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Porsche Macan is the German sports car manufacturer's most popular model. Not the 911. The 2019 Porsche Macan was given a face lift, which includes some new headlights, colors, wheel design, and a less powerful 2.0 litre engine to meet emission standards. Two litres are nothing extraordinary in the SUV segment, but is it enough for a Porsche?

Starting price: 60 000 euro
As tested: ~85 000 euro

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Comments

    • Dansen
      Dansen

      Kind of funny, 4 piston calipers braked and couldn't stop.... So what happen to those SUV with 1 piston? And many are worrying about the size of the engine. 6.1 sec is not slow for a SUV. Many professional reviewers said they couldn't tell the different between base vs S for normal driving.

      about 4 hours ago
    • 42O Bunny
      42O Bunny

      "it wont annoy your eco-friendly neighbors" . FUCK EM

      about 4 days ago
    • Gregory Trane
      Gregory Trane

      Thanks for the honest review. The next generation electric Macon is going to be a wash in my opinion and not in the true spirit of the European sport car tradition.

      about 6 days ago
    • Lilian
      Lilian

      Shitting on it the entire video...

      about 8 days ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to Lilian

      Yes, that great Porsche handling is an insult.

      about 7 days ago
    • Gary M
      Gary M

      Some professional reviewers have suggested that the base model handles better than the S because the engine, which is ahead of the front axle, is considerably lighter. Also, reviewers recognize that driving in the U.S. (where I live) doesn't offer much opportunity for high speed acceleration. The S sells for a considerable premium over the base (never mind the engine options above the S), and I don't believe you've made the case to reach that much deeper into my pocket.

      about 9 days ago
    • Blake Swan
      Blake Swan

      I have to wonder, if Audi, VW, Porsche, Lamburghi, ECT are all going electric, why buy one over the other? With no distinguishing engine, transmission, sound, driven wheels, ect., why buy a Porsche EV SUV vs a cheaper Audi EV SUV that have the same chassis? I mean handling is going to be very similar given the weight and batteries in the floor for center of gravity.

      about 10 days ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to Blake Swan

      Good question. Weight should eventually decrease with the development of more dense and/or smaller batteries. I would assume there is going to be even more electronic tuning to make the steering and suspension feel more like Porsche or more like Audi. On the one hand I can imagine VW Group guarding their secret recipes like KFC, and on the other I can imagine more opportunities for aftermarket tuning. All you need is a laptop.

      about 10 days ago
    • Victor Tsai
      Victor Tsai

      Nice comment

      about 11 days ago
    • cba tiau
      cba tiau

      Regarding the fake key: yeah, I hate that, but in the base Macan you get a real key-ignition: you put the key fob in that location and turn it, as normal; your model has the keyless entry *option*, which you have to pay for -- and there is a YouTube video for how you can take out that "fake key" so that you can insert your key fob normally, if you so desire.

      As for the price: 60k Euros is too much for this; here in America, our base price is only USD $50k, which translates to 44.5k Euros -- much cheaper! I would pay 44.5k Euros for this new base Macan, but not 60k Euros for it! Even with taxes here, it only comes to 47k Euros. I would love to know why there is such a big difference between the same vehicle sold in Europe vs. America.

      Two things that I hadn't noticed in the new Macan are the fake intake "vents" below the headlights and the weaker brakes -- disappointing. But I have driven both the Macan S and base Macan for model year 2018 (the previous "generation"), and I was unimpressed by the Macan S, which did not feel all that powerful and which has much worse gas mileage; I thought that the base Macan is a better buy for the money (sold here in base form for $10k less than the S).

