2018 Porsche 718 Cayman Makes a Subtle Return

The Porsche Cayman was introduced to production in 2006. Quickly becoming one of the most popular Porsche models, the Cayman has became what the 911 used to be and more. The Cayman has been improved in every aspect for 2018, and is even re-defining what it means to be “entry-level”.

The 2018 718 Porsche Cayman has got very few cosmetic tweaks. Obviously the bumbpers, fenders, and lights get a slight upgrade to distinguish it from the 911, but other than that the Cayman continues to look like a Cayman.

The Cayman comes in just two trims, the base Cayman and the Cayman S, which both lack when it comes to technology. Unfortunately certain technology aspects that are common in other cars of this class, such as Apple CarPlay, are sold as standalone options that don’t come standard.

Beneath the hood of the 718 Porsche Cayman is a 2.0 L 4-cylinder engine that can pump out 300 horsepower. That would be considered slow compared to the cars competitors, but at 24 MPG the Cayman is right where it needs to be on gas mileage.

Overall, the 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman is a slight upgrade from the previous years model. Unlike the 911, which screams power and speed, the Cayman rolls under the radar while still harvesting enough power to send you into your seat.