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2021 Porsche Macan

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Pros

  • Strong acceleration
  • Comfortable and composed
  • Most engaging SUV in its class

Cons

  • Tight rear seat
  • Price can climb quickly
  • Thirsty four-cylinder engine

Mileage (EPA estimate)

17 city, 21 highway, 19 combined

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The 2021 Porsche Macan is the sporty entry-level crossover of the Porsche lineup

The Macan was introduced in 2015 as Porsche's second SUV. With styling similar to the larger Cayenne, the Macan is the lowest-priced entry in the Porsche lineup and has been the brand's bestseller since it came to market. The Macan remains unchanged for the 2021 model year except for the addition of wireless Apple CarPlay® as a standard feature.

As a crossover SUV, the Macan brings the expected utility of such a vehicle with seating for five, reasonable cargo space, and excellent traction from its all-wheel-drive system. But the Macan is, first and foremost, a Porsche and brings the performance expected of this German sports car brand. Four trims are available, ranging from the base to the Turbo, which gets a 434-horsepower turbocharged engine. While there are other crossovers of this size with similar levels of luxury, the BMW X3 M or Mercedes-AMG GLC are true competitors to the Macan.

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What is new for the 2021 Porsche Macan?

  • Head Up Display features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The GTS trim now comes with Heated Steering Wheel as standard equipment.
  • The Turbo trim now comes with Rear Defroster and Leather & Suede Seats as standard equipment.
  • The S trim now comes with Heated Steering Wheel as standard equipment.
  • The Base trim now comes with Heated Steering Wheel as standard equipment.

2021 Porsche Macan trims

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Base:

  • 248-hp, 273-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Side Airbags
  • Overhead Airbags
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GTS:

Turbo:

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What We Like

Performance: Porsche offers the Macan with a range of performance levels, but even the base model delivers impressive performance. Higher trims provide strong acceleration for easy merging and passing, and all variants offer excellent braking and handling with responsive steering and sport suspension. A sophisticated all-wheel-drive system provides good traction under any road conditions.

Technology: The Macan's infotainment system is straightforward and easy to navigate, with customizable tiles on the home screen. Interaction with the system is done via the touchscreen or with natural language voice controls that work quite well. Multiple USB ports are available for both front and rear seat passengers. Apple CarPlay® is standard, but Porsche doesn't offer Android Auto™ in the Macan.

Comfort: The Macan's suspension may be a bit stiff, but the ride still remains comfortable. Cruising on the highway is quiet and smooth, with just a bit of engine noise. Front seats with available 14-way adjustment are comfortable; they provide good bolstering and support without feeling tight. Porsche does offer the Macan with sport seats, which are a bit stiffer but provide better support for enthusiastic driving.

What Needs Improvement

Storage: With 17.6 cubic feet of storage space, Macan's cargo area is one of the smallest in its class. The sloping rear window looks good from the outside but further infringes on the space, making transport of taller items difficult. Storage up front is less than optimal, with a small center console and smaller cupholders.

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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

Turbo 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
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • 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
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Running Boards
  • Smart Key
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

All Wheel (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

64"

Front tires

P265/45WR20

Rear tires

P295/40WR20

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

441/4409 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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