2018 Porsche Macan Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Rhodium Silver Metallic
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MSRP
$57,401 - $93,878
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
20 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
252-440
Seats
5

How 2018 Porsche Macan Ranks In Its Class

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#12
  By Owner Reviews
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#17
  By Price
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#10
  By Experts
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  By MPG

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.2 Overall Score
Performance 4.6Comfort 4.2Styling 4.5Value 4.2

Editor's Overview

A small SUV with big horsepower and athletic handling, the 2018 Porsche Macan offers families an impressive mix of utility and invigorating performance. All-wheel drive is standard while the Macan’s wide range of engines offers as much as 440 horsepower. With a base price of around $50,000, the Porsche’s key competitors include the Audi Q5, Jaguar F-Pace, Mercedes GLC, BMW X3 and the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

Porsche Macan Models & Trims

Base $57,401 - $62,486
Horsepower: 252 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 21 X 9 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
S $68,754 - $74,903
Horsepower: 340 hp
Engine Type: Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 21 X 9 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GTS $77,613 - $84,688
Horsepower: 360 hp
Engine Type: Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8, 21 X 9 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Turbo $86,529 - $93,878
Horsepower: 400 hp - 440 hp
Engine Type: Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8, 21 X 9 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Sport Edition $61,100
Horsepower: 252 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 21 X 9 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.67
3 star
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2 star
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1 star
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It is super fast and the transmission shifts smoothly.

The Porsche macan is a top performing luxury SUV. It has an engine with very fast pick up speeds. It has a very smooth ride. It has many extra features to make your drive more enjoyable.

Diane Z
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Beautiful exterior and interior, and the car is a pleasure to drive!

I find the car very comfortable and stylish. However, the back seat could have more space. Would recommend this car for small families and single people living in the city.

Nj C
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It's a great car. It's comfortable on long drives and it's quite.

I like the power the engine has but I dislike the front sensor. It goes off while I'm just sitting at a red light.

Pamela M
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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$57,401 - $62,486
$68,754 - $74,903

Horsepower

Horsepower
252 (hp)
340 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L Turbo I
3.0L Twin Turbo V6
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Head Room

Rear Leg Room

Second Head Room

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather, Premium Synthetic
Leather, Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional
Standard

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Standard
Standard

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Standard
Standard

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P265/45VR20
P265/45VR20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.5 (in.)
110.5 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.7 (ft.)
38.7 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
76.1 (in.)
76.1 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3902 (.lbs)
4112 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
252 (hp)
340 (hp)

Torque

Torque
273 (ft. lbs.)
339 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
1653 (.lbs)
1653 (.lbs)

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
165 (.lbs)
165 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.8 (gal.)
19.8 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
23 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

City

City
20 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
25 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Standard
Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Standard
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Standard
Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

Crash Test Ratings Currently Not Available

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags *
  • ParkAssist Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Lane Departure Warning *
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag and Rear Side-Impact Airbag *
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

‌Overall
Mechanical
Powertrain Quality
Body & Interior Design
‌Features
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best

Safety Recalls (2)

Electrical System May 15, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
May 15, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V318000
Summary:
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2018 Porsche Macan S and Macan vehicles. These vehicles have a control unit that may fail and prevent safety-related functions such as driver display alerts and possibly impair drivability and post-crash functions.
Consequence:
Failure of the control unit may increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected control unit, free of charge. The recall began July 27, 2018. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AJ05.
Equipment Nov 27, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 27, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V844000
Summary:
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2017 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, Cayenne Turbo, Cayenne Plug-in Hybrid, Cayenne GTS, Cayenne Plug-in Hybrid Platinum Edition, Macan Turbo and Macan GTS vehicles, 2017-2018 Cayenne S, Macan, Cayenne Platinum Edition and Macan S vehicles and 2018 Cayenne vehicles equipped with the optional ski bag. The ski bag fastening strap may have been sewn with incorrect thread, possibly resulting in the strap seams tearing and the ski bag being unsecured in the event of a crash.
Consequence:
If the ski bag detaches during a crash, it can increase the risk of injury.
Remedy:
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ski bags, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 27, 2019. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AJ12.

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