2022 Porsche Macan

MSRP $52,250 Est.

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2022 Porsche Macan Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 16, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Porsche Macan is Porsche’s answer to take the compact SUV market by storm. It will definitely impress you with its performance, luxury, and comfort driving. It has all the traits of a Porsche right from the design language to the power delivery. It feels like a Porsche is supposed to, but when you wanted to, it could completely change and become a comfortable and luxurious family car to potter around the city. Even the base model has remarkable engine performance on demand. Acceleration is instantaneous and quick in the base trim but as the trim gets higher, the power delivery becomes ludicrous and a more fun-filled experience to drive. 

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Pros

Rapid acceleration

Most lively car to drive in its segment

An extensive list of top-notch options

Cons

Quite expensive with all the options

It guzzles more fuel than its rivals

Dismal rear legroom and cargo capacity

What's New?

Few interior and exterior updates are expected for 2022

The Turbo version is going to be discontinued for the 2022 model year.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$52250

bodystyle

4dr SUV

engine type

displacement

121 cu.in.

horsepower

248 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

273 lb.-ft. @ 1600 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$52,250 Est. onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Porsche Macan in Agate Black color
Agate Black

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

9.0

Engine and Performace

7.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

6.0

Competition

6.0

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.6

Overall Rating


The Top rack trim Turbo comes with a turbocharged V6 that punches out colossal power figures which reflects in its performance and could easily annihilate its competition in every aspect. It also uses an adaptive air suspension with ride height adjustment to ensure that the passengers enjoy a comfortable commute. Moreover, its driving dynamics are really impressive and it is the most frolic car to drive in its class. Well, remember it is a Porsche. Moreover, it rivals the likes of the BMW X3, Audi Q5, and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class. Let's see how it stacks up against its rivals in this review.

2022 Porsche Macan SUV Front View
2022 Porsche Macan SUV Rear View

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety

6.0/10
Competition


2022 Porsche Macan Features

The 2022 Porsche Macan is expected to be released in three different exciting trims namely base, S, and GTS. The Turbo is going to be discontinued from the lineup. Nevertheless, the new GTS will deliver similar performance as the Turbo version. Underneath the hood, it gets the same engine you could find in the outgoing Turbo version which is a twin-turbo V6 engine. Apart from that, it also comes with a wide array of modern and clever features. 

Moreover, the estimated base price starts at $52,700 for the Base trim. On the other hand, the top GTS version is expected to cost north of $72,500 which is a bit expensive but definitely worth spending every penny. All the versions come with all-wheel drive as standard. Let's have a look at some of the new anticipated and already existing highlight features in the table below.

Trims

Base

S

GTS

MSRP

$52,700 (est)

$60,900 (est)

$73,500 (est)

Key Features

18-inch alloy wheels

Updated center touchscreen

GT sports steering wheel

 

Updated center touchscreen

New digital instrument cluster

Sports seats

 

New digital instrument cluster

New multifunction steering wheel

Alcantara trim pieces.

 

LED headlights, four-spot LED daytime running lights, and 3D LED taillights

Shortened gear selector

21-inch RS-design wheels

 

3-zone climate control with separate settings for front and rear passengers

19" Macan Design wheels

New digital instrument cluster

 

New multifunction steering wheel

High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps 

New multifunction steering wheel

 

Shortened gear selector

Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers

Shortened gear selector

We Recommend

Out of all three trims, the Macan S is the most value for money trim as it offers the most luxury features you get from the top trim and provides better engine performance than the base trim, and is priced around $10,000 less than the top trim. It is the best of both worlds but if you want the performance of a sports car in your everyday SUV, the Macan GTS is the perfect pick for you. It gets the same engine as the Turbo version. In a nutshell, it is a 911 disguised as an SUV. For 2022, the Macan GTS gets a new GT sports steering wheel, New Sports seats, Alcantara trims, and 21 inch RS design wheels.

Release Date:

The 2022 Porsche Macan is expected to launch during the summer of 2021.

2022 Porsche Macan Engine and Performance

The engine of the Subaru Impreza Hatchback comes with an exciting three choices of engines such as a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine that is capable of punching out 261 hp of power and 291 lb.-ft. of torque, a 3.0-liter V6 engine that punches out 348 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque which was previously equipped in GTS now becomes the heart of the Macan S. The GTS on the other hand gets a performance-oriented 2.9 liter V6 that cranks out 434 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque.

