2019 Porsche Macan

MSRP $49,900 - $58,600

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Updated on: August 11, 2021

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The Porsche Macan is a perfect example of a crossover that handles like a sports car. It has always been one of the first preferences of the enthusiast drivers in the segment. The 2019 Porsche Macan is no exception, and it comes with the same 2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 base engine from the previous year’s model. The handling also remains the same, and it handles the corners with the same agility as before. The 2019 Porsche Macan comes with a refreshed exterior styling. The front and rear bumpers along with the refreshed wheel design differentiates it from the previous model.

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Pros

Sporty handling

Impressive acceleration

Impressive look from the exterior

Comfortable ride quality

Cons

Compromised cargo area

Cramped rear-seat space

Options get expensive

What's New?

Refreshed exterior styling

Retuned suspension

10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$49900

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

142 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

121 cu.in.

horsepower

248 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

273 lb.-ft. @ 1600 rpm

transmission

7 speed automated manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

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

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

4.9 sec.

zero to 100 mph

12.9 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

13.5 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

160 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/21/23 mpg

highway range

489.8 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

Base$49,900 onwards

S$58,600 onwards

Colors and Styles

2019 Porsche Macan in Carmine Red 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

Pricing and Features

9.9

Engine and Performance

9.6

Fuel Economy

6.5

Interior

9.2

Exterior

9.1

Safety

9.9

Competition

9.8

9.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

9.1

Overall Rating


The advantages and disadvantages of the 2019 Porsche Macan remain the same as last year. You get a well-equipped crossover with sporty handling and impressive performance. However, the shorter dimensions of the Macan make it a not so spacious option against its competitors like the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, 2019 Volvo XC60, and 2019 Jaguar F-Pace.


9.6/10
Engine and Performance

6.5/10
Fuel Economy

9.2/10
Interior

9.1/10
Exterior

9.9/10
Safety

9.8/10
Competition


2019 Porsche Macan Features

The 2019 Porsche Macan comes in two trim options. The base trim starts at an MSRP of $49,900, and there is also a more powerful Macan S trim. We have a separate article for the S trim as that is a completely different offering. The 2019 Porsche Macan comes well equipped with a ton of comfort features and safety techs as standard. The newer 2019 model gets more standard features than the previous year’s model.

Trim

Base

MSRP 

$49,900

Key Features

LED headlamps

 

10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment display

 

18" five-spoke alloy wheels

 

10-speaker audio system

 

Porsche Car Connect and Porsche Communication Management System

 

Wireless internet access

 

Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

The 2019 Porsche Macan gets a refreshed exterior styling with new tail lamps. The standard features for the 2019 Porsche Macan include LED headlamps, a bigger 10.9-inch touchscreen display for infotainment, 18” five-spoke alloy wheels, a 10-speaker audio system, dual-zone climate control, Porsche Car Connect, and Porsche Communication Management System.

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The 2019 Porsche Macan packs enough features to give you a delightful driving experience. You can go for the Premium Package to add extra equipment to your Macan. The Porsche Macan is already one of the most expensive options in the segment, and adding more packages will make it even more expensive. So, we do not recommend anything above the Premium Package.

2019 Porsche Macan Engine and Performance

9.6/10

The 2019 Porsche Macan offers excellent acceleration and performance irrespective of the engine you select. The base engine on the 2019 Porsche Macan is a 2.0-liter turbo inline-4 engine that produces a peak power of 248 horsepower and a peak torque of 273 lb-ft. The peak torque is available at a very lower range of the rev band, and it enhances the drivability of the engine significantly. You never feel the need for more power, and the engine delights you with the performance whenever you put your foot down on the gas. 

The acceleration is a strong point of the Porsche Macan’s engine, and it takes an impressive 6.3 seconds to reach 0 to 60 miles per hour. The quarter-mile run takes 13.5 seconds, which is the best in the segment. If performance is what you are looking for, the 2019 Porsche Macan will not disappoint you in any aspect.

Models

2019 Porsche Macan

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

2019 Volvo XC60

2019 Jaguar F-Pace

MSRP

$ 49,900

$40,700

$39,200

$44,600

Engine

2.0 L Turbo inline-4 engine

2.0L inline-4 turbo

engine

Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0L

2.0 L Turbo inline-4 engine

Transmission

7-speed Automatic

9-speed manual 

8-Speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

Power (hp @ RPM

248 @ 5000

241 @ 5,500

250 @ 5500

247 @ 5500

Torque (lb-ft @ RPM)

273 @ 1600

273 @ 1300

258 @ 1500

269 @ 1200

0-60 MPH (seconds)

6.3

6.3

6.4

6.6

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

13.5

14.7

13.8

13.9

Top-Speed (MPH)

130

130

130

135

The 2019 Porsche Macan is the fastest in the segment to reach 0 to 60 mph, sharing the spot with the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. None of the SUVs in the segment is slow by any means, and all the SUVs in the segment manage to reach 0 to 60 mph within 6 to 6.6 seconds. The 2019 Porsche Macan also takes the lead in the quarter-mile run, leaving all the rivals behind.

