2017 Porsche Macan Review

2017 Porsche Macan photo
  1. Original MSRP$47,500 - $76,000
  2. Fuel Economy (MPG)20/25 City/Hwy
  3. Body StylesSUV

2017 Porsche Macan Review

  • Overview
  • Specs
  • Safety
2017 Porsche Macan photo
  1. Original MSRP$47,500 - $76,000
  2. Fuel Economy (MPG)20/25 City/Hwy
  3. Body StylesSUV


By Warren Clarke (Last Updated 12/14/2017)

The 2017 Porsche Macan is a compact luxury SUV that bears the burnished glow of Porsche’s legendary talents. The Macan delights and entertains with crisp, sharp handling, and it coddles with a swank interior that is replete with European opulence.

For 2017, the Porsche Macan expands its lineup of trims to five. Also, the list of standard features across all trims now includes parking sensors, a rearview camera, lane-departure warning and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. A new touch-screen interface has been added, and it brings improved response and more attractive graphics.

Porsche’s Macan seats five, and it comes with standard all-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Five trims are sold: base, S, GTS, Turbo and Turbo with Performance package.


The Macan’s sporty lines and curves exhibit Porsche’s unmistakable design signature. In front, a sloping hood is chiseled with sharp creases, and standard automatic bi-xenon headlights brighten the path ahead. Matte-black window trim and rear privacy glass are visible in profile, and a view from the back reveals LED taillights and dual single-tube tailpipes with a silver finish.

Base models are equipped with 18-inch wheels, privacy glass, a power tailgate, fog lights and LED daytime running lights. The list of upgrades includes LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof, dynamic and static cornering lights, running boards, roof rails and black door handles.


You’ll find ample luxury within the 2017 Porsche Macan’s interior. Premium materials cover most nooks and crannies, and things get even more plush if you choose from the crossover’s long list of extended leather upgrades. The front seats offer lots of support and comfort, but space in the rear seat is limited. Pickings are slim when it comes to cargo capacity, and the Macan offers just 17.7 cubic feet with the rear seats in place. Fold the rear seats, and this figure expands to 53 cubic feet.

Base-model Macans come with three-zone climate control, eight-way power-adjustable front seats, 40/20/40-split folding rear seats and partial leather upholstery. You can upgrade your Macan with 18-way power-adjustable adaptive seats, heated front and rear seats, ventilated front seats, extended leather upholstery and a heated steering wheel.


When it comes to driving dynamics, the 2017 Porsche Macan excels in all aspects. The Macan provides blistering acceleration and precise handling, and it’s also comfortable enough to provide agreeable transportation on suburban streets.

Base models come with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine good for 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, and this power plant has an EPA rating of 20/25 mpg city/highway.

The Macan S comes with a twin-turbo V6 that provides 340 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque, and it achieves mileage of 17/23 mpg. The GTS uses the same V6 and has the same fuel efficiency, but the engine has been tuned to provide 360 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.

The Macan Turbo is motivated by a 3.6-liter turbocharged V6 that generates 400 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, and it has an EPA rating of 17/23 mpg. In the top-of-the-line Turbo with Performance package trim, this engine achieves the same fuel economy but is tuned to provide output of 440 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque.

The Porsche Macan is capable of towing up to 4,409 pounds.


The Macan comes with a rich assortment of technology features. Base models are equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, a 7-inch touch-screen display, two USB slots, two SD card slots, 11 GB of internal jukebox storage, a rearview camera, front and rear park assist and lane departure assist. Upgrades include a premium Bose stereo, a surround-view camera, adaptive cruise control, lane change assist and lane keep assist.

Specs & Features


  • Available colors

  • Carrara White Metallic
  • Sapphire Blue Metallic
  • Jet Black Metallic
  • Rhodium Silver Metallic
  • White
  • Volcano Grey Metallic
  • Palladium Metallic
  • Night Blue Metallic
  • Mahogany Metallic
  • Black
  • Body style

  • Suv
  • Available exterior features

  • Rear Bumper Color: Body-color
  • Mirror Color: Body-color
  • Rear Spoiler: Lip
  • Exhaust Tip Color: Alloy
  • Rear Spoiler Color: Black
  • Exhaust: Quad Tip
  • Grille Color: Black
  • Window Trim: Aluminum
  • Body Side Moldings: Black
  • Front Bumper Color: Body-color
  • Door Handle Color: Body-color
  • Dimensions

