Porsche Macan review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Porsche Macan S 2022 interior rear seats
  • Porsche Macan 2022 front cornering
  • Porsche Macan S 2022 rear right tracking
  • Porsche Macan S 2022 interior dashboard
  • Porsche Macan S 2022 interior rear seats
  • Porsche Macan S 2022 interior centre console
  • Porsche Macan S 2022 front right tracking
  • Porsche Macan S 2022 right tracking
  • Porsche Macan S 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Porsche Macan S 2022 boot badge
  • Porsche Macan S 2022 boot open
  • Porsche Macan 2022 front cornering
  • Porsche Macan S 2022 rear right tracking
  • Porsche Macan S 2022 interior dashboard
  • Porsche Macan S 2022 interior rear seats
  • Porsche Macan S 2022 interior centre console
  • Porsche Macan S 2022 front right tracking
  • Porsche Macan S 2022 right tracking
  • Porsche Macan S 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Porsche Macan S 2022 boot badge
  • Porsche Macan S 2022 boot open
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

All versions of the Macan are fairly expensive to buy compared with key rivals, and Porsche doesn’t normally do discounts. However, resale values are among the best in its class, helping to keep PCP finance deals surprisingly competitive. The entry-level Macan and the Macan T are likely to hold on to their value particularly well.

Servicing and insurance costs are slightly higher than those of many other sports SUVs and, with no diesel engine in the range, you won't get great fuel economy from any of the engines. Even the entry-level 2.0-litre only promises around 28mpg. In our experience, the V6-powered S and GTS are not much thirstier on a motorway run, but expect closer to 25mpg with a bit of town driving thrown in.

Depending on the Macan you choose, there are various suspension set-ups available, either as standard or as an option (see Performance & drive).

Porsche Macan S 2022 interior centre console

Reliability

Porsche as a brand didn't fare particularly well in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, finishing in 25th place (out of 30 manufacturers) in the overall league table. However, Macan owners reported their cars to be remarkably reliable – it was one of the most dependable SUVs in the survey. 

While Porsche’s three-year warranty looks merely average, it is at least an unlimited-mileage policy.

Safety and security

Overview

Above all, sports SUVs have to be fun – and the Porsche Macan absolutely delivers. It can turn from comfortable cruiser to backroad bruiser at the flick of a switch, especially when equipped with air suspension. Interior quality impresses too, although there are more spacious alternatives and safety provisions are rather disappointing.

  • Performance ranges from punchy to rapid
  • More rewarding to drive than most other SUVs
  • High-quality interior
  • Some rivals are more spacious
  • Important safety kit optional
  • Thirsty petrol-only engines
New car deals
Target Price from £51,040
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £69,000