 The engine works synchronously with Porsche’s renowned 7 Speed PDK transmission which means dual-clutch transmission in Porsche terms. It is hands down the best transmission in its competition which generates seamless and smooth gear ratios. All the power is channeled to All wheel drive which is standard across all the trims for providing better off-roading capabilities too.

2022 Porsche Macan SUV

As we don’t have official performance figures of the 2022 Porsche Macan. We are going to showcase the performance figures of the 2021 model. The base engine propels the SUV to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds which is pretty impressive and does a quarter-mile run in 15.1 seconds and is capable of hitting a top speed of 141 mph. The Performance figures of the 2022 model would be a bit higher due to the tweak in its base engine which produces a tad more power.

Models

2022 Porsche Macan

2022 BMW X3

2022 Audi Q5

2022 Mercedes Benz GLC Class

MSRP

$52,700 (est)

$44,695 (est)

$44,000 (est)

$45,000 (est)

Engine

2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

Drivetrain

AWD

RWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

The 7-speed dual-clutch automatic

8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode

7-speed dual-clutch automatic

9-Speed automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

261 hp

248 hp

261 hp

255 hp

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

291 lbs-ft

258 lb-ft 

273 lbs-ft

295 lb-ft

0-60 mph (sec)

N/A

6.2

5.0

5.9

Quarter Mile (sec)

N/A

14.9

13.7

14.5

Top Speed (mph)

N/A

126

130

N/A

*2021 figures used for reference

In comparison, The 2022 BMW X3 is the car with the least power output. While the Porsche lives up to its name by producing the highest power output of 261 hp and 291 lb-ft of torque respectively. The BMW X3 and Mercedes Benz GLC class comes with rear-wheel drive as standard. Whereas, the Porsche Macan and Audi Q5 come with an all-wheel-drive system which was the next clever step taken by these companies to compete with their rivals to acquire top places in its market. The Audi Q5 is the fastest to 60 mph and clocks a time of 5.0 seconds and also takes its victory in the top speed test with a top speed of 130 mph. However, we strongly believe that Porsche would perform better than its rivals in terms of performance.

2022 Porsche Macan Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The Base engine in the Porsche Macan is likely to be very fuel-efficient if not the best. The V6 engine in the top trim is made for sheer performance and it seems to drink a lot of fuel. However, Porsche hasn’t officially released the fuel efficiency figures for the 2022 model year. Considering the fact that it has not yet been released, the 2021 base version returns a City/Hwy/Combined mileage of 19 / 23 / 21 mpg. The mid-trim returns a City/Hwy/Combined mpg of 18 / 24 / 20 mpg. 

The top trim is made for full-on performance and the fuel economy drops by 1 mpg which is quite surprising for an engine with so much power. All the trims come with the same sized fuel tank of 19.8 gallons and we expect better fuel efficiency in the 2022 model. When it comes to range, the Porsche Macan’s huge fuel tank helps it to challenge its competition and proves it is worthy enough. The Base version however annihilates its competition by offering the highest range in the competition. We believe Porsche would definitely go a notch better and offer better fuel economy in the upcoming model.

Models

2022 Porsche Macan

2022 BMW X3

2022 Audi Q5

2022 Mercedes Benz GLC Class

MPG City

N/A

22

25

22

MPG Highway

N/A

29

29

29

MPG Combined

N/A

25

27

25

Fuel Capacity

N/A

N/A

N/A

17.4

Range

(City/Highway/Combined)(miles)

N/A

N/A

N/A

383 / 504 / 435*

*2021 figures used for reference

In comparison, The Audi Q5 offers the highest mileage of 25 mpg in the city and 29 mpg while cruising on the highway. While both BMW X3 and Mercedes Benz GLC class have the least fuel economy of 22 mpg and 29 mpg in the city and highways respectively. The fuel capacity of all the cars is unknown except the Mercedes Benz which has a fuel tank capacity of 17.4 gallons is expected to offer a range of 383 miles in the city, 504 miles on the highway, and a combined range of 435 miles. That being said, the base model of the 2021 Porsche Macan falls behind the other cars in terms of fuel economy but surprisingly it has a large fuel tank which helps it to cover one of the farthest distances in its segment which is quite impressive.

