A Comprehensive Guide On Features, Specs, And Pricing


Sticking with the reputation that Porsche brings to the table, the 2024 Porsche Macan is yet another heavy hitter in their lineup. Creating an entry-level luxury yet sporty SUV is no small task, but Porsche stepped up to the plate. Taking what they knew from the successful Cayenne, Porsche downsized a bit and established the Macan. Base trims house a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, but the top trims are powered by a new twin-turbo V-6 to give it the grunt it deserves.



Orange Porsche Macan

2024 Porsche Macan
Pros

  • Attractive exterior design
  • Ample space but still sporty
  • Luxurious interior with superb build quality
Cons

  • Entry-level but still expensive
  • Small second-row passenger space
  • Cargo area could be larger


Chris Chin - Automotive Journalist

If you’re a driving enthusiast or seeking the most driver-focused compact luxury crossover SUV that also blends performance and practicality, it almost doesn’t get any better than the Porsche Macan. Only a small handful of rivals come close to offering such a perfect balance of everything that makes the Macan such a pinnacle in its class, notably the BMW X3. The BMW may offer more tech, but it doesn’t offer the same level of brand cache as a Zuffenhausen thoroughbred P-Car, which the Macan very much is.

The 2024 Macan does not lack interior features either, with Porsche still providing close attention to detail and many customizable aspects. Even with its entry-level aura, the Macan sets itself apart in the luxury SUV market for its blend of performance and affordability. Throughout this guide we will dive into all the details of the 2024 Porsche Macan, showing you the price, engine specs, features, safety, and even how it stacks up against competitors. So, tuck in and engine all the ins and outs of the 2024 Porsche Macan.

This guide provides comprehensive information provided by the manufacturer. TopSpeed sourced additional data for reliability (from J.D. Power), EPA gas mileage (Fueleconomy.gov), safety ratings (IIHS), and recalls (NHTSA). We evaluate five different metrics when determining a rating for each model. You can
read our Methodology
page for more information about how our rating system works.

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What’s New For 2024?


The 2024 Porsche Macan does not see any real updates for the model year. Since 2022, the Macan has seemingly been perfected as the brand prepares for the upcoming Macan EV. The 2022 Porsche Macan received new bumper designs, as well as a few small tweaks to the interior and power outputs.

2024 Highlights

  • Solid reliability and build quality
  • Two engine options are offered across three trim levels
  • Large list of customizable interior options
  • Impressive towing capacity from the V-6 equipped trim
  • Base price for the Macan is competitive in the market

Exterior Dimensions

Macan

T

S

Length

186.1 Inches

Width

82.6 Inches

Height

63.8 Inches

Wheelbase

110.5 Inches

Front Track

65.2 Inches

Rear Track

65.0 Inches

Curb Weight

4,068 Pounds

4,409 Pounds

4,112 Pounds


Engine Specifications And Performance

2024 Porsche Macan engine bay shot
Porsche

Having options is always better than being forced to accept whatever is thrown at you. The 2024 Macan has two engine options, consisting of a turbocharged inline four-cylinder, and a twin-turbocharged V-6. Both the Base and the T trim levels use the four-cylinder, which makes a respectable 261 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the S trim uses the 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 to muster up 375 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque.


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Both engine options utilize the crisp and precise seven-speed Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) which simply translates to Porsche Dual Clutch Transmission. Clicking paddles up through the gears, the power is put down through all four wheels, giving the Macan incredible traction and stability. Gone are the days of manual transmission SUVs, but the sporty nature of a dual-clutch gearbox and tightened-up suspension make the Macan a riot to drive.

Surprisingly, you won’t notice all the weight of the Macan when you are pitching it into corners. It may be a compact SUV, but it is still an SUV, but it hides its size well when you’re behind the wheel. Steering is direct, along with the sport suspension, giving you the confidence to hold speed through the corners without fear.

Performance Specifications

2.0-Liter Turbo I4 (Base, T)

2.9-Liter Twin-Turbo V6 (S)

Horsepower

261 HP @ 5000 RPM

375 HP @ 5200 RPM

Torque

295 LB-FT @ 1800 RPM

391 LB-FT @ 1850 RPM

Transmission

7-Speed PDK

7-Speed PDK

Fuel Economy (CMB)

21 MPG

19 MPG

0-60 MPH

5.0 Seconds

3.8 Seconds

Top Speed

144 MPH

160 MPH


Hiding in plain sight, the 2024 Porsche Macan is a performance machine wrapped in luxury. Making full use of Porsche’s Traction Management active all-wheel drive system, the 2024 Macan can put down a 5.0 second 0-60 MPH and the Macan S drops even lower to 3.8 seconds. Having the power to quickly merge onto the highway, or to beat someone to the next stop light after getting groceries, the 2024 Macan can handle it all with grace.

