Porsche S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7AM) Specification

Basic info

  • Sport Utility Vehicles EPA class
  • Crossover,Luxury,Performance Market
  • SUV Primary body type
  • Midsize Vehicle size
  • 4dr SUV Vehicle style
  • all wheel drive Driven wheels
  • 4 Num of doors
  • 7 speed AUTOMATED_MANUAL Transmission

Engine

  • 3.0 gas Type
  • 340 at 5500rpm Horsepower
  • 339 at 1450rpm Torque
  • 0 Displacement
  • 6 Cylinder
  • V Configuration
  • twin turbocharger Compressor type
  • 9.8 Compression ratio
  • 24 Total valves
  • double overhead camshaft variable valve timing Valve
  • premium unleaded (required) Fuel type
  • 6VTTG3.0 Code

Colours

Interior

  • Luxor Beige Leather Alcantara
  • Black Leather
  • Black/Garnet Red
  • Agate Grey Leather
  • Black Leather Alcantara
  • Espresso
  • Black Leather
  • Agate Grey Leather
  • Luxor Beige Leather

Exterior

  • Dark Blue Metallic
  • White
  • Agate Grey Metallic
  • Black
  • Mahogany Metallic
  • Rhodium Silver Metallic
  • Palladium Metallic
  • Aurum Metallic
  • Jet Black Metallic

mpg

  • 17 City
  • 23 Highway

Prices

  • Base invoice $44,910.00
  • Base MSRP $49,900.00
  • Delivery charges $995.00
  • Used private party $41,832.00
  • Used Tmv retail $44,043.00
  • Used trade in $38,900.00

Macan SUV Ratings

Grade A
8/12/2014
The Porsche Macan is what everyone hoped it would be: a real Porsche. It's a real, useful crossover, too. It's faster than most of us will ever need it to be and handles incredibly well, yet the ride is compliant. While luggage room isn't great, it'll hold a small family and their gear. A top option for those who can afford it.
  • Performance

    Grade A
    Score 8.5
    The only real competitors to the Porsche Macan S in terms of performance are the higher-spec Macan Turbo and the Audi SQ5. But with 340 hp and all-wheel drive, we're not sure we need any more power than this S. It's a truly special vehicle. Oh, and it'll tow and go off-road, too.
    • Acceleration

      Grade A
      Score 8.5
      The Macan S has a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine hooked up to a super-fast-shifting 7-speed automatic transmission. It hits 60 mph in 5.6 sec., making cool noises along the way. The SQ5 takes 5.0 sec., the Macan Turbo just 4.4.
    • Braking

      Grade B
      Score 7.5
      Perhaps a concession to its off-road/towing prowess, the Macan has a light, long brake-pedal action. When you need them, this thing's got brakes, but they're not as immediate as Porsche owners may be used to. 60-0 takes 121 feet.
    • Steering

      Grade A
      Score 8.5
      The steering is weighted on the heavy side, but not overly so. It's as easy to point the Macan to the apex of a corner as it is to drive in a straight line for 500 miles. Although we'd like a bit more feedback, it's better than rivals.
    • Handling

      Grade A
      Score 9
      With handling like this, who needs a sport sedan? Even without the Macan Turbo's adjustable suspension, the S is poised and confident no matter how you drive it. Oddly, we achieved slightly better track numbers with the S over the Turbo.
    • Driveability

      Grade A
      Score 9
      The Macan is whatever you want it to be. Leave it in drive and it's a comfy, easy crossover. Put the 7-speed automatic into Manual mode, hit the Sport button and the Macan S will dust dedicated sports cars from only a few years ago.
    • Towing

      Grade A
      Score 9
      Properly equipped, the Macan S can tow 4,400 pounds. That's significant, and rare, for a compact SUV.
    • Off-Road

      Grade A
      Score 8.5
      The off-road mode adjusts the transmission, AWD torque split, throttle and brakes for low-grip situations, while the downhill assistant manages speed on descents. It has an ample 7.5 in. of ground clearance without the opt. air suspension.
  • Comfort

    Grade A
    Score 9
    Even without many of the available options, this Macan S is a comfortable place to spend time. Great seats, a firm-but-not-unpleasant ride and little in the way of wind or tire noise.
    • Seating Comfort

      Grade A
      Score 8.5
      This Macan S had the base 8-way power seats. Comfortable and extremely well-bolstered, they lack the finite adjustment (thigh support for example) of the optional seats. Rear seats split 40/20/40 and are nearly as bolstered as the fronts.
    • Ride Comfort

