Porsche is always a known brand when it comes to sports cars that are enjoyable for any kind of driver. The newest release of the coupe model of the 2022 Porsche 718 once again gives drivers the ride of their lives as it zooms across the course with its Boxer 4 or Boxer 6 engine. Although its price is a bit on the heavier side, we find that the cost is well worth it for what you’re getting. This 2022 Porsche 718 review will go through the specs and features that make it a strong contender for anyone’s to-buy list.
Only a few changes can be seen for the coupe model of the 2022 Porsche 718. New colors are available as well as other customization features available for buyers to choose. Otherwise, no mechanical changes are present in this yearly release.
Buyers will notice that the 2022 Porsche 718 price point jumps not only from each trim level available, but also according to the transmission chosen. Two choices are available for customers: A 6-Speed manual transmission and Porsche’s 7-Speed Doppelkupplung or PDK (Automatic). Take note though that we’ve only listed down the Cayman coupe variants within our article. Below is a 2022 Porsche 718 cost table, detailing the different trim levels and transmission options available:
|2022 Porsche 718 Cayman (MT)||$60,500*|
|2022 Porsche 718 Cayman PDK (Automatic)||$63,710*|
|2022 Porsche 718 Cayman T (MT)||$69,600*|
|2022 Porsche 718 Cayman T (PDK) (Automatic)||$73,330*|
|2022 Porsche 718 Cayman S (MT)||$72,500*|
|2022 Porsche 718 Cayman S (PDK) (Automatic)||$75,710*|
|2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 (MT)||$87,400*|
|2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 (PDK) (Automatic)||$91,130*|
The 2022 Porsche 718 lease price and financing options are all available for view on their official website. Potential buyers can find there the various programs and benefits of leasing, as well as the brand’s end-of-lease terms. Make sure to check it out and see what deals are available in your local area.
The 2022 Porsche 718 specs list changes as you go up the various trim levels, improving the engine that powers this sports car. The base model makes use of a 2-Liter Turbocharged Boxer 4 which generates 300 horsepower and a torque output of 280 pounds-feet. The Porsche Cayman S upgrades the engine to a 2.5-Liter Turbocharged Boxer 4. This setup gives a bit more power to it as its horsepower reaches 350 and its torque output makes it to 309 pounds-feet. Last up is the GTS 4.0 trim level which replaces the Boxer 4 with a 4.0-Liter Naturally Aspirated Boxer 6. Drivers that are planning to go for this model will enjoy a power output of 394 horsepower and torque of 309 pounds-feet.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
As we can see from the table below, the PDK (Automatic) transmission seems to be the most fuel efficient of all the choices. We also see that the Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 is the big gas guzzler of all the trim levels. Below is a summary of all the MPG estimates of all the trim levels of the 2022 Porsche 718:
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Porsche 718 Cayman MT||20||26||22|
|2022 Porsche 718 Cayman PDK||21||27||24|
|2022 Porsche 718 Cayman T (MT)||20||26||22|
|2022 Porsche 718 Cayman T (PDK)||21||27||23|
|2022 Porsche 718 Cayman S (MT)||19||24||21|
|2022 Porsche 718 Cayman S (PDK)||19||25||22|
|2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 (MT)||17||23||19|
|2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 (PDK)||18||24||20|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
Porsche has done a lot of good work on the 2022 Porsche 718 interior cabin. With seats for up to two people, its main focus is to deliver a thrilling ride rather than be a utility vehicle for daily drives. The seats of the base Cayman model are 2 sport seats with electric adjustment of the backrest. It also features manual adjustment for the seat height and chair position. The passengers will also be able to enjoy heating features on the front seats. The GTS 4.0 model improves the front seating by replacing the seat centers with a material called “Race-Tex”. The new Sports Seats Plus are also used in the cabin, being much more comfortable and hosting more features than the standard variant. Cargo capacity for the front compartment stands at 5.2 cubic feet and the rear compartment at 9.7 cubic feet.
Passengers can operate the infotainment system of the Porsche 718 through a 4.6-inch Touchscreen display. Navigation, Audio systems, and Phone displays can all be viewed from this screen. Drivers have an integrated instrument cluster which contains 3 round dials for tracking your car’s performance. Android users may not like the lack of integration with the car, but Apple users will rejoice with the inclusion of wired Apple CarPlay. The audio system in-use on the Porsche 718 is an 8-speaker setup which has a sound output of around 150 watts. There are 2 options available to upgrade this: One that’s sourced from BOSE and one sourced from Burmester.
As always, Porsche has worked in an extensive safety system for both drivers and passengers alike. An anti-theft system is available which comes with an engine immobilizer and alarms in the case of a break-in. Porsche has also introduced a Side Impact Protection System which makes use of a set of strategically placed airbags to minimize injuries during collisions. For driver-assistive features, Porsche once again introduces their ParkAssist system to the 2022 Porsche 718. Cruise Control is another standard feature which we’ve come to expect of high-class cars such as the ones made by the brand. Lastly, HomeLink helps bring in the high-tech feel to the Porsche 718 as it allows for wireless operation of your garage doors.
Porsche’s extensive warranty plan is comparable to that of its competitors. Their limited warranty spans for 4 years or the first 50,000 miles driven. The Powertrain warranty lasts for the same amount of time: 4 years or the first 50,000 miles. The company does offer complimentary maintenance for new buyers which is offered for 1 year or the first 10,000 miles driven.