History / Overview
Porsche introduced the Macan compact luxury crossover utility in 2015, and redesigned it into a second generation in 2019.
What's New / Key Changes from Last Year
Porsche launches its new models in a staggered fashion, introducing the strongest-selling (usually, entry-level) trims first, and then rolling out uplevel versions in subsequent years. So while the new Macan arrived last year in base and S trims, 2020 brings posher, more potent Macan Turbo and GTS trims, the latter of which is due to arrive around the middle of the 2020 calendar year.
The base Macan uses a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and Macan S moves up to a turbocharged 3.0L V6. Macan GTS and Turbo share a 2.9L turbo V6, which is tuned for more power in the Turbo.
All Macan variants come standard with AWD and a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The base Macan's exterior, mechanical and safety features include 18-inch wheels, a power tailgate, tire pressure monitoring, an electric parking brake, heated/power-folding side mirrors, auto on/off LED headlights with auto leveling, LED daytime running and front positioning lights, LED taillights, lane departure warning, and front and rear park assist.
Inside, the base Macan gets 3-zone climate control, heated 8-way power front seats, leatherette upholstery, a garage door opener, 4.8-inch gauge cluster display, cruise control, a heated steering wheel, a 10.9-inch infotainment display with navigation, a 10-speaker stereo, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and the Porsche Car Connect suite.
Macan S adds larger brakes.
Macan GTS gains a sport exhaust, air suspension, 20-inch wheels and tires, dynamic headlights, tinted taillights, sport seats, brushed aluminum interior trim, and leather/Alcantara upholstery.
Finally, Macan Turbo brings another brake upgrade, trim-specific headlights, 18-way power front seats, leather upholstery, and a 14-speaker stereo.
Common driver assists like adaptive cruise control, lane keep/lane change assist, and passive keyless entry are all optional in the Macan, as is a 360-degree exterior camera system.
Base and S trims can be ordered with an air suspension, and there are myriad wheel-and-tire options across the board.
As of this writing, Porsche has only published fuel consumption estimates for the 2020 Macan and Macan S, at 12.2/10.2 L/100 km (city/highway) and 12.9/10.2 L/100 km respectively.
The most recent GTS and Turbo ratings are from the 2018 model year, at 13.8/10.3 L/100 km (city/highway) for GTS, and 14.2/10.1 L/100 km for the Turbo. We expect the 2020 versions of those models to boast slightly better fuel economy.
The Macan is Porsche's weapon in a class populated by the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz's GLC-Class, the Audi Q5, Volvo's XC60, the Cadillac XT5, Lincoln's Corsair, Infiniti's QX50, the Acura RDX, and the Lexus NX.
This vehicle has not yet been reviewed