2020 Porsche Macan

MSRP range: $50,900 - $83,600
4.5 out of 5 stars(15)
MSRP$59,730
Edmunds suggests you pay$55,938

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2020 Porsche Macan Review

  • Quick acceleration regardless of engine choice
  • Most athletic and engaging SUV in the class
  • Surprisingly comfortable and composed ride
  • Easy to customize thanks to a long list of individual options
  • Less rear legroom and cargo capacity than many competitors
  • Options and packages boost the price quickly
  • Four-cylinder engine is much thirstier than those in rivals
  • Macan Turbo and GTS return to the lineup with revised engines, more power
  • Offers optional upgrade to tungsten carbide-coated brakes
  • Part of the first Macan generation introduced in 2015
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The Macan is the class benchmark when it comes to performance. It has nimble handling, a powerful engine lineup and an overall vibe that's more sports car than luxury SUV. Unfortunately, the Macan is expensive — especially when you load it up with Porsche's seemingly endless list of options — and lacking in cargo space.
We tested the Macan S. Acceleration is a little sluggish from a dead stop (switching to the Sport drive mode fixes this), but it quickly picks up steam once you're rolling. There's plenty of power for merging or passing on a highway. If you really want to show off, use the launch control features. In Edmunds testing, our Macan ripped from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds. That's one of the quicker times in the small luxury SUV class and essentially a match for the BMW X3 M40i or Mercedes-Benz GLC 43.

Braking and handling are equally impressive. The Macan is light and nimble thanks to sharp and responsive steering and a suspension that keeps body roll in check. There's plenty of traction from the sophisticated all-wheel-drive system, too. The only downside is some clumsy transmission shifting at parking lot speeds.
The Macan has one of the firmest ride qualities in its class. You'll feel bumps and imperfections in the road, but we wouldn't call it harsh or uncomfortable. On the highway, the Macan is quiet, with just a mild growl from the turbocharged V6.

Our test Macan had the 14-way adjustable front seats. They provide suitable bolstering and lumbar support without feeling confining. Porsche offers even sportier seats for those who prefer a little more support for aggressive driving. The climate control system works well enough, but the vents don't have a wide range of adjustment and some of the controls are difficult to see while driving.
You may find the seating position a bit low; behind the wheel it can seem like you're driving a sport sedan rather than a typical SUV. But the steering wheel and pedals are well placed and there's plenty of adjustment to help drivers of almost any size get comfortable. Visibility from the driver's seat is good, too. This is an easy SUV to park and maneuver.

The rest of the interior isn't quite as well executed. The center stack is full of buttons. That's great if you prefer fixed controls to a touchscreen. But the aesthetic is decidedly busy, and the steering wheel and shifter will block your view of some buttons. Another demerit is the lack of interior space. There's plenty of front head- and legroom, but the back seat is tight for the class. The small door openings also make it a bit of a squeeze to get in and out.
The Macan has the latest generation of Porsche's infotainment system. It's one of the best around, with a clear, easy-to-navigate interface and customizable tiles on the home screen. The voice controls work well, too. The system understands natural language and can set destinations in the navigation system or adjust the radio and media controls. Apple CarPlay is available, but Porsche doesn't offer Android Auto. Our test Macan had four USB-C ports, two for each row.

Porsche offers a decent number of advanced driver aids, such as adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist and a surround-view camera. You'll have to pay for them, though, since most are optional extras.
The Macan's 17.6-cubic-foot rear cargo area is one of the smallest in the class. You'll also have trouble fitting tall objects back there because of the sloping rear window. The 40/20/40-split rear seats do fold flat, and the cargo floor is relatively low, which means it's easier to load. Storage up front is lacking. The cupholders are small, as is the center console. There's no good place to put a phone.

Got small kids? The rear seat isn't as roomy as those in other small SUVs, but it's still large enough to accommodate a rear-facing child safety seat (as long as you don't have the front seats slid back too much). There are Isofix anchors on the outboard seats that are easily found beneath plastic covers.

