2018 Porsche 718 Cayman vs. 2018 Volkswagen Golf R

If you happen to see the pictures of the 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman and the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R, you must have surely been mesmerized by their respective charms. Appealing to the eyes, these two sports cars will truly bring you places during a ride. Owning them will give you pride. Allow us to help you a bit before you make the decision though. We have this comparison to guide you when making a purchase.

Design & Style

Gifted with a picture-perfect body, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R will surely be one of your dream cars. This car has offered a great experience to riders too because apparently, apart from its solid exteriors, you will find how the inside has been finished as well. Interiors have been made from leather thus adding up to the reality that it defines luxury at its best.

But of course, the 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman will not be left lagging behind the Golf R. It has the makings of a truly elegant car with a solid body and accents as well as an interior made out of excellent quality materials. Making it more than just acceptable is the fact that the interiors have been patterned from the more expensive Porsche 911.

Technology & Safety

There is also a lot of things to love in the case of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R when speaking of technology and safety aspects, another set of feature that is so important in actualizing a purchase. The 8-inch touchscreen display in the Golf R which is slightly bigger than the 7-inch display in the 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman is good enough functional and easy to use too. Safety aids are also notable and include stuff such as pedestrian detection and lane departure warning among others. If there is a slight difference between these two in this area then that will be the fact that the Cayman has front parking sensors.


These two cars run on the same four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine. It has to be noted that the 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman produces a total output of 280lb-ft of torque and 300 horsepower whereas the Golf R only reaches a maximum of 292 horsepower with the same pound-feet of torque output as that of the Cayman.

Bottom Line

It has been quite obvious that there are some points of comparison between these two cars and if you are looking for the model that offers the complete package, it is never too hard to just go for the Porsche. It has all the makings of a truly remarkable car.

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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