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2022 Porsche Macan: 4 Things to Know About the Refreshed Compact SUV

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Porsche has announced updates to its popular Macan compact SUV for the 2022 model year. While this isn’t a full redesign, the Macan is getting some notable tweaks to its exterior, interior and mechanicals.

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Here are four key updates you should know about:

1. More Power (But No Macan Turbo … Yet)

Across the 2022 Macan lineup, Porsche is giving buyers more powerful engine options compared to 2021 models. Base models still get a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, but it’s been updated to produce 261 horsepower and 295 pounds-feet of torque — increases of 13 and 22, respectively, over the 2021 version. The 2022 Macan S gets the engine from the 2021 Macan GTS, a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6 making 375 hp and 383 pounds-feet. The current range-topping Macan, the GTS, gets the twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 from the 2021 Macan Turbo, giving it 434 hp and 406 pounds-feet. If you’re sensing the start of a pattern, so are we, but Porsche hasn’t announced anything with higher performance than the GTS, at least not yet.

With the updated engines, 0-60 mph times range from 5.8 seconds for the base and 4.4 seconds for the S to down to just 4.1 seconds for the GTS (all times are Porsche estimates when the Macan is equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package). All models come standard with Porsche’s seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

GTS models also get standard Porsche Surface Coated Brakes and an adaptive suspension Porsche says can be up to 15% stiffer than in previous models. The suspension’s bump stops and strut mounts are new and the dampers have been recalibrated, as well.

2. Updated Exterior

The 2022 Macan’s powertrain updates are the biggest news, but Porsche didn’t stop there. The revised model gets freshened front styling with new air intakes and body-color bumper trim, along with a new, taller rear diffuser. Along the sides, the side blade design now includes a textured element and Sport Design side mirrors are now standard. A bevy of new wheel choices are available with sizes now ranging from 19 to 21 inches.

GTS models get the most striking exterior design, with side skirts, 21-inch black RS Spyder wheels, clear LED taillights and black exhaust tips.

3. Revised Interior, Too

Refinements rather than major changes are the name of the game inside the 2022 Macan, too. There’s a new center console design with touch-sensitive controls (never our favorite, though Porsche says these have haptic feedback) around a revised and shorter gear selector lever. The standard 10.9-inch touchscreen includes built-in navigation and Apple CarPlay, but not Android Auto compatibility; though Porsche recently announced an update to its multimedia system to include Android Auto, the 2022 Macan doesn’t get the new system. Buyers can also choose from new GT Sport steering wheel options borrowed from the 911. New contrast stitching colors for the upholstery are also available.

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4. It’ll Cost You

Porsche also announced pricing for the 2022 Macan and, given the updates, it may not surprise you that a 2022 Macan will cost more than a comparable 2021 model. Just how much?

  • 2022 Macan: $56,250 ($2,800 increase)
  • 2022 Macan S: $66,750 ($5,200 increase)
  • 2022 Macan GTS: $81,250 ($7,800 increase)

It is worth noting, however, that the 2022 Macan GTS — with the 2021 Macan Turbo’s powertrain — is actually $4,700 less than the 2021 Macan Turbo. (All prices include a $1,350 destination fee, which is unchanged from 2021).

According to Porsche, base models should arrive in early 2021 with S and GTS versions arriving in the spring.

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