2021 Porsche Macan Preview: Release Date, Features, Specs, & Design.
Photo Gallery: 2021 Porsche Macan
- On sale: in 2021
- Price from: start at $53,450
With a refined chassis, strong turbocharged engines, and a comfortable cabin, the 2021 Porsche Macan is dual-purpose package unlike any other vehicle on the road today. It’s equally at home tearing it up at a track day as it is running Sunday errands. Performance is impressive, and the Macan’s suspension is poise personified: taut while cornering but not so firm that it sacrifices ride comfort on the work commute. It’s this flexibility that earned the Macan a place on our 2021 10Best list. All-wheel drive is standard, and buyers can pick from one of three turbocharged engines. Some auto enthusiasts may kvetch about the infiltration of SUVs—and we’re guilty of similar complaints—but with the Macan, there are so few compromises that it deserves respect from even the most ardent SUV detractors.
The Macan’s standard interior fittings are a disappointment in a crossover of this price and provenance, and it’s expensive to outfit one in a manner that befits the Porsche crest. There’s also less space for back-seat passengers in the Macan than in most competitors. The Macan’s power-adjustable seats for the driver and front-seat passenger, while comfortable, are the only pieces of standard interior equipment that feel luxurious. It’s possible to have the whole interior draped in leather, which would partly address the issue, but the $2330 that Porsche asks for just covering the center console in cowhide feels like price gouging, even for Porsche. A puny cargo hold and small interior cubbies make the Macan one of the least practical vehicles in this segment. But when has buying a Porsche ever been a rational choice? We fit six carry-on bags in the cargo bay and 16 with the rear seats folded, which should be enough for most people.