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 teamed with 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 of the petrols. 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. If you’re after the best mix of performance and economy, it’s the one to go for. It went off sale in 2018, but used examples now represent the cheapest way into Macan ownership.
Our favourite Porsche Macan 3.0 Diesel S
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