2018 Porsche 718 Cayman vs. 2018 Volkswagen Beetle

Praises shower from all sides when we talk about models like the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle and the 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman. Both the models have a lot to offer in terms of design, performance, and technology. If you have to choose between them, this comparison will give you a great idea about which one to go for.

Design & Style

Both the convertible and Beetle coupe are 4-seaters with base models featuring cloth upholstery. Both drivers and passengers can find comfort in the front seats, which are quite supportive. However, you don’t want to be at the back with confined space on offer, and not quite spacious to stretch out. Apart from that, the interior is good enough with bright colors and clean lines, along with some cheap materials as well.

On the other hand, the 2018 718 Cayman is a 2-seater vehicle with partial leather upholstery. The standard seats have a couple of adjustments. The key talking point here is the interior, which inclines mostly towards elegant sports car, keeping the entire thing driver-focused. There are plenty of upgraded materials, and other high-class options like supple leather brushed aluminum and mahogany.

Technology & Safety

Speaking of technology, a 5-inch touch screen comes standard in Beetle, along with 8-speaker audio system, USB port, and Bluetooth. Basic feature that is missing in this model includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The system is easy to use, but rivals offer more advanced systems. The physical controls are user-friendly, but it can be difficult to read the labels.

The 2018 Porsche Cayman comes with a Porsche Communication Management Interface with a 7-inch touch screen. Other key features include Bluetooth and USB ports, along with an optional navigation system. You have the flexibility of choosing between 12-speaker Burmester high-end sound system and 10-speaker Bose surround sound system. Some of the safety features include parking sensors and a rearview camera.


Performance is one of the key factors in determining the actual value of a vehicle. The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle gets a brand new engine in the form of 2.0 liter 4-cylinder powertrain, however, it disappoints with its low fuel efficiency rating. The 2018 Cayman, on the other hand, has a 300 HP turbocharged engine that offers little to no turbo lag. You will literally enjoy the 6-speed manual transmission.

The Bottom Line

Given the above comparison, it is quite clear that Volkswagen Beetle stands nowhere in comparison to Porsche Cayman. It has everything to offer that you may expect from a luxury car as such. So if you are looking to invest, make sure you are going for Porsche over Volkswagen.

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