2019 Porsche Macan

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2019 Porsche Macan Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


CARHP Editorial Updated on: November 14, 2019



Pros

TBD

Cons

Not much of an Off-roader

Congested Back Seats

Available in only one trim so far

What's New?

Redesigned body style

New integrated Porsche Connect System


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$49900

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

121 cu.in.

horsepower

248 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

273 lbs.-ft @ 1600 rpm

transmission

7-speed automated manual

chassis

frame type

MLB - evo

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

13.6/13

dimensions

wheelbase

110.5 in.

length

184.9 in.

width

76.2 in.

height

63.9 in.

curb weight

4099 lbs.

ground clearance

8 in.

capacity

cargo volume

52.9 cu ft.

towing capacity

4409 lbs.

payload capacity

1435 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20/22/25 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000

corrosion warranty

12 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 50000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Porsche Macan in Carmine Red color  2019 Porsche Macan in Carrara White Metallic color  2019 Porsche Macan in Chalk color  2019 Porsche Macan in Jet Black Metallic color
Carmine Red

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

7.0

Engine And Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

4.0

6.3

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Porsche Macan Base

Base

power
248 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
22 combined

$49,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $49,900 MSRP (20/22/25) 248 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
7-speed automated manual all wheel drive 5

 2019 Porsche Macan S

S

power
348 hp @ 5400 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
20 combined

$58,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $58,600 MSRP (18/20/23) 348 hp @ 5400 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
7-speed automated manual all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

6.3

Overall Rating


Starting at the base price of $49,900 Porsche offers a single powertrain consisting of a 2.0L Turbo Inline-4 engine mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. The powerplant punches out 248 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque.

2019 Porsche macan front view
2019 Porsche macan front view
2019 Porsche macan rear view
2019 Porsche macan rear view

7.0/10
Features

 

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

4.0/10
Fuel Economy

 
 
 
 
 
 

2019 Porsche Macan Features

7.0/10

Trims and features

This year the all-new Porsche Macan has been released in only one trim so far. This trim is equipped with a 2.0 liter turbocharged inline 4 engine and comes priced at $49,900. However, it comes equipped with many major upgrades in the standard.

Trims

Porsche Macan

MSRP

$49,900

Key Features

Power Steering Plus

 

Three-zone automatic climate control

  BOSE Surround Sound System
  High-quality leather interior
 

LED Head lights

  Porsche Stability Management
  New Integrated Porsche Communication Management System
 

Electronically controlled multi-plate clutch center differential

  10.9" touchscreen display
  New taillight strip emphasizing the Porsche logo

 

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The Porsche Macan is available in only one trim so far this year. But it the good news is that it comes along with many optional features and packages such as the Sport Chrono package that you can opt and customize your Porsche accordingly. Or else you can wait for some more time and goes to the other higher trims when they get released later this year.

2019 Porsche Macan Engine and Performance

8.0/10

Though this year's Macan is powered by the yesteryear powertrain they have tuned down the power just a little. Porsche installed a 2.0 liter turbocharged inline 4 engine that is capable of generating 247 horsepower and 273 lb.ft torque. This engine comes paired with a 7-speed automatic PDK transmission and an all-wheel-drive system. Rather than overwhelming the Macan with brute strength Porsche has made it more agile with multiple suspension settings. The engine sound is music and power delivery is linear. With an except for the crossover shell, the Macan acts and behaves like a true sports car.

2019 Porsche macan engine
2019 Porsche macan

Model

Porsche Macan

Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Volvo XC60

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Jaguar F-Pace

BMW X3 xDrive 30i

MSRP

$ 49,900

$40,700

$39,200

$49,600

$44,600

$43,000

Engine/Motor

2.0 L Turbo inline-4 engine

2.0L inline-4 turbo

Engine

Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0L/120

2.0 Liter Turbocharged 4-cylinder

2.0 L Turbo inline-4 engine

2.0 L Turbo inline-4 engine

Transmission

7 speed Automatic

9-speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

248 @ 5000

241 @ 5,500

250 @ 5500

247 @ 5500

247 @ 5500

248 @ 5200

Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm)

273 @ 1600

273 @ 1300

258 @ 1500

269 @ 1200

269 @ 1200

258 @ 1450

Although the power of the all-new Macan is quite less when compared to its predecessors, it still stands on par with its competitors.

