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Porsche Macan

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Porsche Macan 2018 4-door SUV
Trim Shown: Base
Porsche's Macan combines much of the performance and feel of its sports cars with the functional package of a small SUV. Three 3.0-liter, V6 turbo engines are offered, ranging from 340 to 400 hp, in addition to a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder. Though based on the previous-generation Audi Q5, the power, handling, and engine note are true Porsche. In fact, this is one of the best-handling SUVs we've ever tested. The seats, controls, fit and finish, and attention to detail are all first-rate. 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. While the Macan isn't meant for utilitarian tasks, it possesses impressively high towing and payload capacities.

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...


  • Sporty handling for an SUV
  • Excellent seats


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

Best Version to Get

Adding the Premium Package Plus gets you a moon roof and HID headlights, along with 14-way adjustable Comfort seats that include power lumbar control. Buying a Porsche involves sifting through a lot of minor options. You can have the bottoms of the doors painted to match the exterior color...


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
  • Basic: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Rust through: 12 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 4 year/unlimited
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)


Comfort / Convenience
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