2014 Porsche Cayman vs. Its Competition

2014 Porsche Cayman
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The Porsche Cayman has few natural rivals, balancing luxury, sport, and size in a niche segment.

Its best alternatives are other Porsches: the soft-top Boxster and the bigger-brother 911.

The Boxster provides very similar levels of performance and luxury, while adding the fun of top-down driving.

The 911 overlaps the upper end of the Boxster S spectrum on price, and packs more power, space, and utility, as well as its own brilliant take on handling and dynamics.

For other alternatives, you have to look to Nissan and its luxury brand Infiniti.

The 2014 Nissan 370Z is about $3,000 less expensive than it was last year--and about half the price of the Cayman--making it a smart performance value in the 300-plus horsepower class.

If you want more luxury with your sport, the 2014 Inifniti Q60 (previously known as the G37 Coupe) offers the punch of the 370Z with a plus-two back seat and upgraded interior materials and equipment.

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Quick Specs
The 2014 Porsche Cayman adds power, lightness, and comfort improving on the strengths of the last generation while fixing the weaknesses.
The 2014 Nissan 370Z continues to deliver good value and big sports car grins.
The 2014 Porsche 911 range spans a broad spectrum, but somehow manages to hit exactly the right marks at each point, balancing performance, features, and practicality almost perfectly.
The 2014 Porsche Boxster defines the luxury sports roadster segment with its power, grace, and style.
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Two SeatersSubcompact CarsTwo SeatersMinicompact CarsTwo Seaters
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2-Door Coupe2-Door Automatic Journey RWD2-Door Coupe Manual2-Door Coupe Carrera2-Door Roadster
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
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Passenger Doors    
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Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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