2018 Porsche 718 Cayman vs. 2018 Mercedes Benz E-Class

There are a lot of car brands out there that are pitted against each other simply because they ring a bell to car lovers. Among the models you can actually choose from are the 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman and the 2018 Mercedes Benz E-Class. These two supercars will truly mesmerize you and make you want to buy any between them. However, it pays to take a closer look at what they can offer first before making the final decision. Allow this comparison to guide you.

Design & Style

The 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman has been excellently designed from the outside to its inside. In fact, once you get inside it, you will see a familiar ‘face’ in the cabin. That is the fact that it has been made to look the same way as that of the Porsche 911. The comfy seats add up to the level of confidence and comfort you will feel like a car owner as well.

Sophisticated – that is what the 2018 Mercedes E-Class exudes, on the other hand. This timeless beauty has been crafted very well that you cannot deny the remarkable quality of materials used to construct it. It is also roomy and has comfortable seats like that of the Porsche. What it lacks is the room for comfort in the rear seat. The sloping roofline is to blame for this issue.

Technology & Safety

Safety and technology features in the 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman are remarkable too. It has been gifted with the adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning system, and blind spot monitoring among others. These safety aids work very well with other technologies found inside it. Do not forget how the maker has included controls that work well with its infotainment system.

Inside the 2018 Mercedes Benz E-Class, on the other hand, you will also enjoy the inclusion of different technologies inside it. Safety features include semiautonomous driving. Technologies are complemented with a high-resolution display too. Can there be anything frustrating in these technology features? Well, steering wheel controls are sensitive to the touch which means you need to exercise caution while driving or you might just unconsciously hit the button without the need to do so.


Inside the hood of the 2018 Mercedes E-Class is an impressive V6 engine with a 3.0-liter capacity. This maximizes output up to 329 horsepower and 354lb-ft of torque. The Cayman’s four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine, meanwhile, can produce up to as much as 280lb-ft of torque and 300 horsepower. This may be lower figures compared to the E-Class but note that the Mercedes car model feels stiff along its standard suspension when driving on rough terrains.

The Bottom Line

There are things you will appreciate in the Mercedes E-Class but those things are superseded by what the 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman can offer. The Porsche is more than worthy to be your next big investment.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche 718 Cayman Test Drive Today?

Want to prove what makes the 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman worth a purchase? You can do so by booking a test drive with us here at Porsche of Princeton. You can find us in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and we are proud to serve the needs of car lovers in the state. You can simply visit our showroom or call us in advance to book your 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman test drive.

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