Acceleration

Even with lesser horses, Porsche managed to keep its performance at par. Now how did they do that? They stripped down some extra weight from the front suspension to gain satisfactory results. It is still capable of attaining the speed of 60 MPH in 6. 3 seconds. For even better performance you can go for the Sports Chrono package which is usually priced around a $1,000 more but decreases the time duration to 6.1 seconds.

2019 Porsche macan Acceleration
2019 Porsche macan Acceleration

Models

Porsche Macan

Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Volvo XC60

Jaguar F-Pace

BMW X3 xDrive 30i

0-60 MPH

6.3 Seconds

6.3 Seconds

6.4 Seconds

6.1 Seconds

6.6 Seconds

6.0 Seconds

Quarter Mile

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

Engine

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

Curb Weight

4099 lbs

3891 lbs

4,217 lbs

4105 lbs

3870 lbs

4167 lbs

With this acceleration, the 2019 Porsche Macan performs on par and in some cases even better than most of its competitors. However, it still lags behind when compared to the BMW X3 and the Volvo XC60.

Ride and Handling

It might look like an SUV but the Macan shares the core of a true sports car. Porsche even kept the powertrain simple and infused all their mechanical creativity into the suspension settings. Speaking of suspension settings, the brand offers you three choices, the steel springs with damper, steel springs with adjustable dampers, or air springs with adjustable dampers. Apart from that Porsche made a bunch of changes starting with the weight reduction, revised anit-rollover bars, new engine mounts, and new tire choices.

Moreover, it comes equipped with the standard Porsche Stability Management system and Porsche Traction Management System that keeps it quite stable when at high speed. Although the Macan is not such an off-roader as the others. However, it can handle itself well on a little patchy road.

Braking

The 2019 Porsche Macan comes with 13.6 inches internally vented brake rotors with 4-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers in the front and 13 inches internally vented brake rotors with floating calipers in the back. However, nothing can be said about their performance so far.

2019 Porsche Macan Wheel
2019 Porsche Macan Wheel

Models

Porsche Macan

Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Volvo XC60

Jaguar F-Pace

BMW X3 xDrive 30i

Brake Front(in)

13.6

13.4

12.8

13.6

TBD

TBD

Brake Rear(in)

13

12.5

12.8

12.6

TBD

TBD

Curb Weight(lbs.)

4099

3891

4217

4105

3870

4167

60-0 MPH (ft.)

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

Towing Capacity

The 2019 Porsche Macan is quite an impressive hauler for a sports car and a moderate one for an SUV. It can easily tow up to 4,409 lbs which looks like an average of the class.

Models

Porsche Macan

Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Volvo XC60

Jaguar F-Pace

BMW xDrive 30i

Towing Capacity(lbs.)

4,409

3,500

5291

3,500

5290

NA

The Porsche Macan might not have the capacity to tow as much as the Velar or the X3. However, it is quite a better hauler than the GLC 300 and XC60

2019 Porsche Macan Fuel Economy

4.0/10

Building a sporty crossover is a piece of cake but making it efficient is a hell of a task. The Macan struggles to even acheive the basic industry standards. Its appetite in the lanes of the city expands to give you an 18 mpg mileage, while the highway juices out 23 mpg at its max.

Models

Porsche Macan

Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Volvo XC60

Jaguar F-Pace

BMW xDrive 30i

mpg city

18

22

21

22

22

22

mpg Highway

23

27

27

28

27

29

mpg combined

20

24

23

24

24

25

Emission (Tons/year CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

2019 Porsche Macan Interior

Not much about the 2019 Porsche Cayenne interior specs are available so far. However, all we can say right now is that it is quite spacious in the front but a little congested in the back. Moreover, its interiors are quite abundant with luxurious features and a well-attended cabin

Models

Porsche Macan

Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Volvo XC60

Jaguar F-Pace

BMW xDrive 30i

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

5

5

Front Head/Shoulder/Leg (in.

TBD

TBD

38.1/57.2/40.3

38/58.2/41.5

37.8/NA/NA

41.1/57.9/40.3

Second Head/Shoulder/Leg (in.)