      about 11 days ago
    • cba tiau
      cba tiau In reply to cba tiau

      +Jeff S I prefer inserting a key/fob into an "ignition" switch and turning... The new keyless-entry and keyless-start systems have been shown to be very vulnerable to hacking. And putting the key in an ignition switch gives you a place to have the key while you are in the car only, so you don't forget to shut the engine and lock the car when you leave. It seems pretty lazy to me to want this keyless entry and keyless start stuff in cars, and much more inherently dangerous. (Also, I can't imagine that Porsche will have anything but keyless entry/ignition with their forthcoming EVs; they're already there in their E-Hybrids. But I suspect there will be much more potential for hacking BEVs with keyless everything because they are silent -- you won't hear an engine coming on as the hackers drive away with your car.)

      about 2 days ago
    • Jeff S
      Jeff S In reply to cba tiau

      I'd just prefer a push button like a normal car has these days. I get the heritage, but let's move on Porsche. Key fobs remain in the pocket now and push a button.

      about 2 days ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to cba tiau

      Yes, I know you can take out the faux key and use the fob instead.
      As for the price difference, there's a hefty VAT on everything in Europe. Depending on the country its between 17 and 27 (!!!!) percent. So if we take US price 47k+19% VAT for Germany (I use German prices in my English reviews) we get about 56k, which is much closer to what you'd have to pay. The rest may result in differences in base specification across markets, probably some volume discounts, as US is one of the largest Porsche markets, etc.

      about 11 days ago
    • Robert Devoy
      Robert Devoy

      The problem is all these 2.0 ltr turbo fours are too small. Why don't they bump it up to 2.5 ltr for more horsepower and torque? This would keep the keen handling of the lighter engine. However, even with that the price of a properly outfitted Macan is a very poor value. Porsche should just stay out of the 4 cylinder arena and leave that to the less haloed name plates. With a proper tire upgrade I bet the Mazda CX-5 Signature with its 2.5 ltr turbo four could outperform this 2.0 ltr Macan.

      about 11 days ago
    • Robert Devoy
      Robert Devoy In reply to Robert Devoy

      +cba tiau Personally, I would prefer the four cylinder for its lighter weight upfront. It's a shame, but apparently taxes stand in the way of a 2.5 ltr four.

      about 5 days ago
    • Robert Devoy
      Robert Devoy In reply to Robert Devoy

      +Marek DrivesNever knew that. I was wondering why there were so many 2 ltr engines.

      about 5 days ago
    • cba tiau
      cba tiau In reply to Robert Devoy

      Porsche sells base 2-liter Macans at a rate/ratio of around 8-1 or 10-1 when compared to sales of Macan S and Macan Turbo combined. Base Macan is Porsche's bread and butter; it allows them to do lots with vehicles having larger engines, which they may not be able to do otherwise. Evidently tens of thousands of buyers are very happy that Porsche doesn't "just stay out of the 4 cylinder arena"!

      about 10 days ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to Robert Devoy

      Taxes. At least in Europe in many countries engines over 2L displacement are additionally taxed. So car manufacturers either offer a significantly larger engine to make it "worth it" or try to keep it up to 2L.

      about 11 days ago
    • MK KM
      MK KM

      Soon to be irrelevant. Tesla Model Y launching in the coming week with more power and less shitty sound. Audi just showed us a Q4-etron and even Porsche says they are electrifying it. It's almost as if they hope some suckers buy now to give them some money while they take their time developing the next generation one.

      about 12 days ago
    • soldierovaslan
      soldierovaslan

      Sensible means czuły, rozsądny to reasonable!!!

      about 12 days ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to soldierovaslan

      https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sensible

      about 12 days ago
    • weezeraddoil
      weezeraddoil

      All true . so true . best review ever on the Internet .

      about 12 days ago
    • Janne Väätäinen
      Janne Väätäinen

      I think it's still better to have a not very exiting but real engine sound, than a fake one that some manufacturers use. Great music on this video, btw.!

