What kind of car is the 2022 Porsche Macan? What does it compare to?
The 2022 Porsche Macan is a small crossover SUV that puts an emphasis on drivability and sporty performance. That gives it a bit less utility than some competitors, but it’s also the most fun SUV to drive in its class of luxury compact crossovers. Competitors include the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC, and Alfa Romeo Stelvio.
Is the 2022 Porsche Macan a good car?
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The Macan is the premiere choice in this class for those who put a premium on performance. But this singular focus comes at a price, as it is less comfortable and gets expensive very quickly thanks to a buffet of options. We rate it a 6.8 out of 10 overall. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
What’s new for the 2022 Porsche Macan?
The Macan gets a minor refresh for 2022 that includes some new styling touches, interior technology updates, and a small power bump for most models. The refresh also shuffles around the SUV’s trim levels with the Macan Turbo saying goodbye, leaving the Macan GTS at the top of the pile.
There are small tweaks to the exterior including a more prominent rear diffuser, 3D texturing on the prominent side trim pieces, and seven new wheel designs, including a standard 19-inch wheel. It remains a very sporty take on an SUV, with a hard sloping rear and body curves meant to evoke comparisons to Porsche’s sports cars. Inside, the center console has been updated with haptic buttons and a 10.9-inch touchscreen.
The base Macan features a 2.0-liter turbo-4 that gets a small power bump to 261 hp for 2022, as does the Macan S which adopts the 375-hp 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 from last year’s GTS model. Not wanting to feel left out, the GTS takes the engine from last year’s Macan Turbo, an up-tuned version of the V-6 that makes 434-hp.
A 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox is the only available transmission and all-wheel drive comes standard. Similar to last year’s model, the Macan’s balance and handling are an absolute delight. It drives superbly for any kind of vehicle, let alone an SUV.
This being a Porsche, prepare to pay extra for any kind of cosmetic customizations, interior features, or safety technology (including automatic forward emergency braking). Heated front seats, auto dimming mirrors, and keyless entry are standard.
How much does the 2022 Porsche Macan cost?
The base model starts at $56,250 (including destination charges) and the Macan S at $66,750. The new top of the Macan lineup, the GTS, starts at $81,250.
Where is the Porsche Macan made?
In Leipzig, Germany.