2015 Porsche Macan Turbo

Pros: Vigorous acceleration, especially in Turbo model; excellent handling and agility; broad range of available features and customization options

Cons: Steep prices (especially on Turbo model) get even steeper as options are added; ride quality gets stiffer with available 21-inch wheels; so-so cargo room

CG Says: Porsche introduces a new compact SUV for 2015. The Macan is essentially a junior version of the Porsche Cayenne, and it shares some of its basic structure with the Audi Q5. Macan is offered in two trim levels: S models have a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that puts out 340 horsepower, while Turbo models have a turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 that makes 400 hp. Porsche’s PDK 7-speed automated-manual transmission is standard on both. Available features include a variety of on-road and off-road performance equipment, such as Active Suspension Management, launch control, summer performance tires, torque-vectoring rear differential, hill-descent control, and air suspension (which can raise the ride height to 9.1 inches for off-roading). Naturally, plenty of luxury gear is available as well, including a 16-speaker Burmester audio system, Alcantera headliner,panoramic sunroof, 18-way power front seats, heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel, and adaptive headlights. Available safety features include lane-keep assist, blind-spot warning, front and rear park assist, and adaptive cruise control. The Macan is easily the quickest, most athletic vehicle in the premium compact SUV class. Its exceptional performance comes at exceptional prices, but this compact hauler does the Porsche name proud.

The Facts
Class Premium Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Porsche
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices S: $49,900
Turbo: $72,300

Base Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter V6
Horsepower
340
Std. Transmission
7-speed automated manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
400
Std. Transmission
7-speed automated manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23

2015 Porsche Macan S
2015 Porsche Macan S