2021 Toyota Supra vs. 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman

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Safety

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Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The Supra offers optional Emergency Braking that uses rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The 718 Cayman doesn’t offer backup collision prevention brakes.

The Supra’s lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The 718 Cayman doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

To help make backing safer, the Supra’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The 718 Cayman doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The Supra’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The 718 Cayman doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Supra and the 718 Cayman have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems and rear parking sensors.

Warranty

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Toyota’s powertrain warranty covers the Supra 1 year and 10,000 miles longer than Porsche covers the 718 Cayman. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Coverage on the 718 Cayman ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.

Toyota pays for scheduled maintenance on the Supra for 1 year and 15000 miles longer than Porsche pays for maintenance for the 718 Cayman (2/25000 vs. 1/10,000).

There are over 6 times as many Toyota dealers as there are Porsche dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Supra’s warranty.

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2020 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Toyota vehicles are better in initial quality than Porsche vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Toyota 19th in initial quality. With 9 more problems per 100 vehicles, Porsche is ranked 24th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2019 Auto Issue reports that Toyota vehicles are more reliable than Porsche vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Toyota third in reliability. Porsche is ranked fourth.

Engine

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The Supra has more powerful engines than the 718 Cayman:

Torque

Supra 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder

295 lbs.-ft.

Supra 3.0 turbo 6-cylinder

368 lbs.-ft.

718 Cayman 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder

280 lbs.-ft.

718 Cayman S 2.5 turbo 4-cylinder

309 lbs.-ft.

718 Cayman GT4 4.0 GT3 6-cylinder

309 lbs.-ft.

Transmission

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An eight-speed automatic is available on the Toyota Supra, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only a seven-speed automatic is available for the 718 Cayman.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Supra stops shorter than the 718 Cayman:

Supra

718 Cayman

70 to 0 MPH

147 feet

148 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

99 feet

100 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Supra has larger tires than the 718 Cayman (F:255/35R19 & R:275/35R19 vs. F:235/45R18 & R:265/45R18). The Supra 3.0’s front tires are larger than the largest tires available on the 718 Cayman (255/35R19 vs. 245/35R20).

The Supra 2.0’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the 718 Cayman’s standard 45 series tires.

Suspension and Handling

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For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Supra is 2.8 inches wider in the front and 2.2 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the 718 Cayman.

The Supra’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (51.5% to 48.5%) than the 718 Cayman’s (44.7% to 55.3%). This gives the Supra more stable handling and braking.

The Supra 3.0 Premium handles at 1.07 G’s, while the 718 Cayman pulls only 1.00 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

For better maneuverability, the Supra’s turning circle is 2 feet tighter than the 718 Cayman’s (34.1 feet vs. 36.1 feet). The Supra’s turning circle is 3.4 feet tighter than the 718 Cayman GT4’s (34.1 feet vs. 37.5 feet).

Passenger Space

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The Supra has 2.9 cubic feet more passenger volume than the 718 Cayman (50.9 vs. 48).

Ergonomics

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The Supra offers a remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The 718 Cayman doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The Supra 3.0 Premium has a standard heads-up display that projects speed and warning light readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The 718 Cayman doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

If the windows are left open on the Supra the driver can close them all at the outside door handle or from a distance using the remote. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the 718 Cayman can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The Supra’s power window, power lock, power mirror and cruise control switches are lit from behind, making them plainly visible and easier to operate at night. The 718 Cayman’s cruise control switches are unlit, making them difficult to find at night and operate safely.

The Supra’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The 718 Cayman’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

The Supra has a standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. Dual zone air conditioning costs extra on the 718 Cayman.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Toyota Supra 3.0 Premium/A91 Edition has a standard wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. The 718 Cayman doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.

Recommendations

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Consumer Reports® chose the Toyota Supra as its “Top Pick,” the highest scoring vehicle in its category, based on reliability, safety and performance.

Motor Trend performed a comparison test in its October 2019 issue and the Toyota Supra won out over the Porsche 718 Cayman.

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