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Used 2016 Porsche Cayman

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Combined Fuel Economy
24 MPG
Horsepower
275 HP
KBB Expert Rating
4.0 
KBB Consumer Rating
4.9 
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Pros

There are plenty of front-engine sports cars that know how to thrill, but they’ll all fall by the wayside once you’ve experienced the mid-engine 2016 Porsche Cayman coupe. For the price, the Cayman’s combination of power, handling and style is practically unbeatable.

Cons

At first glance, the starting price for Porsche’s 2016 Cayman seems almost too good to be true. Start adding options, however, and the Cayman’s price can climb well beyond the competition. Those who need the security of all-wheel drive should look to the Audi TT or Nissan GT-R.

What's New For 2016

For 2016, Porsche unleashes the Cayman’s full potential with the introduction of the GT4. Borrowing its engine from the Carrera S and brakes and suspension bits from the GT3, this manual-transmission-only, limited-run Cayman won’t be sitting on the dealer lot for long.

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Used 2016 Porsche Cayman Expert Review

Although the consummate Porsche will always be the 911, the entry-level 2016 Cayman coupe serves up a driving experience that is both exhilarating and a bit primal. A spin in Porsche’s 2016 Cayman mid-engine coupe is like stepping back to a time when the driver, not a phalanx of electronic nannies, was responsible for piloting the car. Sure, you can find better straight-line performance from a Nissan 370Z or Chevrolet Corvette, but neither feels as connected to the driver when carving up curves. With a choice of four equally desirable flat-6 boxer engines and a long list of advanced features, including a Burmester audio system and adaptive cruise control, the Cayman asks you to sacrifice nothing in the pursuit of having everything.

Driving the Used 2016 Porsche Cayman

There is a light simplicity to Porsche’s 2016 Cayman coupe that is hard to describe. Although it has everything it needs to satisfy the most hard-core enthusiasts, the Cayman is the kind of car even a novice driver can feel confident piloting at high speed. The Cayman’s electrically assisted power steering is predictable, communicative and responsive, and the car’s brakes obediently slow the action without ever feeling vague or overly sensitive. Driver input is taken without complaint as the stiff chassis and perfectly tuned suspension work in harmony to keep the Cayman planted. In the Cayman GTS and GT4, however, we found the track-inspired suspension a bit tiring in day-to-day driving, but perfect for a few hot laps on an enclosed course. Leaving the Active Suspension Management setting in the Normal mode smoothed out the most annoying reactions without detracting from the Cayman’s overall driving manners.

Favorite Features

PDK TRANSMISSION
Manual lovers may not like to hear it, but to achieve the Cayman’s best acceleration and performance figures, its dual-clutch PDK automatic transmission needs to be onboard. Use the fully automatic mode when stuck in traffic, but regain shift control when exiting that 5-lane freeway for a winding back road.

PORSCHE TORQUE VECTORING (PTV)
Porsche’s Cayman Coupe for 2016 uses its PTV system to eliminate understeer by applying brake pressure to the inside rear wheel. Measuring steering angle, vehicle speed and throttle position helps the system determine just how much brake pressure to apply and when.

Used 2016 Porsche Cayman Interior

The mid-engine 2016 Porsche Cayman coupe’s cabin is sleek and upscale. In true Porsche tradition, the sophisticated cockpit-style layout features a driver-focused dashboard and myriad controls, which are easily accessible. Gone is the claustrophobic feel of past Porsche cabin designs, replaced instead with ample headroom and a surprising amount of legroom for a segment not known for it. Ergonomics is outstanding, though outward visibility is quite limited due to the Cayman’s high beltline and bulky C-pillar. The standard seats are supremely comfortable and supportive, and while the available sport seats further up the performance ante, we deem them nonessential.

Used 2016 Porsche Cayman Exterior

Sharing most design cues with its Boxster kin, the Cayman demonstrates an assertive look, underscored by edgier lines, sloping headlights and prominent side scallops. The body is 44-percent aluminum, which makes the Porsche Cayman for 2016 one of the lightest cars in its class. A long wheelbase and wide track afford a sizable boost in high-speed stability. In terms of storage, the luggage area within the rear hatch coupled with a front trunk combine to deliver a commendable 15 cubic feet of cargo space, comparable to most midsize sedans.

