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2010 Porsche Cayman

$21,506 — $44,010 USED
Coupe
2 Seats
22-23 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Acceleration
  • Handling
  • Braking
  • Dual-clutch automated-manual transmission

The Bad

  • Requires premium gas
2010 Porsche Cayman exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2010 Porsche Cayman
  • Choice of six-cylinder engines
  • Manual or automatic transmissions
  • LED taillights standard

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Porsche's most affordable car, the Cayman, and its roadster counterpart, the Boxster, compete with the Audi TT, BMW Z4, Chevrolet Corvette and Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

New for 2010
There are no significant changes for 2010.

Exterior
The Cayman has round fog lights — the Boxster's are rectangular — and a larger grille opening. The turn signals are incorporated into the projector-beam halogen headlight clusters.
  • Standard LED taillights
  • Optional bi-xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights
  • Optional adaptive and auto-leveling headlights


Interior
The Cayman received an updated communication management option last year that controls the audio, communication and navigation systems. The upgrade included a touch-screen interface with a 6.5-inch screen.
  • Standard leather seats
  • Optional leather, simulated suede and carbon fiber trim
  • Optional heated seats include ventilation function
  • 10-speaker Bose audio system available


Under the Hood
The base engine is a horizontally opposed 2.9-liter six-cylinder with 265 horsepower. The 3.4-liter in the Cayman S generates 320 hp. Both engines are available with a manual or PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission. Porsche says the Cayman S with the PDK automatic is the quickest version, able to hit 60 mph in 4.9 seconds.
  • Standard six-speed manual transmission
  • Optional seven-speed PDK automatic with manual-shift mode
  • Direct fuel injection for better performance, gas mileage
  • Optional adaptive suspension


Safety
Standar...
Vehicle Overview
Porsche's most affordable car, the Cayman, and its roadster counterpart, the Boxster, compete with the Audi TT, BMW Z4, Chevrolet Corvette and Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

New for 2010
There are no significant changes for 2010.

Exterior
The Cayman has round fog lights — the Boxster's are rectangular — and a larger grille opening. The turn signals are incorporated into the projector-beam halogen headlight clusters.
  • Standard LED taillights
  • Optional bi-xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights
  • Optional adaptive and auto-leveling headlights


Interior
The Cayman received an updated communication management option last year that controls the audio, communication and navigation systems. The upgrade included a touch-screen interface with a 6.5-inch screen.
  • Standard leather seats
  • Optional leather, simulated suede and carbon fiber trim
  • Optional heated seats include ventilation function
  • 10-speaker Bose audio system available


Under the Hood
The base engine is a horizontally opposed 2.9-liter six-cylinder with 265 horsepower. The 3.4-liter in the Cayman S generates 320 hp. Both engines are available with a manual or PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission. Porsche says the Cayman S with the PDK automatic is the quickest version, able to hit 60 mph in 4.9 seconds.
  • Standard six-speed manual transmission
  • Optional seven-speed PDK automatic with manual-shift mode
  • Direct fuel injection for better performance, gas mileage
  • Optional adaptive suspension


Safety
Standard safety features include:
  • Dual front airbags
  • Side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Antilock disc brakes
  • Electronic stability system


Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.4
10 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.3)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

EVERYTHING WORKS AS IT SHOULD

by millerdedra8 from Harrisburg, PA on September 15, 2017

2010 PORSCHE CAYMAN S 25,794 ORIGINAL MILES GUARDS RED WITH BLACK LEATHER ORIGINAL PAINT IS PERFECT CLEAR BRA ON THE FRONT NO DENTS OR SCRATCHES WHEELS ARE PERFECT IT'S SHOWROOM FRESH LEATHER SEATS ... Read full review

(5.0)

Best kept Secret, Porsche's underdog....

by Eric M from Titusville,NJ on December 6, 2016

The 2010 Porsche Cayman is one of Porsche's best kept secrets. It doesn't have the pedigree of the Porsche 911 but it comes from the same bloodline. The Cayman is misunderstood; some may say it's not ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2010 Porsche Cayman currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2010 Porsche Cayman has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Porsche

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    8 years/100,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    2 years/unlimited miles after new-car limited warranty expires or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired

  • Powertrain

    2 years/unlimited miles after new-car limited warranty expires or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired.

  • Dealer Certification Required

    111-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

  • View All CPO Program Details

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Cayman received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker