated-suede interior trim.

As is typical with a Porsche, there are a plethora of options available for the 2015 Cayman. Notable technology add-ons include keyless entry and ignition, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, voice-command functionality, adaptive cruise control (available only with the PDK transmission), a Convenience package (dual-zone automatic climate control and heated seats) and an "electronic logbook" that automatically records various driving data for subsequent analysis on your computer. The Infotainment package brings a navigation system, smartphone integration via the Aha radio app and either a 10-speaker Bose surround-sound system or a 12-speaker Burmester surround-sound system.

While you're upgrading the cabin, you might also consider the four optional seat designs: 10-way power versions of the base seats, the Sport Seats Plus (SSP) with racy bolstering (our favorites), a 14-way power version of SSP called Adaptive Sport Seats Plus and carbon-fiber bucket seats (available only on the GT4). Naturally, there are also countless ways to personalize the interior with distinctive colors and special trim pieces.

On the performance front, you can select ceramic composite brakes, a mechanical rear differential lock with variable torque distribution (Porsche Torque Vectoring, or PTV), speed-sensitive power steering (Power Steering Plus) and the previously mentioned PASM and Sport Chrono packages.

2015 Highlights

For 2015 the biggest change to the Porsche Cayman is the high-performance GT4 trim level. The GT4 comes only with a six-speed transmission paired with a bigger, more powerful engine. Other trim levels are essentially unchanged apart from gaining a new rearview camera and parking sensors.

Performance & mpg

The base Cayman is powered by a 2.7-liter horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine (also known as a flat-6 or boxer-6) that produces 275 hp and 213 pound-feet of torque. The base model employs rear-wheel drive and comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission. Optional is the PDK seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual.

In Edmunds testing, the base Cayman with a manual transmission accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds. That's quite brisk in the general sense but a bit on the slow side for this segment. For fuel economy the base Cayman gets an EPA estimated 24 mpg combined (20 city/30 highway) with the standard six-speed, while PDK is rated at a remarkable 26 mpg combined (22/32).

The Cayman S steps up to a 3.4-liter flat-6 good for 325 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. In our tests, a Cayman S with PDK needed just 4.5 seconds to hit 60 mph, while the manual version was just 0.1 second slower. Fuel economy remains a strong suit, clocking in at 23 mpg combined (20/28) with the manual and 24 mpg combined (21/30) with PDK.

The Cayman GTS gets an upgraded version of the same 3.4-liter flat-6 with 340 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy estimates stand at 22 mpg combined (19/26) with the manual and a surprisingly frugal 25 mpg combined (22/31) with PDK.

At the top of the range, the Cayman GT4 is powered by a 3.8-liter flat-6 that's rated at 385 hp and 309 lb-ft of torque. It is only available with a six-speed manual transmission. Fuel economy ratings have not yet been released as of this writing, but Porsche estimates that the GT4 will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds.

Safety

The 2015 Cayman comes standard with antilock brakes, stability and traction control and an array of eight airbags. The latter includes two side airbags and a knee airbag for each passenger.

Note that Caymans equipped with adaptive cruise control (ACC) are also treated to Porsche Active Safe, which uses ACC's radar to monitor collision probabilities up to 650 feet in front of the vehicle. The system can operate even when ACC is inactive, and its emergency responses range from simply priming the brakes to automatically applying them with maximum force. If that freaks you out, don't worry. You can turn it off.

In Edmunds testing, a base Cayman stopped from 60 mph in 103 feet, while an S equipped with highly heat-resistant ceramic-composite brakes required 107 feet (101 feet with standard brakes). Unless track days are going to be part of your ownership experience, the standard brakes are more than sufficient.

Driving

If an invigorating sports car driving experience is what you're after, the 2015 Porsche Cayman is one of the best options at any price. Although enthusiasts will no doubt prefer the more potent engines in the Cayman S and GT variants, the regular Cayman still delivers the excitement of a sonorous, high-revving flat-6 engine wailing right behind your head.

