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Porsche Macan

(2014 - present)

The Porsche Macan is a mid-size premium SUV that sits below the Cayenne in the company’s SUV range. It was launched back in 2014, with a mid-life update in late 2018. The Macan shares its basic platform with the original Audi Q5 (2008), but with extensive modifcations by Porsche.

The Macan is available with a selection of turbocharged petrol engines (not just the Macan Turbo model). A 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine was previously available, but was discontinued in the wake of parent company Volkswagen’s infamous Dieselgate emissions-cheating scandal.

The Porsche Macan range has received strongly positive reviews from across the UK motoring media, although the top-spec Turbo model tends to score a bit lower than other models in the range. It is highly praised for its driving dynamics, while also being refind and comfortable. The main criticisms have been that (like any Porsche) it tends to be expensive once you start adding too many optional extras, and that many of those extra-cost options are standard on plenty of cheaper cars.

In a 2020 What Car? survey of the 50 most reliable cars in the UK up to eight years old, the petrol-engined versions of the Porsche Macan ranked equal 47th. Diesel versions didn’t make the top 50.

Body style: Medium SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol
Price: From £46,913 on-road

Launched: Spring 2014
Last updated: Autumn 2018
Replacement due: 2021?


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

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Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2014









Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

As yet, the Porsche Macan has not been lab-tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

Security Rating

Independent vehicle theft and security ratings from Thatcham Research

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Rating: Superior | Good | Basic | Poor | Unacceptable
Relay Attack: Pass

Date: 2019


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Porsche Macan has received


  • What Car? Awards – Best Sports SUV


  • Auto Express Awards – Best Compact SUV

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