Buying a new car in Cayman is easy: we have very reputable car dealers for many well known brands and you are not restricted on the number of cars per household that you can own, as is the case in other countries. We also do not have any size restrictions on cars (except Hummers, which cannot be wider than 6.7ft) and it is commonly acknowledged that 80% of cars on Cayman's roads are SUVs.
When looking for a new car it is worth considering which make and models we have dealerships for. Almost every make of car is available to purchase and you can own as many cars as you want, but there are no authorised dealers on the Island for Acura, Alfa Romeo, Buick, Citroen, Peugeot and Porsche, so getting parts for these makes can be more complicated.
It is also worth noting that there are certain things which will make a car far easier to sell when it comes time for you to sell it on: light coloured cars (cream, white and silver) sell far more easily than a dark coloured car which can struggle to stay cool (even with good air conditioning) in the heat and relentless sun of a typical day in Cayman; right hand drive cars sell more easily than left hand drive; and automatic cars sell more easily than manual.
We have very good dealerships for Audi and Volkswagen (Arch Automotive), BMW, Mini and Kia (G.T. Automotive), Chevrolet (Advanced Automotive), Ford, Toyota and Lexus (Vampt Motors), Honda, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi and Suzuki (Car City), Hyundai and SSang Yong (Prestige Motors), Land Rover, Jaguar, Renault, Subaru, Volvo and Changan (Trac Automotive). Below we list examples of the prices that new cars sell for in the Cayman Islands:
Cost of New Cars in Cayman
The prices below are for brand new models and are the quoted starting price.
- a Toyota Agya CI$16,900 (2021 models)
- a BMW 3 Series CI$50,000 (2022 models)
- a Chevrolet Cavalier CI$23,100 (2022 models)
- an Audi A3 CI$33,900 (2022 models)
- a Honda Civic EXL CI$28,900 and a Honda Accord CI$37,900 (2021 models)
- a MINI Cooper Hatch CI$34,000 (2021 models) and a MINI Countryman CI$30,000 (2022 models)
For SUVs, which account for 80% of the car sales in the Cayman Islands:
- a Honda CRV LX CI$29,900 (2021 models)
- a BMW X1 CI$41,200 and a BMW X4 CI$65,800 (2021 models)
- an Audi Q3 CI$58,000 (2021 models)
- a Mercedes Benz GLC300 CI$62,000 (2021 models)
- a Ford Edge CI$36,900 (2021 models)
- a Toyota Fortuna CI$42,900 and a Toyota C-HR Hybrid CI$31,900 (2021 models)
- a Chevrolet Trax CI$21,995 (2021 models)
- a Hyundai Creta GLS CI$24,900 and a Hyundai Tucson CI$27,500 (2021 models)
- a Kia Sorento CI$34,600 (2021 models)
- a Suzuki Vitara CI$25,900 (2021 models)
And an Island favourite:
- the new 4-door hard top Jeep Wrangler Sahara JL for CI$53,900 (2022 models)
Ask what the cost of the vehicle includes, such as inspection, licensing, maintenance and warranty.
New Car Dealers
Listed below are Cayman’s authorised dealers. Most dealerships do not carry a large inventory of parts but they can order them. Please note that there are no authorised dealers on the Island for Acura, Alfa Romeo, Buick, Citroen, Peugeot and Porsche.