Compare 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C vs 2014 Porsche Cayman

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C
2014 Porsche Cayman
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 24 34 $52,117 $53,900
2-Door Convertible Spider 24 34 $61,417 $63,900
2-Door Coupe Launch Edition 24 34 $65,602 $68,400
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 20 30 N/A $52,600
2-Door Coupe S 20 28 N/A $63,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$52,117
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,900
$52,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$898 / month
$877 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C is a dazzling sports-car reincarnation of a heady past, and a future classic in its own right. The 2014 Porsche Cayman adds power, lightness, and comfort improving on the strengths of the last generation while fixing the weaknesses.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
49.8 -
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 48
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.5 60.1
Length, Overall (in)
157 172.4
Height, Overall (in)
46.6 50.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 60.5
Wheelbase (in)
93.7 97.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.5 70.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.3
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.4
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.5 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/40YR18 P265/45ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TAK NA
Front Tire Size
P205/45YR17 P235/45ZR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
TAK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2465 2888
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 340
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 120
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded H-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2200 213 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
EBC NA
Displacement
1.7 L/106 2.7 L/165
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
237 @ 6000 275 @ 7400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 30
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.05
Trans Order Code
DA5 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 3.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.46
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.89
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.33
Summary
Vehicle Name
Alfa Romeo 4C Porsche Cayman
Body Style
Coupe Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 (Est) 7.6 (Est)

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