The Porsche Macan compact luxury crossover offers the convenience and practicality of a crossover while still maintaining some of the sportier characteristics that smaller cars offer. The Porsche Macan was launched in 2014, and it is still in its initial generation.
The Porsche Macan excels at thrill-seeking drivers thanks to its quick gear changes and two powerful engines. The car’s exhaust emits a pleasant growl, but is not irritating during long drives. The suspension is firm and does not penalize anyone riding in it for any potholes on the road. The Turbo model offers a noticeable boost in performance, but the S will likely provide enough performance for most drivers. Although the Macan’s interior is not the largest, it offers superior performance all around.
Pricing and Trims
The Macan is available in two trims, S and Turbo. The standard equipment for the S includes 19 inch wheels, power folding and heated sides mirrors, an active bi-xenon headlights and cruise control. There are also dual zone automatic climate controls, cruise control, dual-zone auto climate control, power accessories, leather-simulated suede upholstery, memory-setting front seats, 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats, Bluetooth connectivity, 7 inches infotainment touchscreen interface, and sound system with 11 speakers, a CD player and an iPod/USB interface. Upgrade to Turbo trim level for heated front seats, adaptive dampers, unique wheels, fascias in front and rear, LED foglights and leather upholstery. The optional Sport Chrono package includes a launch control function, stopwatch embedded in the top of dashboard, and sport calibrations to the suspension, engine, and transmission. The stand-alone options include skid plates and body side skirts, auto dimming mirrors and torque vectoring. There are also three-zone climate control, adaptive headlights with automated high beams, heated steering wheels, front and rear parking sensors, Burmester sound systems with 16 speakers, adaptive cruise controller, voice commands, smartphone integration, ventilated rear seats and ventilated front seats. The MSRP for a Macan is approximately $50,000 and a factory invoice of $48,000 for the S model. The MSRP of the Macan is $22,000 higher with Turbo trim. As a member, you’ll get an upfront price and savings from your Certified Dealer.
Performance and Engine
The Porsche Macan S is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 engine. It produces 340 horsepower and 339 Lb.-ft. It is available with an all-wheel drive and a seven speed automated manual transmission (PDK). Porsche claims that 0-60 acceleration takes just 5.2 seconds. The Sport Chrono package takes 5.0 seconds. The turbo models come with a 3.6-liter turbocharged, V6 engine. It produces 400 horsepower and 406 lb.ft. of torque. It is available with all-wheel drive and the same seven speed transmission. The acceleration from 0-60 takes only 4.6 seconds. If the Sport Chrono package is installed, it will take 4.4 seconds. The Macan can tow 5,291 pounds when properly equipped.
The Macan is based on the same design themes as the modern Porsche cars. Anyone familiar with them will feel right at ease inside it. There are many color options available, including light tan and black, as well as grey. Although the center console and dashboard may seem cluttered with buttons and knobs at first, Porsche has made it clear that they have arranged them in a logical sequence, making it easier for drivers to understand. The Macan’s interior is just like other Porsches. It features premium materials and craftsmanship worthy of being included in the best luxury car interiors. It is a cockpit-like experience because the interior is tilted towards the driver. The new 918 Spyder’s steering wheel is just as exciting. Although the front seats are comfortable and offer plenty of space, the rear seats lack sufficient headroom and legroom so taller people cannot comfortably sit in the back. With 17.7 cubic feet of cargo space, the cargo area is adequate. The cargo area can be expanded to 53 cubic feet if the rear seats are folded down. This is still nothing to shout about.