Porsche Macan S 5dr PDK Review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Porsche Macan front
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RRP£51,385
Review

Above all, sports SUVs have to be fast and fun, and the Porsche Macan absolutely delivers on those points. Especially when equipped with air suspension, it can turn from comfortable cruiser to backroad bruiser at the flick of a switch. Interior quality impresses, too, but there are more spacious rivals out there for the money.

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As with the standard Macan, the S includes 18in alloy wheels, a powered tailgate, cruise control, part-Alcantara seats (with eight-way electric adjustment on the driver’s side), three-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, sat-nav, Apple CarPlay, a DAB radio, Bluetooth, LED headlights, a 10-speaker 150-watt stereo, lane departure warning, power-folding door mirrors and automatic lights and wipers.

Compared with the entry-level 2.0-litre, this 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 petrol produces an extra 108bhp that slices 1.4sec off the 0-62mph time (to 5.3sec). It also feels a lot more muscular from low revs, so it's more relaxing to drive when you're not racing around. It sounds smooth but it's quite thirsty, averaging between 25-30mpg at best.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH5.3 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

26.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

488

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

243

g/km

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