For The Porsche Macan is the best-handling SUV on sale, and it has one of the highest-quality cabins to go with it. It’s a refined cruiser, too.
Against There isn’t as much rear-seat space as in most rivals, and the standard equipment list is pretty sparse.
What Car? says
The Porsche Macan has all the performance and handling you could want from a sporty SUV, but there are roomier options.
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There are 4 Porsche Macan versions available
Target Price team says:
A 233bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine is the entry-level option, but most buyers will go for the V6 diesel or petrol S versions. A Turbo model, complete with a 394bhp 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine, tops the range.
All versions come with four-wheel drive and a seven-speed PDK automatic gearbox as standard.
Three suspension set-ups are available: standard steel springs; steel springs with PASM adaptive dampers (the one to go for); or air suspension, which comes with adaptive dampers as standard.
With PASM set to ‘Comfort’ – the softest of three settings – and with optional 19-inch alloys (18s are standard), the Macan tends to pick up on imperfections at low speeds. That said, it’s never uncomfortable and things improve on faster roads.
We haven’t yet driven the 2.0-litre model, but our favourite of the others is the diesel S. It’s fast, refined and – when its high resale values are taken into account – comparably cheap to run.