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New Cupra Ateca vs used Porsche Macan: verdict

The Cupra Ateca is a great and highly practical Sports SUVs, but is good enough to tempt you away from a more luxurious used Porsche Macan S?...

BMW X4 vs Porsche Macan

New Cupra Ateca vs used Porsche Macan – alternatives

New rivals, used rivals

The Volkswagen T-Roc R is admittedly a smaller sports SUV and, therefore, isn't quite as practical. However, it gives you the same power, but in a lighter vehicle, so it is actually faster and even sharper to drive, with less body lean in corners.

LT Volkswagen T-Roc R front

The only other SUV that can challenge the Macan is the F-Pace. More powerful S versions can really be made to hustle on a country road, yet it is still practical enough for family life.

Jaguar F-Pace front

New Cupra Ateca vs used Porsche Macan – which is best?

Our verdict

The Cupra Ateca may not be the best Sports SUV right now, but it's still a compelling choice, with stonking performance, a practical interior with plenty of passenger room, agile handling, and lots of standard equipment. Maintenance and running costs should be pretty reasonable, although steep depreciation could be a major downside for private buyers.

It's hard to ignore the Porsche Macan at this price, though, particularly if you require the extra fuel efficiency its 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine provides. It'll also be a little bit more polished to drive than the Ateca and it has got a bigger boot. It's a lot cheaper to buy, too, and that's always a bonus.