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Porsche Macan

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Porsche Macan 2017 4-door SUV
Trim Shown: Turbo w/Performance Pkg
Porsche's latest addition combines much of the performance and feel of its sports cars with the functional package of a small SUV. For 2017, three 3.0-liter V6 turbo engines are offered, ranging from 340 to 400 hp, in addition to a new 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder. Typically equipped S models land in the low-$60,000 range, and the uplevel Turbo starts at $76,000. Though based on the previous-generation Audi Q5, the power, handling, and engine note are true Porsche, as are the seats, controls, fit and finish, and attention to detail. The firm ride is steady and controlled but not plush. The cabin is quite snug, and the center dashboard is a dizzying array of buttons that can be confusing at first.

See Reliability page for the latest 2017 Porsche Macan recalls.

Safety Equipment

ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.

Road Test

When Porsche launched their first SUV back in 2004, brand loyalists howled. The idea that a carmaker rooted in building finely crafted, uncompromising sports cars would dilute the brand DNA with something so suburban and mainstream was simply too muc...


  • The most thrilling SUVs we've tested; feels like a good sports sedan
  • Macan S packs plenty of power, even with the base turbocharged V6


  • Expensive for its size; options quickly drive up the price
  • Compact interior and cargo area

Best Version to Get

We would stick with a Macan S, which has plenty of power. Adding the $5,990 Premium Package Plus gets a moon roof and HID headlights, along with the rear camera and 14-way adjustable Comfort seats that include power lumbar control. Ordering a Porsche involves sifting through a lot of mi...


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 7-speed Sequential
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (252 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 turbo (360 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 turbo (340 hp)
  • 3.6-liter V6 turbo (400 hp)