2020 Porsche Macan Review: Design, Performance, Features, Safety, and Pricing | SUVs are commonly defined as the vehicle of families due to their capabilities and reliabilities. Many SUVs have decent power but nothing special. Not with Porsche’s interpretation of SUV, though. We can see this from the Porsche Macan. Not only this crossover SUV is capable and reliable, but it also has excellent power as well.
The latest iteration of Porsche Macan, the 2020 Porsche Macan further proves the quality of the performance-focused lineup. Want to know more about this powerful crossover SUV? Read our review of it below.
2020 Porsche Macan Redesign & Changes
First thing first, the design. Unlike many of its competitors, the 2020 Macan looks quite sporty and masculine. You can just tell that it is a powerful vehicle from its looks. The sporty front and rear grilles, the “sunken” side doors, and smooth curves all around, all create a fitting exterior for a performance-focused crossover SUV.
The outside looks sporty and masculine. What about the inside? The inside is filled with quality materials. Yes, even the base model has leather in it. All models of the 2020 Macan can accommodate 5 adult passengers comfortably.
It is not without downsides of course. For example, the legroom of the 2020 Macan is decent at best So is the cargo capacity. There are many other SUVs that have better legroom and cargo capacity.
Engine Specs, Performance & Fuel Economy
The 2020 Macan is available in three models. The base model, the S model, and the Turbo model. Each of these models is powered by a different engine. The base model’s engine has the lowest output, the S is in the middle, and the Turbo has the highest.
The base Macan is powered by a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. The engine is able to deliver up to 248 horsepower with 273 lb-ft of torque and is estimated to have a fuel economy of 19 mpg for city and 23 mpg for highway.
Under the hood of the S model, there is a 3.0-liter, 6-cylinder turbocharged engine. This engine is a lot more powerful than the base engine, with exactly 100 horsepower addition. It can deliver as high as 348 horsepower with 354 lb-ft of torque. It has very similar fuel economy to the base engine, with 18 mpg for city and 23 mpg for highway.
There is something interesting about the Turbo model. While other automakers upgrade the engine for their lineups, especially the top model, Porsche is different. The top model of the 2020 Porsche Macan, the Turbo, receives an engine downgrade.
2020 Porsche Macan Turbo
The 2019 Turbo is powered by a 3.6-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 engine with an output of 400 horsepower. The 2020 Turbo, however, gets a smaller engine: a 2.9-liter, twin-turbocharged V6. Surprisingly enough, this smaller engine has more output than the previous engine, able to deliver 434 horsepower with 406 lb-ft of torque.
Features and Safety
For a crossover SUV, the 2020 Macan sure does come with a lot of technology and safety features. Features such as tri-zone climate control an audio system with ten speakers, USB ports, adjustable power driver and passenger seats (adjustable in 8 and 14 ways, respectively), leather microfiber, rear seatback with a split-folding feature, rear ventilation ducts, heated mirrors, keyless door locks, and power windows, among others.
Safety features such as dual airbags (front and rear), stability control, engine immobilizer, dusk-sensing headlamps, adaptive headlights, post-collision safety system, daytime running lights, child safety locks, emergency braking assist, lane departure warning, LED headlamp, ventilated disc brakes and many others are standard across all models.
2020 Porsche Macan Pricing
How much does the 2020 Macan cost? That depends on the model you are looking for. For the base model, the starting price is around $50,900. You get only the standard features at this price. If you want a better-equipped model, the S model is for you. The price is around $59,400. Finally, if you want to all that the lineup has to offer, the $83,600 Turbo is your best option.
So far the Macan lineup has proven itself to be a good SUV. The 2020 Macan only proves that further. It has a sporty and masculine design, which allows it to stand out among the other SUVs, it has a good engine, lots of features and excellent safety. What do you think about the new 2020 Porsche Macan?