Porsche says the Macan can tow up to 4,409 pounds when properly equipped, which is one of the highest ratings in the class.
The Macan is about average when it comes to fuel efficiency. A base four-cylinder Macan gets 21 mpg combined (19 city/23 highway) according to the EPA, which is on the low end for base models. All other Macans are powered by some form of turbocharged V6, with the top-tier Turbo achieving a relatively respectable 19 mpg combined (17 city, 22 highway).

We tested the Macan S, which has an EPA-estimated 20 mpg combined (18 city/23 highway). It returned 22.6 mpg on our 115-mile mixed-driving evaluation route. That's about what we expected, indicating the EPA's estimates should be realistic.
The Macan's base price lines up well with other performance-oriented luxury SUVs. But at that price it's missing some key standard features such as keyless entry and ignition, a sunroof or driver aids like adaptive cruise control. Those can all be added, but options add up quickly and make the Macan pricey by comparison. Fit and finish is excellent, however, and even things like the click of a button or turn of a knob feel nicer than what you'll find on some other luxury vehicles.

All Macans come with a 4-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper and powertrain warranty, which is average for the class. Porsche also includes 4 years and 50,000 miles of roadside assistance as well as a year of free scheduled maintenance.
There's nothing in this class that's quite like the Macan. It's fun to drive in just about every situation and is more athletic and buttoned down than some sport sedans. The engines sound sporty without being overly obnoxious, and Porsche's wide range of paint and wheel options let you tailor your Macan to be conservative or bright and loud. It pulls off both fairly well and allows for a level of customization that's uniquely Porsche. There's a definite connection to other Porsche models, with just a hint of 911 and even the 918 Spyder supercar in the overall look and feel. All in a small SUV, too!

Crossover SUVs typically prioritize everyday usability over all else, so the idea of a performance SUV might seem like an oxymoron. However, that hasn't stopped automakers from experimenting. The 2020 Porsche Macan is perhaps the most successful of these sport-utility vehicles. When you consider its controlled ride, excellent seats, and choice of several powerful engines, it's hard to see the Macan as anything but one of the most well-rounded small SUVs available today.

At its core, the Macan is an SUV that emphasizes sportiness. Handling is superb out of the box, and the well-bolstered seats prevent passengers from slipping and sliding around in tight corners. Even better, most of the performance-enhancing add-ons — including the adaptive dampers, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus and the Sport Chrono package — are available even on the base model. Just be prepared to drop some serious coin since the Macan is significantly more expensive than its rivals.

Which Macan does Edmunds recommend?

While the base Macan has enough power to satisfy commuters, you're buying a Porsche and we think you should be packing the heat the badge suggests. The Macan S is the way to go, with its much more powerful engine and handful of performance goodies. Options are nearly infinite, but we recommend selecting the Premium package as a good jumping-off point. Keep in mind that keyless entry and ignition is optional, either as a stand-alone feature or as part of the Premium Package Plus.

Porsche Macan models

The 2020 Porsche Macan is a five-seat small luxury SUV available in four trim levels: base, S, Turbo and GTS. All come standard with all-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The base model starts with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (248 horsepower, 273 lb-ft of torque), 18-inch wheels, front and rear parking sensors, a lane departure warning system, LED headlights, automatic wipers, heated mirrors, three-zone automatic climate control, partial leather and simulated suede upholstery, a 40/20/40-split folding rear seat, and a cargo cover.

Electronic features include a 10.9-inch touchscreen interface, web-based navigation, a Wi-Fi hotspot, four USB-C ports (two front, two rear), and a 10-speaker sound system with satellite and internet radio.

The Macan S is equipped similarly, with the notable exception of a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine (348 hp, 354 lb-ft), 19-inch wheels, more powerful brakes, different exterior trim, and dual twin-pipe exhaust ports.

Performance-minded buyers should check out the GTS (late availability). It has a slightly smaller turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 good for 375 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. An adaptive air suspension is standard, as are 20-inch wheels, a sport exhaust, and a variety of GTS-specific styling enhancements.

