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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class

2012 Porsche Cayman

  2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class 2012 Porsche Cayman R
MSRP
$42,500
$51,900
Invoice $39,525 $46,530
MPG
City/Highway
19/32 19/27
Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
9.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line It may be the most pragmatic roadster of its kind, but the SLK 350 dares you to doubt its partying skills. Read Full Review The 2012 Porsche Cayman is a potent mix of performance, comfort, and cargo space, and a leader in the sports car segment. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Handling keeps getting better
  • Four, six, or eight cylinders--an SLK for any displacement
  • AIRSCARF! Magic Sky Roof!
  • Simplified styling, inside and out

Dislikes:

  • Can be tight for tall drivers
  • Reflexes not quite as sharp as Boxster, Z4
  • Tall front end

Likes:

  • Powerful, sweet-sounding flat-six engine
  • Telepathic steering and braking
  • Good cargo space
  • Strong fuel economy

Dislikes:

  • Wind and road noise
  • Base seats lack side bolstering
  • Options can ramp price into 911 territory
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available No crash data available
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