2022 Porsche Macan Model Review & Trim Levels

Porsche Macan Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs at Blue Grass MOTORSPORT

Porsche Macan

Key Features

  • Starting at $54,900 MSRP*
  • Choice of a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder (261 horsepower) and optional 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 producing 375 horsepower (Macan S) or 434 horsepower (Macan GTS) with 7-speed PDK automatic transmission
  • Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive
  • LED headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)
  • Online navigation with 10.9-inch HD display, Porsche Connect Plus, a WLAN hotspot, and an array of Porsche Connect services
  • Optional Porsche Surface Coated Brakes (PSCB) (Macan GTS)
  • ParkAssist front and rear with visual and acoustic warning
  • Wheel diameters ranging from 19 inches as standard up to optional 21-inches

About the Porsche Macan

Developed with the same exhilaration and passion that has made Porsche an icon all over the world, the proven Macan achieves a balance between prestige and practicality. Instantly recognizable as a Porsche, the Macan stands out with its sophisticated styling and athletic stance on the road. Beneath the hood lies your choice of turbocharged engines including a potent 4-cylinder or muscular V6, further enhanced by the proven Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive system. Carefully crafted to position essential controls within easy reach of the driver, the premium cabin of the Macan features upscale materials along with the latest collection of driver-assist technologies.

The ultimate solution for drivers leading active lifestyles, the Porsche Macan is equally suited for both downtown boulevards and twisting mountain passes. No other luxury vehicle allows you to the thrills of a sports car along with the proven versatility of a compact SUV like the Macan.

What’s New for 2022

Already a segment leader, the Porsche Macan gets a number of key updates for the 2022 model year. Changes to the exterior are highlighted by new front and rear bumpers in addition to new wheel designs ranging from 19 to 21 inches. Take a seat behind the wheel to notice several interior updates including a new center console, shift lever, and steering wheel. The total number of trims has been reduced to three with the discontinuation of the Macan Turbo. The total horsepower for the standard turbo 4-cylinder engine has been increased to 261 for the 2022 model year as well.

What the Critics Say

“Quickness is important in a crossover with sporting intentions, but we wouldn’t be nearly as impressed with the Macan if it weren’t for its all-around competence on the road. It feels remarkably like a sports sedan. The ride is wonderfully smooth and carefully controlled, and it’s rare for a jolt from the pavement to make itself known to the driver.” — Car and Driver

“The Porsche Macan is a compact SUV with performance that lives up to the crest on its hood. The dream of the SUV that drives like a sports car is alive in the Macan in much the same way that it is in the bigger Cayenne. The difference is the Macan has a smaller footprint and less weight, making it more agile.” — Kelley Blue Book

Porsche Macan Features

Porsche Macan Performance


Have you been dreaming of your chance to experience the thrilling performance that’s made Porsche a legend on race circuits all across the globe? Standard power from the Macan comes from a potent 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, producing 261 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Macan S models dial up the exhilaration even further with their muscular 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 that offers 375 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. For the ultimate in performance, the Macan GTS uses race-inspired tuning of its 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 to deliver an astounding 434 horsepower and a 0 to 60 time of only 4.3 seconds. Additional performance features included as standard across the Macan range include Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive and a 7-speed PDK automatic transmission. GTS trims also benefit from a standard sport air suspension, including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and a ride-height reduction of 10 millimeters.

Porsche Macan Interior

Driver-Focused Interior

With the goal of supporting every action of the driver, the upscale cabin of the Porsche Macan strikes a balance between useful ergonomics and luxurious comfort. Drivers have their selection of standard Sport-Tex, optional black leather, or available GTS Sport seats with Race-Tex upholstery to personalize the feel of the interior. A redesigned sport steering wheel and center console help form a bond between you and the open road.

You can further adjust the atmosphere of the interior to suit your current mood with interior ambient LED lighting. Optional BOSE® or Burmester® premium audio systems help deliver an unrivaled listening experience inside of the Macan. Both you and your passengers will always have a refreshing space to relax thanks to standard three-zone auto climate control and an onboard cabin air ionizer.

Porsche Macan Technology

Technology & Driver-Assistance

Routinely known as the true pioneer of technological innovation, Porsche has set the industry benchmark with their current array of connectivity and driver-assist features inside of the Macan. Standard across the model lineup, PCM featuring online navigation with 10.9-inch full-HD touchscreen display is your gateway to all of your favorite multimedia functions. Apple CarPlay® including Siri® voice control helps you easily connect your Macan to your compatible iPhone®. Examples of standard driver assistance technologies include Lane Departure Warning along with ParkAssist front and rear with visual and acoustic warning. Other available features offered across the Macan model range include adaptive cruise control, Lane Keep Assist, Self-steering Park Assist, and Lane Change Assist. Take advantage of both the Porsche Connect App and Porsche Car Connect App to access key vehicle features and information right from your phone.

Trims & Specs



  • Starting at $54,900 MSRP*
  • 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 261 horsepower / 295 lb-ft of torque
  • 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission
  • PCM including online navigation with 10.9-inch full-HD touchscreen display
  • ParkAssist front and rear with visual and acoustic warning
  • Porsche Entry & Drive

Macan S

Macan S

  • Starting at $65,400 MSRP*
  • 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with 375 horsepower / 383 lb-ft of torque
  • 20-inch Macan S Wheels
  • LED headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)
  • Sport exhaust system with sport tailpipes in silver
  • Optional Smartphone compartment with inductive charging function

Macan GTS

Macan GTS

  • Starting at $79,900 MSRP*
  • 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with 434 horsepower / 405 lb-ft of torque
  • Sports air suspension with height adjustment including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
  • GTS leather package in black, including Race-Tex features
  • Porsche Surface Coated Brakes (PSCB) with red brake calipers
  • Available GTS sport package

*Manufacturers’ Suggested Retail Price. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, delivery, processing and handling fee, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual selling price.