As if we needed more reasons to like the Porsche Macan. It's already one of the most fun compact luxury SUVs you can buy, and while that may sound like faint praise, note that it competes against offerings from BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. Yet here it is, beating out last year's finishers in resale value in only its second year on the market.
There are a lot of good reasons for this. First, as a highly desirable premium brand, Porsche generally does well in resale value to begin with. Then there's the Porsche-ness of the Macan, from its Cayenne-inspired styling -- here shrink-wrapped onto a smaller body -- to the choice of two different V6 engines driving all four wheels.
The suspension lets the Porsche Macan handle in a way that no other compact luxury SUV is capable of doing, and the luxury surroundings remind you that your money has been well spent. In our Expert Review, we noted that it was "80-percent 911, 20-percent Cayenne, 100 percent Porsche," and we can't put it any simpler than that.
When it comes to pricing, the 2016 Porsche Macan S -- the base model -- starts at about $55,000, reasonable enough for a sporty luxury SUV. That goes up to about $68,000 for the GTS model, and it crests $77,000 for the Macan Turbo. Note that those prices include the $995 destination charge, and don't include options that will inevitably push the price skyward. Still, it's comforting to know that no matter what you'll wind up paying, you'll be getting the best possible resale value in the compact luxury SUV segment.