Still not enough for you? The Turbo ups the ante with a modified version of the 2.9-liter V6 (434 hp, 406 lb-ft of torque). Some features that are optional on the other trims are also present, such as a simulated suede headliner, a 14-speaker Bose audio system, Porsche Surface Coated Brakes (rotors are covered with a tungsten-carbide surface that reduces brake dust), and Porsche Active Suspension Management (adaptive dampers).

Options abound for all trims — bundled in packages and offered as stand-alone features. Highlights include the Premium package, which adds adaptive headlights, auto-dimming rearview and side mirrors, heated front and rear seats, Apple CarPlay, and the Bose audio system. A step further is the Premium Package Plus, which brings a panoramic sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, and ventilated front sport seats. The Sport Chrono package includes an analog stopwatch, launch control, and driver-selectable modes that optimize suspension and transmission settings.

Along with a dizzying array of interior and exterior trim upgrades, stand-alone options worth checking out include an adaptive air suspension, adaptive sport seats, an electronically locking rear differential, a premium 16-speaker Burmester audio system, lane keeping assist and adaptive cruise control.

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Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2020 Porsche Macan.

Average user rating: 4.5 stars
15 total reviews
5 star reviews: 73%
4 star reviews: 7%
3 star reviews: 20%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

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Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, Are two more cylinders worth $10k?
Norman,
4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
I drove both the base and the S. Base is plenty quick. Porsche will eat you alive with options. I built a really nice ride with the price difference. This is one of the nicest Porsches I have owned going all the way back to a ‘59 cabriolet
5/5 stars, DOUBLED DOWN! Upgraded from Base to GTS
MAPC,
GTS 4dr SUV AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 7AM)
First- this review is NOT to say that the Base isn't a great car--IT IS. I owned my 2018 for two years and LOVED it. I have owned many cars and have only 2 other times ever bought another version of a car I had already owned- and this is the first time that I am doing in back to back. The build quality, interior fit and finish is fantastic. Nothing feels as good- at any price. In terms of size, it is true that this is not a 'family hauler'- which is exactly why I like it so much. I have owned a Cayenne S in the past but I just prefer smaller cars- even though I am a bigger guy. My favorite car of all time (until now!) has been my GTI- and this feels like a bigger/higher end/big-boy version of my GTI. Yes, they are expensive. Yes, they charge you extra for many things that others provide in their base prices....but, to me, it is well worth it. I looked at x3 M40i, Stelvio, Velar, etc and none of them comes close to the build quality, handling and overall performance of the Macan. BASE- absolutely good enough if you are not a performance junkee S- great all around, you won't regret spending the $ for it if you can afford it GTS- definitely the 'one to get' for the true Porsche experience in a CUV TURBO- certainly appealing but, IMHO, only if you load it up with the performance/handling features that are standard in the GTS but optional in the Turbo If you are considering a Macan- go for it- you will not regret it.
5/5 stars, My 2020 Macan S
DJ,
S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7AM)
It’s definitely worth the extra money if performance, handling, and quality of assembly matters. It’s an absolute pleasure to sit in and drive, surrounded by a expertly engineered and configured cockpit of gauges, physical switches and knobs.The new high resolution 10.2” touch screen is responsive and intuitive to use, and comes with a complement of physical buttons as well. Surprisingly, the Model S 3.0 L V6 is more fuel efficient than I expected. Yes, how you drive will affect mileage greatly. However, it’s fairly easy to get about 25 mpg driving at a steady 70-75. The engine exhaust note is rather muted, I regret not getting the sport exhaust. The premium plus package is a great choice and a good starting point. If you choose the 20/21 inch wheels either get the PASM or air suspension. I have 19 inch wheels and the standard steel springs are just fine.
5/5 stars, My 2020 Macan S
DJ,
S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7AM)
It’s definitely worth the extra money if performance, handling, and quality of assembly matters. It’s an absolute pleasure to sit in and drive, surrounded by a expertly engineered and configured cockpit of gauges, physical switches and knobs.The new high resolution 10.2” touch screen is responsive and intuitive to use, and comes with a complement of physical buttons as well. Surprisingly, the Model S 3.0 L V6 is more fuel efficient that I expected. Yes, how you drive will affect mileage greatly. However, it’s fairly easy to get about 25 mpg driving at a steady 70-75. The engine exhaust note is rather muted, I regret not getting the sport exhaust. The premium plus package is a great choice and a good starting point. If you choose the 20/21 inch wheels also get the PASM or air suspension. I have 19 inch wheels the the standard steel springs are just fine.