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Interior Technology And Comfort

Best Interior Features Of The 2024 Porsche Macan

  • Standard analog clock with stopwatch
  • User-friendly center console with haptic touch controls
  • 10.9-inch infotainment display
  • Driver-centric cockpit area
  • Customizable interior materials and color choices


Porsche is known for their blend of sporty, luxurious, and technological interior designs. Giving a more driver-centric feel throughout, the Macan does its best to show off its higher price tag but is lacking a bit when it comes to amenities. Standard seats and controls you would normally see in an SUV that is half of the price, the Macan will have you forking over an extra $2,500 just for leather seating and some controls.

While the material quality as well as the fit and finish of the Macan is what you would expect from the brand, the other pitfall of the Macan is the cargo capacity. The 2024 Porsche Macan is nearing the bottom of the list of luxury sports SUVs in terms of cargo space, so if you are planning a trip or have a big grocery haul, it may be a tight squeeze. Overall, the interior of the Macan has some pain points, but still delivers on giving a premium feel to the interior.


Technology

2024 Porsche Macan infotainment display
Porsche

Throughout the interior, you will find a host of charging ports and a connection to your Apple CarPlay. Android users will, unfortunately, have to wait for the next model year with fingers crossed about compatibility. Your infotainment is displayed on a crisp-looking 10.9-inch screen as well as being the main display for your different interior or vehicle settings. You will also find a Wi-Fi hotspot in the Macan, a very welcome addition to any interior for those long trips.


Interior Dimensions

Front

Second Row

Headroom

N/A

N/A

Legroom

N/A

N/A

Shoulder Room

N/A

N/A

Cargo Capacity

53.0 Cu.Ft.

17.2 Cu.Ft.

Safety And Reliability

Porsche always hits the mark when it comes to safety and reliability, especially in the last decade of vehicles. As for the 2024 Porsche Macan, there is an eight-airbag system split across the front and rear to cover all the occupants. Reliability comes in the form of a “Great” rating from J.D. Power as well as an overall score of 84 out of 100. Whether you choose the turbo four-cylinder or the V-6, you will have good peace of mind that the Macan does not end up on a tow truck.


Driver Assistance Features

Given the pricing of the 2024 Porsche Macan, one would expect a whole host of driver assistance features. However, many of the standard features you see in other vehicles, such as adaptive cruise control or emergency braking, are kept as more expensive options. What the Macan does keep as standard is a simple lane departure warning, which makes you wonder why the other available features are not added to the basic package.

  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Front and rear Park Assist
  • Backup Camera
  • Optional Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Optional Automatic Emergency Braking

IIHS Crash Testing

*The Porsche Macan has not been tested by the IIHS. It has only been tested in 2014 by EuroNCAP, where it received a rating of 5/5-star rating.

NHTSA 5-Star Safety Ratings

Overall Rating

Not Yet Rated

Overall Front Crash Rating

Not Yet Rated

Overall Side Crash Rating

Not Yet Rated

Rollover Rating

Not Yet Rated

  • Recalls (NHTSA): 0
  • NHTSA Investigations: 0
  • NHTSA Consumer Complaints: 0
  • Awards: N/A


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Warranties

Following Porsche’s 4-year/50,000-mile standard package, which covers most components, including the drivetrain and airbags, the 2024 Macan has a decent warranty. Included for the same duration is roadside assistance. A maintenance package is seemingly missing as standard and only available at an additional cost. However, Porsche does offer a long 12-year/unlimited mileage corrosion warranty.

Type

Length

Full Warranty

48 Months/50,000 Miles

Powertrain Warranty

48 Months/50,000 Miles

Maintenance Warranty

Available at Extra Cost

Roadside Warranty

48 Months/50,000 Miles

Corrosion Warranty

144 Months/Unlimited Miles

Federal Emissions Performance

96 Months/80,000 Miles

Federal Emissions Defect

24 Months/24,000 Miles

Seat Belt And Airbags

Seatbelts: Unlimited Lifetime Warranty Airbags: 48 Months/50,000 Miles


2024 Porsche Macan Versus Its Competitors

Porsche has always been at the forefront of luxury vehicles, and the 2024 Macan is no different. However, it faces a lot of stiff competition in the luxury SUV segment. Even with its slightly lower price point, the Macan holds its own as one of the best in the market. All thanks to its engine and interior options, the Porsche is ready for battle.

For us to see just how the Macan stacks up, we will compare it to two of its closest rivals. We will dive into the specs and performance of the BMW X4 and Genesis GV70, seeing how they stack up to the Porsche Macan, and deciding which one is best.

