Which used Porsche Macan 4x4 should I buy?
The entry-level 249bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine is shared with the other Volkswagen Group products, including the Audi Q5 and VW Golf GTI, although in the Macan it’s driven by Porsche’s own seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
The 335bhp 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine in the Macan S is our favourite petrol. It’s punchy and refined, and revs progressively to its peaky redline. The GTS model has a slightly more potent version of the 3.0-litre V6 from the Macan S. It’s a little quicker, but can’t match the rabidly fast Turbo, which is blisteringly quick – think hardcore sports car rather than SUV – and yet still easy to mooch about in around town, being smooth-revving and refined.
The S Diesel feels very refined and quick. It’s also very smooth, with Porsche’s seven-speed PDK gearbox working wonders under the bonnet. If you’re after the best mix of performance and economy, it’s the one to go for.
Our favourite Porsche Macan 3.0 Diesel S