2020 Porsche Macan video

ALISTAIR WEAVER: At this gala event here in Los Angeles, Porsche has finally taken the wraps off the new 911, known to the aficionados as the 992. It debuts in US showrooms next summer priced from around $112,000. [MUSIC PLAYING] This is the eighth generation, the 911. It goes all the way back to the 1960s. And believe it or not, Porsche built a million examples. And then when the recipes that good, it pays not to mess with it too much. When you look at the new 992, it's instantly recognizable as a member of the family. The most obvious change is here at the rear. This red LED strip that runs all the way across the rear of the car is a signature feature of all the contemporary Porsches. These rear rims now measure a gigantic 22 inches. And these haunches have been given a real presence. If you're following it, you are going to be in no doubt that this is the new 911. But it's not going to offend the purists. Looks great. The 911 is still rear engined. Of course, the three liter flat 6 turbo engine now boasts 443 horsepower. That's 23 more than before. Porsche is claiming, for the standard Carrera 2S, zero to 60 in just 3 and 1/2 seconds, thanks, in part, to a new 8 speed PDK floppy paddle gearbox. If you want the Carrera 4S, well, that's 0.1 of a second quicker to 60. Both vehicles top out at over 190 miles an hour. Inside, the change is more noticeable. Attention focus on this large touchscreen display that's been pinched from the Panamera. And the overall impression of quality is superb. And of course, being a 911, there's a decent sized front trunk and some rear seats that are appropriate for children. I love some of the retro detailing too. Like this extravagant checkered cloth trim and this wonderful rev counter that's right in your line of sight. The only thing I don't like too much is this new gear stick. The old one had a kind of leather-wrapped affair that made it feel like a manual even if it wasn't. This is a kind of slightly puny plastic controller. Not cool. Although the Carrera S models will be first to market, they'll soon be followed by a manual version, a standard Carrera, a Targa, a Cabriolet, a Turbo, a GTS, a GT3, a GT2, and so on. We're even told that for the first time there'll be a 911 hybrid. Nobody knows better than Porsche how to milk the variance. We'll reserve judgment, of course, until we've driven it early in the new year. But on the face of it, this looks like a very sensible evolution of classic 911 themes. And given that the outgoing model was already our top ranked sports coupe, it'd be a major surprise if this didn't set a new benchmark. [MUSIC PLAYING] For more on the latest eighth generation 911, check out edmunds.com. And if you like this video and others like it, be sure to subscribe.

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NOTE: This video is about the 2019 Porsche Macan, but since the 2020 Porsche Macan is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.


Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$50,900
MPG & Fuel
19 City / 23 Hwy / 21 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 19.8 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: all wheel drive
Transmission: 7-speed automated manual
Engine
Inline 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 248 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque: 273 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 184.9 in. / Height: 63.9 in.
Overall Width with Mirrors: 82.6 in.
Overall Width without Mirrors: 76.2 in.
Curb Weight: 4099 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 17.6 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Macan safety features:

Lane Keep Assist
Warns you if you're about to drift out of your lane via audible cue and steering correction.
Lane Change Assist
Lets you know when there's a car in your blind spots by activating a light in the side mirror.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Maintains a user-selectable distance between the Macan and the car in front.


