For 2022, the Macan gets a somewhat revised appear, but it remains a handsome SUV. LED lights are standard across the board, and the front and rear bumpers are a small different than prior to. Some wheel possibilities are new, also, with rollers as massive as 21 inches in diameter on offer.
Within, the Macan has a backlit heart console, comparable to what Porsche presents in the Cayenne and Panamera. Also on hand is a 10.9-inch touchscreen operating the Porsche Interaction Administration infotainment process, while, curiously, it truly is not the most up-to-date version of PCM. Sure, the process overall is quite responsive, but the menu construction is somewhat intricate and you will find no Android Car compatibility. Wi-fi Apple CarPlay is conventional, at the very least, even though a charging pad expenditures $270.
Over-all, the Macan’s interior just isn’t any bigger or scaled-down than just before, and the cargo location is actually one particular of the most compact in this class. Porsche claims you’ll get just 17.6 cubic feet of place guiding the rear seats, when compared with 25.8 cubic feet in the Audi Q5 and just about 29 cubic feet in the BMW X3 and Genesis GV70. Nevertheless, fold the seat backs flat and the Macan has 52.9 cubic feet of place, which is not too poor.
Luckily, the Macan’s functionality can make up for any cabin shortcomings. The 2.-liter turbocharged I4 engine is modest but mighty. It pushes out 261 horsepower and 295 pound-ft of torque — raises of 13 hp and 22 lb-ft around the 2021 Macan 2.0T. All-wheel push is normal, as is a seven-speed twin-clutch automated transmission, and with launch management activated — component of the optional Activity Chrono package — Porsche suggests this Macan will scoot to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds. Not bad for a base design.
Activity Chrono is just one particular of many selections you can incorporate to the base Macan, and I assume it is a worthwhile up grade. This $1,220 increase-on receives you an Person drive mode the place you can set your personal parameters for the powertrain and chassis, as nicely as the Activity Reaction button which places the Macan on total boil for 20 seconds — perfect for passing slowpokes on the highway.
Even now, even in Porsche’s preset modes, the Macan is a joy. The steering is mild and direct — however maybe a tiny as well gentle for my liking — and I appreciate how in Activity Plus manner, the transmission will dangle out close to redline and downshift beneath braking. Even with the 2.-liter engine, the Macan has a good deal of verve.
This SUV is good whilst toddling all over town, much too. The turbo engine delivers electricity efficiently and the transmission’s shifts are never jerky. The suspension is nicely tuned, permitting no pothole disturb my interesting and collected experience. But it is really not all excellent. If driver-assistance characteristics are on your have to-have record, prepare to open up thy wallet. Lane-modify aid is $700, lane-retaining assist is $800 and a surround-watch camera is $1,200.
However, the Macan’s worst foible may well be its gas economy. The EPA offers this compact SUV a rating of 19 mpg metropolis, 25 mpg highway and 21 mpg merged. Through a week of screening, I am seeing 22.8 mpg, but examining the competitiveness, the Macan appears to be like a fuel guzzler. An Audi Q5 with its 2.-liter turbo engine will get 29 mpg highway, and 4-cylinder versions of the BMW X3, Genesis GV70, Mercedes-Benz GLC300 and Volvo XC60 get 28 mpg. And the Macan expenditures at the very least $10,000 much more than all of those people competition. Ouch.
But while it could not be a price proposition, the moment the highway turns twisty, no small SUV handles like the Macan. Sharp and sporty, but simple as nicely, the 4-cylinder Macan is a accurate Porsche at heart.