2012 Porsche Cayman Interior
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Going for the 2012 Porsche Cayman doesn’t mean sacrificing interior comfort or luxury for performance. Reviewers like its excellent materials and build quality, as well as the comfortable seats.
- Plenty of Porsche heritage is evident in the detailing of the Cayman's compact but well-finished and comfortable cabin, starting with the signature dash-mounted ignition to the left of the three-spoke steering wheel and lots of leather and brushed aluminum accent trim." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "Should you wish to double the base price of the Cayman, Porsche will happily oblige you with a seemingly endless options list. Within popular packages such as Convenience, Infotainment (with or without a Bose audio upgrade), Design and Design Sport, you'll find items such as adaptive bi-xenon headlights, a navigation system, satellite radio, a seven-speaker sound system, larger wheels and tires, and aerodynamic kits."--Edmunds
- "Rich-feeling, carefully assembled cabin materials enhance the sophisticated ambiance, but Porsche charges extra for amenities some rivals include as standard, including full leather upholstery and power seats." -- Consumer Guide
Reviewers like the seats in the 2012 Porsche Cayman. Though a few mention that the two-seat cockpit is small, others like how supportive the base seats are, and even comment that the optional sport seats aren’t really needed – the base seats are that good.
- "Sharing much of its cabin with the Boxster roadster, the Cayman is hardly spacious. Legroom is tighter than in other two-seaters and 2+2 coupes, while the small greenhouse can feel a bit confining. On the upside, the standard seats are remarkably comfortable and supportive, and the optional sport seats really aren't necessary."--Edmunds
- "Cayman's low-slung cockpit is roomy enough for six-footers. The seats are exceptionally supportive during aggressive cornering, but they lack long-distance lumbar firmness. Visibility fore and aft is excellent, but the view to the rear corners is compromised by excessively thick roof pillars. Entry and exit demands some flexibility." -- Consumer Guide
The 2012 Cayman and Cayman S come standard with power windows, driver and passenger seats with electric backrest adjustment, air conditioning and a radio. Optional features include ParkAssist, Bluetooth connectivity, heated seats, a Bose Surround Sound System, navigation and Porsche Communication Management (PCM), the central unit for audio, navigation and communication controls. While reviewers appreciate all the features, a few say that some of the gauges can be tough to read.
- "The 2012 Porsche Cayman's interior boasts premium materials and proper sports car seating. The oversized center-mounted tachometer conveys the Cayman's high-performance DNA, although the analog speedometer's tiny numbers and huge range make it more decorative than functional (the trip computer's digital speedo readout is more useful). Some controls are a bit fussy, but the present center control stack is much friendlier than before, especially the touchscreen included with PCM and/or the navigation system." --Edmunds
The 2012 Porsche Cayman has a respectable amount of cargo room thanks to its mid-mounted engine. The Cayman has front and rear cargo holds that combine to create a total of 14.5 cubic feet of space. Some reviewers say that though the two trunks are nice, they are awkwardly shaped.
- "In regard to trunk space, there are 9 cubic feet available in the rear hatch (located behind the engine and cabin), and a front trunk expands total storage capacity to 14.5 cubic feet. Despite this impressive total, though, both compartments are awkwardly shaped."--Edmunds
- "However, with stowage space under both the front hood and beneath the rear hatch, the Cayman has a good deal more practicality than might be apparent at first glance." -- Kelley Blue Book