If you a fan of smaller SUVs with great power and superb handling, the 2019 Porsche Macan is among the perfect choices. Macan offers a combination of performance and utility and it offers all-wheel-drive setup as standard. Moreover, Macan comes with a wide lineup of drivetrains and there are five available models. Next, to the base model, you can opt for Macan S, Macan GTS, Macan Turbo and Macan Turbo with the Performance Package. The prices are in line with the rest of the competition such as BMW X5, Audi Q5, and Jaguar F-Pace.
The 2019 Porsche Macan will get an all-new interior design and the exterior will get slight refreshments, such as new exterior paints. Generally, Porsche Macan is a small SUV with sedan-line driving manners, a luxurious cabin, and sporty appearance. Unfortunately, the plug-in hybrid version is not available yet, but it is a possibility in the nearer future.
2019 Porsche Macan sits on the VW’s MLB modular platform
Just like before, the 2019 Porsche Macan will also ride on a VW’s MLB modular platform. The exterior will see some improvements, mostly upfront. The front end is getting all-new air intakes and the LED headlights that are redesigned. The front fascia will now look more aggressive on the base model, and GTS models are getting a matte-black finish up front and to the sides. The rear part adds new LED taillights and LED strip around the housings.
The wheels are ranging from 18-inch to 21-inches and Porsche is offering new exterior colors. Standard equipment now includes a rearview camera and parking assist system for both front and rear parts. Moreover, power-folding mirrors are available, along with the power-operated liftgate. The panoramic roof will be optional or you can buy it from the optional appearance packages. Generally, the aerodynamics are astonishing. The 2019 Porsche Macan sports some great styling cues such as shutter door on the grille that are boosting the performance and efficiency.
2019 Porsche Macan interior updates
The interior of the forthcoming 2019 Porsche Macan will undergo the most significant updates. For the start, a 7.0-inch infotainment display is gone and is replaced by a new 11.0-inch touchscreen. Air vents are repositioned so the bigger screen can take its place. Moreover, the response of the voice-controlled functions is now much more responsive and easier to use. The dash will get a redesign, steering wheel holds more buttons and there is more standard driver assistance system now.
That includes an all-new traffic jam assist function that is using lane-keeping assistance and adaptive cruise control in order to improve driving capability. The cabin now features even more high-quality materials such as aluminum trims and chrome accents. Furthermore, the layout of the buttons is now better and everything looks so simple. Comfort is great, the seats are bolstered and very firm. Legroom is ample up front and a little tight at the back. Cargo room can reach 53 cubic feet with the rear seats folded flat.
2019 Porsche Macan powertrain
The approaching 2019 Porsche Macan model will get five drivetrain options. However, each model comes with a single engine. For an instance, the base Macan model comes with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit that delivers 252 HP and 273 lb-ft of torque. This efficient engine provides 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Moving up to the Macan S models that are offering a 3.0-liter V6 drivetrain with 340 horses and 340 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is slightly lower, 17/23 mpg to be exact. GTS Macan comes with the 360 HP and 370 lb-ft of torque thanks to the similar 3.0-liter V6 engine. Macan Turbo is the next model and it offers a 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6. This unit is good for producing up to 400 horses and 405 lb-ft of torque.
The same engine is present under the hood of the Macan Turbo but with the performance package. This model cranks out 440 horses. The base model sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds and upper trims are offering slightly better time.
Towing capacity, transmission
Moreover, equip you Macan with the V6 and it can tow up to 4,500 pounds. All models will use a 7-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive setup is standard. Furthermore, a start/stop system improves fuel economy slightly more. Unlike the Porsche Cayenne, the 2019 Macan will not get a hybrid drivetrain. However, this is a huge possibility in the near future.
2019 Porsche Macan price and release date
The price of the upcoming model 2019 Porsche Macan starts at $50,000. Interestingly, the price is lower than the price of a previous model. Macan S models are priced at $58,000 and Macan GTS at $70,000. If you are seeking for Macan Turbo, you’ll have to pay about $76,000.
Additionally, a performance package that adds 40 horses will cost another $10,000. With these prices, the 2019 Macan is in line with the rest of rivals such as Audi Q5, Jaguar F-Pace, BMW X5, and Mercedes-Benz GLC.