The entry-level Macan includes 18in alloy wheels, a powered tailgate, cruise control, part-Alcantara seats (with eight-way electric adjustment on the driver’s side), front and rear climate control, front and rear parking sensors, sat-nav, Apple CarPlay, lane departure warning, power-folding door mirrors and automatic lights and wipers. The Macan S adds sportier styling. This sporty styling is even more pronounced on GTS models, which also add 20in wheels, Porsche Active Suspension Management adaptive dampers, a sports exhaust, brushed aluminium interior trims and an eight-way electrically adjustable passenger’s seat.
Although the Turbo models weirdly drop back to 19in wheels, they get more kit over the GTS, including upgraded electrically adjustable front seats with memory function and lumbar support, full leather upholstery, Alcantara headlining and a Bose premium sound system.
At the top of the range sits the Turbo Performance Package. It’s mainly about higher performance, so you get the Sport Chrono Package with more focused driving modes and launch control, more power, lowered suspension, a sports exhaust and bigger front brakes.
For all the extra kit, the cheaper models still feel every inch the prestige SUV and make much more sense than the vastly more expensive – albeit much more powerful – Turbo versions.