How well does the 2019 Porsche Macan handle?

The 2019 Porsche Macan is undoubtedly one of the best if not the best crossovers in the segment when it comes to handling. It has everything that matters to make the handling agile and fun. The steering wheel is well-weighted and offers excellent feedback around the corners. Even on straight roads or city driving conditions, the steering feels very communicative and keeps you engaged in driving. It is very easy to change lanes, and there is no dead feeling in the steering at any point.

The suspension of the PorscheMacan has always been a gem for the segment. The 2019 Macan gets an even better-tuned suspension for better handling performance. The suspension is well-tuned, and the Macan feels stable even at higher speeds. It sticks to the road very well to provide better handling around the corners. Surprisingly, it also does a great job of absorbing the road undulations very well and provides a composed ride quality in every driving situation. If you are looking for a crossover solely for driving fun, then the 2019 Porsche Macan will not disappoint you at all.

How good are the brakes of the 2019 Porsche Macan?

Braking is a key factor for the handling of a car, and Porsche Macan must have good brakes to assist the performance and handling that it is known for. The 2019 Porsche Macan doesn’t disappoint you in this aspect also. It comes equipped with massive 13.6-inch brake rotors for the front wheels and 13-inch brake rotors for the rear wheels. The brakes are well-calibrated and stop the 2019 Porsche Macan in just 107 feet from 60 to 0 mph. The feel and feedback from the brake pedals feel very progressive. You get a positive bite when you press the brake pedals which boosts your confidence while pushing it in the corners.

Models

2019 Porsche Macan

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

2019 Volvo XC60

2019 Jaguar F-Pace

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

13.6

13.4

12.8

N/A

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

13

12.5

12.8

N/A

Curb Weight (lbs)

4099

3891

4217

3870

60-0 (feet)

107

129

114

99

Although the 2019 Jaguar F-Pace has not revealed the size of brake rotors, it outperforms all the competitors in braking performance, stopping from 60 to 0 mph in just 99 feet. The 2019 Porsche Macan comes next to stop from the same distance. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 takes the highest distance at 129 feet to stop from the same speed. 

2019 Porsche Macan Fuel Economy

6.5/10

Fuel economy is not one of the strong points of the 2019 Porsche Macan, and it fails to offer good fuel economy figures for the segment. It manages to offer 18 mpg in the city, 23 mpg on the highway, and 20 mpg of combined fuel economy. The competition offers better fuel economy figures. If you prioritize performance over fuel economy, then it is the obvious choice for you. The 2019 Macan comes with a 19.8 gallons fuel tank and manages to offer a good range on highway drives.

Models

2019 Porsche Macan

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

2019 Volvo XC60

2019 Jaguar F-Pace

MPG (City)

18

22

21

22

MPG (Highway)

23

27

27

27

MPG (Combined)

20

24

23

24

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

19.8

17.4

18.5

21.7

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

356.4/455.4/396

382.8/469.8/417.6

388.5/499.5/425.5

477.4/585.9/520.8

The 2019 Porsche Macan offers the least fuel economy for the segment, while the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and the 2019 Jaguar F-Pace surprises with the best fuel economy figures for the segment with 24 mpg of combined fuel economy. The 2019 JaguarF-Pace comes with the largest fuel tank in the segment at 21.7 gallons and also offers the best highway range for the segment. The 2019 Porsche Macan offers the least range because of the worst fuel economy for the segment. Still, it manages to deliver a pretty good highway range of 455 miles.

2019 Porsche Macan Interior

9.2/10

The interior of the 2019 Porsche Macan is not one of the best for the segment, and it performs just fine for the segment. The standard feature list is not what you expect from a crossover that costs this much. It offers power-adjustable heated front seats, but you will need to pay extra for the ventilated seats. The cabin controls are not an issue, and the cabin is very good ergonomically.

The seating position for the driver is bang on, and it feels more like you are driving a car than a compact SUV. The controls for drivers are also easy to reach and control. The practicality of the cabin is where the competition gets an edge over the Porsche Macan. The rear seats feel very cramped, and it becomes very difficult for the adult passengers to spend long hours there. The compromised cargo area is also what takes away from the practicality of the 2019 Macan.

