2015 Porsche Macan

MSRP $49,900

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7.8

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2015 Porsche Macan Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 17, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Porsche Macan is Porsche’s new piece of engineering to the world of SUVs. For starters, the exterior styling is very Porsche as all the other cars in its lineup, it retains all the traits of the Porsche 911 and the sportiness of the badass Cayenne. Moving on to the performance, it has two engine options on offer, a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, and a 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 engine for even more lunacy. 

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Pros

Energetic engine performance

So lively to drive

A plethora of customization options

Comfortable ride quality

Cons

Quite expensive in its segment

The cargo space is dismal comparatively

What's New?

A new addition to the Porsche SUV class for the 2015 model year.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$49900

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

156 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

340 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

339 lb.-ft. @ 1450 rpm

transmission

7 speed auto shift manual w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

double wishbone front suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspensin w/anti-rll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

110.5 in.

length

184.3 in.

width

76.1 in.

height

63.4 in.

curb weight

4112 lbs.

ground clearance

7.8 in.

capacity

cargo volume

53 cu ft.

towing capacity

1653 lbs.

payload capacity

1510 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.6 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

13.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/20/23 mpg

highway range

455.4 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

9 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

S$49,900 onwards

Colors and Styles

2015 Porsche Macan in Agate Gray Metallic color
Agate Gray Metallic

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

Pricing and Feature

6.0

Features

9.0

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

9.0

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.8

Overall Rating


Porsche also throws in a spectacular-looking interior to the Macan with some classic touches. The materials used inside the cabin are truly remarkable. Having said that, Porsche has managed to deliver yet another SUV to the compact luxury SUV segment with the Macan. Moreover, this athletic member of the Porsche Family competes with some German rivals like the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3. Let’s find out how it stacks up against these strong competitors.


9.0/10
Features

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety


2015 Porsche Macan Features

9.0/10

The 2015 Porsche Macan comes in 2 exciting trim levels which are; S and Turbo S, the base trim S is priced at $49,900 and is equipped with a less powerful 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine which is a bit more focused on fuel efficiency. As you opt for the higher trim, the prices just skyrocket to $73,300 for the Turbo version where the engine is more gnarly and sporty. The table below gives you insight into the features available on both trim levels.

Trims

Macan S

Macan Turbo

MSRP

$49,900

$73,300

Key Features

19-inch wheels

3.6-liter turbocharged V6 engine

 

Auto engine stop-start

Adaptive suspension dampers

 

Leather/simulated suede upholstery

18-way power front sport seats 

 

7-inch touchscreen

14-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system

 

11-speaker audio system

Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shifter Material

 

Dual-zone climate control

Full Alcantara Simulated Suede Headliner

 

Active bi-xenon headlights

Sport Heated Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel

Which Trim should you buy?

Both the trim suits different kinds of people, the Macan S is focused to fill the family SUV niche. Whereas, the Turbo trim is for performance enthusiasts who love to do hyper driving and track days. People looking for a luxury family SUV with good power and a hefty package of luxury features can go for the Macan S. But if you are someone who is power-hungry and needs a more engaging experience behind the wheel. It is more like a driver’s car.

2015 Porsche Macan Engine and Performance

7.0/10

The Porsches are made to go fast and this Macan is no different. Despite being a heavy car it performs quite astonishingly. The standard engine which you’ll find in the base trim S is a 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6 engine, which is capable enough of churning out 340 hp @ 5500 RPM and 339 lb-ft @ 1450 RPM of peak torque. This engine would be a great option if you have budget constraints, but if money doesn’t matter and you are willing to spend a few more bucks for the top Turbo trim, it will give you a better engine option which is a 3.6L twin-turbocharged V6 which manages to deliver 400 @ 6000 RPM and has a max torque output of 406 @ 1350 RPM. Speaking of the performance, both the engines have a character of their own. The base trim does 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds and can easily hit a top speed of 156 mph. However, the Turbo is a bit faster with a top speed of 164 mph.

Models

Porsche Macan

Audi Q5

BMW X3

MSRP

$49,900

$52,900

$45,500

Engine

3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6

3.0-liter V-6

3.0-liter inline 6

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

7-speed Automated Manual

8-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

Power

340 hp @ 5500 rpm

272 hp @ 4780 rpm

300 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque

339 lb.-ft. @ 1450 rpm

295 lb.-ft. @ 2150 rpm

300 lb.-ft. @ 1200 rpm

0-60 mph (sec)

5.6

6.9

6.3

Quarter-mile (sec)

14

14.3

14.8

Top Speed (mph)

156

155

155

Comparing the competition, the performance figures clearly depict that Porsche has the most powerful engine and also the fastest car off the line. The BMW X3 is much quicker and goes from 0-60 mph in just 6.3 seconds but it is not even close to Porsche. The Audi is even slower with its less powerful engine producing 272 hp @4780 RPM and 295 lb-ft torque @2150 RPM. However, the Porsche Macan Turbo S has no top speed restrictions and is capable of hitting 164 mph.

2015 Porsche Macan Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The colossal power of the engine clearly reflects in its fuel economy as it offers a dismal fuel economy in its class. The Porsche Macan is an SUV with a mostly focussed on performance but it still manages to offer a decent fuel economy in isolation. With a city mileage of 17 MPG and highway mileage of 23 MPG, and a combined fuel economy of 19 mpg and it turns out to be the least fuel-efficient in its segment. Having a tank capacity of 19.8 gallons, it also gives a range of 333.6 in the city and 455.4 while cruising down the highway.

