2011 Porsche Cayman

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2011 Porsche Cayman
2011 Porsche Cayman

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

172.3” x 51.3”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

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

The bad:

  • Requires premium gas

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Choice of six-cylinder engines
  • Manual or automatic transmissions
  • Standard Bluetooth hands-free phone and USB interfaces

2011 Porsche Cayman review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Porsche’s Cayman, and its roadster counterpart, the Boxster, compete with the Audi TT, BMW Z4, Chevrolet Corvette and Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class. The Boxster is covered in a separate report in the Cars.com Research section.

New for 2011
Cayman and Cayman S models gain a Bluetooth hands-free phone interface and a USB audio port, plus they are available with an assortment of new option groups, including the Convenience, Infotainment, Design and Design Sport Packages.

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. Exterior features include:

  • Standard LED taillights
  • Optional bi-xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights
  • Optional adaptive and auto-leveling headlights

A 6.5-inch touch-screen controls the audio, communication and navigation systems in this two-seat coupe. Interior features include:

  • 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. Mechanical features include:

  • 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

Standard safety features include:

  • Dual front airbags
  • Side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Antilock disc brakes
  • Electronic stability system


Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.9
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews


So much fun to drive!

Just Awesome!!! Style, speed, comfort, prestige, this car has it all. Driving down Main Street or cruising the interstate, people stop and take notice of this beautiful machine.


It's a Porsche

If your looking for a fun, fast, great handling vehicle, no need to look any further. The car sales itself. Definitely needs to be on your bucket list!


Very costly car

Very rough riding factory tires wear out before 20k miles oil changes costly along with any other repairs

See all 8 consumer reviews


New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Porsche
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
13 Years/124,000 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
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
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