Porsche has created some of the most iconic roadsters in history. So what were they thinking when Porsche decided to come out with an SUV? What they were thinking was to come out with a functional car for the modern era while still keeping true to its promise of exceptional speed, power, and prestige.
The Porsche Macan ranks near the top of the luxury SUV class and boasts of athletic handling and a posh cabin. Prices for the base model start just below $50,000 with the Macan S starting at $58,600 MSRP. The Macan may be at a higher price point than most competitors, but the Porsche claims the prize for being more athletic. Along with a higher predicted reliability rating and sharp handling, the Macan is certainly worth the cost.
This brilliant luxury SUV does have some close competitors, namely the Jaguar F-Pace and the Infiniti QX50. Lets see how each of these vehicles stacks up to the Porsche.
Lighter springs on the Macan deliver improved handling without compromising comfort. While SUV’s across the range continue to become faster and technologically advanced, none has yet matched the benchmark of the Macan. Plus, the Porsche is much more fun to drive.
With new full-length LED light bar in the rear and revised suspension, the new Porsche Macan outpaces the Jaguar F-Pace in the areas of design and experience.When we talk about speed, both cars are very close even though the Jaguar F-pace should be faster. The Macan takes the wind with its seven speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
While the Infiniti QX50 comes in at a much lower price then the Macan, it lacks severely in the areas of safety and warranty. The Macan offers a multi-collision brake system, which automatically applies the brakes in the event of a crash to prevent secondary collisions. The QX50 does not offer this option.
Macan’s warranty is also 5 years longer than the QX50 (12 years vs 7 years). J.D. Power and Associates state that Porsche vehicles are better in initial quality then infinity vehicles. The Porsche ranks 4th, while Infinity ranks 14th in initial quality.
The Porsche Macan is the ideal blend of sports car and SUV, giving exceptional handling, fine-tuned German engineering, and the prestige of the Porsche brand.