2012 Porsche Cayman vs. Its Competition

2012 Porsche Cayman R
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

Porsche's corporate cousin, Audi, offers the TTS, which though it offers similar performance and about the same space inside, comes with a completely different image and experience.

The Nissan 370Z isn't quite up to Porsche levels of refinement or comfort, but its performance is blistering, especially considering the price.

Chevrolet's Corvette likewise lacks some of the luxury of the Cayman, but brings raw power in its place.

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The 2012 Porsche Cayman is a potent mix of performance, comfort, and cargo space, and a leader in the sports car segment.
From fast to insanely fast, yet still practical and affordable, the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette is a great balance and a strong value.
Performance per dollar, the 2012 Nissan 370Z is a bargain, and it's quick enough in absolute terms to reach toward the domain of much more expensive sports cars.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Gas Flat 6-CylTurbocharged Gas I4Gas V8Gas V6Gas I4
EPA Class    
Two-SeaterSubcompact CarsTwo SeaterTwo-SeaterTwo Seater
Style Name    
2-Door Coupe2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus2-Door Coupe w/2LT2-Door Coupe Manual2-Door Convertible
Rear-Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
2 Door CoupeCoupe2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe2 Door Convertible
ManualAutomatic w/Manual ShiftManualManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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