MSRP
$57,500

2020 Porsche Cayman Interior Review

Scorecard

Interior: 7.2

The 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman has a stylish, attractive interior. Some rivals have more premium-quality materials, however. The seats are spacious and comfortable, and cargo space is decent for the luxury sports car class. The standard features list is on the short side, but it includes an infotainment system that's intuitive for the most part.

  • "Easy-to-understand gauges, comfortable seats, and well-placed controls give the Cayman's cabin a form-fitting feeling, not unlike a superhero's suit. Still, a plethora of hard buttons and a number of cheap-plastic pieces prevent the interior from standing out in this class. Fortunately, Porsche will cover just about any plastic surface in leather – at a cost, of course." -- Car and Driver
  • "Familiar and yet new at the same time, the 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman's interior is as beautiful as it is functional. The cockpit-oriented design caters first and foremost to the driver, with a functional sport steering wheel derived from the 918 Spyder and well-bolstered front seats offered in a plethora of colors and coverings." -- Kelley Blue Book (2019)
  • "Materials quality inside the 718 Cayman is impeccable, and there's a reassuring solidity underneath it all. Unlike a few similarly priced sport coupes, the Cayman's overall quality matches the rather expensive price tag." -- Edmunds (2018)

Seating

The Cayman seats two and comes standard with partial leather upholstery and manually adjustable seats. Premium leather upholstery, 14- or 18-way power-adjustable seats, heated and ventilated seats, and a heated steering wheel are available.

You won't be shocked to learn that a two-seat car doesn't have a cavernous interior. However, the seats are pleasantly supportive and roomy, and even taller occupants can ride comfortably.

The two-seat Cayman does not have LATCH connectors for securing child car seats. We do not recommend using a child safety seat in the front seat of any vehicle.

  • "The interior is roomy enough to fit drivers as tall as 6-feet 4-inches, although getting in and out of the low-slung cabin may require a bit more flexibility than with a standard car." -- Kelley Blue Book (2019)
  • "The cockpit is cozy but not confining. Combined with the small size of the Cayman, it feels a bit as if you're wearing the car rather than sitting in it. This is how a sports car should feel." -- Edmunds (2018)
  • "The cabin is perfectly proportioned around two passengers." -- New York Daily News (2017)

Interior Features

Standard features in the Cayman include a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, and the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen, eight speakers, satellite radio, HD Radio, two USB ports, and Bluetooth.

Available features include adaptive cruise control, lane change assist, blind spot monitoring, dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, Apple CarPlay, navigation, and a 10-speaker Bose or 12-speaker Burmester audio system.

As you might expect from a two-seater, all of the dash controls are pretty easy to reach for the Cayman's driver. The infotainment system isn't the most user-friendly interface out there, but it's not too complicated, and the touch screen responds quickly to inputs. Though the Cayman offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto is not available.

See 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman specs »

  • "The Cayman's infotainment system is straightforward and offers generally quick response times to user inputs. Still, Porsche nickels and dimes its customers by charging extra for features such as Apple CarPlay and navigation. Android users will be disappointed to learn that the Cayman isn't available with Android Auto. In a car this expensive, that's a big negative." -- Car and Driver
  • "Porsche trails the competition when it comes to in-car technology. You can argue that these are driver's cars, and tech is irrelevant. That said, there are plenty of other driver's cars that offer more advanced systems that are easier to use." -- Edmunds (2018)
  • "Well-finished and smartly presented, the passenger compartment of Porsche's 2018 718 Cayman possesses a stylish and user-friendly environment that still places an emphasis on a cockpit-oriented design. The functional sport steering wheel inspired by the 918 Spyder and supportive leather-covered sport seats reinforce its driver-focused character, while the thoughtfully-laid-out dash boasts better-positioned air vents and a 7.0-inch central touch screen for the standard Porsche Communications Management system that features proximity sensors and gesture control." -- Kelley Blue Book (2018)

Cargo

The Cayman has a 9.7-cubic-foot trunk in the rear (9.5 cubes in the GT4) and a 5.2-cubic-foot cargo area at the front of the car. The rear trunk is decently sized for a luxury sports car, and with the additional space from the front trunk, the Cayman has a good overall total. Admittedly, it's not as useful as just having one 15-cubic-foot trunk, however.

  • "Should practicality be on your radar, the Cayman's actually quite useful. No, it doesn't have the rear seats of its 911 relation, but it does have a pair of trunks, front and rear, making it a surprisingly usable daily driving proposition." -- Edmunds
  • "A compact front trunk complements the Cayman's rear cargo area, providing the small sports car with cargo space that rivals the best of its competitive set. We fit two carry-on suitcases in the trunk and two more in the front trunk. A steep rear-hatch angle, however, means owners will need to use soft duffel bags to make the most of the available space." -- Car and Driver
  • "Storage space is ample, and thanks to the mid-engine design, two trunks are provided: a large one up front and smaller one at the rear." -- Kelley Blue Book (2019)

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