Porsche Macan Review

The 2017 Porsche Macan at Porsche of Ann Arbor

2017 Porsche Macan

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Reviewing the Porsche Macan, one thing keeps reverberating in my head: “Porsche, there is no substitute.” Spoken by a young Tom Cruise in the 1983 movie Risky Business, the statement is as true today as it was back then: “Porsche, there is no substitute.” As in, “this car is in a class all by itself."

It isn’t of course – as the automotive industry assigns every vehicle to an 'appropriate' category, and in the case of the Porsche Macan, that category is the “Luxury Compact SUV." But, to think that pedestrian vehicles like the Acura RDX, the Lexus NX or heaven forbid the Volvo (yes, Volvo) XC60 belong in the same class as a Porsche Macan is like saying that a veggie burger belongs in the same class as a dry-aged NY strip steak.  


2017 Porsche Macan


No other vehicle in this segment performs like this Porsche, turns heads like this Porsche, or honestly, is priced like this Porsche. But, you’re not considering a Macan because you wanted to come in second.


The 2017 Porsche Macan, Macan S, Macan GTS, and Macan Turbo


  2017 Porsche Macan 2017 Porsche Macan S 2017 Porsche Macan GTS 2017 Porsche Macan Turbo
Model 2017 Macan 2017 Macan S 2017 Macan GTS 2017 Macan Turbo
Base Price $47,500 $54,400 $67,200 $76,000
Engine 2.0 liter turbocharged 4-cyl 3.0 liter twin-turbo V6 3.0 liter twin-turbo V6 3.6 liter twin-turbo V6
Horsepower 252 hp 340 hp 360 hp 400 hp
All-Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard Standard
Acceleration 0-60mph 6.1 seconds* 5.0 seconds* 4.8 seconds* 4.4 seconds*
Front Seats 8-Way Power 8-Way Power 8-Way Power Sport Seats 18-Way Power Adaptive Sport Seats
Porsche Connect & Apple® CarPlay Standard Standard Standard Standard
Sport Exhaust Optional Optional Standard Optional
Alloy Wheels 18" Macan 19" Macan Design 20" RS Spyder Design 19" Macan Turbo
Air Suspension inc. PASM Optional Optional Standard Optional
Navigation Optional Optional Optional Standard
Heated Seats & Steering Optional Optional Optional Standard
Bose Surround System Optional Optional Optional Standard
Alcantera Roof Lining Optional Optional Optional Standard

     * When equipped with Sport Chrono Package.


Transmission Variants

For 2017, the Porsche Macan comes in four variants – the Macan is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine developing 252 Horsepower. The other three models are all powered by twin-turbo charged V-6 engines - the 340 horsepower Macan S, the 360 horsepower Macan GTS, or the 400 horsepower Macan Turbo. Each of these Macan variants come with power plants are pure Porsche, with the Macan accelerating from 0-60 in 6.1 seconds* to the Macan Turbo accelerating from 0-60 in 4.4 seconds* – faster than a current Carrera, and the same as a 1994 911 Turbo!


There was a time when that kind of head-snapping power meant sacrificing luxury and manually-shifting gears – but no more. The Macan comes with Porsche’s lightning fast PDK automatic transmission, an available Panoramic Roof, 18-way Power Adaptive Sport Seats, navigation, and standard Apple® CarPlay and the Porsche Connect App...and did we mention it’s a pretty capable off-road vehicle as well?

"Porsche. There is no Substitute."



The 2017 Porsche Macan takes the raw speed of a vintage 911 Turbo, the massive glass roof of a current 911 Targa, the off-road capabilities of a Cayenne, and combines it all into a vehicle priced almost $20,000 LESS than a Cadillac Escalade.

Sounds impossible? Come see what’s possible at Porsche of Ann Arbor. 


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