Porsche Macan

Porsche Macan information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the smaller Porsche 4x4. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Macan car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive. 

Background

Not a car for purists but that won’t stop hordes of people buying it. The Audi Q5-based Macan is the smaller, more accessible, more agile and more likeable sibling to the Cayenne and, prejudices aside, it’s a very good car indeed. For more information on the Macan, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test

It’s a sports car not an SUV says Porsche. Incredibly, we agree. The Macan is excellent to drive and handles better than a 4x4 has any right to. Although its roots lie in the Audi Q5, it feels very different. You certainly wouldn’t confuse them. There are three engines initially, all of them 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6s and all of them great. There’s a diesel, a moderately powerful petrol, and the top Macan Turbo model with 395bhp and 0-62mph in under five seconds. This is a car that puts the Sports in Sports Utility Vehicle.

The one we’d buy

Macan S

The one we’d avoid like the plague

Funnily enough, the Turbo. In many ways it’s perfect but lacks a bit of soul

Rivals to consider

Audi Q5, BMW X5, Jaguar F-Pace, Mercedes GLE

Starring in CAR magazine

Porsche Macan vs BMW X4 vs Audi Q5 triple test in CAR magazine, September 2014

'The Macan feels very mature. The almost OTT meaty steering weight and superb polish of the damping really stand out in your first few seconds behind the wheel' (CAR magazine, September 2014)

For

Handles like a sports car, looks 1000% better than the Cayenne

Against

Some rivals have more space, some options are terrifyingly expensive

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