Whether you opt for the base, S or GTS trim, we're fond of both the manual and PDK transmissions. But we'd skip the optional speed-sensitive power steering, as the standard setup provides more feedback and of course excellent response and precision. Run a Cayman through a serpentine road and you'll feel its superb midengine balance around those corners, egging you on where lesser machines would be begging for mercy.

Notably, it's an easier car to drive hard than a 911, as its responses are more immediate, predictable and forgiving. Remarkably, the Cayman's supreme handling confidence doesn't translate to a jarring ride in normal operation. We'd be wary of the 20-inch wheels and their itty-bitty sidewalls, but the 19s are compliant enough to make the Cayman a reasonably pleasant road trip car.

Interior

The Cayman's snug interior has always been a defining trait. The sleek, high-mounted center console is a prominent design feature. Throw in top grade materials, high-tech displays and some striking color combinations (including the optional Amber Orange leather upholstery) and you've got a genuinely premium product. In terms of interior refinement, the Cayman gives up little, if anything, to the much more expensive 911.

Storage space is not a Cayman strong suit, however, as inside there just aren't many places to store your stuff, and the cupholders are flimsy. But on the bright side, its midengine layout allows it to have two trunks. The one in front measures 5.3 cubic feet and is handy for a duffel bag, while the rear hatchback/trunk measures a more useful 9.7 cubes.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2015 Porsche Cayman.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Totally engaging
cayman132,03/21/2015
I've driven it for 1500miles and still look forward to every drive. I've owned other sports cars, yet none has come close to given me such driving bliss. My car has the PDK, and the 18" wheels, both are concessions to stop and go traffic and poorly maintained roads, yet it's still fantastically engaging. I recommend PASM, it improves ride on poor surfaces, yet on better roads improves handling. Although, I have the sport chrono package, I'm not sure it's worth it. I highly recommend upgrading to the Xenon lights. The heated seats are awesome and surprisingly in the winter you'll love the heated steering wheel. The Bose system is a must have if you like music. The build quality was perfect.
2017 Cayman 2.7L / 6 Speed
driver,07/24/2015
I purchased this car four months ago as my daily driver, and just turned 6,000 miles yesterday. Absolutely love it.... the six speed gearbox is the best I have ever driven (other manual transmission cars I've owned include BMW M5, Toyota Supra Turbo, Saab Viggen, Corvette, Pontiac Trans-Am and Saab 9000 Aero) . Everything about this car keeps a smile on my face... handling, performance, exhaust note, comfort. Even in traffic it is a delight to drive. Word of warning that a Cayman can get expensive with the 'a la carte' approach to options... I kept mine pretty simple. Key options I think are a must are 20" wheels, Sport Chrono Package, Bose stereo, and get the 'clear bra' to protect the nose from stones which will damage the paint. With those, you will not be disappointed. The only trick which takes a few days to master is getting in if you are a big guy (I'm 6'3" 220 lbs) but once I did, simple! One surprise is that Porsche does not offer any extended warranty in the US. Will have to see if that is an issue once factory warranty is up. Expect $300 / oil change.
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Features & Specs

MPG
20 city / 30 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
Gas
275 hp @ 7400 rpm
MPG
19 city / 26 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
Gas
340 hp @ 7400 rpm
MPG
20 city / 28 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
Gas
325 hp @ 7400 rpm
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
Gas
385 hp @ 7400 rpm
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Used 2015 Porsche Cayman Overview

The Used 2015 Porsche Cayman is offered in the following submodels: Cayman Coupe. Available styles include 2dr Coupe (2.7L 6cyl 6M), GTS 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 6M), S 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 6M), and GT4 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2015 Porsche Cayman?

Price comparisons for Used 2015 Porsche Cayman trim styles:

  • The Used 2015 Porsche Cayman S is priced between $49,988 and$60,490 with odometer readings between 32 and19486 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS is priced between $69,490 and$75,990 with odometer readings between 7327 and25216 miles.

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