2016 Porsche Macan SUV Release Date, Price, Diesel, Review – The five-passenger 2016 Porsche Macan comes with a performance worthy of its brand name. It comes with an athletic and engaging fun-to-drive character, versatility especially in terms of customization, and has a quiet and comfortable ride. Its release date should be expected during the 4th quarter of this year.
The vehicle comes with all the necessary performance nitty-gritties capable of warranting the Stuttgart Coat of Arms at the front with its tall ride height, and a hatchback cargo area, five-passenger seating capacity. Undoubtedly, the Macan remains as the fastest and most rewarding compact luxury crossover vehicle available. The Macan Turbo and Macan S offer an incredible 400 and 340 hp respectively, while its acceleration sends shivers to other top-performance vehicles in its segment.
Furthermore, the vehicle is quite nimble and will assuredly excite you as you wind your way along a twisting road. The vehicle is quite engaging in comparison to its competitors including its Cayenne big brother, but comes a distant second in comparison to the 2-door Porsche sports car. The top performance, fortunately, doesn’t jeopardize its impressive ride quality.
Irrespective of which trim you decide to go with, the Macan comes with an excellent interior. The combination of a touchscreen and button interface build quality is simply top-notch. However, if you are more interested in luxury than performance, you might opt for other alternatives such as, 2016 Audi SQ5 and Q5, Range Rover Evoque, and BMW X3 or even the Lexus RX as well.
Exterior Review & Interior Changes – 2016 Porsche Macan
The five passenger 2016 Porsche Macan compact crossover will come in S and Turbo trim levels.
Standard equipment available on the 2016 Porsche Macan S includes a power liftgate, LED running lights, cruise control, a 7” touchscreen display, CD player, automatic wipers, 18/19” wheels, 40/20/40-split folding rear seats, 11-speaker premium audio system, bi-xenon headlights, Bluetooth connectivity, leather upholstery, privacy glass, eight-way power front seats, driver memory settings, and foglights.
The top-of-the-line 2016 Porsche Macan Turbo comes with unique front and rear fascias, a heated steering wheel, premium audio system, HD radio, 19” wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, a simulated suede headrest, full leather upholstery, powerful engine, and power adjustable side and bottom bolsters.
Save for the styling elements and engine specs, other Turbo’s features are provided for the base S model as options. Furthermore, others are grouped into packages. Some of optional features include high performance ceramic brakes, auto-dimming mirrors, keyless entry, several roof rail choices, height-adjustable air suspension, variable torque vectoring, 20/21” wheels, variable torque vectoring, a dual-note sport exhaust, a surround-view camera, and skid plates.
Interior wise, Porsche offers ventilated front seats, premium Burmester audio system, HD radio, 10-way power front seats, full leather upholstery, smartphone app integration, satellite radio, heated steering wheel, and sunshades. The Sport Chrono package adds an electronic logbook, trip computer, selectable sport calibrations, dash-top stopwatch, and voice command functionality. Furthermore, Porsche offers an array of color palette to choose from.
2016 Porsche Macan Engine Specs
A 3.0L V6 engine comes equipped with a 2016 Porsche Macan capable of cranking out 340 horsepower and 339 pounds of torque. An AWD system and a 7-speed automated transmission system are provided as standard systems. In our own performance test drive, the base Macan was able to sprint to 60 mph from standstill in an impressive 5.6 seconds.
A 3.6L V6 engine comes fitted in a 2016 Porsche Macan Turbo able to generate 400 horsepower and 406 pounds of torque. Standard feature provided is the AWD and 7-speed transmission system. Its acceleration to 60 mph is an impressive 4.4 seconds. With such an acceleration, the Turbo is undisputedly the fastest compact crossover in the segment.
The EPA fuel economy ratings for the two engines is 17/23/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined. When the Macan is fully equipped, expect a towing capacity of up to 4,409 lbs.
Some of the standard safety equipment on the S include front and rear side airbag, antilock disc brakes, front knee airbags, traction control, side curtain airbags, and stability control.
Wheelbase: 110.5 in
Length: 184.3 in
Width: 76.1 in
Passenger volume: 96 ft³
Cargo volume: 18 ft³
Curb weight: 4351 lb
Top Speed: 156 mph
0-60: 4,4 sec
MPG: 17/23 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Agate Grey Metallic, Black, Carrara White Metallic, Dark Blue Metallic, Impulse Red Metallic, Jet Black Metallic, Mahogany Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 4,409 lbs
Date Of Release & Price – 2016 Porsche Macan
Rumors allege that the 2016 Porsche Macan’s release date will be towards the end of this year. As for the price, expect the S to set you back by an MSRP of $52,600, while the plush Turbo should go for sale with a price tag of $73,900.