      about 12 days ago
    • Dave Desmond
      Dave Desmond

      Marek, don't be so negative on the 2.0L engine. Yes it is a VW or Audi Q engine but so what. If you want a Porsche designed engine than buy the 3.0L. I've driven both Base and the S models and really there wasn't that much difference in performance...yes if you want Porsche Sound get the S. But you must realize the Base Macan is Porsche's biggest seller which means Porsche is expanding its customer base...business is business! Thanks!

      about 13 days ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to Dave Desmond

      Don't forget this is a heavy car. Standing start may feel similar, but Macan S has the power and especially torque to accelerate, when you're already on the go.

      about 12 days ago
    • Vadym Pyatko
      Vadym Pyatko

      Marek, nice You look finally recovery......How many Macans at the roads in a Poland? Is it popular?

      about 13 days ago
    • cba tiau
      cba tiau In reply to Vadym Pyatko

      +Vadym Pyatko Women don't buy Porsches much... mostly men... Women buy Volvo, BMW, Mercedes, Land Rover, etc.

      about 11 days ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to Vadym Pyatko

      I don't know, but according to Porsche sales data Macan is their best selling model worldwide.

      about 12 days ago
    • Vadym Pyatko
      Vadym Pyatko In reply to Vadym Pyatko

      thus a question- who's a target group for Macan? Women?

      about 13 days ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to Vadym Pyatko

      Not many. Rich Poles prefer Cayennes.

      about 13 days ago
    • BillyNoMates1974
      BillyNoMates1974

      This is just the start of tree hugging lefty feel good making the rules on cars.
      But why oh why stick a Porsche badge on a 2.0l car ?
      what next a 0.9l Renault engined Porche for urban running around.
      Aston Martin done that with the Cygnet and that didn't work out too well.

      about 13 days ago
    • BillyNoMates1974
      BillyNoMates1974 In reply to BillyNoMates1974

      +Marek Drives I agree the toyota was an interesting concept even if it was known as the washing machine(short upright stance)

      about 13 days ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to BillyNoMates1974

      Cygnet was an overpriced Toyota. I think it was a bad choice for badge engineering. The car itself was an interesting concept.

      about 13 days ago
    • Anders Fagerström
      Anders Fagerström

      I would love to see you review the 992. Any plans?

      about 13 days ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to Anders Fagerström

      In due time.

      about 13 days ago
    • wieslaw machala
      wieslaw machala

      Czesc panie Marku. Question.
      What is the difference in engine output between turbu and gts.

      about 13 days ago
    • Dalibor Milić
      Dalibor Milić

      Quick survey and be honest everybody : this or Alfa Romeo Stelvio with 280 hp ?
      And why ?

      about 13 days ago
    • Dalibor Milić
      Dalibor Milić In reply to Dalibor Milić

      Jup also twice the price ... and half the fun ... with engine for the masses where is a premium appeal of porsche ... except in a badge

      about 10 days ago
    • cba tiau
      cba tiau In reply to Dalibor Milić

      Macan looks way better inside and out... More reliable, too...

      about 10 days ago
    • Dalibor Milić
      Dalibor Milić In reply to Dalibor Milić

      Oh the prejudice 😁 as they say in our country better to have alfa and look good on tow truck than bmw and drive ugly 😉
      As far as mercedes drivers are concerned mother tought me to be nice to senior citizens 😁

      about 13 days ago
    • blabla62871
      blabla62871 In reply to Dalibor Milić

      bmw

      about 13 days ago
    • Maxawe Some
      Maxawe Some In reply to Dalibor Milić

      Mercedes GLC.


      The Alfa will disintegrate in a few km.

      about 13 days ago
    • JINXED _JINXED_
      JINXED _JINXED_

      Well if it goes like stink, then i guess it should sound like shit :D

      about 13 days ago
    • Living Colours
      Living Colours

      Your fake key theory is incorrect.
      Has to do with the wiring. Noting to do with the race days.

      about 13 days ago
    • Living Colours
      Living Colours In reply to Living Colours

      +Pāvels Derjagins I have answered. Don't need to think it's funny when it's factual.
       The fuse panel is still on the left so placement on the left is a slightly shorter wiring run. Less wire, less weight. Go to the Porsche museum for yourself if you think it's still funny.

      about 12 days ago
    • Living Colours
      Living Colours In reply to Living Colours

      +Del Johnson At the porsche museum, they say the left side switch let Dr Porsche use the shortest amount of wire, based on where the other components were attached to the firewall in the original 356 cars.

