This marks the second year the Porsche Macan has topped the best resale value list for compact luxury SUVs, and it's a testament to the fundamental goodness of Porsche's smallest SUV, and the icing on a very sweet cake.
After all, it's not like people needed this to push them into a 2017 Porsche Macan in the first place. The Macan wears the Porsche badge, arguably one of the most desirable in the world. Second, the Macan wears its Porsche styling with pride, fitting in not just with the larger Cayenne SUV and Panamera sedan, but with a family resemblance that even includes the fabled 911 sports car.
Then there's the fact that the Macan really is a Porsche. There are the engine choices which range in power from a solid 252 horsepower to a whopping 400 horsepower. The suspension is designed to coddle its passengers when luxury is required, but also firm enough to remind them that this is a Porsche when the roads get fun. And the high-quality materials inside, elegant design, and sumptuous feel all remind you that there's a lot more to this SUV's luxury credentials than just badge and price.
Speaking of price, Porsche lowered it this year, dropping the starting price to about $48,500 for the Macan. Last year's base model, the Macan S, starts at about $55,000; the Macan GTS is about $68,000; and the 400-horsepower Macan Turbo starts at about $77,000. Note that all those prices include the $1,050 destination charge, but not options that will inevitably inflate the price to weather-balloon proportions. Whatever you pay, just remember that your choice will be getting the best possible resale value in the compact luxury SUV market.