Used 2016 Porsche Cayman Standard Features

The 2016 Cayman by Porsche is available in base, high-performance Cayman S and supercar-like GTS and GT4 trim levels. Standard features include 18-inch wheels, water-repellant front windows, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a 4-speaker audio system with a 7-inch LCD touch screen. Cayman S models include a wider track for improved lateral grip, 19-inch wheels, and low/high-beam xenon headlights that emit up to three times more light than conventional halogen systems. When it comes to safety, all Cayman models include eight airbags, a wide range of electronic stability aids, and complimentary roadside assistance for the duration of the limited warranty.

Used 2016 Porsche Cayman Options

The 2016 Cayman offers a lengthy list of upgrades along with numerous bespoke options that will wrap just about any interior surface in leather, carbon fiber, Alcantara (synthetic suede), aluminum, or matching exterior paint. Unlike some of its more raucous rivals, the Cayman’s unobtrusive exhaust note makes the premium 12-speaker Burmester sound system a worthy add-on. Lastly, if you believe it’s necessary to outfit your next sports cars with pricey traction-enhancing gizmos, know that most drivers will run out of nerve long before the Cayman runs out of grip.

Used 2016 Porsche Cayman Engine

Porsche offers a choice of four mid-mounted flat-6 “boxer” engines for the 2016 Cayman. The base 2.7-liter engine is good for 275 horsepower, while the more powerful 3.4-liter mill of the Cayman S churns out a very respectable 325 horsepower. The GTS delivers 340 horsepower and the GT4 a whopping 385 horsepower. Three of the four Cayman variants direct power to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission or an available 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, with the GT4 offering only a 6-speed manual.

2.7-liter flat-6 (Cayman)
275 horsepower @ 7,400 rpm
213 lb-ft of torque @ 4,500-6,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/30 mpg (manual), 22/32 mpg (PDK automatic)

3.4-liter flat-6 (Cayman S)
325 horsepower @ 7,400 rpm
273 lb-ft of torque @ 4,500-5,800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/28 mpg (manual), 21/30 mpg (PDK automatic)

3.4-liter flat-6 (Cayman GTS)
340 horsepower @ 7,400 rpm
280 lb-ft of torque @ 4,500-5,800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/26 mpg (manual), 22/31 mpg (PDK automatic)

3.8-liter flat-6 (Cayman GT4)
385 horsepower @ 7,400 rpm
309 lb-ft of torque @ 4,750-6,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/23 mpg

How Much Does the Used 2016 Porsche Cayman Cost?

In base form, the 2016 Porsche Cayman mid-engine coupe opens at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) around $53,600. The Cayman S starts just over $65,000, while the GTS starts just over $76,000 and the range-topping GT4 at $85,600. Adding the PDK automatic transmission costs an additional $3,200. An absent-minded approach to checking options boxes can easily skyrocket the sticker price into the $100,000 range. For comparison, the Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 commands a $5,000 premium over a base Cayman, while the Audi TTS and Chevrolet Corvette start closer to $53,000 and $56,000, respectively. To see what others in your area are paying for the 2016 Cayman, take a look at KBB.com’s Fair Purchase Price at the bottom of this page. Down the road, the Porsche Cayman is expected to retain some of the highest residual values in the segment, topping the Audi TTS, Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 and Chevrolet Corvette.

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Used 2016 Porsche Cayman Consumer Reviews

4.9 

Overall Rating

5 star

93%

4 star

0%

3 star

7%

2 star

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1 star

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Value
4.5 
Performance
4.9 
Quality
4.8 
Comfort
4.9 
Reliability
4.9 
Styling
4.9 

STennant
04/19/2019
2017 Porsche 718 Cayman

"2017 Cayman 718"

Corvette priced porsche, great handling
Options are very expensivea and build quality
I picked mine up with 300 miles on it from a Porsche dealer in 2017. I was surprised how unrefined the engine harmonics were, because at certain RPMs the car would resonate and rattle. The fit and finish were hit and miss and definitely not the quality you'd expect for a car with a average selling price in the mid $60k. I ended up selling it after putting 15,000 miles on it. The other problem with the Cayman is that so many cars are better at the same price with better performance and/or build quality.
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718GTS
02/17/2019
2018 Porsche 718 Cayman

"2018 718 GTS"

Great car handles superb, solid, fun to drive
60 to nearly 90k depends on options.
First Porsche was a base 718 and then upgraded to a GTS. Both cars handle amazing. Mid engine perfect balance and handling. I have taken several extended trips in this car and it is very comfortable. Despite the criticism on the sound i believe it sounds great "PSE"..especially with engine so close to you, Steering is precise and PASM is definitely a plus...Gts is a definite upgrade with 2.5 L@ 365 h.p , and all the GTS options....however found the base 2.0 at 300 h.p. to be a great car also. I believe Porsche builds a quality car and is a pleasure to drive. I find myself making excuses to take a drive, and taking the long way home frequently. I know several people that daily drive their Caymans with no issues. I drive my car on weekends and occasional weekdays due to work environment.Read less
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Rick S
01/19/2019
2016 Porsche Cayman

"Awesome sports car! "There is no substitute!""

