For me, this is one of those beautiful looking cars with Porsche's classic design elements and luxury embedded. Performance is the soul of this car with amazing braking & acceleration. Pros: Luxurious, sound of the exhaust pipes, performance, good options which cover most of the use-cases & requirements, leather seats, panoramic roof, PDLS(this is a worth feature) Cons: the infotainment system looks pretty old though when compared to Audi/BMW. Expensive options which adds significant cost to the final price. Mileage is not great(340hp V6 engine). Rear seats leg room is not super great.
Perfect in its niche of a compact SUV/crossover: luxurious, spacious, powerful, comfortable, maneuverable. Ideal for those who love style, and do not want to drive what everyone else is driving. Ideal for those who do not like/need sedans or low profile sports cars, but are not ready to settle for a huge SUV. That's when Macan comes in place! Compact SUV is exactly what it is, but add here 340 hp (for base model Macan S), smooth ride, amazing maneuverability, interior comfort and at least two packages - and you will enjoy it without paying $100,000. Almost 1.5 times less! A little problem is that people do mistake it for a $100,000 car, which is flattering but not needed.
Not only does the car look absolutely fabulous, but it handles and drives like a Porsche. The interior looks like the cockpit of an aircraft. We bought this car because a neighbor who is a car buff said it was the best car he has ever owned; he was spot on!
I drive a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8....470 hp Hemi a blast to drive.....right up until I bought my wife a Macan S. I trimmed it out to my liking so suffice it to say it's a bad azz all around vehicle. The power is plenty, the handling is insane and I love the look of this car....Agate gray with black wheels. When I have a choice to take a car out it is now always the Macan.....always. The Jeep is 4 years old now and guess what I did? I ordered a Macan Turbo for me. 120 more days and I'll have no more envy issues. I looked at the GLE 63S and other bigger Performance SUV's but afer a year of looking I was afraid whatever I Bought wouldn't equal the Macan. Why fight it? If I hear one more time the Macan is the baby brother to the Cayenne I'm gonna lose it. The Cayenne to the Macan is like a Cessna to a Gulfstream. Please.
Drives like a boxster with more room and more power! Same great 7-speed PDK transmission as the boxster with smooth shifting that is difficult to feel. Mileage is about 22 mpg overall so far, so the factory mileage obviously depends on the driver and the conditions. This is mostly suburban driving but I believe the smooth engine turn-off and turn-on when you stop/go is part of the solid mileage for this 4100 lb, 340 HP car. My wife's car and she loves the ride and ease of driving and the handling. It just goes where and when you want total smoothness. The standard ride package is excellent so we did not get the sport package. Love the backup camera and the map display. Love it just as much after over 2 years. No problems, just annual maintenance.