What Car? says...
Unlike most SUVs, the Porsche Macan is designed to appeal to keen drivers. In fact, it's aimed at buyers who've outgrown a Cayman but don’t want to give up the Porsche badge or the driving enjoyment that goes with it. Think of it as the best of both worlds – a car that's fun but also practical.
Since its introduction almost a decade ago, the Porsche Macan has become a huge seller for its maker. It's a smaller and more affordable option than the Stuttgart brand's other SUV, the Porsche Cayenne.
Yes. Although Porsche finished a lacklustre 25th out of 30 brands in our most recent What Car? Reliability Survey (2021), the Macan was one of its better performing models. It was the most reliable luxury SUV aged up to five years old, with an impressive 97.9% score. Read more here
The Porsche Macan currently relies on petrol engines with outputs of between 261bhp and 434bhp, but the next-generation Macan will be a fully electric car. The electric Macan is due to go on sale in 2023 and will be sold alongside the current model. There is no hybrid engine option. Read more about the Macan’s engines here
The Porsche Macan sounds and feels much more special if you go for one of the models with a six-cylinder engine, rather than the entry-level, four-cylinder car. We’re particularly keen on the GTS, but if you can’t stretch to that, the cheaper S is a very good alternative. Read more here
There’s a big price jump from the Porsche Macan S to the GTS, but then it does bring a lot of desirable extras, including 18-way powered seats with adjustable lumbar support, a sports exhaust, adaptive dampers, air suspension and a lowered ride height that improves handling. The GTS also produces 434bhp to the S’s 375bhp. Read more here
All Porsche Macans have a 10.9in infotainment touchscreen that responds quickly to prods and is well positioned. That said, it’s still more distracting to use while driving than the dial-operated iDrive system you get in the BMW X3. Read more here
The Porsche Macan’s boot is comparable with those of most rivals, offering 500 litres of space, which is enough to take eight carry-on suitcases. The rival Audi Q5 goes one better – literally – swallowing nine cases. Read more here
Porsches hold their value far better than most cars, and such is the desirability of the Macan that it is among the best performing cars the brand makes. Our residual values experts estimate a Macan will retain 65-70% of its value after three years/36,000 miles, with the entry-level models doing especially well; for comparison, a BMW X5 is estimated to retain 45-60% depending on spec. Read more here
|RRP price range||£52,870 - £70,870|
|Number of trims (see all)||4|
|Number of engines (see all)||3|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||petrol|
|MPG range across all versions||25 - 28|
|Available doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / No mileage cap|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£3,759 / £5,091|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£7,518 / £10,182|