New Toyota GR Supra vs Porsche 718 Cayman: practicality

If power corrupts, having less of it isn’t a bad thing, right? To find out, we're pitting the new four-cylinder Toyota Supra against its main sports car rival from Porsche...

Toyota GR Supra 2021 seats

Space and practicality

Front space, rear space, seating flexibility, boot

On paper, the Cayman pretty much matches the leg room offered in the Supra. It isn’t quite that simple, though. To achieve this, you have to have its backrest fairly upright; if it’s reclined, it’ll hit the bulkhead behind and stop the seat from sliding all the way back on its runners. So, in real terms the Supra is appreciably more accommodating. It’s broader, too, but with less head room.

In short, a six-footer will fit just fine in both, but you might find that the Cayman suits you better if you’re long in the body, or the Supra if you’re long in the leg. Both cars offer a decent glovebox and a couple of cupholders, but the Cayman has bigger door pockets.

Porsche 718 Cayman 2021 seats

Boot space is largely even-stevens but is divvied up in different ways. The Cayman has a boot at either end; the front one is deep and square, the back one wider and shallow. The Supra has just the one boot at the back, but both cars will accommodate four carry-on suitcases in total.

The Supra’s curious lack of any divider to separate the passenger compartment from the boot means unsecured items can become projectiles under heavy braking, though.

Boot space

Toyota GR Supra

Toyota GR Supra 2021 boot

Boot 290 litres Suitcases 4

Porsche 718 Cayman

Porsche 718 Cayman 2021 boot

Boot 150 litres (f), 184 litres (r) Suitcases 4

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