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.
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.
|Model||2017 Macan||2017 Macan S||2017 Macan GTS||2017 Macan Turbo|
|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|
|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|
|Alloy Wheels||18" Macan||19" Macan Design||20" RS Spyder Design||19" Macan Turbo|
|Air Suspension inc. PASM||Optional||Optional||Standard||Optional|
|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.
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.
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Three easy paths to experience the Macan for yourself: