The Macan is Porsche’s new crossover SUV since introducing the highly successful Cayenne. In a way, the smaller Macan missions are less frightening. Although the Cayenne debut to attract Porsche fans, its popularity in the market has made the idea of Porsche SUV look very normal. What the Macan has to do is prove that Porsche can also create a compact crossover as well.
Although the Macan has a fundamental mechanical similarity with the Audi Q5, Porsche has made a comprehensive change. The result is a lower and sleeker vehicle with a unique interior, a wide selection of turbocharged engines, impressive athleticism and even a respectable off-road capability. The 2018 Porsche Macan does suffer in terms of passenger and cargo space when compared to some compact crossovers, but none can match its overall performance.
The 2018 Porsche Macan is a five seats compact luxury SUV available in five trim levels: base, S, GTS, Turbo, and Turbo with Performance package. Every 2018 Porsche Macan come standard with all-wheel drive and a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission (PDK).
The base model is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. At track testing, the Macan base sprinted to 60 mph in just 6.3 seconds. EPA fuel economy stands at 22 mpg combined (20 city/25 highway).
The 2018 Porsche Macan S is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 340 hp and 339 pound-feet of torque. In performance test, the Macan S hit 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds. This is at least a second quicker than other compact luxury crossover SUVs. Fuel economy rating at 19 mpg combined (17 city/23 highway).
The 2018 Porsche Macan GTS get a more powerful version of the S engine that good for 360 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. The 0-60 mph time in 5.0 seconds. EPA rate this engine at 19 mpg combined (17 city/23 highway).
The 2018 Porsche Macan Turbo has a turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 engine generates 400 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. With its launch control system, it reaches 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds. That makes it the undisputed quickest compact crossover on the market. The Macan Turbo with Performance package boasting the engine output to 440 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. EPA fuel economy is identical at 19 mpg combined (17 city/23 highway).
Properly equipped, the 2018 Porsche Macan is rated to tow up to 4,409 pounds.