The 2016 Porsche Cayman and the 2016 Jaguar F-Type are both seductive, highly desirable sports cars that provide impeccable handling, attractive styling, and of course, high speed thrills. If you’re in the market for a sports car, it would be hard to go wrong with either of these vehicles, but there are some important differences to think about. Find out how these vehicles really compare below.
First things first—there’s a basic difference between these two cars. The Cayman is a mid-engine rear-wheel drive vehicle, while the Jaguar is a front-engine rear-wheel drive vehicle. The mid-engine format means better weight distribution, better balance, and better handling overall.
That said, these cars both move quickly. The quickest versions will go from 0 to 60 mph in about 4 seconds in both cases, so neither will disappoint when it comes to speed. The Porsche Cayman also puts up incredibly frugal fuel economy numbers, with a best-possible 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway based on EPA estimates. The F-Type will burn more gas, with the most efficient model yielding only 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway. Neither is bad for a sports car—the Cayman is just better!
It’s worth noting that the most affordable Cayman will only cost you $53,595 MSRP. The Jaguar F-Type in most basic trim starts at $65,925 MSRP. They’re both equipped like the luxury models that they are: both get power seats, leather upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity, and navigation systems all standard. So why would you consider paying $10,000 more for the Jaguar F-Type? The Cayman even has more trunk space than the F-Type.
We’re proud to bring you the latest Porsche Cayman at your leading Porsche dealership serving Barrington and Chicagoland. Come take the Cayman out for a test drive, and see for yourself how it feels to drive a car that critics call one of the best handling sports cars ever made. We hope to see you soon here at 1475 S. Barrington Rd. in Barrington, IL. Come visit us so you can test drive the Cayman today!