2021 Porsche Macan

Original MSRP Range
$52,100 - $84,600
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
17 - 19 MPG City / 21 - 24 MPG Hwy
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2021 Porsche Macan

What We Like

  • The way it drives
  • The way it looks
  • Arguably gorgeous cabin
  • Plenty of scope for personalization


Expert Rating

4.1/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.8/ 5


How Much Does a 2021 Porsche Macan Cost?

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.

Macan Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Macan AWD$52,100 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo24819 / 237-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Macan GTS AWD$72,100 / N/A6 Cylinder Turbo43417 / 227-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Macan S AWD$60,200 / N/A6 Cylinder Turbo34818 / 247-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Macan Turbo AWD$84,600 / N/A6 Cylinder Turbo37517 / 217-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD

Is the 2021 Porsche Macan a Safe Car?

All the mandatory safety equipment is here, of course, such as traction and stability control, anti-lock brakes, airbags, and a rearview camera. Other premium manufacturers are including things like forward-collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking as standard. Some even include blind-spot monitoring. That’s not the case with the Macan. Buyers are obliged to scan down the options list and resign themselves to paying extra. The Porsche Macan has not been subjected to any crash testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), but that’s not unusual for imported luxury vehicles.

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion12 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/50,000 Miles
Maintenance1 Years/10,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Body Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Smoker's Pkg
  • Premium Pkg
  • Sport Chrono Pkg
  • Premium Pkg Plus
  • Comfort Lighting Pkg
  • Interior Pkg
  • SportDesign Pkg
  • SportDesign Pkg
  • SportDesign Pkg
  • SportDesign Pkg
  • Memory Pkg
  • Sound Pkg Plus
  • Interior Pkg
  • Interior Pkg
  • Exterior Pkg
  • Exterior Pkg


2021 Porsche Macan vs the competition

2021 Audi SQ5 — The most driver-focused and best-equipped Q5, a lovely premium compact crossover that shares a platform with the Macan. The SQ5 has 349 hp. 2021 BMW X3/X4 — Square-backed or fastback, the X3/X4 models have their own special driver appeal. And there are high-performance M variants. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class — Comes in regular SUV or “4-door coupe” versions. Refined and sophisticated, though not so thrilling until it reaches the AMG echelons. The GLC 43 has 385 hp and the coupe-only GLC 63 S has an awesome 603 hp. 2021 Jaguar F-PaceJaguar used the Macan as a benchmark for the F-Pace’s suspension — which is grippy, flowing and tactile. The F-Pace also has its own particular flair, along with a roomy cabin. 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio — Suffers from a lack of engine choices. There’s either the 280-hp 2.0-liter turbo or the glorious 505-hp Quadrifoglio with a 176-mph top speed. Used Porsche Cayenne — A new Macan would be similar in price to a Cayenne midsize crossover from 2016 to 2019, which offers greater power and has more space. Check out Porsche’s certified pre-owned (CPO) program.  

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