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 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.