Comparison: 2017 Jaguar F-Type vs 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman


Albany drivers looking for a luxury performance vehicle that will stand out on both the road and the track have a few options. You’re going to get a great car if you’re looking at brands like Jaguar and Porsche, but there are differences between models that you should pay attention to when shopping. 

In the battle between the 2017 Jaguar F-TYPE and the 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman, the objective differences mainly come down to power and standard features. Check out our one-to-one comparison to find out more: 


Jaguar F-TYPE

The 2017 F-TYPE is powered by a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine that churns out 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, while the F-TYPE S has a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 that makes 380 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque. It comes standard with rear-wheel drive (which also has the option for a manual transmission) or available all-wheel drive. 

Meanwhile, the F-TYPE R and F-TYPE SVR both have 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engines that make 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque or 575 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, respectively. These models both have standard all-wheel drive and 8-speed automatic transmission. 

Porsche 718 Cayman 

The 2017 718 Cayman comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged flat-4 engine that makes 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The 718 Cayman S model has a 2.5-liter turbocharged flat-4 that makes 350 horsepower and 309 lb-ft of torque. Both options have the choice between a 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual clutch transmission.


Jaguar F-TYPE

The 2017 F-TYPE comes standard with an 8-inch capacitive touchscreen display with audio, climate, tech, and navigation controls. Additionally, all models feature a Meridian 770-watt audio system with 12 speakers, HD Radio, Sirius XM Radio, InControl Apps for smartphone connectivity, and Navigation System with Traffic Message Channel. It’s also standard with leather and Suede cloth seating, leatherette dash, sport-style seating, and interior ambient lighting. 

Optional features include heated seats and steering wheel, driver assistance technology, heated windshield, and red or sienna tan leather seating. 

Porsche 718 Cayman 

The 718 Cayman comes standard with the Porsche Communication Management System, which includes mobile phone connectivity. However, features such as navigation, Apple CarPlay, real-time traffic, Bose Surround Sound, or Burmester High-End Surround Sound will all add on to the sticker price. It does, however, come standard with ParkAssist and HomeLink universal transmitter, but driver assistance tech like adaptive cruise control and lane change assist are optional features. 

For seating, you can expect sport-style seats with the option for leather upholstery. One thing you may or may not like about the 718 Cayman and Cayman S is that they’re highly customizable, with many options for interior materials and styling. It gives you options, but it also adds on to the cost in the end.

Finally, while the 718 Cayman comes with a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty, the Jaguar F-TYPE edges it out with a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty.  


Jaguar F-TYPE

Starting at $61,400 MSRP

Porsche 718 Cayman 

Starting at $53,900 MSRP

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