Porsche is one of the most respected brand names in both the luxury vehicle market and the sports car world, so it makes sense that so many drivers in and around Los Angeles come to Beverly Hills Porsche when they want to add a new model to their collection. Two popular choices are the Porsche Boxster roadster and the Porsche Cayman coupe. Often our customers ask us the difference between the two models, which is why we’ve prepared this page detailing the specifics of both.
Though both the convertible and the fixed-roof models use the same engines, the Cayman has a slight advantage over the Boxster in power. In either case, both use a mid-engine layout, and offer Los Angeles area drivers the choice of standard six-speed manual transmission or Porsche PDK seven-speed automatic transmission, each which can make any trip an exhilarating experience.
|Base/Black trims 2.7L 6-cylinder||S trim 3.4L 6-cylinder||GTS trim 3.4L 6-cylinder||Spyder/GT4 trims 3.8L 6-cylinder|
|Boxster||265 HP @ 6700 rpm 206 lb.-ft. torque||315 HP @ 6700 rpm 266 lb.-ft. torque||330 HP @ 6700 rpm 273 lb.-ft. torque||375 HP @ 6700 rpm 309 lb.-ft. torque|
|Cayman||275 HP @ 7400 rpm 213 lb.-ft. torque||325 HP @ 7400 273 lb.-ft. torque||340 HP @ 7400 rpm 280 lb.-ft. torque||385 HP @ 7400 rpm 310 lb.-ft. torque|
Other performance features include:
The most obvious difference between these two models is their body style: the 2016 Boxster is only available as two-seat convertible, while the two-seat Porsche Cayman is only available as a coupe.
Both models offer front and rear cargo space, thanks to the mid-placed engine. The Boxster offers a combined 10 cu. ft. of cargo space, and the Cayman can provide 15 cu. ft., not needing to leave room for a retractable roof.
With both the roadster and coupe, drivers of any height will find the seats very supportive. Comfort can be improved with available dual-zone automatic climate control, and heated seats and steering wheel.
The current Porsche Boxster and Porsche Cayman share a flowing, high-mounted center console, embedded with a seven-inch high-resolution touchscreen display for the Porsche Communication Management System, with an available navigation function.
The Sport Chrono package adds a performance display and digital/analog stopwatch that will allow Los Angeles area drivers to record lap times. Drivers who choose the PDK transmission and the Sport Chrono package will also get Launch Control, which uses numerous sensors to calculate and initiate the best acceleration from a standing start.
Thanks to engineering that favors rigidity, and lightweight high-strength aluminum-steel components, Los Angeles area luxury sports car drivers who find themselves in either of these two models will be safe in a collision. Both have front, side head, and side thorax airbags for both passengers, and the 2016 Porsche Cayman adds knee airbags as well.
The 2016 Porsche Boxster starts at $52,100 while the 2016 Porsche Cayman has a starting MSRP of $52,600. With many shared features and similar performance, the best way for drivers in and around Los Angeles trying to determine which luxury sports model is right for them is to get behind the wheel of these two Porsche models. Interested shoppers should contact Beverly Hills Porsche by phone or through our contact form to arrange their test drive.