2019 Porsche Macan S verdict

Revamped Porsche Macan S shows that it means business in powerful six-cylinder form - but is it the best sports SUV you can buy?...

Porsche Macan

When you consider that the S, with all of its extra performance, costs a mere £1800 more than the 2.0-litre Macan, it’s clear to see why the 3.0-litre V6 is our pick of the range. Not only does it look like good value from a buying point of view, but our experience showed that it’s also little thirstier than the 2.0-litre model in real-world use.

Is it the best sports SUV on sale? Well, it’s £10,000 more expensive than the Cupra Ateca, our current favourite. But even though the Ateca is slightly quicker from 0-62mph, this updated Macan feels a step ahead dynamically in every other area.

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What Car? says...

Rated 5 out of 5

2019 Porsche Macan S specification

Price £48,750; Engine 6cyl, 2995cc, turbo, petrol; Power 349bhp @ 5400-6400rpm; Torque 354lb ft @ 1360-4800rpm; Gearbox 7-spd automatic; 0-62mph 5.3sec; Top speed 157mph; Economy 25.7mpg (WLTP combined); CO2, tax band 204g/km, 37% (NEDC)

Rivals: Audi SQ5, BMW X3 M40i

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