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Porsche Macan Review, For Sale, Colours, Interior & News in Australia

Porsche basically saved itself from oblivion in the late 1990s by building and selling its first SUV, the Cayenne, horrifying Porsche purists in the process.

Now the company is capitalising on the SUV explosion by offering a smaller version called the Macan. Based on a heavily reworked version of the same platform that underpins the Audi Q5, the Macan offers a wide array of engines including a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder, a 3.0-litre and 3.6-litre V6, as well as a twin turbo-diesel.

Current prices range from $84,800 to $129,800 for the Macan (base) and Macan GTS.

No matter what engine, all Macans are equipped with all-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch (PDK in Porsche's language) gearbox.

Porsche Macan Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Porsche Macan varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $84,800 and going to $129,800 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2022 SUV 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $84,800 $129,800
2021 SUV 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $71,000 $154,550
2020 SUV 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $68,700 $154,550
2019 SUV 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $65,300 $152,020
2018 SUV 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $61,700 $143,440
See All Porsche Macan Pricing and Specs

Porsche Macan Colours

The new Macan is available in two standard paint colours, eight metallic colours, and three "special colours". The Macan GTS adds a fourth exclusive colour, Python Green.

  • White
  • Black
  • Carrera White Metallic
  • Jet Black Metallic
  • Volcano Grey Metallic
  • Dolomite Silver Metallic
  • Gentian Blue Metallic
  • Night Blue Metallic
  • Papaya Metallic
  • Mahogany Metallic
  • Crayon
  • Carmine Red
  • Miami Blue
  • Python Green
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Porsche Macan Interior

The interior of the new Macan range has been pretty extensively updated. The newly designed centre console now uses touch-sensitive surfaces in place of conventional switches on the centre console, making the cabin look a little less cluttered.

Porsche Macan Dimensions

The dimensions of the Porsche Macan SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2022 SUV 1621x1927x4726 mm 190 mm
2021 SUV 1624x1923x4696 mm 190 mm
2020 SUV 1624x1923x4696 mm 190 mm
2019 SUV 1624x1923x4697 mm 205 mm
2018 SUV 1624x1923x4697 mm 205 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Porsche Macan Dimensions

Porsche Macan Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Porsche Macan here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • How much does the Porsche Macan cost to maintain?

    You’d think this would be a fairly simple question to answer, but in reality, it’s far from it. It seems neither BMW nor Porsche offer what we know as fixed or capped price servicing, that is; a known price that the service will cost, paid when you need to have it carried out. This is not uncommon with prestige brands and reflects the changing costs of imported service parts as well as different marketing approaches.

    BMW, however, comes closest to this concept with what it calls its Service Inclusive Basic Plan which requires the car’s buyer to pay up front, typically for the first five years, of servicing when the car is purchased. That sounds odd, but it makes sense to buyers leasing their cars as the service costs are then paid for as part of the financing package.

    In the case of the BMW X4, this package, which covers consumables such as filters, oil, spark plugs and brake fluid (but not clutches, brake pads and windscreen wipers; that’s another step up to the Service Inclusive Plus Plan) lasts for five years or 80,000km (whichever comes first) and works out to an average of $350 per service or a total of $1750 over the plan’s duration. Fundamentally, it’s like other car-makers’ capped-price servicing but you pay up front for it.

    Meanwhile, at Porsche, the servicing costs for a Macan over the same 80,000km/five-year period will depend on what state you live in as labour rates vary from state to state. Since you’re from NSW, I’ll use the data from that state. As such, the Macan will need an annual service at one-year/15,000km costing $695. The next service at two years/30,000km is an intermediate service at $995, followed by another annual service at three years/45,000km ($695 again). The four-year/60,000km service is a major one costing $1750, followed by the five- year/75,000km service at $695 to end with. In total, that’s a grand total of $4830, making the Porsche by far the most expensive car to service for those first five years.

     

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  • Have there been any reported issues with the 2015 Porsche Macan?

    We’ve heard nothing but praise from Macan owners.

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  • Prosche Macan S 2019: Software issue or mechanical?

    It could well be a software problem, as the Porsche people have told you, so let the experts do their investigations, and hopefully come up with a fix. There’s no point in trying to second-guess what it might be.

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  • Porsche Macan 2017: Should I upgrade it?

    It depends how much you would have to pay out on your current lease.

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Porsche Macan Boot Space

Arguably the second-most practical Porsche on offer, the Macan measures 4726mm in length, 1927mm in width and 1621mm in height. 

That's not massive, and nor is the boot space on offer, with between 453L and 488L on offer with the seats in place, or between 1468L and 1503L with the seats folded flat. The Mercedes GLC, as a point of reference, serves up 550L of space. 

Porsche Macan Boot space

Porsche Macan Accessories

The Macan comes as standard with 19-inch alloy wheels, auto-dimming mirrors, keyless entry, rear privacy glass, push-button start, Apple CarPlay support (but no Android Auto) via a 10.9 inch central screen, wireless charging and a gloss-black interior trim. Things get even juicier as you walk up the range to the S and GTS.

Porsche Macan Wheel Size

The Porsche Macan has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 235x55 R19 for SUV in 2022.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2022 SUV 235x55 R19 255x50 R19
2021 SUV 235x55 R19 255x50 R19
2020 SUV 235x55 R19 19x8.5 inches 255x50 R19 19x9 inches
2019 SUV 235x60 R18 19x8 inches 255x55 R18 19x9 inches
2018 SUV 235x60 R18 19x8 inches 255x55 R18 19x9 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Porsche Macan Wheel Sizes

Porsche Macan Towing Capacity

The Porsche Macan has maximum towing capacity of 2000kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2022 SUV 2000kg 2000kg
2021 SUV 2000kg 2400kg
2020 SUV 2000kg 2400kg
2019 SUV 2000kg 2400kg
2018 SUV 2000kg 2400kg
See All Towing Capacity for Porsche Macan

Porsche Macan Fuel Consumption

The Porsche Macan is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by PULP and Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 8.9L/100km for SUV /PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2022 SUV 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 8.9L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 8.9L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 7.4L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 6.1L/100km 3.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 7.4L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Porsche Macan Pricing and Specs for 2022

Porsche Macan Speed

The Porsche Macan will accelerate to 100km/h in 6.2secs. The sportier S model will achieve the same feat in 4.6secs, while the flagship GTS takes just 4.3secs to clip 100km/h from a standing start.

Porsche Macan Seats

The rear seat - though not massive - can fit four adults in comfort, even if the raised tunnel and protruding air vents would pretty much rule out carrying five full-size humans.  I'm 175cm, and sitting behind my own driving position, I had enough headroom and legroom without feeling cramped.