This 2022 Porsche Macan S is truly a wolf in sheep's clothing. With its 380 hp, it will tear you from A-B with staggering comfort. It is barely inferior to its "big brother" the Cayenne S in terms of speed, but at the same time it is much more nimble and easier to drive. In Vulkan Grau, this is an incredibly beautiful version. Together with the Turbo rims, it completes the car. Inside you simultaneously imagine yourself in every luxury you can imagine, from leather to seat heating, Panoramic roof, leather, Automatic, PASM, you name it and it is present on this Porsche.
The choice of off-road vehicles is so large that there is always one available that suits you and meets your needs. SUVs are the most popular cars today for a reason. With so much on offer, it also becomes increasingly difficult to stand out as products. Still, Porsche managed to produce an exclusive car with its the Macan.
The Macan became an instant success. It has long been Porsche’s best-selling model. But will that last, with Porsche presenting its successor in 2022? Indeed, the original Macon received a remarkable facelift, and the competition certainly didn’t fade. To maintain its recognizability as a Porsche, the Macon was made as wide as its predecessor.
It does fall several inches lower than average, offering more stability. The proportion of metal glass is also different. As a result, the Macan above the shoulder line has the same dynamic look as a Porsche sports car. This Macan reflects its exclusive origins. Buying a Porsche Macan is definitely something for sporty drivers.
Since its introduction in 2014, the Macan has undergone several modifications. After getting a more dynamic look, new colors and new lighting in 2018, now the exterior has been redesigned. The front now looks more aggressive and has now received diffusers at the rear.
Even inside, the new Macan remains a true
. Its seating position looks more like a coupe than a traditional off-road vehicle. The ignition switch is located to the left of the steering wheel. Behind the steering wheel you will find an analog clock. The tachometer is in the middle, just like Porsche’s sports cars. All around are a small speedometer and generic meter. Only the latter is digital and has just about everything again from maps to on-board computers.
The Macan is equipped with Porsche’s latest audio, communication and navigation systems. This system has an Internet connection. The navigation system thus brings the latest traffic information right to the driver. This infotainment system from Porsche is not distinguished by unique features or ergonomics.
For those who want it, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are possible alternatives. The driver’s cabin also received a thorough facelift. The classic buttons were replaced by a touch panel. The gearshift is shorter and a Porsche analog clock in the center of the dashboard is now standard on all models. With these exterior and ergonomic changes, the Macan is back on par with other Porsche models.
This new model from Porsche ended up being a mid-size SUV with average interior space. The front seats offer ample space and comfort. The side mounts provide enough support to stay in place even during fast turns. The space in the rear is more than enough for adults. With a luggage space of 458 liters (1503 liters with the rear seats folded down), the luggage space is average for cars in this segment.
Porsche had previous success with its hybrid and all-electric models. The base of the Macan state is not used for electric propulsion. Porsche limited itself to upgrading the four- and six-cylinder gasoline engines.
The six-cylinder engine is more powerful and now produces 440 horsepower, or 60 more than before. A Macan with this power source costs the same as a larger Cayenne Hybrid or an all-electric Taycan because of its high CO2 emissions. In standard mode, the electronics maintain low speeds as if it were a six-cylinder.
A speed of one hundred kilometers per hour here corresponds to 1,700 revolutions per minute. Is extra power suddenly needed? In that case, it takes a while before you reach the desired speed. The Macan’s 265 hp (twenty hp more than before) is aggressive but not that fast.
With a quiet driving style, count on an average consumption of 7.5 liters per hundred km. Sporty driving or frequent city driving costs at least ten liters per hundred kilometers.
The Macan is built on the same platform as sister brand Audi’s Q5. In 2017, however, the Q5 was replaced by an entirely new model. Clearly, then, the new Q5 will drive better than the 2014 Porsche Design. In practice, however, there is no kinship between these two models. The platform is just a foundation.
The choice of weight distribution, steering, suspension and tires largely determine the specific characteristics of a model. Not only compared to SUVs from the same parent company, but to all other brands, the Porsche Macan gained a dynamic, sharp and inspiring character. This is reflected not only in how the body responds to steering movements, but also in the feel of the steering itself.
As standard, the Macan has a stiffer suspension than a regular SUV. When the car is equipped with air suspension, it becomes firmer and more direct with a simple push of a button. Where the sporty character of other off-road vehicles stops, that of the Macan continues. By that we recognize a real Porsche. Buying a Porsche Macan is more than worth it.
The Porsche Macan 2022 was thoroughly redesigned, but sadly CO2 emissions were not addressed. For sports enthusiasts, buying a Porsche Macan is still more than worth it. Thus, it manages to convince in every respect as a premium product, including on the sports level. This is the case for appearance as well as equipment and handling. The Porsche Macan is one for the true epicurean, and there is no price to pay for it.
Buying a Porsche Macan, what sporty car driver doesn’t dream of it. Does your budget allow it and are you a Porsche fanatic? Then buying a Porsche Macan should certainly not deter you.