With a line of powerful engines and handling like a sports car, the 2016 Porsche Macan is one of the most wonderful fun-to-drive SUVs you can ever purchase. The interior is beautifully accentuated with comfortable seating, high-quality materials, swanky styling, and more, though the Macan is still pretty behind the competition when it comes to cargo space.
The newly redesigned car with its amazing interior and awesome performance credentials is available at a starting price of around $52,500, which is higher than the base price of most rivals. Sporty, upscale, and spacious alternatives like Audi Q5 or the base BMW X3 are more than $10,000 cheaper.
If you want to buy the Porsche Macan, however, you may spend less on repair and servicing cost over the long term, as the Macan is considered to be highly reliable and the best in class.
Porsche Macan Performance:
The Macan projects a sports experience in an SUV package. It is offered with a twin-turbocharged V6, that delivers 340 horsepower to ensure effortless acceleration. For more grit off the line, you can upgrade to the Macan Turbo, which comes with a larger twin, turbo V6 engine that delivers 400 horsepower.
Both engines are integrated to an exceptionally quick shifting seven-speed automatic transmission, which fuels the driving experience, even more, notes the Porsche Greensboro NC experts.
Gritty & Smooth:
To keep up with its exceeding power, the Macan’s dynamism is closer to that of a sports car than a typical SUV. Its powerful handling and the precise steering gives you a great driving experience on winding roads than most alternatives, including its larger sibling, the Cayenne. Sometimes grit and agility come at the expense of comfortable ride, but Macan has something more to offer. You can enjoy a smooth ride over most surfaces.
Traction On-and-Off Road:
The Macan represents all wheel drive making you stay grounded on smooth roads. While driving off-road, you can easily adjust performance settings to handle traction in a variety of conditions (rock, mud, water, etc). If you are on a long drive, you may just end up paying more for the Macan’s available air suspension, which adds 1.6 inches of ground clearance.
Comfortable & Upscale Cabin:
The interior of the Macan is really amazing. The marvellously well-designed cabin comes up with exceptional build quality alongside soft-touch materials and supportive, comfortable front seats. The back row also offers enough space for the adults. However, taller passengers may find it a little uncomfortable. Rivals like BMW X3, Mercedes GLC, and Audi Q5 have got more roomy rear seats.
Short on Cargo Space:
Behind the first row of seats, the Macan has only 53 cubic feet of cargo, which is not pretty enough for the class. The second row can only hold 17.7 cubic feet which are not enough to compete with most of the rivals. The X3, Acura RDX, Volvo XC60 are much better choices if you frequently fill your SUV with gear. Much like other vehicles in the class, the Macan has got a standard power liftgate, but so do most other vehicles in the class.