Porsche Macan vs. the competition

2020 Porsche Macan

2020 Porsche Macan

2020 Porsche Cayenne

2020 Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Macan vs. Porsche Cayenne

While the compact Macan can technically seat five, the back seat is tight by class standards and the cargo area is rather small. The bigger Cayenne is more passenger-friendly and has more room for gear in the back. Befitting of its larger size and greater range of powerful engines, the Cayenne is more expensive than the Macan.

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Porsche Macan vs. Audi Q5

The Macan and the Audi Q5 offer two very different takes on the compact SUV formula. The Q5 is tuned for comfort, with a plush ride and supportive seats, while the Macan counters with truly spirited driving and a greater breadth of customization options. As expected, the Q5 is considerably less expensive than the Macan.

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Porsche Macan vs. BMW X3

Like the Macan, the BMW X3 places equal importance on comfort and performance. It handles better than its rivals and offers plenty of cargo space, and the cabin is roomy and quiet. As with others in the class, it costs much less than the Macan. Enthusiasts will appreciate the available dynamic handling package. They'll also appreciate the new X3 M, which offers up to 503 horsepower.

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2020 Porsche Macan First Impressions

The GTS Adds Performance, Style and Value. Really.

How does it drive?

The 2020 Macan GTS strikes an excellent balance between the S and Turbo models. It makes more horsepower than the S but has a more civil ride quality than the Turbo. Of course, the GTS lacks the Turbo's 434 horsepower, but it does use the same turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 engine. Even with the slight detune from the Turbo, the GTS provides an immediate and linear throttle response.

As an added bonus, the engine doesn't need to be working particularly hard to find a lot of its power. Peak torque starts way down low at just 1,750 rpm. This flexibility, combined with the excellent seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission, makes the need for aggressive throttle inputs almost unnecessary.

Even under 2,500 rpm, where most smaller turbocharged engines would leave you dead in the water, the GTS will easily add speed when you hit the gas. And since the PDK is such a quick-shifting transmission, more revs and plenty of extra power are less than a second away. In Sport and Sport+ modes, there's a satisfying burble from the sport exhaust system on every upshift. As an extra bonus, the sport exhaust noises are never overdone and obnoxious.

How comfortable is it?

Part of the standard equipment included in the GTS includes an air suspension, adaptive dampers and a 25-millimeter (roughly one inch) lower ride height. That lower ride height is more than just a suggestion of better handling — it's a promise. Where the Macan S feels planted and well sorted on a back road, the GTS feels eager and taut. Thanks to the adaptive dampers, the GTS can provide a near-supple ride quality on smooth surfaces and then firm up for good body control on rougher, undulating roads without being unnecessarily harsh. Sport and Sport+ offer incrementally more firmness but are never comically stiff or jarring.

The steering remains a bit on the light side, even in Sport+. But we definitely prefer that over some competitors' steering systems, which can be needlessly heavy yet less accurate. The standard brakes on the GTS provide ample stopping power, but there are two optional systems to be had. The first are Porsche Surface Coated Brakes (PSCB), which use a tungsten carbide coating to deliver quicker braking response and less dust than traditional iron rotors. You can differentiate these brakes by their high-glass finish and white brake calipers. And of course, because this is a Porsche after all, there are carbon-ceramic brakes (PCCB) available as well.

What's the interior like?

If it ain't broke, etc. The GTS and the standard Macan have a nearly identical interior, and other than the button-heavy center console, it's very difficult to fault the execution. The GTS, of course, gets specially embroidered, eight-way power-adjustable GTS sport seats, a heaping helping of faux-suede interior trim, and black aluminum trim on select interior panels. It looks and feels upscale and more performance-oriented, and like every other Porsche, can be customized to near endless levels for extreme personalization.

How practical is it?

This is where the Porsche Macan does lose some ground to its rivals. The rear seats, though not cramped, are snug for taller adults. The cargo area is considerably smaller than the BMW X3's. The rear seats do fold for added storage capacity, but the Macan might be a tight fit for families with kids.

What else should I know?

