Because the Porsche 718’s engine is mounted in the middle of the car for optimal weight distribution, you might expect a shortfall in practicality. But the hard-top Cayman models are especially roomy considering their size. In the cabin, there are just 2 seats, but each one comes with plenty of adjustment, ample headroom, and bags of shoulder room.
Speaking of bags, the 718 models get two different luggage bays in which to stow them. At the front, every version of the 718 comes with a 150-litre luggage tub, which is found under what would normally be the bonnet. It’s a deep load bay that won’t suit every kind of bag, but soft luggage will squeeze in with ease.
Luggage space at the rear is dependent on whether you choose a Boxster or a Cayman, with the hard-top cars offering more capacity. Open the 718 Cayman’s hatch and there’s a 272-litre space behind the seats, and that alone is the sort of room you get from a city car. Combine that with the front luggage bay and there’s more overall space in the Cayman than you get in a VW Golf. The Boxsters are less spacious, with a 122-litre rear load bay, as they sacrifice cargo space for somewhere to stash the fabric roof when it’s folded down.