Handling, engine, gearbox, ride, build quality
Not cheap, but "There is no substitute!"
Have wanted a Porsche for years. Saw my first car race when I was 16. 1970 Watkins Glen Manufacturer's 6 Hours. Winner: Gulf Porsche 917. They've always been high priced compared to other cars, so always put off buying one. They got me when announcing that the Cayman was going to a 4 cylinder turbo. Pulled the plug and got a guard's red Cayman S manual. Did European delivery and had a blast in Germany, Austria, and Italy (Tuscany) for two weeks. The car is perfect and I wouldn't change a thing. Superb handling, lovely engine power and sound. I just love driving it out in the country early on sunny mornings in the absence of traffic. Have traveled from Maryland to Florida, and also to Asheville NC in total comfort. My favorite car purchase ever, and will likely keep it until old age and/or infirmity preclude my using it.Read less
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retired military
11/17/2018
2014 Porsche Cayman

"Beautiful car"

sexy great mpg great luxury great fun
Look forward to owning it forever
My greatest car, my favorite of the 55 cars I have owned.
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Toolman
12/30/2017
2016 Porsche Cayman

"Extremely fun to drive"

Extremely fun to drive, real head turner
Entering and exiting the car
I have a 2016 GTS. All I can say is WOW. Every time I get in the car it brings a smile to my face.
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2016 Porsche Cayman Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.

Technology

  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Telematics / Communication Systems
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Touch Screen Monitor
  • USB Port
  • Voice Recognition System

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Radio
  • CD Changer
  • iPod Connector
  • MP3 Player
  • Premium Radio
  • Satellite Radio
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • CD Player
  • HD Radio
  • Subwoofer

Seating

  • Dual Power Front Seats
  • Dual Power Lumbar Support Front Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Driver's Seat
  • Memory Front Seats
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Passenger's Seat
  • Ventilated Front Seats

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Integrated Garage Door Opener
  • Power Liftgate/Trunk Release

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 20 mpg
  • EPA Class - Two Seaters
  • EPA Hwy - 30 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 24 mpg

Performance

  • Horsepower - 275 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 7400 rpm
  • Torque - 214 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 4500 rpm
  • 0 to 60 - 5.4 seconds
  • Quarter Mile - 13.9 seconds
  • Top Speed - 165 mph

Interior

  • Cup Holder
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows
  • Leather Interior Trim
  • Wood Interior Trim

Exterior

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Heated Mirrors
  • HID Headlights
  • Number of Doors - 2 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Privacy Glass
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P235/35ZR20
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P235/40ZR19
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P235/45ZR18
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P245/35ZR20
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Wheel Type - Alloy
  • Rear Tires / Wheel Size - P265/35ZR20
  • Rear Tires / Wheel Size - P265/40ZR19
  • Rear Tires / Wheel Size - P265/45ZR18
  • Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirrors
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Automatic Leveling Headlights
  • Memory Exterior Mirrors
  • Power Folding Exterior Mirrors
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Rear Spoiler

Security

  • Alarm System

Warranty

  • Basic Miles - 50000 miles
  • Basic Years - 4 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 12 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - 50000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 4 years

Mechanical

  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - RWD
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Power Steering
  • Transmission Type - Manual
  • Cylinders - 6 cylinders
  • Displacement - 2.7 liter
  • Compression Ratio - 12.5
  • Fuel Induction - Direct Injection
  • Total no. valves - 24 valves
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • # of Speeds - 6 speed
  • Recommended Fuel - Premium
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Paddle Shifters
  • Parking Assist System
  • Torque Vectoring

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 2888 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity - 16.9 gallons
  • Height - 50.9 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 2
  • Overall Length - 172.4 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 2 passenger
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 9.7 cubic feet
  • Wheel Base - 97.4 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 70.9 inches
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2016 Porsche Cayman Safety

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2016 Porsche Cayman Safety Technology
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Knee Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera

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2016 Porsche Cayman Rankings

Horsepower
275 HP
MPG Combined
24 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.9 Rating
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HP
#10
2016 Porsche Cayman
275 HP

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