As silly as it might sound, the 2020 Porsche Macan GTS makes an excellent value proposition. Sure, its base price is nearly $12,000 more than the completely competent Macan S, but if you were to equip the S with as many of the performance, styling and luxury features as come standard on the GTS, the Macan S would actually cost around $5,000 more. And you'd miss out on the more responsive and powerful engine, as well as special styling touches such as the unique 20-inch RS Spyder wheels and black aluminum trim.

What is it?

The Porsche Macan is a small, five-passenger SUV and one of the best arguments for accepting crossovers as performance vehicles. We've been consistently impressed with how well Porsche has translated its engaging driving dynamics into the Macan, even if it's not the most practical vehicle in the field.

The Turbo is the most powerful version of the Macan, and up until 2019 it was powered by a 400-horsepower twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6. For 2020, Porsche is swapping out that engine for a smaller 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 that actually makes 34 more horsepower. This 434-hp, 405-lb-ft engine promises to get the Macan Turbo from zero to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds, or 4.1 seconds if paired with the Sport Chrono package (a 0.3-second improvement over the old engine).

While we understand the change, we're a bit ambivalent overall. We've driven the twin-turbo 2.9 in other Volkswagen Group applications. And while it's smooth and powerful, it doesn't have a lot of personality. We'll have to wait and see how it feels in the Macan Turbo, but it hasn't quite delivered the emotion we expect from fancy trims (like the Turbo) that promise extra excitement for your money. A new sport exhaust has been included for 2020, which should add a bit of much-needed aural stimulation.

The other significant upgrade for the 2020 Macan Turbo is the addition of Porsche Surface Coated Brakes (PSCB). The PSCB use rotors coated with tungsten carbide to sharpen response and, as a bonus, reduce brake dust. These brakes are costlier to maintain, but buyers who are springing for the Turbo anyway will likely appreciate the exclusivity.

2020 Porsche Macan - Front Interior
2020 Porsche Macan
Why does it matter?

The changes to the Turbo model for 2020 are indicative of larger shifts in the automotive market. Smaller engines are the future of accessible performance, thanks to both fuel economy imperatives and taxes in markets such as China that punish higher-displacement motors. In this day and age, most cars must be designed to be sold globally, and the Macan Turbo is no exception. And, hey, the more vehicles Porsche sells, the more money it will have to keep building the wild enthusiast variants we love.

We're very interested to see what kind of personality the 2020 Macan Turbo will have. It may be quicker, but being quicker doesn't necessarily mean holding on to the character that makes a vehicle feel special. With the popularity of SUVs today, we like the idea that SUV buyers can still make an emotional choice.

2020 Porsche Macan - Profile
2020 Porsche Macan
What does it compete with?

The Macan competes in a crowded class, with small luxury SUVs available for every sort of buyer, from the luxurious Mercedes-Benz GLC to the family-friendly Volvo XC60 and the sporty Acura RDX. But the big-power Turbo puts the Macan in more rarefied company.

The recently announced BMW X3 M and X4 M come with turbocharged inline-six motors that make 417 hp. A Competition package will be available that bumps power to 503 hp. BMW released its acceleration estimates in metric, giving us a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time of 4.1 seconds with the Competition pack. That makes the Bimmer twins more powerful and quicker than the Macan Turbo. But will they be more fun?

Of course, Mercedes-Benz and Audi both make hot versions of their respective GLC and Q5 SUVs, and the Mercedes can be had with a 469-hp V8 that brings all the noise. The Porsche's appeal lies in its razor-sharp dynamics, though, so raw power isn't the whole story.

EdmundsEdmunds says

The 2020 Porsche Macan carries over largely unchanged, remaining a strong option for a sporty small luxury SUV. The big news is the updated 2020 Macan Turbo, which expands on that sporting capability. It may get a downsized motor, but power, acceleration and braking have been upgraded. We can't wait to find out how this hot crossover feels from behind the wheel.


