Porsche Macan 5dr PDK Review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP£50,935
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.

You get a fair bit for your money with the Macan, including 19in 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, and a 10-speaker 150-watt stereo. Standard safety kit includes lane-departure warning, the usual range of electronic traction and stability aids, and a system that automatically activates the brakes if you’ve just had a collision to reduce the likelihood of rolling into another vehicle.

As part of a 2021 facelift of the Macan, the entry-level 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine gained an extra 20bhp thanks to a new turbocharger, bringing the total output up to 261bhp. With a 0-62mph time of just 6.4sec, it’s certainly not slow, but the six-cylinder ‘S’ isn’t much more expensive and packs quite a bit more firepower.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

28

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

488

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

228

g/km

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