2020 Porsche 718 Cayman vs. 2021 Jaguar F-Type

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Safety

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Both the 718 Cayman and the F-Type have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes and blind spot warning systems.

Warranty

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The 718 Cayman’s corrosion warranty is 6 years longer than the F-Type’s (12 vs. 6 years).

Reliability

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A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the 718 Cayman’s reliability 43 points higher than the F-Type.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Porsche vehicles are better in initial quality than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Porsche 15th in initial quality. With 27 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 31st.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Porsche vehicles are more reliable than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Porsche second in reliability, above the industry average. With 60 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 25th.

Engine

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As tested in Motor Trend the Porsche 718 Cayman 2.0 is faster than the F-Type P300 (automatics tested):

718 Cayman

F-Type

Zero to 60 MPH

4.1 sec

5.4 sec

Quarter Mile

12.5 sec

14.1 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

111.2 MPH

99.7 MPH

The flat cylinder configuration of the boxer engine in the 718 Cayman lowers its center of gravity, enhancing handling stability. The F-Type doesn’t offer a boxer engine configuration.

Fuel Economy and Range

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Regenerative brakes improve the 718 Cayman’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The F-Type doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

Transmission

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The 718 Cayman offers a manual transmission for better acceleration, control and fuel economy. The F-Type doesn’t offer a manual transmission.

The 718 Cayman offers an optional sequential manual gearbox (SMG). With no clutch pedal to worry about and a fully automatic mode, an SMG is much more efficient than a conventional automatic but just as easy to drive. The F-Type doesn’t offer an SMG.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the 718 Cayman GT4’s brake rotors are larger than those on the F-Type:

Cayman GT4

GT4 opt.

F-Type

F-Type R-Dynamic

F-Type R

F-Type opt.

Front Rotors

15 inches

16.1 inches

14 inches

15 inches

15 inches

15.7 inches

Rear Rotors

15 inches

15.4 inches

12.8 inches

12.8 inches

14.8 inches

15 inches

The 718 Cayman stops much shorter than the F-Type:

718 Cayman

F-Type

70 to 0 MPH

141 feet

151 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

97 feet

113 feet

Motor Trend

Suspension and Handling

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The 718 Cayman has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The F-Type’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

The 718 Cayman handles at 1.03 G’s, while the F-Type P300 Coupe pulls only .95 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The 718 Cayman S executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.7 seconds quicker than the F-Type P300 Coupe (23.7 seconds @ .89 average G’s vs. 25.4 seconds @ .73 average G’s).

Chassis

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The Porsche 718 Cayman may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 300 to 700 pounds less than the Jaguar F-Type.

The 718 Cayman is 3.6 inches shorter than the F-Type, making the 718 Cayman easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The design of the Porsche 718 Cayman amounts to more than styling. The 718 Cayman offers aerodynamic coefficients of drag from .3 to .34 Cd (depending on bodystyle and options). That is lower than the F-Type (.35 to .36). A more efficient exterior helps the 718 Cayman go faster and keeps the interior quieter. It also helps the 718 Cayman get better fuel mileage.

Cargo Capacity

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The 718 Cayman has a larger trunk than the F-Type Coupe (15 vs. 14.4 cubic feet).

To make loading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, just holding your hand near the emblem on the trunk can open the 718 Cayman’s available trunk, leaving your hands completely free. The F-Type doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its trunk, forcing you to put cargo down if your hands are full.

Servicing Ease

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J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Porsche service is better than Jaguar. J.D. Power ranks Porsche first in service department satisfaction. With a 68% lower rating, Jaguar is ranked 20th.

Ergonomics

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The 718 Cayman’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge - which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The F-Type does not have an oil pressure gauge.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the 718 Cayman offers an optional rear wiper. The F-Type doesn’t offer a rear wiper.

To help drivers see further while navigating curves, the 718 Cayman offers optional adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle. The F-Type doesn’t offer cornering lights.

The 718 Cayman’s sun-visors swivel front-to-side to block glare from the side windows. The F-Type’s visors are fixed into the windshield header.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the 718 Cayman PDK offers an optional Adaptive Cruise Control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The F-Type doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

With optional voice command, the 718 Cayman offers the driver hands free control of the radio and the navigation computer by simply speaking. The F-Type doesn’t offer a voice control system.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the 718 Cayman owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the 718 Cayman will cost $1315 to $8370 less than the F-Type over a five-year period.

The 718 Cayman will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the 718 Cayman will retain 59.69% to 60.13% of its original price after five years, while the F-Type only retains 40.76% to 43.42%.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Porsche 718 Cayman will be $12274 to $52100 less than for the Jaguar F-Type.

Recommendations

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The Cayman was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Ten” for 14 of the last 15 years. The F-Type has never been a Car and Driver “Top Ten” pick.

The 718 Cayman was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine’s “All Stars” for 3 of the last 7 years. The F-Type hasn’t been picked since 2014.

The Porsche 718 outsold the Jaguar F-Type by 70% during 2019.

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