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2019 Porsche Macan

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Pros

  • Quick acceleration
  • Surprisingly comfortable
  • Engaging to drive

Cons

  • Less cargo space than the competition
  • Options bring prices up quickly
  • Cramped rear seat

Mileage (EPA estimate)

18 city, 23 highway, 20 combined

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The 2019 Porsche Macan brings sports car performance to the compact crossover market

The Macan compact crossover joined the already popular Cayenne SUV in Porsche's lineup in 2015. As the lowest-priced entry in the Porsche lineup, the Macan quickly became the brand's best-selling model. For 2019 the Macan gets a face-lift with updated front and rear bumpers, new taillights, and new wheel designs. The inside also has been refreshed, centered around a new 10.9-inch display screen.

As Porsche transitioned to this updated design, it temporarily dropped the Turbo and GTS from the Macan lineup, leaving the base model and the S, sporting 248-horsepower and 348-horsepower engines, respectively. While the Macan brings the utility expected of a compact crossover, it is designed for performance with a rear-biased all-wheel-drive system, quick-shifting automatic, and sport suspension—all making it a proper Porsche SUV.

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What is new for the 2019 Porsche Macan?

  • The GTS, Sport Edition, and Turbo trims have been discontinued for 2019.
  • Macan trims have been upgraded with Leatherette & Cloth as standard equipment this year.
  • Fifth Wheel Tow Hitch and Gooseneck Tow Hitch features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Base trim now comes with Memory Seat(s) and Navigation System as standard equipment.
  • The S trim now comes with Navigation System as standard equipment.

2019 Porsche Macan trims

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Base:

  • 248-hp, 273-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Cruise Control
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Memory Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Porsche Macan

What We Like

Performance: Following in the tracks of its larger Cayenne sibling, the Macan brings impressive performance to the compact crossover market. Not only do both engines provide quick acceleration, but overall the Macan drives like a Porsche with precise steering, strong brakes, and excellent handling. The sport suspension keeps the Macan planted in the corners with a stable, confident ride.

Comfort: The Macan's cabin has a premium vibe, especially on the higher-level S trim. Power-adjustable front seats can be trimmed in leather, with heating and ventilation added for comfort. The rear seat may be tight, but it still offers more space than Porsche's sports cars. The available adaptive air suspension provides a more comfortable ride without sacrificing performance.

Technology: Porsche upgrades the 2019 Macan with a new, larger 10.9-inch touchscreen display, matching the offering in the Cayenne and Panamera. Nicely integrated into the dash, the display provides intuitive access to the infotainment system with a configurable home screen. Multiple USB ports are found throughout the cabin, and Porsche offers a Wi-Fi package to keep the entire family connected.

What Needs Improvement

Utility: It may be great fun to drive, but the Macan lacks practicality. The cargo space is among the smallest in the category, and there's very little storage up front. The rear seats fold flat, making the Macan more useful when hauling large items.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

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RepairPal gave the Porsche Macan an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Porsche Macan 15th out of 18 among Luxury Compact SUVs.

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Porsche Macan features and specs

Base 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Burmester Audio
  • Fifth Wheel Tow Hitch
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Gooseneck Tow Hitch
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Running Boards
  • Smart Key
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size

2.0L

Horsepower

248

Torque (ft-lbs)

273

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

19.8

Wheelbase

110.5"

Overall length

184.9"

Width

76.2"

Height

63.9"

Front tires

P235/60WR18

Rear tires

P255/55WR18

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

441/4409 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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