      Grade A
      Score 8.5
      Even when equipped with 20-inch wheels, the Macan S's ride is completely livable. We'd describe it as firm, but never harsh. Compliant but not squishy. It's not a Lexus. And it's not supposed to be.
    • Quietness

      Grade A
      Score 9
      The Macan S is whisper quiet. Some exhaust note creeps into the cabin during hard acceleration, but it's a welcome and thrilling sound. It's almost too quiet when cruising on the highway, at least for something that goes so fast so easily.
  • Interior

    Grade B
    Score 8
    The interior of the Macan S is better than you'd expect from a $50,000 SUV. Everything is in the right place, made of the right materials and is satisfying to operate. Downsides include tight cargo capacity and typical-for-small-SUV blindspots.
    • Ergonomics

      Grade A
      Score 9
      As other carmakers dump features into submenus on a touchscreen, Porsche dumps them all onto real buttons on the center console. It's the right decision as everything is easy to operate with only cursory glances away from the road.
    • Ingress/Egress

      Grade A
      Score 9
      The Macan S is lower to the ground than other compact SUVs and the base seats don't have a ton of bolstering to climb over. No need to step up too high or squat down to get in. It's easy.
    • Space/Room

      Grade B
      Score 8
      For a small SUV the Macan feels pretty large inside, thanks to a low dashboard, ample-sized windows and plenty of passenger room. It seems Porsche focused more on people space than luggage room.
    • Visibility

      Grade B
      Score 7.5
      Front visibility is excellent, but the rear view is hampered by thick pillars. Optional blind spot monitoring, a backup camera and front/rear parking sensors make up for the shape-related deficiencies.
    • Cargo/Storage

      Grade C
      Score 5.5
      Cupholders are snugged together so that two cups end up tilting each other. Minimal room in small center console storage. Luggage space is 18 cu-ft, max of 53 cu-ft with seats folded. That's limited cargo room, even for a compact SUV.
  • Value

    Grade A
    Score 9
    The Macan S has a starting price of around $50,000. Our test car rang up at just over $60,000, yet this SUV still feels every bit a Porsche. Even a bit of a bargain, especially compared to the $70,000-plus Macan Turbo.
    • Build Quality (vs. $)

      Grade A
      Score 9
      Although it's undeniably expensive for a compact SUV, you're getting a Porsche. Everything in the Macan feels like it was made with quality materials and assembled with impeccable care. Because it was.
    • Features(vs. $)

      Grade B
      Score 8
      Some options, like the $2,590 Premium pkg (heated front seats, park-assist radar, adaptive headlights) feel like mandatory additions. We'd skip the $1,490 carbon-fiber trim. Bluetooth, Homelink, pwr tailgate and dual-zone climate are std.
    • Cost

      Grade A
      Score 8.5
      The Macan S is nearly as fast and nearly as competent as the Macan Turbo model, but costs thousands less. It's not a bargain-basement crossover, yet it feels like it's well worth the cost. Did we mention the performance is amazing?
    • MPG

      Grade B
      Score 7
      According to the EPA, the Macan S returns 19 mpg Combined (17 City/23 Highway). We averaged closer to 17 mpg with a best tank of 20 mpg on our evaluation loop.
    • Warranty

      Grade B
      Score 7
      Porsche's basic warranty and drivetrain coverage last for 4 years/50,000 miles, along with a 12-year corrosion plan.
    • Ownership

      Grade B
      Score 7
      Scheduled maintenance is not included, but there's free roadside assistance for 4 years/50,000 miles.
  • Fun To Drive

    Grade A
    Score 9
    A small crossover shouldn't be this fun. With Sport Mode engaged, the Macan's transmission upshifts and downshifts with authortiy and the exhaust makes a heckuva good noise. It corners faster than you'd imagine, especially given the all-season tires and its SUV bodystyle.
    • Driving Experience

      Grade A
      Score 9
      From the second you twist the key on the left side of the steering wheel, the Porsche Macan S is an experience. And every bit a proper Porsche. Great noises, a sporty ride and way more speed than you'd expect.
    • Personality

      Grade A
      Score 9
      It would be easy to deride the Macan and call it cute. It's small, yes, but with an expressive, aggressive grille and some grunt to back that up, the Macan S is more than a pretty face.