2018 Porsche 718 Cayman vs. 2018 Lexus ES 350

The 2018 Lexus ES 350 exudes elegance, but the 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman offers better athletic handling. If you have to choose one of them, which one will you go for? Let us make your decision easier with this brief comparison.

Design & Style

The 2018 Lexus ES is a 5-seater vehicle with standard leather upholstery and 10-way power adjustable seats. The front seats are quite comfortable, while the rear seats are just about average. The headroom is good enough, but some passengers may need more space. With modern design and luxurious surfaces, the cabin materials are quite good.

On the other hand, the 2018 Porsche Cayman can seat up to 2 people in its standard sport seats configuration. Drivers can find a good position, and there are plenty of leather upholstery options you have in this regard. The interior is quite a class with a majority of controls positioned for driver’s convenience.  There are top notch materials throughout with high-class options like supple leather, brushed aluminum and mahogany.

Technology & Safety

Some of the standard features in the 2018 Lexus ES 350 include 8-inch infotainment display screen, moonroof, HD Radio, Satellite Radio, 8-speaker stereo, USB port and Bluetooth. Some key features like App Suite, Remote Touch Controller, voice recognition and navigation system are missing in the standard model.

For the 2018 Porsche Cayman, it comes standard with the PCM interface that features 7-incg touch screen, Bluetooth and USB port. We suggest using the detailed navigation system with smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay. A couple of standard safety features in the base model include parking sensors and a rearview camera.


Performance is the backbone of any vehicle. Speaking of which, the 2018 Lexus ES comes standard with a V6 3.5-liter engine that can put out as much as 248 lb-ft of torque and 268 HP. The numbers are not quite great for a luxury vehicle, but just enough to move the vehicle smoothly. This is where the 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman steals the show with a 300 HP 4-cylinder engine fitted with a turbocharger. Also, you get a higher fuel economy, in addition to enjoyable manual transmission.

The Bottom Line

If you are in the market for one of those luxury cars that do not only have a price tag, but equivalent features to justify the same, there cannot be a better choice than Porsche Cayman. Lexus has its own share of brand value in the industry, and ES 350 is certainly a good vehicle. However if you take a look at the overall aspect in terms of handling, performance and design, Porsche may be a winner any given day.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche Cayman Test Drive Today?

It feels great to drive a luxury car offering the total package like that of the 2018 Porsche Cayman offers. You can drive this stellar car here with us at Porsche of Princeton. We are located in New Jersey, and service the needs of car buyers in the entire area. Visit us today at our showroom or call us to book your Porsche Cayman test drive appointment in advance.

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