Compare 2009 Porsche Cayman vs 2008 Lotus Elise

2009 Porsche Cayman
2008 Lotus Elise
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 19 27 $42,755 $50,300
2-Door Coupe S 19 26 $51,170 $60,200
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 21 27 N/A $46,270
2-Door Convertible California Edition 21 27 N/A $51,770
2-Door Convertible SC 20 26 N/A $54,500
2-Door Convertible type 72D Collector Edition 24 29 N/A $58,610
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,755
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,300
$46,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$838 / month
$771 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Porsche Cayman is a fabulous ride that's worth every penny.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
51.4 44.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 59.2
Wheelbase (in)
95.1 90.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
172.1 149.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.2 - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.78 x 0.94 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.52 x 0.94 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 10.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 32.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Manual
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55ZR/17 P175/50WR16
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50ZR/17 P225/45WR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2943 1984
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas Flat 6-cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SMFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 4600-6000 133 @ 6800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.9L/177 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6500 189 @ 7800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.88 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.17
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 3.17
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
9.45 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.48
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.92
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Open Top
Vehicle Name
Porsche Cayman Lotus Elise
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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