Porsche Macan 5dr PDK Review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Porsche Macan front
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RRP£48,965
Review

Above all, sports SUVs have to be fast and fun, and the Porsche Macan absolutely delivers on those points. Especially when equipped with air suspension, it can turn from comfortable cruiser to backroad bruiser at the flick of a switch. Interior quality impresses, too, but there are more spacious rivals out there for the money.

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You get a fair bit for your money with the Macan, including 18in alloy wheels, a powered tailgate, cruise control, part-Alcantara seats (with eight-way electric adjustment on the driver’s side), three-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, sat-nav, Apple CarPlay, a DAB radio, Bluetooth, LED headlights, a 10-speaker 150-watt stereo, lane departure warning, power-folding door mirrors and automatic lights and wipers.

The 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder offers decent performance, but for a Sports SUV is found wanting. It lacks the shove of the more powerful S, which means you have to rev it harder, and when you do that it sounds limp and uses plenty of fuel. We'd avoid it if possible.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

27.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

488

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

232

g/km

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