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Porsche 718 Cayman review - Practicality, comfort and boot space

The Porsche 718 Cayman is a two-seat sports car, but it offers some practical storage options

Overall Auto Express Rating

4.5 out of 5

Practicality, comfort and boot space Rating

3.0 out of 5

Price
£53,610 to £125,755
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​Few people buy a Porsche Cayman for its practicality, but that’s not to say it’s totally devoid of any handy storage solutions. Porsche claims 425-litres of load space, but it’s no family hatchback – this is split between the front and rear boots, so you’ll have to pack practically rather than lavishly if you want to take your Cayman for a week away. That said, the driving position is comfortable and there’s loads of adjustment in the seat. The ride is compliant too, and if you avoid the very largest wheels, you’ll find the Cayman offers decent long-distance refinement.

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There’s only one body style to choose from – unless you go for the convertible Boxster model, which uses the same platform, engines and gearboxes. The Cayman coupe sits beneath the 911 sports car and only offers seating for two. There are a couple of neat touches though – including folding cupholders and a small shelf behind the engine compartment, plus a big storage space in the nose. 

Size

The Porsche Cayman is quite a compact sports car, meaning its footprint is easy to manage and plausible to park. At 4,379mm long and 1,801mm wide, it’s exactly the same size as the 718 Boxster, and 89mm shorter than a BMW M2. Its squat shape gives it a low centre of gravity but means you’re lower to the road, so the view out is less extensive than in a performance hatchback.

Leg room, head room & passenger space

Given its two-seat layout, few people will buy a Cayman to keep their passengers happy. However, there is a decent amount of head and shoulder room, while also offering plenty of adjustment to get comfortable. 

Speaking of which, even the standard-fit sports seats come with suitable support, but those with a healthier budget can opt for the lightweight full bucket seats. We’ve not tried them on a test car, but as the standard set-up is so accomplished, we’d suggest thinking twice before spending the near £4,000 required to fit them.

Boot

As the Cayman is mid-engined, the main storage areas are split between the front and rear of the car. There is a small shelf behind the seats, and a deeper well behind the engine, but it doesn’t offer much more than space for a squashy bag. Up front, there’s another boot, but don’t think your Porsche Cayman will rival a VW Golf when you have the proceeds of a lengthy walk around Ikea to get home.

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Shane is responsible for looking after the day-to-day running of the Auto Express website and social media channels. Prior to joining Auto Express in 2021, he worked as a radio producer and presenter for outlets such as the BBC.

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