The Porsche Macan is the most driver-focused SUV yet, and is aimed at the sort of families who have outgrown a Cayman but who don’t want to give up the Porsche badge and the driving enjoyment that goes with it. Think of it as the best of both worlds – an enjoyable yet reasonably practical SUV.
Since its introduction in 2014, the Macan has become a big seller for Porsche, giving buyers who don't fancy a larger SUV like Porsche's own Cayenne a more niche choice in this overcrowded market.
Granted, it will cost more to buy than most rivals, but it will also be worth a lot more than those same rivals when the time comes to sell the car on.
Finally, of course, there’s the cachet of having the word 'Porsche' on the tailgate of your SUV. You might want to keep the fact that the Macan shares much of its internal parts with the previous generation Audi Q5 quiet, though.
Does the Macan do enough to justify its price tag, and should you really consider one next to better value rivals? Read on over the next few pages to get our in depth impressions, along with our recommendations for trim levels and engines.