2015 Porsche Cayman S

Pros: Impressive build quality; invigorating acceleration; agile handling; broad range of options for personalization

Cons: Limited cargo space; tight, low-slung cockpit; subpar rear visibility; prices rise quickly as options are added

CG Says: After its redesign for 2014, the Porsche Cayman adds a GTS model for 2015. The GTS’s upgrades include a 3.4-liter engine with 15 more horsepower, 20-inch wheels, and unique interior and exterior trim. Cayman is the hardtop-coupe version of Porsche’s two-seat, mid-engine Boxster convertible. The two cars share a platform and use mid-mounted, horizontally opposed (“flat”) 6-cylinder engines. The Cayman and Boxster can be considered Porsche’s “entry-level” sports cars; both are priced far below the Porsche 911, though the Cayman’s base price is about $3,000 more than a Boxster. Some less-expensive sports cars challenge Cayman on a fun-per-dollar basis, and some like-priced competitors deliver more outright power. Few, however, match the Cayman’s range of strengths: road manners and mechanical sophistication to satisfy the most discriminating driver, a good dose of everyday usability, and the cachet of the Porsche name. Prices quickly escalate with options, so seek a modestly equipped model for best dollar value.

The Facts
Class Premium Sporty Performance Car
Body Style(s) 2-door coupe
Passenger Count 2
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive
Manufacturer Porsche
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices Base: $52,600
S: $63,800
GTS: $75,200

Base Engine
2.7-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower
275
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
7-speed automated manual
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
30-32

Optional Engine
3.4-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower
325
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
7-speed automated manual
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28-30

Optional Engine
3.4-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower
340
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
7-speed automated manual
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-31

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