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Starting Price: $48,850 | Price yours

Above Average: Performance, handling

Below Average: Rear-seat legroom, cargo space

Consensus: A sports car in SUV clothing

 

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 Porsche 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 2018 Porsche Macan: "From behind its thick leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel the 2018 Porsche Macan is a wonderful blend of SUV and sports car. It’s one of the sportiest SUVs available, and it’s an engaging drive from the instant you fire up its turbocharged engine. Even the 'slowest' model is fast."

A 911 in SUV Form

The Macan 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. The next step up is the V6-powered Macan S, followed by the Macan GTS. To make a Macan feel even more like a 911, there's the 400-horsepower Macan Turbo, which reaches 60 mph in less than 5 seconds, and you can get a Performance Package that adds 40 horsepower to the Turbo.

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Build and Price

Pricing for the Macan starts at under $49,000. The Macan Turbo tops out at about $183,000 fully loaded. Build and price your own 2018 Porsche Macan to unlock its Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

Consumers' Opinions

David feels that despite the SUV layout, the Macan still has the Porsche spirit, adding, "Makes no pretense of being true off-road capable, but thereby achieves great performance as a real world fun and practical transporter. Great brakes, great trans, great engine and great handling; then details such as interior layout, engine note, steering wheel that can not be mistaken for anything but Porsche. Only sour note is dud stock stereo and way overpriced escapes (Bose and Burmester)." Read more Porsche Macan consumer reviews.

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