TBD

TBD

38/55.6/37.2

38/56.3/38

37.5/NA/NA

NA/56/36.4

Infotainment Features

Infotainment System is part of the major upgrades in the 2019 Porsche Macan. The previous Porsche Communication system is replaced by the all-new integrated Porsche Communications system which comes with a 10.9-inch touch screen display. Moreover, it also comes installed with features like the Porsche Connect to keep you well connected to your Porsche. Some of the other infotainment Features are:

Cargo

The redesigning of this Porsche has widely affected the Cargo cabin. The 2019 Porsche comes with a cargo volume of 17.6 cu.ft and can be extended up to 52.9 cu.ft when the rear seats are folded. Looks like the coupe style roof has quite an impact on the cargo cabin.

Models

Porsche Macan

Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Volvo XC60

Jaguar F-Pace

BMW xDrive 30i

Volume (ft. cube) (w/Rear seats in use)

17.6

19.6

34.4

TBD

33.5

28.7

Volume (ft.cube)(w/Rear seats fold)

52.9

56.5

70.1

63.3

NA

62.7

The new Macan has quite a congested cargo cabin when compared to the others in the class. However, the Velar still leads the class with its spacious cargo volume.

2019 Porsche Macan Exterior

Dimension and Weight

Porsche's first SUV attempt was a master design failure, people and critiques were equally resistant to the change. However, with the course of time, the design has evolved into something more aggressive and attractive.

The 2019 iteration comes with a revamped design and looks more powerful and aggressive than before. Its front gets a little wider and is installed with LED headlights, whereas the tailgate lights illuminate the Porsche logo to make it more daunting.

Models

Porsche Macan

Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Volvo XC60

Jaguar F-Pace

BMW xDrive 30i

Curb Weight(lbs.)

4099

3891

4217

4105

3870

4167

Length(in.)

184.9

183.6

188.9

184.6

186.3

185.9

Width(in.)

75.7

82.5

80

73.3

81.5

74.4

Height(in.)

63.9

64.5

65.6

65.3

65

66.0

Ground Clearance(in.)

7.8

TBD

TBD

TBD

6.3

TBD

Wheel Base(in.)

TBD

113.1

TBD

112.8

113.1

112.8

Track Width(in) F/R

TBD

TBD

64.6/65.2

TBD

64.6/65.1

63.8/64.4

Speaking of the dimensions, this 4,099 heavy SUV is 184.9 inches in length, 81.5 inches in width and 65b inches in height. That is quite extruding when compared to other SUVs of the class.

2019 Porsche Macan Safety

Safety Features

  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Lane departure warning, and a rearview camera come standard in every Porsche Macan
  • Surround-view parking camera
  • Lane keep assist
  • Lane change assist, and traffic jam assist with adaptive cruise control

2019 Porsche Macan Competition

2019 Porsche Macan vs Volvo XC60

The Volvo XC60 has been in the market for about a decade now. On the other hand, this Macan is the 2nd generation flagship of the original one which was first released in 2015. Most of the specs of the new Macan are not available. However, of those available, the Macan seems to lag behind in almost all the aspects when compared to the Volvo XC60 making it a better option. If you still want to experience a sporty drive you can go for the Macan.

2019 Porsche Macan vs Mercedes Benz GLC 300

The Mercedes GLC class is a year older to the Macan. However, when we compare the current models, it can be said that the Macan runs on par with the GLC. Although it lacks the roominess that the GLC provides. So if you are ok with a quiet and composed ride to go for the GLC, but for a sporty ride, Macan would be a better option.

2019 Porsche Macan vs BMW X3

The BMW X3 belongs to one of the oldest models of the class. However, after so many years, it has started looking a bit aged. While on the other hand, the new and redesigned Macan is quite aggressive and beastly in style. Although the BMW X3 is better in all the other aspects when compared to the new Macan. So if you can compromise with the look the BMW X3 could be a better option even for providing you a sporty drive.

2019 Porsche Macan Final Verdict

The 2019 Porsche Macan has enters the market with quite some extravagant features along with a new look. Nimble handling and sportiness is what this crossover has to offer, however, it still lags behind when compared to others in the class. The high price is another thing which may affect your buying preference. Otherwise going with the new Porsche Macan is a breath of fresh air in the rugged SUV world/