Compare 2009 Lotus Elise vs 2010 Porsche Cayman

2009 Lotus Elise
2010 Porsche Cayman
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2-Door Conv
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elise 2-Door Conv 21 27 N/A $47,250
Elise 2-Door Conv SC 20 26 N/A $54,990
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cayman 2-Door Coupe 19 27 $46,080 $51,400
Cayman 2-Door Coupe S 19 26 $55,170 $61,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$46,080
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,250
$51,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$788 / month
$857 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Fantastic handling, comfortable seating, and better-than-average cargo room make the Porsche Cayman a success in the segment.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 33.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 51.5
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
149.0 172.3
Height, Overall (in)
44.0 51.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.2 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
90.5 95.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 14.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.8 x - 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)
- TBD - 12.5 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Manual Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P235/50ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/50R16 P205/55ZR/17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
1984 2932
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 5.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
133 @ 6800 221 @ 4400-6000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.9L/177
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
189 @ 7800 265 @ 7200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.66
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 3.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lotus Elise Porsche Cayman
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6 (2009)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 8.5

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