|2015 Porsche Boxster Base||2015 Porsche Cayman Base|
|2.7L Mid Flat Six||Engine||2.7L Mid Flat Six|
|265 HP / 206 lb-ft Torque||Power Ratings||275 HP / 213 lb-ft Torque|
|20 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy||Efficiency||20 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy|
Porsche Boxster vs. Porsche Cayman
At their core, the Porsche Boxster and Porsche Cayman are fairly similar vehicles. They both start around the $51,000 mark. They both feature flat-six mid engines. They both seat two passengers and are built for performance. But in the end, the Boxster and Cayman have a number distinct features that set them apart from one another.
Of course, the most notable distinction is their body styles. The Boxster is only available as a convertible while the Cayman is only available as a coupe, which makes them easily distinguishable despite similar styling. For many drivers, this is the distinction that determines which model they select, but if the choice goes beyond that, there are a few other key differences that may lead to a decision.
Choosing between the Porsche Boxster and Porsche Cayman
For performance-focused drivers, there is one additional Porsche Cayman variation that isn't available in the Boxster range. The Cayman GT4 represents the most performance-focused model in the range, even challenging the 911 in some areas. Capable of zipping from 0-60 in 4.2 seconds, the Cayman GT4 outperforms anything in the Boxster range.
In their standard configurations, other key differences include cargo space. Unsurprisingly, this favors the Cayman, which features 15 cubic feet of space compared to the 9.9 cubic feet of the Boxster. that differences can be attributed to the space necessary for the Boxster's roof to retract.
These two performance-focused two-seaters are both available at Aristocrat Porsche and are available to be test driven so you can start your own side-by-side comparison. We also recommend taking a look at the new Porsche 911 models, which take performance to the next level.