FAQ

Is the Porsche Macan a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 Macan both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.9 out of 10. You probably care about Porsche Macan fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Macan gets an EPA-estimated 19 mpg to 21 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Macan has 17.6 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Porsche Macan. Learn more

What's new in the 2020 Porsche Macan?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Porsche Macan:

  • Macan Turbo and GTS return to the lineup with revised engines, more power
  • Offers optional upgrade to tungsten carbide-coated brakes
  • Part of the first Macan generation introduced in 2015
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Is the Porsche Macan reliable?

To determine whether the Porsche Macan is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Macan. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Macan's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2020 Porsche Macan a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Porsche Macan is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 Macan and gave it a 7.9 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 Macan is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2020 Porsche Macan?

The least-expensive 2020 Porsche Macan is the 2020 Porsche Macan 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $50,900.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) which starts at $50,900
  • S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7AM) which starts at $59,400
  • GTS 4dr SUV AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 7AM) which starts at $71,300
  • Turbo 4dr SUV AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 7AM) which starts at $83,600
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What are the different models of Porsche Macan?

If you're interested in the Porsche Macan, the next question is, which Macan model is right for you? Macan variants include 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7AM), GTS 4dr SUV AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 7AM), and Turbo 4dr SUV AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 7AM). For a full list of Macan models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2020 Porsche Macan

2020 Porsche Macan Overview

The 2020 Porsche Macan is offered in the following submodels: Macan SUV. Available styles include 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7AM), GTS 4dr SUV AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 7AM), and Turbo 4dr SUV AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 7AM). Porsche Macan models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine or a 3.0 L-liter gas engine or a 2.9 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 375 hp, depending on engine type. The 2020 Porsche Macan comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 7-speed automated manual. The 2020 Porsche Macan comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2020 Porsche Macan?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Porsche Macan and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 Macan 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 Macan.

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What's a good price for a New 2020 Porsche Macan?

2020 Porsche Macan 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

The 2020 Porsche Macan 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $59,730. The average price paid for a new 2020 Porsche Macan 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) is trending $3,792 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,792 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $55,938.

The average savings for the 2020 Porsche Macan 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) is 6.3% below the MSRP.

2020 Porsche Macan S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7AM)

The 2020 Porsche Macan S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $70,440. The average price paid for a new 2020 Porsche Macan S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7AM) is trending $4,489 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,489 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $65,951.

The average savings for the 2020 Porsche Macan S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7AM) is 6.4% below the MSRP.

2020 Porsche Macan GTS 4dr SUV AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 7AM)

The 2020 Porsche Macan GTS 4dr SUV AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $83,520. The average price paid for a new 2020 Porsche Macan GTS 4dr SUV AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 7AM) is trending $5,391 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,391 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $78,129.

The average savings for the 2020 Porsche Macan GTS 4dr SUV AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 7AM) is 6.5% below the MSRP.

2020 Porsche Macan Turbo 4dr SUV AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 7AM)

The 2020 Porsche Macan Turbo 4dr SUV AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $97,500. The average price paid for a new 2020 Porsche Macan Turbo 4dr SUV AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 7AM) is trending $6,307 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,307 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $91,193.

The average savings for the 2020 Porsche Macan Turbo 4dr SUV AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 7AM) is 6.5% below the MSRP.

Which 2020 Porsche Macans are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2020 Porsche Macan for sale near. There are currently 1 new 2020 Macans listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $62,690 and mileage as low as 10 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2020 Porsche Macan.

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What is the MPG of a 2020 Porsche Macan?

2020 Porsche Macan 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), 7-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (required)
21 compined MPG,
19 city MPG/23 highway MPG

2020 Porsche Macan S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7AM), 7-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (required)
20 compined MPG,
18 city MPG/23 highway MPG

2020 Porsche Macan GTS 4dr SUV AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 7AM), 7-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (required)
19 compined MPG,
17 city MPG/22 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG21
Transmission7-speed automated manual
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement2.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase110.5 in.
Length184.9 in.
WidthN/A
Height63.9 in.
Curb Weight4099 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2020 Porsche Macan?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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