Models

Porsche Macan

Audi Q5

BMW X3

MPG (City)

17

23

21

MPG (Highway)

23

30

28

MPG (Combined)

19

26

24

Fuel Capacity (gal)

19.8 gal.

19.8 gal.

17.7 gal.

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

336.6/455.4

455.4/594

371.7/495.6

Overall, the 2015 Audi Q5 gives better fuel economy in city, highway, and combined which makes it the most fuel-efficient car in the segment. Due to its sporty nature, the Porsche offers the least fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city, 19 mpg while cruising on the highway, and combined mileage of 19 mpg. The BMW on the other offers a modest fuel economy with a combined 24 mpg.

2015 Porsche Macan Interior

7.0/10

The interior of the Porsche is clearly opulent and sporty at the same time. The interior boasts many dual-tone color options to choose from. To start with, the analog clock at the center of the dashboard gives a classic touch to the cabin of the car. The buttons near the gear knob are very well sorted out and easy to use. It also incorporates leather upholstery. An 18-way adaptive sport seat to make yourself very comfortable and cozy. 

You can also opt for wood trim accents on the dashboard. It offers a lot of interior color options such as Chestnut / Black, Titanium Gray, Luxor Beige, Medium Dark Flint w / Solid Ebony, and a few other colors. It can accommodate 5 passengers with comfort. However, the dimensions of the interior are not specified. On the downside, it has a cargo capacity of 17.7 cubic feet which is sub-par in its segment.

Models

Porsche Macan

Audi Q5

BMW X3

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

Front Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

NA

39.4/57.7/41

40.7/58.4/39.9

Rear Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

NA

39/56.4/37.4

39.1/57.4/36.8

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

17.7 cu.ft.

29.1 cu.ft.

27.6 cu.ft.

The 2015 BMW X3 has clearly the best numbers in terms of headroom, legroom, and cargo space and is the clear winner in the interior proportions. The Audi Q5 falls last in terms of rear headroom and legroom. When it comes to cargo capacity, the Audi Q5 offers oodles of cargo space measuring 29.1 cubic feet. Some of the standout and optional interior features of the interior are:

  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shifter Material
  • Full Alcantara Simulated Suede Headliner
  • Sport Heated Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • 18-Way Adaptive Sport Seats 

What’s there to keep you entertained?

All trims come with a 7-inch touchscreen display. However Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are not available and an integrated navigation system is standard. Overall the system has a good high resolution, clarity, and easy-to-use interface. As standard, you get an 11 speaker audio system. There’s also a 16-speaker Burmester Audio Systemwhich makes every commuting a live show with its premium music quality. Some of the primary infotainment systems include

  • 7-inch touchscreen display
  • 11-speaker audio system
  • iPod Audio interface
  • USB Ports
  • Voice command

2015 Porsche Macan Exterior

8.0/10

The exterior design of the Porsche Macan is one of the most alluring things about the Porsche. The styling of the car stays true to its character. The headlights are inspired by the Porsche Cayenne’s headlights. It gets two active bi-xenon headlights with surrounded DRLs. The grille is huge and you can figure out that it’s a Porsche at your first glance. The taillights look sleek, stylish, and very appealing. 

Moving on to the exterior dimensions. It is the lightest car of the lot weighing around 3124 lbs and also the largest car with a length of 184 inches, a width of 76 inches, and a height of 63 inches, and has a ground clearance of 8 inches which is the segment standard. Moreover, it also sports a wheelbase of 110.5 inches which is the smallest in the segment. As the wheelbase gets smaller, the cornering speed and agility get higher.

Models

Porsche Macan

Audi Q5

BMW X3

Curb Weight (lbs)

4112 lbs.

4365 lbs.

4230 lbs.

Length (in)

184 in.

183 in.

183 in.

Width (in)

76 in.

75 in.

74 in.

Height (in)

63 in.

65 in.

66 in.

Ground Clearance (in)

8

8

8

Wheelbase (in)

110.5 in.

111 in.

110.6 in.

Among the competition, the Porsche is the longest and widest SUV by a considerable margin but has the shortest wheelbase and loses to the Audi and BMW. However, the Mercedes Benz and BMW X3 on the other hand measure a length of 183 inches. Furthermore, the BMW X3 is the tallest car in the segment measuring 66 inches. Some highlight features of the exterior are:

  • Active bi-xenon headlights
  • LED fog lights
  • Power/heated side-view mirrors
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Front and rear parking sensors

2015 Porsche Macan Safety

8.0/10

The Porsche Macan is equipped with an extensive suite of safety features. To prove that the Porsche Macan is safe, the NHTSA and the IIHS are yet to test due to their high cost. However, the Porsche comes with a wide array of active and passive safety features at your disposal. It features a tire pressure monitoring system that monitors the tire pressure of all the tires and alerts you if it gets low. It also gets a rearview camera as standard. Some other notable and optional safety features include

  • Lane-keeping alerts
  • blind-spot monitors
  • Adaptive cruise control.
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

2015 Porsche Macan Final Verdict

The Porsche Macan is the right balance of sheer performance and comfort with some decent off-roading capabilities. It is a Porsche you can take anywhere and also daily drive with opulence and refinement. You can have a blast in the track and also take it to drop off your kids at school. It looks, drives, and feels like a Porsche should. Moreover, it is the most lively car to drive in its competition. Hence, if you are searching for a luxury SUV that also drives like a sports car. Be in no doubt, the Porsche will tick all the boxes.

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