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Used test: Jaguar F-Pace vs Porsche Macan

If you're looking for a large SUV with a sporty edge then Jaguar's F-Pace and Porsche's Macan both fit the bill. But which one makes more sense as a used buy?...

Jaguar F-Pace v Porsche Macan
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What Car? team
2 Dec 2017 08:00

Our Verdict

Both of these SUVs balance everyday comfort with open-road thrills, but there are big differences between them. The Macan is the sharper handler, while the F-Pace is still great fun to drive and is roomier inside.

However, the Jaguar’s steeper depreciation is a two-edged sword: on the one hand, it makes it cheaper to buy now at a couple of years old; on the other, it’s likely to depreciate more than the Porsche over the coming years. Some will need the F-Pace’s extra space, of course, but for those who don’t the Macan is the stronger overall proposition. It comes sparsely equipped, but you might be lucky and find one to which a new owner has already added some options.

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1st – Porsche Macan

Porsche Macan

For Performance; handling; quality; residual values

Against Stingy standard equipment; limited rear seat space

Verdict High-quality offering that puts performance before practicality

4 out of 5 stars

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2nd – Jaguar F-Pace

Jaguar F-Pace front

For Space; good comfort/handling balance; well equipped

Against Ordinary interior; poor residuals

Verdict Practical and good to drive, but in most areas the Macan does it a bit better

4 out of 5 stars

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Specifications: Jaguar F-Pace 3.0d V6 300 S AWD

Engine size 3.0-litre diesel

List price when new £52,300

Price today £37,900

Power 296bhp

Torque 516lb ft

0-60mph 6.8sec

Top speed 150mph

Fuel economy 47.1mpg (Official average)

CO2 emissions 159g/km

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Specifications: Porsche Macan S diesel

Engine size 3.0-litre diesel

List price when new £46,182

Price today £38,200

Power 254bhp

Torque 428lb ft

0-60mph 6.6sec

Top speed 142mph

Fuel economy 46.3mpg (Official average)

CO2 emissions 159g/km

Price today is based on a 2016 model with average mileage and full service history, correct at time of writing

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