2022 Porsche Macan Interior

9.0/10

The 2022 Porsche Macan sees some minor changes to the cabin. For instance, it gets a new steering wheel with audio controls that offer some important controls, a new gear selector that looks plush, a new digital instrument cluster that comes as standard, and a newly updated center touchscreen. Moving on to the GTS trim, it gets a new GT sports steering wheel, the one you get in Porsche 911 and sport seats with Alcantara trim all over the cabin. Nevertheless, the 2022 model year would see a revamped center console. 

2022 Porsche Macan SUV Front Seats

As you can see, the interior would look better than the previous generation. As with every other Porsche, it would also get an analog watch that adorns the interior of the car. The 2021 interior of the Macan offers some comfort features such as the 8 way power-adjustable front seats which look quite appealing. You can also opt for a 14-way electric seat with memory function and an 18-way adaptive sport seat too. Apparently, the new version also gets these perks when it comes to the interior. The interior dimensions of both the 2022 and 2021 models remain unknown but we know one thing for sure, it would definitely be comfortable and opulent.

Models

2022 Porsche Macan

2022 BMW X3

2022 Audi Q5

2022 Mercedes Benz GLC Class

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

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

N/A

41.1/57.6/40.3*

39.6/57.7/40.9*

39.6 / 57.3 / 40.8*

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

N/A

39.1/56/36.4*

39.3/56.5/38.0*

39.6 / 56.5 / 37.3*

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

N/A

28.7

25.9

24.3

*2021 figures used for reference

Among the competition, All the cars have the same seating capacity to fit 5 passengers. The BMW X3 is expected to have the highest front-row headroom space on offer measuring 41.1 inches of headroom, 57.6 inches of shoulder room, and 57.6 inches of legroom. While all the three cars offer a more or less similar second-row space, the BMW also offers the most crampy interior when it comes to rear legroom, it measures only 36.4 inches which is not sufficient for tall passengers Furthermore, The Cargo capacity of the Mercedes Benz GLC class is the smallest offering only 24.3 cubic feet. The cabin dimensions of the Porsche on the other hand remain unknown. Some of the notable interior features we expect in the 2022 model are listed below.

  • GT sports steering wheel
  • new gear selector
  • newly updated center touchscreen.
  • Ventilated front seats
  • 14-way power seats with memory package
  • Bose surround sound system

How intuitive is the 2022 Porsche Macan’s infotainment unit?

The infotainment system on the 2022 Porsche Macan features a new digital instrument cluster for better readability and better graphics. The center infotainment touch screen also gets a refresh and would be definitely a treat to your eyes. Apart from that, everything is pretty much the same. 

2022 Porsche Macan SUV Infotainment System

The Porsche Connect infotainment system is definitely one of the most intuitive systems in its segment and is also very user-friendly and engrossing and a treat for techno-geeks to play with. As standard, It comes with features like 10-speaker audio system, Wireless Apple CarPlay, Four USB ports, and a Navigation system. Some other prominent features are listed below

  • Porsche Communications Management
  • SiriusXM Radio
  • Updated infotainment screen
  • Real-Time Traffic Display
  • online navigation module
  • 150-watt sound package 
  • voice control system
  • MP3 compatibility
  • Porsche Car Connect
  • Connect Plus w/LTE telephone module w/SIM card reader
  • wireless internet access

2022 Porsche Macan Exterior

9.0/10

The exterior of the Porsche Macan is one of the most exciting things about the 2022 Porsche Macan as it gets a lot of tweaks to the exterior design. For instance, it gets redesigned vents for both front and rear bumpers with an even more efficient diffuser. New Quad exhaust to add to the rear end of the car to make it look even more aggressive and angry. Sport design mirrors that come as standard looks spectacular and goes well with the exterior design of the car. Moving on to the exterior dimensions. 

2022 Porsche Macan SUV Front Angle View

As far as the 2022 model design goes, it gets some changes in the dimensions due to its facelift and we don’t have the official exterior dimensions as of now. Hence we provide you with the 2021 exterior dimensions to give you an insight into the exterior dimensions. The 2021 model seems to be a perfectly proportioned SUV in its segment measuring 184.9 inches in length, 64 inches tall. However, it appears to be the widest car in its segment measuring 76.2 inches which subsequently helps with better handling of the car by reducing body roll when compared to its counterparts. On the downside, it is not the lightest in its segment and weighs 4099 lbs. On the other hand, the ground clearance is not specified.

