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2019 Porsche Macan

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2019 Porsche Macan Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

By Kelsey Mays

More details are emerging on the refreshed 2019 Porsche Macan, an SUV for which updates were first announced in the summer. Porsche shared details Monday on the Macan S, a variant that slots between the base Macan and all but certainly a few high-performance editions to follow. Not that the Macan S is low-performance, with a new turbocharged V-6 that increases power for 2019.

Related: Macan You Hear Me Now? 8 Reasons to Want Porsche’s Updated 2019 SUV

Output is now 348 horsepower and 354 pounds-feet of torque, up 8 hp and 15 pounds-feet versus the outgoing turbo V-6 (340 hp, 339 pounds-feet). Displacement remains the same 3.0 liters, but Porsche fitted a new single, centrally mounted twin-scroll turbocharger rather than the prior twin-turbo setup — underlining why effectiveness, not sheer quantity, matters most for turbochargers. Porsche says the SUV hits 60 mph in as little as 4.9 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package, a tenth of a second quicker than the previous Macan S. It’s considerably quicker than the base Macan, but the latter is no slouch, with a turbo four-cylinder (248 hp, 273 pounds-feet) that scoots you to 60 mph in the low-6-second range.

Other changes for the Macan S include more aluminum instead of steel in the front suspension to reduce unsprung mass. Porsche also claims larger front disc brakes and improved brake-pedal feel, as well as retuned stabilizer bars. Carbon-ceramic brakes, air springs and adaptive shock absorbers remain optional.

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More details are emerging on the refreshed 2019 Porsche Macan, an SUV for which updates were first announced in the summer. Porsche shared details Monday on the Macan S, a variant that slots between the base Macan and all but certainly a few high-performance editions to follow. Not that the Macan S is low-performance, with a new turbocharged V-6 that increases power for 2019.

Related: Macan You Hear Me Now? 8 Reasons to Want Porsche’s Updated 2019 SUV

Output is now 348 horsepower and 354 pounds-feet of torque, up 8 hp and 15 pounds-feet versus the outgoing turbo V-6 (340 hp, 339 pounds-feet). Displacement remains the same 3.0 liters, but Porsche fitted a new single, centrally mounted twin-scroll turbocharger rather than the prior twin-turbo setup — underlining why effectiveness, not sheer quantity, matters most for turbochargers. Porsche says the SUV hits 60 mph in as little as 4.9 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package, a tenth of a second quicker than the previous Macan S. It’s considerably quicker than the base Macan, but the latter is no slouch, with a turbo four-cylinder (248 hp, 273 pounds-feet) that scoots you to 60 mph in the low-6-second range.

Other changes for the Macan S include more aluminum instead of steel in the front suspension to reduce unsprung mass. Porsche also claims larger front disc brakes and improved brake-pedal feel, as well as retuned stabilizer bars. Carbon-ceramic brakes, air springs and adaptive shock absorbers remain optional.

The smaller of two Porsche SUVs, the Macan is the brand’s best-selling model in America. It enters the current generation’s fifth model year for 2019 with freshened styling that includes an LED light strip to bridge the taillights, similar to what you see on most other Porsche models. Low-speed semi-autonomous driving is now capable thanks to Traffic Jam Assist, while the cabin gets a higher-tech dashboard touchscreen that’s 10.9 inches versus the prior 7 inches. An optional GT Sport steering wheel borrowed from the 911 includes an integrated drive-mode switch.

The 2019 Macan S starts at $59,650, including a $1,050 destination charge. That’s $8,700 more than the base Macan ($50,950). Both variants increase a bit over their 2018 model-year equivalents, $2,100 for the 2019 Macan and $3,200 for the 2019 Macan S. Orders for the Macan S are open now, with deliveries beginning in summer 2019.

Expect higher-performance editions to show up in the coming months. The 2018 Macan included a GTS and two Turbo editions, with performance topping out at 440 hp and zero-to-60 times in the low-4-second range. We’d expect to see the return of both variants given how Porsche is rarely one to dial it back. Stay tuned for more.

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Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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(5.0)

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(5.0)

The best auto I’ve ever owned

by Chalkdust Queen from Oakton, Virginia on July 21, 2020

The Macan is an excellent car. It’s extremely comfortable and so much FUN to drive! I actually look forward every single day to get behind the wheel and experience a fun and enjoyable ride—— ... Read full review

(5.0)

Owned many luxury brands, Porsche superior

by Porsche 11 from Grand Rapids on June 1, 2020

Amazing ride, handling, perfect size, acceleration for a 4 is just fine and even peppy. Would totally recommend. Love this vehicle. Smooth, sexy and best car I've owned...beats, Volvo, Benz and Audi. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Porsche Macan currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Porsche

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    13 Years/124,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    2 years/unlimited miles after new-car limited warranty expires or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired

  • Powertrain

    2 years/unlimited miles after new-car limited warranty expires or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired.

  • Dealer Certification Required

    111-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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