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2020 Porsche Macan review

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Customer rating

Pros

  • Great performance
  • Comfortable and composed
  • Quick acceleration

Cons

  • Price climbs quickly
  • Not fuel-efficient
  • Small rear seat

Mileage (EPA estimate)

17 city, 22 highway, 19 combined

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The 2020 Porsche Macan is a high-performance compact 5-passenger crossover SUV.

The lowest-priced model in the Porsche lineup, the five-passenger Macan SUV joined the brand's lineup in 2015. Since it came to market, the Macan has been Porsche's bestseller, passing the larger Cayenne SUV. While the overall design didn't change for the 2020 model year, Porsche brought back the high-performance GTS and Turbo variants that had been dropped a year earlier. Porsche also added the option of tungsten carbide-coated brakes.

The Macan is a bit smaller than other five-passenger crossovers, with less rear seat room and cargo space. But as a Porsche, the Macan prioritizes performance over utility with excellent handling and a range of powerful engines available, including a 434-horsepower powerplant in the Macan Turbo. Still, the Macan offers a reasonable level of utility, and all-wheel drive comes standard on all trims. Inside, the Macan has all the trappings of a luxury crossover, which help to justify the higher prices and put it on par with high-performance SUVs from BMW and Mercedes-AMG.

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What is new for the 2020 Porsche Macan?

  • The Macan is available in a variety of new trims, including the GTS and Turbo.
  • Macan trims have been upgraded with Front Seat Heaters, Heated Steering Wheel, Leather Seats, 20 Inch Plus Wheels, BOSE Sound System, and Burmester Audio as standard equipment this year.
  • Rear Sunshade, Rear Air Conditioning, and Full Leather Interior features are now available as options on select trims.

2020 Porsche Macan trims

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Base:

  • 248-hp, 273-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Side Airbags
  • Rear View Camera
  • Parking Sensors
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Power Seats
  • Leather & Suede Seats
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S:

  • Includes all features available on the Base
  • 354-hp, 352-lb-ft of torque 3.0L
  • Memory Seats

GTS:

  • Includes all features available on the S
  • 375-hp, 383-lb-ft of torque 2.9L
  • Leather Seats
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Burmester Audio

Turbo:

  • Includes all features available on the GTS
  • 434-hp, 406-lb-ft of torque 2.9L
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • BOSE Sound System

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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Porsche Macan

What We Like

Performance: It may not be a 911, but the Macan is most definitely a Porsche. Each trim level offers different levels of power, but even the base model handles like a sports car with excellent braking and sharp and responsive steering. Upper-level trims all feature turbocharged engines with quick acceleration and a pleasing exhaust note, making the Macan more enjoyable than most compact crossovers.

Comfort: The Macan has a firm suspension, which makes driving enjoyable but doesn't make the ride uncomfortable. Front seats offer multiple adjustments to fit a driver of just about any size, and the seats provide nice support. The optional leather trim gives the Macan a more luxurious feel, putting it on par with compact crossovers from brands like Lexus and Mercedes-Benz.

Technology: Porsche offers the Macan with a range of high-tech features, including wireless Apple CarPlay®, wireless phone charging, and multiple USB ports. The large 10.9-inch infotainment display is easy to read and has a customizable screen for quick access to essential features. The Macan is also available with the latest advanced driver-assist features, including emergency braking assistance and lane departure warning.

What Needs Improvement

Value: The base price of the Macan is in line with other high-end compact crossover SUVs, but many features, such as keyless start, a sunroof, and adaptive cruise control, are optional. Adding features typically expected in a premium SUV can drive up the price of the Macan very quickly.

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Ratings & reliability

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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

GTS 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Burmester Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • 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
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Burmester Audio
  • Full Leather Interior
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size

2.9L

Horsepower

375

Torque (ft-lbs)

383

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

19.8

Wheelbase

110.5"

Overall length

184.5"

Width

76.2"

Height

63"

Front tires

P265/45WR20

Rear tires

P295/40WR20

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

441/4409 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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