2015 Porsche Macan

S AWD 4-Dr Sport Utility V6 auto trans

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2015 Porsche Macan
2015 Porsche Macan

New for 2015

The Porsche Macan is an all-new model introduced for 2015.

Vehicle Overview

The Porsche Macan is a sporty two-row crossover that features a pair of twin-turbocharged V-6 engines, in what is one of the world’s sharpest handling SUVs. The Macan sits below the larger Cayenne in Porsche's two-SUV lineup.

Summary

The 2015 Porsche Macan S is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 that produces 340 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque, and sends power to all four of the wheels. The Macan S uses the excellent seven-speed PDK, found across the Porsche lineup, and achieves an EPA-estimated 17/23 mpg city/highway. The ultimate in smaller SUV performance from Porsche comes in the Macan Turbo, which employs a pair of turbochargers and a 3.6-liter V-6 to produce 400 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque, which also used the PDK and is good for an EPA-estimated 17/23 mpg. Performance is outstanding, with the Macan S taking 5.2 seconds to reach 60 mph, or just 5.0 seconds with Sport Chrono, and the Turbo doing the same in 4.6 and 4.4 seconds, respectively.
Despite the Macan’s sporting mission, it strives to make sure passengers are comfortable, with heating/ventilation for the front seats, a heated steering wheel, heating for the rear seats, a seven-inch infotainment screen, Bose or Burmester premium sound systems, dual-zone climate control, a panoramic roof system, and thermally/noise insulated glass. Also included are a suite of modern safety features with lane change assist (blind spot monitor), lane keep assistance, park assist (distance sonar), and a surround view camera system with a 360-degree bird’s eye view of the Macan.
The 2015 Porsche Macan has not yet been tested by the NHTSA or the IIHS.

What We Think

The 2015 Porsche Macan is a compact crossover that combines the seating position and packaging buyers want in an SUV, with the sportiness associated with the automaker. The base platform may be sourced from the Audi Q5, but the end product couldn’t be more different. A pair of twin-turbocharged dry-sump engines provide thrust, and plenty of it. In a Driven review of a 2015 Porsche Macan we said, “With 406 lb-ft of torque, the Turbo flies into the stratosphere, its body screwed down like a pickle jar. Attacking autobahn and country lanes alike, the Turbo seems bored by any curve not taken flat-out.”
In that same review we took the Macan through an off-road course where “the Macan’s hill descent control and 9.5 inches of air-lifted maximum ground clearance let it traipse over hills, obstacles, and 40-degree pitches with ease.” Very few Macans will ever venture off-road, so we also took it to a track. When pushed on a track, the Macan’s brakes were the first to wave the white flag, making the Carbon Ceramic brakes a must if you have miles of twisty pavement between you and the places you visit regularly. Like the popular Cayenne, the Macan is big business for Porsche, but one that doesn’t compromise the image of sports-car-builder.

You’ll Like

  • Feels better on the street than the track
  • PDK and twin-turbo V-6 power
  • Plenty of sport and luxury

You Won’t Like

  • Standard brakes could use an upgrade if you're an aggressive driver
  • Can get pricey with options
  • No base model with better fuel economy

Key Competitors

  • Audi SQ5
  • BMW X4 xDrive35i
  • Mercedes-Benz GLK350
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Rating

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2015 Porsche Macan Front Three Quarters In Motion
Demand for the popular Porsche Macan midsize luxury crossover has exceeded the number of vehicles allocated to the U.S., leaving dealers scrambling for enough cars to sell to eager customers. To eliminate waiting lists here, Porsche will allocate more vehicles to the U.S.market compared to other countries. Since the Macan went on sale in May 2014, 9,841 units have been sold in the U.S.. The newly allocated models are expected to arrive this May, and could ultimately push U.S. sales of the crossover to 18,000 units annually.
Head 2 Head GLA Macan
In the newest episode of Motor Trend’s Head 2 Head, host Jonny Lieberman pits the Porsche Macan Turbo against the equally-bonkers Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG, wringing them out down an idyllic California canyon road.
2015 Porsche Macan Magic Mirror Kia Soul
Visitors to a Los Angeles shopping mall recently received a bit of a surprise as they witnessed their cars magically transform into a 2015 Porsche Macan.
2015 Porsche Macan Front Three Quarters In Motion
“Macan” might mean “tiger” in Indonesian, but it appears some North American Porsche dealerships took the evocation a bit literally. Following concerns over a Tampa, Florida dealership’s use of live tiger cubs to promote the new Macan crossover’s launch, Porsche is telling its franchised dealers to nix all plans involving live animals.
2015 Porsche Macan Turbo Front Three Quarters
The numbers don’t lie. From Shanghai to San Francisco, today’s car buyers -- including a majority of enthusiasts -- prefer four (or more) seats to two. Throw in all-wheel drive, and you’ve got a hot commodity.

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2015 Porsche Macan Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
3.0L V6Engine
Horsepower:
340 hp @ 5500rpm
Torque:
339 ft lb of torque @ 1450rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)

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