  • Width Without Mirrors: 76.1 Inches
  • Ground Clearance: 7.8 Inches
  • Width: 82.6 Inches
  • Length: 184.3 Inches
  • Height: 63.9 Inches
  • Wheelbase: 110.5 Inches
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 5622 Pounds
  • Rear Track Width: 65 Inches
  • Curb Weight: 4112 Pounds
  • Front Track Width: 65.2 Inches
  • Wheel and tire type

  • Front Tire Type: 235/55r19
  • Front Wheel Diameter: 19.0 X 8.0 Inches
  • Rear Tire Type: 255/50r19
  • Rear Wheel Diameter: 19.0 X 9.0 Inches


  • Comfort/convenience features

  • Rear Vents: Second Row
  • Armrests: Rear Center Folding With Storage And Pass-thru
  • Air Filtration: Active Charcoal
  • Floor Mats: Front/Rear
  • Power Locks
  • Shift Knob Trim: Alloy/Leather
  • Front Air Conditioning: Automatic Climate Control
  • Door Trim: Leatherette
  • Steering Wheel Trim: Alloy/Leather
  • Center Console Trim: Leatherette
  • Interior Accents: Veneer
  • Door Sill Trim: Aluminum
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones: Dual
  • Floor Material: Carpet
  • Floor Mat Material: Carpet
  • Entertainment

  • Radio Data System
  • Auxiliary Audio Input: Bluetooth/USB/IPod/iPhone/Jack/Memory Card Slot
  • In-Dash CD: DVD Audio/MP3 Playback/Single Disc
  • Watts: 235
  • Total Speakers: 11
  • Hard Drive
  • Satellite Radio: SiriusXM
  • Antenna Type: Diversity
  • Speed Sensitive Volume Control
  • Radio: AM/FM/HD Radio/Touch Screen Display
  • Telematics systems

  • Phone: Hands Free
  • Wireless Data Link: Bluetooth
  • Dimensions

  • Cargo Volume: 17.7 Cubic Feet
  • Cargo Volume All Rear Seats Down: 53 Cubic Feet
  • Max Seating: 5
  • Seating Rows: 2
  • Standard Seating: 5
  • Seats

  • 8-Way Power Driver Seat Adjustments
  • Bucket Front Seats
  • 8-Way Power Passenger Seat Adjustments
  • Split-Folding Rear Seat
  • 40-20-40 Split Rear Seat
  • Upholstery: Leather
  • Upholstery Accents: Faux Suede


  • Drivetrain

  • 4WD Type: Full Time
  • Axle Ratio: 4.13
  • Limited Slip Differential: Center
  • Fuel Economy

  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • City (MPG): 17
  • Highway (MPG): 23
  • Combined (MPG): 19
  • Engine

  • Engine Type: 6 Cylinders
  • Displacement(liters): 3.0
  • Horsepower: 340
  • Torque: 339
  • Towing Capacity

  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 4409 Pounds
  • Transmission

  • Transmission Type: 7-speed Double Clutch
  • Type: A
  • Gears: 7
  • Performance Specifications

  • Acceleration (0-60MPH): 5.2
  • Aerodynamic Drag: 0.36
  • Turning Circle: 38.7
  • Suspension

  • Rear Suspension Type: Multi-link
  • Front Suspension Type: Double Wishbone
  • Rear Suspension Classification: Independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
  • Front Shock Type: Gas
  • Rear Spring Type: Coil
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
  • Front Suspension Classification: Independent
  • Rear Shock Type: Gas
  • Front Spring Type: Coil
  • Front Struts: MacPherson


  • Warranty information

  • New Car Basic Warranty: 48 Months/50,000 Miles
  • Powertrain: Drivetrain/Powertrain: 48 Months/50,000 Miles
  • Corrosion Perforation: Rust: 144 Months


Safety Features

  1. Child Safety Door Locks
  2. Electronic Stability Control: Standard
  3. Rearview Monitor: in Dash
  4. Side Impact Airbags: Standard
  5. Lane Deviation Sensors
  6. Child Seat Anchors: LATCH System
  7. Crumple Zones: Front/rear
  8. Camera System: Rearview
  9. Body Side Reinforcements: Side Impact Door Beams
  10. Anti-lock Brakes Four Wheel: Standard
  11. Parking Sensors: Front/rear
  12. Front Driver Airbags: Standard
  13. Impact Sensor: Post-collision Safety System
  14. Daytime Running Lights: Standard
  15. Rollover Stability Control: Not Available
  16. Front Passenger Airbags: Standard
  17. Anti-lock Brakes Two Wheel: Not Available
  18. Brake Assist: Standard
  19. Side Curtain Airbags: Standard

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