2021 Porsche Cayman vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Claiming the top spot in the world of luxury sports cars, the 2021 Porsche Cayman is praised for its roomy and comfortable seats, as well as its outstanding handling capabilities. It also has a powerful set of engines in its various trim levels.

Holding a place in the middle of the luxury sports car rankings, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class delivers in terms of comfort and high-end interior. This has an outdated infotainment system though.

Design & Style

Seating two people comfortable in its spacious interior, you will be shocked that the Cayman has that amount of space with its small configuration. This makes it even more pleasant and appealing even to taller occupants. While the ride focuses more on the driver’s side of the vehicle, it cannot be discounted that this gives a high-quality feel to its occupants.

The Mercedes-Benz SL, on the other hand, is also a two-seat sports car. This comes with a power-retractable roof that is fitted with a glass panel. This can be lowered when the car is moving at 25 mph. The ride also offers comfort to all passengers, including taller occupants. While it has high-quality materials inside, it is not as impressive as its other brothers from the brand.

Technology & Safety

In terms of technology, you can count on a lot of things in the 2021 Cayman. This ride has a seven-inch touch screen paired with its Porsche Communication Management infotainment system. It has a user-friendly interface and also boasts of other features like the Bluetooth, two USB ports, Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, HD radio, and eight speakers. The ride is gifted with front and rear parking sensors as well as a rearview camera.

The SL has the COMAND infotainment system which is fitted with an eight-inch touchscreen. This also has Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto integration. Among other technologies included in the base trim is a satellite radio, two USB ports, Bluetooth, and a nine-speaker audio system from Harman Kardon. Overall, the system looks older when compared to those found in its competitors. Safety features include the Pre-Safe for automatic window roll up during frontal collision. It lacks front and rear parking sensors though.


The 2021 Porsche Cayman has the base engine that can reach up to 300 horsepower. Its more powerful engine can reach up to 350 horsepower with a version that can reach 400 horsepower. The SL, on the other hand, has the 362-horsepower version as well as the 449-horsepower.

The Bottom Line

This comparison definitely shows how dominant the Cayman is over the SL. It is a work of art embodied in a sporty and modern ride. It has a reliable infotainment setup with a range of engine configurations that you can count on.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche Cayman Test Drive Today?

Want to prove what makes the 2021 Porsche 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 2021 Porsche Cayman test drive.


Porsche Princeton 40.2949476, -74.6829876.