2017 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 Macan gains two new models for 2017. There is a new 4-cylinder base model and a GTS that slots between S and Turbo. 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 four trim levels: Base models have a turbocharged 252-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, S models have a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that puts out 340 horsepower, that engine develops 360 horsepower in GTS models, 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 Base: $47,500
S: $54,400
GTS: $67,200
Turbo: $76,000

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
252
Std. Transmission
7-speed automated manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter V6
Horsepower
340 (360 in GTS)
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

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2017 Porsche Macan S
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2017 Porsche Macan GTS