2016 Porsche Cayman

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2016 Porsche Cayman
2016 Porsche Cayman

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

172.4” x 50.9”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • Powerful flat-six engine (S, GTS)
  • Firm but livable ride quality
  • Sleek styling
  • Interior materials
  • Front and rear cargo areas

The bad:

  • Numb steering
  • No lockout feature for manual's Reverse gear
  • Retractable cupholders' ease of use
  • Difficult entry and exit
  • Cheap-feeling turn-signal stalk
  • Tire noise

5 trims

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Notable features

  • New GT4 model
  • Two-seat, mid-engine coupe
  • Related to Porsche Boxster roadster
  • Choice of flat-six-cylinder engines
  • Manual or dual-clutch automatic
  • Rear-wheel drive

2016 Porsche Cayman review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Porsche Cayman is the two-seat coupe sibling of the Boxster roadster, and it competes against the Audi TT, BMW Z4 and Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class. It is available in a variety of trim levels, including the new track-focused GT4.
New for 2016
A new performance model, the Cayman GT4, is available.

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Significant Standard Features

  • 275-horsepower, 2.7-liter flat-six-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Mid-engine layout
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • 325-hp, 3.4-liter flat-six-cylinder (S)
  • 340-hp, 3.4-liter flat-six-cylinder (GTS)
  • Leather upholstery
  • Navigation system
  • Sport Chrono Package

Cayman GT4
Not content with the performance of the new-for-2015 Cayman GTS, Porsche looked to its performance heritage for 2016 and came up with the track-focused Cayman GT4. Power comes from the same flat-six engine that powers the 911 Carrera S, and it drives a six-speed manual transmission.
What’s Special

  • 385-hp, 3.8-liter flat-six-cylinder engine
  • Front spoiler and rear wing
  • Adaptive chassis and brakes from 911 GT3
  • App for recording lap times and displaying them on a mobile phone

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews


Up there with the best

Over the years I’ve owned 2 Carrera’s, a MB SL 550, a Maserati and a Ferrari 360. For the price, the Cayman ranks right up there with the best!


Best car I've ever driven or owned!

I wanted a sports car and this car delivers in every way! Plenty of room for all body parts. The GTS is awesome!( Its a 2018 but your box did not have that year as an option???) This car is a head turner and the best to drive. I will alway own a Porsche now!


Most true sports car that you can buy- GT4

The GT4 is the ultimate sports car. It's very fast but not a dragster- if you want to go fast in a strait line, get a corvette or Tesla. This thing is all about the joy of a road course. It's like a ferrari 458 for a 1/3 the cost. Yeah, GT3 is faster, but not more fun.

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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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