Leasing a Porsche Macan
Engines and performance for the Porsche Macan
The Porsche Macan is not available with a diesel engine but there is a 2.0 litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing 245 HP that is an excellent performer. There's also a smooth performing 3.0 litre V6 producing 354 HP. The range topper is a twin-turbocharged 3.6 litre V6 which also has the option of a performance package. The 2.0 litre engine will sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 6.5 seconds with the 3.0 litre engine doing this sprint in five seconds. Fuel economy is between 32 mpg and 36 mpg.
Equipment and handling
The Porsche Macan is a smaller version of the hugely successful Cayenne and it's a premium SUV offering a lot in a compact package. The Macan delivers excellent levels of performance and there's a decent list of standard equipment and a long - and pricy - options list. This is an SUV that is as exciting to drive as a sports car and a 2018 revamp delivered more equipment and better drivetrains. The Macan is a sound choice for those wanting a spacious family car as an everyday practical choice with the ability for impressive performance. The Macan is excellent to drive around town and very comfortable for long motorway journeys. For those who really want to enjoy the car, then on winding country roads the option of a torque vectoring system is one to consider. Even without this system, this is an SUV that sets the performance benchmark that most SUV's of this size will not match. The Macan also has powerful brakes that deliver confidence and there's plenty of grip to enjoy cornering at speed. The Porsche delivers a smooth driving experience and the air suspension is worth adding since the driver can adapt the suspension to suit the road conditions when necessary. There is an excellent 11-inch infotainment system fitted with real-time traffic information for the satnav and a good voice control system. Porsche has also fitted parking sensors and a 360° camera option will bring peace of mind. Essentially, the Porsche Macan delivers a well-designed compact SUV with sports car handling and is great fun while behind the wheel. The cabin design impresses and there is a lot of safety equipment to make this one of the best SUV's currently available - particularly for those who want to enjoy their driving in a vehicle that is geared to delivering fun and thrills.