New Porsche Macan vs Jaguar F-Pace

A revamp for Porsche’s Macan sports SUV means it’s all set for a fresh shootout with the Jaguar F-Pace. Which is the better buy?...

Jaguar F-Pace driving

Buying and owning

Costs, equipment, reliability, safety and security

Most buyers will either lease their cars or finance them via a PCP deal, making the Macan’s lower monthly costs highly tempting. A lot of that has to do with the fact that the Macan is predicted to hold on to its value much better. 

Porsche dealers won’t give you a penny off the Macan’s cash price, whereas you should be able to get the F-Pace’s price down by about £2500, making the latter slightly the cheaper option if you’re buying outright. But when you combine the Macan’s stronger residual values with lower servicing costs and better fuel economy (26.4mpg vs 25.4mpg in our tests), it will cost private buyers roughly £1800 less to run over three years. 

Porsche Macan driving

You might want to invest in extra safety features on the Macan, though. While lane departure warning is standard, automatic emergency braking isn’t; it’s available only in conjunction with adaptive cruise control (£893). That’s disappointing when you consider that this feature is standard on not only the F-Pace but also some low-priced city cars.