1st Gen Pre-facelift Discontinued
Review 2021
Porsche Macan USA

Why Porsche Macan is Best Buy in Small Luxury SUV class.

 Porsche Macan Best Small Luxury SUV on market (2019-2021)

The new Porsche Macan is ready to dominate in the Small Luxury SUV league

  • Sold in the USA: 2019-2021
  • 1st Generation 2019 Updated Free Facelifted
  • Status: Facelift Introduced for 2022

Porsche Macan is an entry-level SUV in the Porsche lineup and it is priced below the Porsche Cayenne. The Macan was introduced in 2015 as a lower-range SUV for Porsche fans. The new Macan has received upgrades and updates from the previous 2019 year Macan. While the Macan has Porsche’s brilliance and roots cultured in it, the Macan is promising in every department. It has more potential on curvy roads than a driver needs, it’s more alive aggressive, and fun to drive. Macan will go to the limits of off-roading more than the owner pushes it to, it seats 5 adults in the luxurious compartment and has a good boot size to pack up and be on the go. Macan in short is another marvel of Porsche’s brilliant engineering.

Porsche Macan is available in three different variants.

Porsche Macan price in the USA in 2021:

  • Macan Base GTS   @ $73,450
  • Macan S                     @ $61,550
  • Macan AWD             @ $53,450

Engine Power & Transmission:

Porsche Macan comes in two different engine configurations with the first two variants carrying the same engine where Macan Turbo outputs variance.

Porsche Macan base model and Macan S, both come with the same 3.0-liter V6 engine with a turbocharger making about 350hp.  The new Porsche Macan uses Porsche’s new dual-clutch transmission instead of the old torque converter automatic transmission. The new Macan is, therefore, faster and more lively on-road as it does 0-60mph in 5.1 seconds. Porsche Macan gives you decent performance, confident road grip, and Porsche experience but in form of an SUV as it’s more spacious and practical.

Driving Experience on the Road:

When stepping on the road the Macan will reveal its full potential in front of you. The quick steering response feels like an SUV on caffeine or Red bull hit as it grips firmly at the front with sharp handling and excellent maneuvering. The updated Porsche Macan hasn’t changed much with the exception of a new tire design and suspension calibration which means that Porsche and us, both know there wasn’t anything wrong with the Macan. The Macan outruns any of the SUVs in its class even the Jaguar F-Pace which the Macan was supposedly developed on. Macan is spectacular when it comes to driving. In fact, the only SUV worth mentioning and outdoing Macan in terms of driving is the Alfa Romeo Stelvio as it wrestles Macan in claiming the best drivability. However, the Porsche Macan as a whole is a perfect superior product to the Alfa Romeo’s Stelvio.

Exterior Photos:

Porsche Macan 2020 Front View
Porsche Macan Front View

2020 porsche Macan Side View
Porsche Macan Side View

Porsche Macan 2020 Rear View
Porsche Macan Rear View

What’s inside the Porsche Macan?

The Macan extends the dominance from the rivals Jaguar F-Pace and Alfa Romeo as soon as you step inside it. The updated Porsche Macan is extremely expensive and designer labeled on the inside. It has nicer material and finishes integrated than the BMW M3. The Macan even beats the Mercedes GLC in terms of interior. Simply the Porsche Macan has the best interior outnumbering its rival.

Macan’s center control still has the buttons put on it to perform various tasks during driving. Although the touchscreen adds a more of a modern look to the SUV, the physical buttons in practicality are much more soothing while you are busy driving on the road. The physical buttons are well crafted and less tricky than the touchscreen navigation on Cayenne and Panamera. Macan is equipped with almost every option on the bucket list of small luxury SUV classes with the onboard 12.3-inches standard touchscreen. From heated electronic maneuvering seats to automatic climate control, Macan has it all.

interior photos:

porsche macan 2020 interior view
porsche macan interior view

2020 Porsche Macan Interior front cabin
Porsche Macan Interior front cabin

2020 Porsche Macan Rear Seating
Porsche Macan Rear Seating

However, the most surprising button in the Porsche Macan is the off-road button. Quite frankly the Macan is an urban SUV to drive on city roads and highways not built for mud off-roading. Therefore we are not sure what the off-road mode in Macan means and neither does the user manual explain other than enabling safer drivability in tough terrains.

Verdict:

Porsche Macan is the best Small Luxury SUV available on the market right now. It’s more fun to drive and alive than its rivals and outruns them in technology, interior, and overall product capability. Porsche Macan S is the best deal in the market if you are shopping for a small luxury SUV.

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