Vehicle Profile: 2018 Porsche Macan
The 2018 Porsche Macan is a small SUV with big power. It takes off faster than most sedans and corners with an agility you wouldn’t expect from a vehicle that weighs upward of 4,000 pounds.
Three engines are available in the 2018 Porsche Macan — a base 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder, a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 and a 3.6-twin-turbo V6. Both V6 engines are offered in two different states of tune as you go up the trim levels. The 3.0-liter produces between 340 and 360 horsepower and between 339 lb-ft and 369 lb-ft of torque, while the 3.6-liter generates between 400 and 440 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. The base four-cylinder cranks out 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive and a seven-speed PDK automatic transmission are standard on all models. When properly equipped, the Macan can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just over five seconds and can tow up to 4,409 pounds.
The 2018 Porsche Macan can pull up to 0.91 g while cornering, putting it in contention for one of the most athletic SUVs on the road. It proves that if you were hesitating about buying one for the utility — it offers 53 cubic feet of cargo room with the rear seats down — there is no need to worry about missing the natural agility of a sedan. The steering is quick and accurate, in part thanks to the double wishbone front suspension and self-tracking trapezoidal link rear suspension, and also thanks to Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus technology, which perfectly redistributes power between the wheels for the optimal traction.
Every 2018 Porsche Macan comes with a long list of standard and available features, including front and rear seats trimmed in partial leather and Alcantara®, a heated multi-function steering wheel with paddle shifters and a high-resolution TFT instrument cluster featuring a digital boost pressure gauge. Nearly everything is controllable via the 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display that comes with the updated Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system. It features Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot, real-time traffic updates and access to all your favorite music, which you can play through BOSE® or a Burmester® premium surround sound systems.
The 2018 Porsche Macan is the perfect vehicle for those seeking a small, impeccably-built and luxurious SUV that delivers the same driving excitement as a sports sedan.
This article is presented by Fred Lavery Company in Birmingham, Michigan.