Skip to main content

2023 Porsche Macan Consumer Reviews

MSRP Starting at
$57,500

Compare dealer price quotes
Select your trim:
What should I pay
12345...6

We have a limited number of reviews for the 2023 Macan, so we've included reviews for other years of the Macan since its last redesign.
5 out of 5 stars

Are two more cylinders worth $10k?

Norman, 04/14/2020
2020 Porsche Macan 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
52 of 52 people found this review helpful

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

Safety
5 out of 5 stars
Technology
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Interior
5 out of 5 stars
Comfort
5 out of 5 stars
Reliability
5 out of 5 stars
Value
5 out of 5 stars
Report Abuse

5 out of 5 stars

DOUBLED DOWN! Upgraded from Base to GTS

MAPC, 08/29/2020
2020 Porsche Macan GTS 4dr SUV AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 7AM)
41 of 41 people found this review helpful

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.

Safety
5 out of 5 stars
Technology
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Interior
5 out of 5 stars
Comfort
5 out of 5 stars
Reliability
5 out of 5 stars
Value
4 out of 5 stars
Report Abuse
5 out of 5 stars

The Plus of Porsche Engineering

Ex Golf-R Owner, 12/19/2020
2021 Porsche Macan S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7AM)
86 of 90 people found this review helpful

A Macan S has become my daily driver after two VW Golf Rs. On the cusp of 80, I still wanted a car with a sporting character, but something that was blessedly quiet and that could accommodate easily a couple of friends and their golf clubs. I considered an Audi SQ5 which nominally is a better buy but rejected it as too SUV-like in its driving characteristics. I tested a Mercedes GLC AMG43 and found it much too truck-like, and especially so the one I drove with 21” wheels. The Macan S, however met my needs perfectly. For its weight, it is exceptionally nimble with a very tight turning radius. It is bank-vault quiet at speed with none of the annoying artificial engine sound that is pumped into my wife’s Audi S4. On European-like macadam roads, it rides with barely a ripple. On broken pavement, the ride is firm but never harsh. I intentionally purchased a Macan S with 19” wheels and without air suspension. I also will heap praise on the comfort of the Macan’s seat and the quality of its Bose sound system, the quality something of a surprise given the fact that the system has only 10 speakers. Fit and finish are impeccable. The car’s only real negatives, however, is the back seat’s tight legroom and price. While mine equipped with the Premium Plus package and Adaptive Cruise Control priced out at “only” $72K, it is plainly lacking in the many bells and whistles that are common in many cars costing considerably less.

Safety
5 out of 5 stars
Technology
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Interior
5 out of 5 stars
Comfort
5 out of 5 stars
Value
4 out of 5 stars
Report Abuse

5 out of 5 stars

My 2020 Macan S

DJ, 11/08/2019
updated 11/10/2021
2020 Porsche Macan S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7AM)
68 of 71 people found this review helpful

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.

Safety
5 out of 5 stars
Technology
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Interior
5 out of 5 stars
Comfort
5 out of 5 stars
Reliability
5 out of 5 stars
Value
4 out of 5 stars
Report Abuse

5 out of 5 stars

My 2020 Macan S

DJ, 11/08/2019
updated 11/16/2020
2020 Porsche Macan S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7AM)
36 of 37 people found this review helpful

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.

Safety
5 out of 5 stars
Technology
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Interior
5 out of 5 stars
Comfort
5 out of 5 stars
Reliability
5 out of 5 stars
Value
4 out of 5 stars
Report Abuse
12345...6
Items per page: