Q: Is the 2023 Porsche Macan a big 911 or a small Cayenne? A: Both

On February 24th, 2023 / By


The Macan is a compact luxury crossover SUV first introduced by the German automaker Porsche in 2014. The Macan moniker comes from the Indonesian word for tiger. An exotic name for a vehicle that stands apart from every other SUV and crossover in its segment.The Porsche brand stands apart as well. Porsche provides exclusivity by delivering a head-spinning variety of custom options, colors, and variants for every vehicle it produces. Porsche customers can uniquely define every model as undoubtedly theirs.

A completely refreshed Porsche Macan debuted in 2022, and in 2023 the model is the best it has ever been. With an advanced cockpit, Porsche ensures a modern control concept typical of all the manufacturer’s vehicles. The new touch-sensitive climate panel, the latest software on the main infotainment screen and other technology is incorporated effortlessly into the sleek new cabin.

The Macan is currently available in 4 variants, all of them with Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel-drive system. The Macan, Macan T, Macan S, and Macan GTS. Previously a Turbo model was offered, but it has been supplanted by the GTS taking power from the Turbo variant and placing it at the top of its class. See the acceleration information below.

2.0L 4-Cylinder Turbo-charged engine:

  • Macan – 261 Horsepower, 0-60 MPH in 6.0 Seconds
  • Macan T – 261 Horsepower, 0-60 MPH in 5.8 Seconds

2.9L 6-Cylinder Twin-turbo-charged engine:

  • Macan S: 375 Horsepower, 0-60 MPH in 4.6 Seconds or 4.4 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package
  • Macan GTS: 434 Horsepower, 0-60 MPH in 4.3 Seconds, or 4.1 seconds with Sport Chrono Package

Within the two engine options for the Macan line, there are two power variants available. The Macan is the base for the 4-cylinder variant and Macan S is the base for the 6-cylinder variant. The Macan T and Macan GTS are the quicker variants. The Macan T gets a reduction in 0-60 time through standard options like Sport Chrono and Suspension Management, reinforcing its sportier nature compared to the base 4-cylinder variant. The Macan GTS, as the most powerful Macan available, is more aggressive in terms of the standard spec sheet and outward appearance, as well as the available options.



Adaptive Cruise Control is now standard in all 2023 Macan models, while the Premium Package Plus equips the SUV with almost every must-have option, like Blind Spot Warning (Lane Change Assist), Surround View Camera, and upgraded sound.

Touching on performance, with its low curb weight, powerful drivetrain, and variety of options, the Porsche Macan is the ideal SUV for everyday performance and practicality. Deploying optional features like PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management), Sport Chrono Package, Torque Vectoring Plus, Performance Tires, and Porsche Ceramic Breaks, the Porsche Macan is transformed into a performance machine unparalleled in its segment, all without sacrificing the luxury and practicality of a mid-size SUV.

In its latest generation, the Macan is, and remains, the sports car of compact SUVs. The Porsche DNA is instantly recognizable from the sloping roofline – the ”flyline” – that gives the Macan its characteristic sports car contours.

The Porsche Macan: Five doors, five seats, yet incomparable, unmistakable, and unstoppable.


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