Models

2019 Porsche Macan

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

2019 Volvo XC60

2019 Jaguar F-Pace

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

 

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

N/A

41.9/57.3/40.8

38.1/57.2/40.3

37.8/57.7/40.3

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

N/A

38.5/(N/A/)/37.3

38/55.6/37.2

37.5/55.8/37.2

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

17.6

19.6

34.4

33.5

The 2019 Porsche Macan has the smallest trunk space in the segment. Although Porsche has not revealed the interior dimensions of the Macan, you can feel the lack of space compared to the competition in the real world. The 2019 Volvo XC60 offers a massive trunk space of 34.4 cubic feet, followed by the 2019 Jaguar F-Pace which is marginally smaller at 33.5 cubic feet. Standout interior features of the 2019 Porsche Macan include:

  • Sporty driving position
  • Ergonomic cabin with easy controls
  • Power adjustable heated front seats
  • Ventilated front seats (Optional)
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Air Conditioning

What’s there to keep you entertained in the 2019 Porsche Macan?

The 2019 Porsche Macan comes equipped with an all-new 10.9-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment display. It is a major upgrade from the previous year’s model, still, there are many features that remain optional for the infotainment. You get Apple CarPlay for connectivity of your smartphone, but it lacks the support for Android Auto as of now. It also gets Porsche Car Connect and Porsche Communication Management System for better connectivity. The audio is managed via a 10-speaker audio system. Standout infotainment features of the 2019 Porsche Macan include:

  • 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Porsche Car Connect
  • Porsche Communication Management System
  • 10-speaker audio system
  • Wireless internet access

2019 Porsche Macan Exterior

9.1/10

If you like sharp curves just like a sports car, then the 2019 Porsche Macan carries a similar look. The Porsche Macan was launched with more of an unconventional look which was not appreciated much in the beginning. But now, the look has grown to people’s eyes, and it looks stylish and fresh. It is easy to differentiate it from the competition. The 2019 Porsche Macan gets a revised front and rear fascia, and the front fascia has become wider than before. It also gets a new design for the taillights which also illuminates the Porsche logo at night.

Models

2019 Porsche Macan

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

2019 Volvo XC60

2019 Jaguar F-Pace

Curb Weight (lb)

4099

3891

4217

3870

Length (inches)

184.9

183.6

188.9

186.3

Width (inches)

75.7

82.5

80

81.5

Height (inches)

63.9

64.5

65.6

65

Ground Clearance (inches)

7.8

N/A

N/A

6.3

Wheelbase (inches)

N/A

113.1

N/A

113.1

The official wheelbase figure is not available for the 2019 Porsche Macan. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and 2019 Jaguar F-Pace have a similar wheelbase and are the longest for the segment. The 2019 Porsche Macan has the least height of the competitors at 63.9 inches. The 2019 Volvo XC60 is the longest compact SUV on the lot and also offers a decent width. Standout exterior features of the 2019 Porsche Macan include:

  • Automatic LED headlights and LED DRLs
  • LED taillights
  • 18” alloy-wheels
  • Black Bodyside Insert
  • Power Liftgate

2019 Porsche Macan Safety

9.9/10

The 2019 Porsche Macan, just like the other Porsches out there, has not been tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The body and platform of the Macan feel solid, and it doesn’t feel unsafe at all. There are a host of driver assistance features that Porsche offers with the 2019 Macan, but most of them stay optional and cost extra. Lane departure warning comes as standard, but even the basic feature for a car of this price like adaptive cruise control is an optional feature for the 2019 Porsche Macan. The safety features of the 2019 Porsche Macan include:

  • Lane departure warning
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Tire specific low tire pressure warning
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Back-up camera

2019 Porsche Macan Competition

9.8/10

2019 Porsche Macan vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is a great option in the segment. It offers a nice composed ride quality, but the practicality is not very far ahead of the Porsche Macan. Still, it manages to provide better cabin space and a slightly better cargo area than the 2019 Macan. If you want a compact SUV just for driving fun, then the 2019 Porsche Macan stands as a better option.

2019 Porsche Macan vs. 2019 Volvo XC60

The 2019 Volvo XC60 costs more than $10,200 less than the 2019 Porsche Macan. It has a more practical cabin, and the space inside both rows is way better than the Porsche Macan. The cargo area is also way ahead of the 2019 Porsche Macan. Considering all this, the 2019 Volvo XC60 comes out as a more practical and sensible choice. If you want true driving pleasure, then skipping the XC60 will be a better idea.

2019 Porsche Macan vs. 2019 Jaguar F-Pace

The 2019 Jaguar F-Pace is the best alternative for the Porsche Macan for many reasons. The F-Pace also comes with impressive performance and handles like a car. It is more practical than the Porsche Macan in every possible way. It also costs less than the 2019 Porsche Macan. The 2019 Jaguar F-Pace comes out as a more balanced package between the two.

2019 Porsche Macan Final Verdict

The answer depends on various factors. If you are ready to pay extra for a compromised cabin and just for the sporty handling and performance of the car, then the 2019 Porsche Macan is a good choice for you. The handling is one of the best in the segment, and it comes out as one of the most fun-to-drive crossovers for the segment. But if you want to save some bucks and want better practicality, you have better options out there in the market.

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