2017 Porsche Macan makes you feel like you’re behind the wheel of a sport’s car. Available on the compact luxury SUV are high-tech features and a smorgasbord of new features that arguably make it desirable. Some of these include a an engaging driving character, a range of powerful engines, a premium interior quality, razor-sharp handling, long list of options, and availability of customization options. Read on for a detail review that encompasses its release date, price, exterior pics and interior changes, and specifications for the engines.
New for 2017 include a refreshed base model, a sport-centric GTS model, an upgraded touchscreen interface, additional equipment relative to the previous year, and a slew of driver aides such as a lane-departure warning system, a rearview camera, and parking sensors that are now default systems.
The 2017 Porsche Macan GTS model is a new sporty addition that now takes its position between the Macan S and the Macan Turbo. Some of the distinction it offers include an exclusive design and a fun-to-drive character. It steps to the mark thanks to features such us increased engine power, and enhanced driving dynamics. The Macan GTS interior is unique in character. The front passenger and driver sit on special seats that are distinguished by an eight-way adjustability, GTS-logo embroidery, and Alcantara center panels. Again, Porsche offered it four colors including Luxor Beige, Black, Saddle Brown, and Agate Grey.
There’s no doubt that the new Porsche Macan 2017 packs a lot of desirable qualities. Indeed, it betters the Porsche’s luxury and athleticism by bringing it to a whole different level. Under the hood, the new model comes with three engines that provide four different outputs. The base model is powered by a four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0L engine that generates around 252 horsepower and 273 lbs. ft. of torque. The Macan S provides 340 hp and 339 pounds-feet of torque via its 3.0L turbocharged V6, while the Macan GTS makes use of the same engine to make an additional 20 hp and 30 lbs. ft. of torque. Finally, the top-of-the-line Macan Turbo comes equipped with a 3.6L turbocharged V6 engine able to provide 400 horsepower and 406 pounds-feet of torque.
Yet, the new Porsche Macan 2017 isn’t the only desirable vehicles in its class. Other impressive alternatives include the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, Jaguar F-Pace, and the BMW X3 and 2017 BMW X4.
2017 Porsche Macan Release Date & Price
Insofar as the release date is concerned, the new 2017 Porsche Macan is set for early 2017 with the base model expected to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $55,450 – fair price for the kind of features you should expect.
2017 Porsche Macan Exterior
The exterior has been reworked as was expected. However, the changes are subtle and need a long and hard look especially for a subsequent buyer. Some of the exterior features include 18-inch wheels, a power liftgate, front and rear parking sensors, foglights, a rear privacy glass, LED running lights, 19-inch wheels (Macan S), different exterior trim types from the base, and exterior styling elements.
2017 Porsche Macan Interior
The interior continues with the same design perfection as the exterior. Tons of technologies are available both in standard and optional form. Some of the standard accessories to expect include an eight-way power front seats, an auxiliary audio jack, three-zone automatic climate control, a CD player, a seven-inch touchscreen interface, partial leather and simulated suede upholstery, a media player interface, satellite and HD radio, and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Macan GTS comes with distinct features such as heated sport seats, front seat memory settings, a sport-tuned adaptive air suspension system, adaptive headlights, a sport exhaust, and unique exterior design elements.
The five-seat 2017 Porsche Macan belongs to the compact luxury SUV class and is offered in four trims: base, S, GTS, and the range-topping Turbo model.
Default systems include a PDK, an all-wheel drive, and an automatic start-stop system. Under the hood of the Porsche Macan base model is a 252 horsepower – generating 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that enables it zoom from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds. The Macan S and the GTS, as mentioned previously, come equipped with a 3.0L turbocharged V6 that generates 340 hp for the Macan S, and 360 hp for the GTS. The Macan S 0-60 mph takes 5.6 seconds. The Turbo gets an output of 400 horsepower.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.5 in. (110.5 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 4.3 in. (184.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 4.1 in. (76.1 in.)
Passenger volume: 96 ft³
Cargo volume: 18 ft³
Curb weight: 4112 lbs
Top Speed: 156 mph
0-60: 5.6 sec
MPG: 17/23 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black, Carrara White Metallic, Jet Black Metallic, Mahogany Metallic, Night Blue Metallic, Palladium Metallic, Rhodium Silver Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 4409 lbs
Government crash test results reveal that the Porsche Macan 2017 achieved an overall perfect five star score for overall crash safety. Five for total front and rear impact, and four for total side impact. Again, there are tons of safety systems available both in standard and optional form.