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Parkers overall rating: 5 out of 5 5.0

No Porsche has ever been crash tested by Euro NCAP but the Cayman comes very well equipped with standard safety equipment. All cars get six airbags and a sophisticated stability control system called PSM (or Porsche Stability Management) which incorporates a host of features including ABS, traction control and automatic brake differential. Models from 2009 feature a brake pre-loading system which gives the Cayman even shorter stopping distances in an emergency.

The standard brakes are very responsive, but enthusiasts can go for the optional Ceramic Composite Brakes. They're available on the Cayman S but do cost several thousands of pounds.

It may be a two-seater sports car, but the Cayman is surprisingly practical. Don't expect to carry huge amounts in it, however the fact that it has the engine in the middle means there's luggage room in the front and back. The front compartment is surprisingly deep while the rear boot is fairly wide. Together they offer 410 litres of storage - that's more than a Ford Focus hatchback.

Few other high performance cars are as generous and there are also storage compartments inside behind the seats.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Porsche Cayman (05-12).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Partial leather seat trim
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

Black Edition equipment

Black Edition standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Black Edition optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Isofix child seat anchor points

R equipment

R standard equipment
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
R optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Partial leather seat trim
S optional equipment
None available

S Design Edition equipment

S Design Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
S Design Edition optional equipment
  • Partial leather seat trim

S Sport equipment

S Sport standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
S Sport optional equipment
  • Partial leather seat trim