Models

2022 Porsche Macan

2022 BMW X3

2022 Audi Q5

2022 Mercedes Benz GLC Class

Curb Weight (lbs)

4099 *

4244*

3916*

3889 *

Length (inches)

184.9 *

186.1 *

176.6 *

183.3*

Width (inches)

76.2*

74.7*

72.8*

74.8 *

Height (inches)

64.0 *

66.0 *

64.1 *

64.7 *

Ground Clearance (inches)

N/A

8.0 *

N/A

N/A

Wheelbase (inches)

110.5 *

112.8 *

105.5 *

113. *

*2021 figures used for reference

In terms of exterior dimensions, the BMW sits right at the top of its segment and has a strong road presence owing to its generous body size. It measures a length of 186.1 inches, a width of 74.7 inches, and a height of 66 inches. The BMW features an elegant exterior design thanks to its harmonic exterior dimensions. Moreover, the BMW sits at a ride height of 8 inches above the ground. This justifies it as a decent car with decent ground clearance for better off-roading. Let's have a look at some of the standout exterior features

  • Redesigned vents for the bumpers
  • Redesigned rear bumpers
  • New Quad exhaust design
  • Standard Sport Design Mirrors
  • 21-inch RS-design wheels
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers

2022 Porsche Macan Safety

6.0/10

Porsche is a well-reputed brand for making sports cars. As the car gets faster, the safety features also get cleverer and the Porsche Macan is no exception. Sadly it has no ratings from the two topmost organizations even when it comes to the previous generation due to its expensive price tag. Nonetheless, it gets a suite of top-notch and world-class safety features. 

The safety features are pretty much a carry forward of the previous generation. For starters, it surprises you with some distinct features like Porsche Hill Control, Anti Slip Regulation, Engine Drag Torque Control, Roll-over detection Sensors, and Auto Brake Differential (ABD). Some other remarkable features that are worth mentioning are listed down below.

  • 10 Dual Stage SRS Airbags
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Porsche Traction Management
  • Trailer Stability Management
  • Seat belt pretensioners
  • Cruise control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • ParkAssist with reversing camera

2022 Porsche Macan Competition

6.0/10

2022 Porsche Macan vs 2022 BMW X3

The BMW X3 is one of the most appealing SUVs in BMW’s lineup and has its own personality and character. It offers great performance, looks, and a classy-looking cabin. The 2022 model is expected to offer everything you would want from a family SUV.

2022 BMW X3

The turbocharged inline 4 offers a smooth and refined engine performance and at the same time offers a decent fuel economy and you get all these perks at one of the most affordable prices.

2022 Porsche Macan vs 2022 Audi Q5:

The Audi Q5 may not look aggressive or striking as a Porsche or BMW. The performance and driving dynamics are the fronts where this machine outshines. It has an elegant design better than the GLC in some aspects but not as good-looking as the other two cars.

2022 Audi Q5

Furthermore, it offers great fuel economy regardless of being one of the best-performing cars in its segment. On the plus side, it is the cheapest car in its segment at the moment. Overall, it is an all-rounded package and would definitely meet the standards of a luxury family car.

2022 Porsche Macan vs 2022 Mercedes Benz GLC Class:

 The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is one of the bland-looking luxury SUVs out there but it offers oodles of luxury at your disposal. Right from the engine performance, to fuel efficiency and the interior dimensions, everything is modest and not the best in class.

2022 Mercedes Benz GLC Class

It is also more expensive than the Audi and BMW. If you are a Mercedes fanatic, you can check this out but if you want a good premium family car, other cars are worth checking out in the first place.

2022 Porsche Macan Final Verdict

The new Porsche Macan is the closest you can get to a sports car in its segment and it is definitely a no-brainer when it comes to performance and handling. It is the most engaging car to drive in its competition. By opting for the GTS trim, you can unlock colossal performance that comes in handy. However, the fuel economy is on the downside. Coming to the looks, it is the best looking car of the lot. With its traditional Porsche design and revamp, it would definitely turn a lot of heads on the streets. Well, it sums up how well the car is built. If you want a premium family luxury car with the DNA and sportiness of a Porsche, be in no doubt, this would be the perfect pick for you.

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