Compare 2012 Porsche Cayman vs 2011 Lotus Elise

2012 Porsche Cayman
2011 Lotus Elise
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 19 27 $46,530 $51,900
2-Door Coupe S 19 26 $55,710 $62,100
2-Door Coupe R 19 27 $59,490 $66,300
2-Door Coupe S Black Edition 19 26 $60,570 $67,500
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 21 27 N/A $51,845
2-Door Convertible SC 20 26 N/A $54,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,530
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,900
$51,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$865 / month
$864 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Porsche Cayman is a potent mix of performance, comfort, and cargo space, and a leader in the sports car segment.
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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 Leg Room (in)
33.5 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.5 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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)
5.1 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
172.3 149.0
Height, Overall (in)
51.3 44.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 59.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.5 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.8 - 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)
12.5 x 1.1 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 10.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 32.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Manual
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1-13.8 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R/17 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R/17 P175/50R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2932 1984
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 7200 190 @ 7800
Engine Type
Gas Flat 6-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 4400-6000 133 @ 6800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.9L/177 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.92
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 2.05
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
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
Clutch Size (in)
9.45 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.48
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Porsche Cayman Lotus Elise
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.1

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