How The Porsche Macan Compares To The Genesis GV70


  • 2024 Porsche Macan 2024 Genesis GV70
    Model Macan 2024 Genesis GV70
    Engine 2.0-Liter Turbo I4 / 2.9-Liter Twin-Turbo V6 Turbocharged Inline 4-Cylinder / Twin-Turbocharged V-6
    Transmission 7-Speed Dual-Clutch PDK 8-Speed Automatic
    Horsepower 261-375 HP 300 / 375 HP
    Torque 295-391 LB-FT 311 – 391 Lb.-Ft.
    Driveline AWD AWD
    MSRP From $62,550 $46,500 – $68,295
    0-60 MPH 4.4-5.8 Seconds 5.6 / 4.9 Seconds

Our first competitor to the Porsche Macan is the 2024 Genesis GV70, a new addition from the now luxurious division of Hyundai. Splitting off from Hyundai, Genesis now takes a role similar to Lexus or Acura. The 2024 GV70 shows a large list of features as standard, knocking the Porsche down a few pegs to start. However, the Macan does enjoy 2,000 pounds more towing capacity, and the Genesis trades back at having more power from its base trim engine.


Even with the lower towing capacity, the Genesis makes even more of a case for itself with its lower price point. Given that the 0–60 times of the top trim levels are neck and neck, the Genesis GV70 quickly becomes the better choice of the two. Although, the Porsche crest will always shimmer on the steering wheel of the Macan to remind you of the history you are driving.

How The Porsche Macan Compares To The BMW X4

  • 2024 Porsche Macan

    Engine
    2.0-Liter Turbo I4 / 2.9-Liter Twin-Turbo V6

    Transmission
    7-Speed Dual-Clutch PDK

    Horsepower
    261-375 HP

    Torque
    295-391 LB-FT

    Driveline
    AWD

    MSRP
    From $62,550

    Towing Capacity
    5,291 LBS

    Payload Capacity
    1,383 LBS

    0-60 MPH
    4.4-5.8 Seconds

  • 2024 BMW X4

    Engine
    3.0-liter twin-turbo I6

    Transmission
    8-speed automatic

    Horsepower
    473 HP

    Torque
    442 LB-FT

    Driveline
    All-wheel drive

    MSRP
    $55,000

    Towing Capacity
    5,700 LBS

    Payload Capacity
    1,201 LBS

    0-60 MPH
    4.2 seconds


The 2024 BMW X4 is another heavy-hitter luxury sports SUV, trading blows with the Porsche Macan as they both are smaller capacity counterparts to more full-size flagship SUVs. Housing an optional classic 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder, the BMW starts to edge out the Macan even with eerily similar performance figures.

Looking at available features, the BMW takes another stride ahead because of its standard driver assistance features. The Macan comes back slightly with a faster 0-60 MPH time, but the difference is only two-tenths, which is virtually unnoticeable. Giving the BMW one more plus a higher towing capacity and lower starting price means the X4 takes the cake between the two, at least for us.

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How Much Does A 2024 Porsche Macan Cost?

There is another trim for the Macan above the S, but we consider it a separate vehicle due to the massive changes when stepping up to the GTS. Therefore, you are left with three trim levels for the 2024 Macan. Starting with the base level, prepare to spend $62,550 before any options are added. The T trim brings the price up to $68,150 before options, and the S trim will cap out at $73,950 before options.

Trim Level

AWD

Base

$62,550

T

$68,150

S

$73,950

Fuel Economy

Although there are three trim levels we are covering, there are only two engine options and, therefore, two MPG figures. According to Fueleconomy.gov, the Base and T trim levels will get 19 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway with a combined 21 MPG.

Opting for the larger engine S trim with the 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-6, you can expect 17 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway, giving you a combined rating of 19 MPG.


City

Highway

Combined

Annual Fuel Cost (est)

Base

19 MPG

25 MPG

21 MPG

$3,050

T

S

17 MPG

23 MPG

19 MPG

$3,350

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Is It Worth Buying A 2024 Porsche Macan?

Nearly any Porsche is worth the buying experience, as well as the ownership experience of a vehicle with the highest build quality. However, it is hard to justify the Macan due to its downfalls. Starting with an entry price of $62,550, the Macan is out of reach for many buyers. Again, for the purchase price, the 2024 Macan is lacking in features that come standard for lower priced competitors.


As we showed in the comparisons, the Macan falls flat in a few different areas, but still has some highlights. It is a gorgeous SUV, which is not something you get to say often. The Porsche PDK is always a delight to drive with, and the towing capacity is better than most. But in the end, it is a tough decision to make when other options give you more for the same, and sometimes even less money.



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