       Reply

      about 12 days ago
    • Pāvels Derjagins
      Pāvels Derjagins In reply to Living Colours

      +Del Johnson HAHAHAHA :DDD good find. I wonder if that guy will answer

      about 13 days ago
    • Del Johnson
      Del Johnson In reply to Living Colours

      Care to explain? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Baas-Er7d9o

      about 13 days ago
    • robert tulloch
      robert tulloch

      Lardy suv like this needs a lot more power to be enjoyable and more importantly proper big brakes . The latter is inexcusable.

      about 13 days ago
    • g00dfeeling
      g00dfeeling

      Valid comment for a fake key and its placement.

      about 13 days ago
    • Alex Dinca
      Alex Dinca

      Hello Marek Drives
      ,


      Are you planning to drive also a Macan S to help us with the engine feeling differences?


      Thank you! :)

      about 13 days ago
    • Blake Swan
      Blake Swan In reply to Alex Dinca

      I mean if you ever drove a Golf R with an extra 200 lbs, it's alot like that

      about 10 days ago
    • tstabswf
      tstabswf

      I notice that rear light bar brighter and dimmer intermittent, is it something that done by intention or just an effect of LED pulsation duty cycle with camera?

      about 13 days ago
    • tstabswf
      tstabswf In reply to tstabswf

      +Marek Drives Thank you.

      about 13 days ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to tstabswf

      LED + camera frame rate.

      about 13 days ago
    • minnie saab
      minnie saab

      👍🏻🚘

      about 13 days ago
    • kevin n
      kevin n

      A VW Golf GTI engine in a vehicle that costs 2.5-3 GTIs. Cue the Porsche snob justification. I love your honest comments Marek! Keep it up!

      about 13 days ago
    • kevin n
      kevin n In reply to kevin n

      +Pāvels Derjagins Irrelevant who makes the decision. It's the fact that it's a calculated marketing decision to keep the 4 cylinder slower than the 6 cylinder version of the Macan. They just detune the engine and then over charge for this product simply because of the Porsche label.

      about 13 days ago
    • Pāvels Derjagins
      Pāvels Derjagins In reply to kevin n

      +kevin n I am afraid that its not Porsche's decision, but VAG's :D

      about 13 days ago
    • kevin n
      kevin n In reply to kevin n

      +Pāvels Derjagins Yes I do. And your point? If Porsche is so special, why didn't they use their own 4 cylinder with more hp? Or even put the 300hp version of this engine in the vehicle? You really need to be a Porsche slappy to buy into this car.

      about 13 days ago
    • Pāvels Derjagins
      Pāvels Derjagins In reply to kevin n

      You know that both Golf and Porsche is VAG owned, right ?

      about 13 days ago
    • Pāvels Derjagins
      Pāvels Derjagins In reply to kevin n

      +Maxawe Some Buys a car that is worth 85k because of the badge and is thinking about taxes and insurance :D nice logic

      about 13 days ago
    • A Stick and 3 Pedals
      A Stick and 3 Pedals

      The pre-facelift sounds so much better!

      about 13 days ago
    • alliejr
      alliejr

      Buy a Q5 if you don’t like the traditional Porsche key mechanism. The brand is not for you.

      about 13 days ago
    • alliejr
      alliejr In reply to alliejr

      Marek Drives Haha yes. No doubt. Just “poking” you. Great review.

      about 13 days ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to alliejr

      I like how Porsche handles.

      about 13 days ago