2018 Porsche 718 Cayman vs. 2018 Buick Regal

The 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman has received acclaim for its sexy looks, blistering speed, outstanding engine and opulent interior. But it faces an unexpected rival in the 2018 Buick Regal, an outback with substantial power, smooth handling, and impeccable styling. Which of them should be in your driveway?

Design & Style

The Buick Regal is a hatchback sedan that lives up to its name. It features chrome trim along the lining of the window, with lining on the sides that bisects the handles of the door. The front of the vehicle is sculpted and refined, with a grille similar to the Concept Avenir featured at the 2015 auto show in Detroit. Air inlets can be seen near the corners and it has more than enough space for cargo. The Porsche 718 Cayman opts for two seats so that its performance can be maximized. It has sharper exterior lines than older editions, with a more pronounced rear and wheels which are twenty inches. The interior features ultra-comfortable leather with an array of switches comparable to a fighter jet.

Technology & Safety

In light of the incredible speed and acceleration Porsche is known for, safety is taken seriously. Those who pilot the 718 Cayman will be protected by an assortment of airbags, including one for the thorax. There is a control for stability and traction, emergency automatic brakes, lane control, blind area monitoring and parking sensors. Within the cabin, the two passengers will enjoy all sorts of comforts, such as an audio system with six speakers, seven-inch touchscreens, support for USB and Bluetooth, and infotainment. The Buick Regal has many active safety mechanisms. Drivers can expect park assist, notifications for cross traffic in the rear, blind area monitoring, protection against forward collisions, automated emergency brakes and lane and cruise control. The interior features Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, support for Bluetooth, adjustable seats, keyless ignition, a camera in the rearview, touchscreens which are seven inches and USB support.


The Buick Regal has a suspension and engine which are tuned well. Although not as sporty as the Porsche 718, the turbo 4, 2-liter engine provides rapid acceleration, providing a maximum of 250 horsepower with 295 pounds of torque, which allows it to reach sixty in about 6.2 seconds. The Porsche 718 Cayman has a flat 4 engine that is 2 liters and turbocharged, enabling it to produce 300 horsepower with 280 pounds of torque. It can go from zero to sixty in about 4.9 seconds.

The Bottom Line

The Porsche 718 Cayman has an edge in performance, while the Buick Regal has an edge in cargo and seating capacity. This would make them evenly matched, if it were not for the fact that advanced safety features cost extra in the Buick and its interior lacks the upscale feel of the Porsche, so the 718 Cayman wins.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche 718 Cayman Test Drive Today?

Feel how it is like to drive a luxury car offering the total package like that of what the 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman offers. You can drive this stellar car here with us at Manhattan Motorcars. We are located in New York, and we are servicing the needs of car buyers in the Tri-State area. Visit us today at our showroom or call us to book your Porsche 718 Cayman test drive appointment in advance.

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