The 2021 Porsche Macan premium compact crossover comes in base, S, GTS, and Turbo variants. The
Macan ($53,450) has 18-inch alloy wheels, black or white exterior paintwork, rain-sensing wipers, full LED exterior lighting with self-leveling/self-cleaning/automatic on/off headlights and “welcome home” lighting, active grille shutters, roof spoiler, front/rear parking sensors, hill-start assistance, heated side mirrors, selectable driving modes, 4-piston front brakes, cruise control, lane departure warning, 3-zone automatic climate control, 8-way power-adjustable front seats, leather/simulated suede (Alcantara) upholstery, 40/20/40 split/folding rear seats, powered/height-adjustable liftgate, universal garage door opener, instrument cluster with 4.8-inch color display, analog dashboard clock, two 12-volt outlets, 10.9-inch infotainment touchscreen, four USB-C ports, Bluetooth, navigation, voice control, Wi-Fi, AM/FM/Satellite radio, MP3 player, wireless Apple CarPlay smartphone integration (no Android Auto), and a 10-speaker/590-watt audio system. Metallic and special paint finishes cost extra, likewise any interior color scheme that isn’t solely black. The Macan
S ($61,550) is the first version to come with a V6 engine, adding staggered-width 19-inch alloy wheels, 6-piston front brakes, and memory settings for the front seats. Both the Macan and Macan S are eligible for a Premium package that includes a panoramic roof, keyless entry/ignition, Lane Change Assist (what other manufacturers call blind-spot monitoring), heated front seats, self-dimming mirrors, Porsche Dynamic Light System (with adaptive dipped beams and headlights that follow the direction of the steering), and a 14-speaker/665-watt Bose surround-sound system. A Premium Plus package has those features and adds heated/ventilated/14-way power-adjustable front seats with memory settings, and a 360-degree camera system. The Macan
GTS ($73,450) has the 375-hp V6, staggered-width 20-inch alloy wheels finished in satin black, an adaptive air suspension (lowered by 0.4 of an inch compared with the regular suspension), a model-specific front fascia with larger air intakes, sport exhaust system, aerodynamic side skirts, roof spoiler in high-gloss black, Porsche Dynamic Light System, heated/GTS sport front seats, and leather/Race-Tex (Porsche’s own version of simulated suede) upholstery. This trim can also come with the Premium Plus package. The Macan
Turbo ($85,950) is the most powerful version, also bringing Porsche Surface Coated Brakes (a tungsten-carbide coating on the discs makes them able to withstand plenty of punishment; this is a $3,490 option in lower trims), fixed double-wing rear spoiler, heated/18-way power-adjustable/adaptive front seats with powered side support, and the Bose surround-sound system. Options are plentiful and pricey. The Sport Chrono package brings more driving modes (including Sport and Sport Plus), analog/digital stopwatches, and launch control. Torque vectoring at the rear wheels (using the brakes and an electronic locking differential) helps the Macan tackle corners even more efficiently. Forward collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking is known as "Warn and Brake Assist" in Porsche terminology and comes with adaptive cruise control. That’s $1,170 well spent. The Lane Change Assist/Lane Keep Assist combination includes blind-spot monitoring and costs $1,380. We’d recommend this as well. Other extras include adaptive cruise control, heated rear seats, extended leather upholstery, Race-Tex roof lining and steering-wheel covering, heated steering wheel, thermal/noise-insulating glass, wireless charging, and a Burmester 16-speaker/1,000-watt surround-sound system. Exterior elements like the side blades are available in silver, carbon fiber, or the same color as the body. Interior trim can be wood, aluminum, or carbon fiber. The seat belts also come in a choice of colors.