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2022 Porsche Macan Review: Specs and Pricing


2022 Porsche Macan

OVERVIEW


The Porsche Macan from 2022 is capable of racing sports sedans on a racetrack and transporting a respectable cartload of Costco supplies. Three turbocharged engines are available, with the performance-focused GTS model's 434 horsepower twin-turbo V-6 serving as the lineup's apex. The Macan's chassis, though, is an athletic partner that encourages you to hit apex after apex regardless of the engine you select.


All variants come standard with all-wheel drive, and those who wish to improve the handling of the crossover may do so by choosing from several extras, such as summer tires, an adaptive suspension, a torque-vectoring differential, and tungsten-carbide-coated brakes. It is an SUV, yes, but it is also distinctly a Porsche.


What Has Changed For 2022?


In addition to new tire designs, Porsche revised Macan's front and rear bumpers for 2022. The steering wheel, shift lever, and center console have all been updated in the interior. The base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder now has 261 horsepower, and the Macan S receives the GTS's 375-hp twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6. Porsche removed the Turbo from the lineup but gave the GTS access to its 434-hp V-6.


2022 Porsche: Engine And Performance


The Macan sprints to 60 mph with the standard turbo four-cylinder in under 5.0 seconds. Speed enthusiasts will want to upgrade to the twin-turbo V-6-powered S or GTS variants, the latter of which generates 434 horsepower and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in under 3.5 seconds in our testing. It feels brisk around town. With a 3.8-second zero-to-60-mph time on our test track, the Macan S was only a few seconds slower than the more potent GTS. The Macan S and Macan GTS both clock in at much faster times than the Audi SQ5 and Jaguar F-Pace S. Although an SUV doesn't need to take off so swiftly, we do appreciate it.


A crossover with sporting aspirations needs to be quick, but the Macan's all-around road prowess is what makes us pleased. It has an amazingly sporty sedan-like feel about it. Rarely does the driver feel a jolt from the pavement because of how smoothly and meticulously the ride is managed? Although a little lighter than in Porsche's sports cars, the steering is nonetheless incredibly accurate and wonderfully tactile.



2022 Porsche: Interior And Comfort


In a crossover of this price and reputation, the Macan's stock interior fittings are disappointing, and it is expensive to outfit one in a way that honors the Porsche crest. Additionally, the Macan offers less room in the backseat than the majority of rivals. Although comfy, the driver and front passenger's power-adjustable seats are the sole luxurious-feeling components of the cabin that are included as standard.


The issue may be partially resolved by covering the entire cabin in leather, but Porsche, living true to its reputation for price gouging, wants an additional $2230 only to cover the doors and dashboard with cowhide.

The Macan is one of the least practical vehicles in this market because of its limited interior cubby and short load compartment. But when has purchasing a Porsche ever made sense? Six carry-on bags fit behind the bench, and 16 when the back seats are folded, which should be sufficient for the majority of passengers.


2022 Porsche: Connectivity


Numerous high-tech capabilities are available for the Porsche infotainment system, but they come at a price. Everywhere in the cabin, there are 12-volt outlets and USB ports, so everyone should be able to keep their electronics charged. No Macan offers Android Auto, but it does come equipped with a Wi-Fi hotspot and Apple CarPlay.


2022 Porsche Macan: Pricing


The base SUV Macan trim level costs $84,800, while the top-of-the-line SUV Macan GTS costs $138,100 for the Porsche Macan 2022.


Which One To Purchase?


Given the athletic nature of the Macan, we'd forgo the standard model and opt instead for the V-6-powered S, which offers a noticeable performance boost. A 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 10-speaker audio system, and LED headlights are included as standard equipment.


The Premium package, which includes heated front and rear seats, adaptive lamps, and an improved 14-speaker audio system, is something we'd also consider splurging on. We are also interested in the Sport Chrono pack due to its launch control feature and driver-adjustable drive modes.


You can get tutoring and track time in your new Porsche at the Atlanta or Los Angeles location for $395 (with a $50 damage waiver fee). If you don't reside there, you can still travel and reserve time in a Porsche instead. Depending on the region and model, costs for those experiences can be as little as $400 or as much as $900.




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