Editors' Page: 2015 Porsche Macan

By Allyson Harwood on August 11, 2014 6:40 AM

More 911 than mini-Cayenne.

The Macan is the second SUV in the Porsche lineup, and even though it has the looks of a scaled-down Cayenne, it places a much higher priority on sports-car-like performance than its big brother. With the strong emphasis on being a sporty SUV, some of the pure utilitarian abilities suffer, but the Macan can carry five people and all of their gear and is capable of light off-roading.

Driving It

From our full review of the 2015 Porsche Macan: "There are few cars - and far fewer SUVs - that can waltz so cleanly into high-speed corners without a hint of unpredictability. On the open road, the Macan keeps luxury-car quiet while boasting a 5,291-pound towing capacity."

A 911 in SUV Form

The Macan S already impresses by providing the driving dynamics of a sports car, while still offering cargo flexibility second in the Porsche lineup only to the larger Cayenne SUV. To make a Macan feel even more like a 911, there's the 400-horsepower Macan Turbo. With 60 more horsepower than the Macan S, the Macan Turbo reaches 60 mph in less than 5 seconds.

Build and Price

Pricing for the Macan S starts at just under $51,000. The Macan Turbo tops out at over $122,000, fully loaded. Build and price your own 2015 Porsche Macan to unlock its Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

Consumers' Opinions

The first consumer review we received of the Macan is an enthusiastic one: cookie10245 is thrilled with the Macan. "Driving a BMW 335i for years and now needing a SUV, I tested them all...and to that end the Macan was the only SUV that was fun to drive, had a luxury interior, was well built, priced competitively, and good looking. I sure would like to see any 2015 luxury SUV priced under 70k with performance, luxury options beat the Porsche Macan in any category. This SUV is amazing!" Read more Porsche Macan consumer reviews.

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Photo Gallery: Porsche Macan Inside and Out