2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV

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2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: February 24, 2021

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If any manufacturer has the biggest fan following filled with purists for decades, it is none other than Porsche. A true legendary manufacturer, Porsche, has always designed its car around the drivers and improved in every aspect to ensure the best for their loyal followers. But as times evolved, Porsche focused on introducing something that provides driving pleasure, along with enough comfort for a family. Thus came the Porsche Macan in 2015, introduced in the highly competitive segment of compact SUVs. The 2021 Porsche Macan Turbo carries forward everything from the 2020 year model with no significant changes. The Macan was an experiment from Porsche after the success of the Cayenne; however, the Macan went ahead to become the highest-selling Porsche Model in the following years.

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Pros

Great acceleration

Nimble Handling

Good fuel efficiency

Cons

A little expensive

Cramped rear seats

Low on cargo storage

What's New?

Minor engine updates


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$83600

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

139 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

177

horsepower

434 hp @ 5700 rpm

torque

405 lb-ft. @ 1800 rpm

transmission

7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

13.6/13

dimensions

wheelbase

110.5 in.

length

184.5 in.

width

76.2 in.

height

64 in.

curb weight

4430 lbs.

ground clearance

7.4 in.

capacity

cargo volume

52.9 cu ft.

maximum towing capacity

4409

payload

1257

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.5 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

12.4

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/19/22 mpg

highway range

455.4 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

10 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos

Videos
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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV Base

Base

power
434 hp @ 5700 rpm
fuel
Twin turbo premium unleaded
mpg
19 combined

$83,600

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Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr SUV AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $83,600 MSRP (17/19/22) 434 hp @ 5700 rpm, 2.9L, V-6, Twin turbo premium unleaded
7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) all wheel drive 5

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

7.0

Engine And Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

4.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

9.1

Safety

9.9

Competition

9.8

8.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.1

Overall Rating


The 2021 Porsche Macan Turbo doesn’t spot a significant overhaul in terms of aesthetics. However, chances are the engines on offer will be tuned to pump out more horses, no official figures are not available yet. But we have some information that it will get around 15 horsepower more than the 2020 model. Even though the “Power Bump” isn’t exactly the most exciting part. The chances of 2021 Porsche Macan being the last of the Macan’s with an IC (Internal Combustion) engine is high. With the fast-paced results of Porsche in it’s Electrical R&D, they’re anticipating to offer a fully hybrid Macan by 2022.

Even though there’s competition from other brands, Porsche doesn’t have to be worried about it because of its legacy and following. Walking out into the realms of borderline criticism, we think some worthy competition for this German Stud would be these Bad Boys 2020 BMW X3 M Competition, 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63, 2020 Jaguar F-Pace SVR. Go ahead, for some mind-boggling numbers and gut-wrenching speeds.

2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV Front View
2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV Rear View

7.0/10
Pricing and Features

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

4.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

9.1/10
Exterior

9.9/10
Safety

9.8/10
Competition


2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV Pricing and Features

7.0/10

The Macan Turbo, for 2021, will continue to be offered in a single trim. Unlike every other car manufacturer, Porsche’s are about boxer engines, perfect balance, and everything that will make you go faster on each corner around the track. In contrast, you don’t get a Naturally Aspirated Boxer engine, not even as an option for the Macan lineup. In the Macan Turbo, the mill on offer is a potent 2.9L Twin-Turbocharged V6. There’s also the optional Sport Chrono Package, which can easily trim down a few milliseconds off of your 0-60 and quarter-mile runs.

Trim

2020 Porsche Macan Turbo 

MSRP (AWD)

$83,600

Key Features

Porsche Traction Management (PTM)

 

Four-point brake lights

 

10.9˝ touchscreen display

 

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

 

Tri-zone climate control

 

Heated steering wheel

 

Tail lightbar

 

Electronically controlled multi-plate clutch center differential

 

BOSE Surround Sound System(optional)

 

Burmester Surround Sound System(optional)

Macan Turbo, the most potent Macan on offer, can give fierce competition to some supercars on the road, with its 434hp engine and every bit of aids to make you go that much faster is worth every penny you pay.

2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

Porsche is among one of the oldest connoisseurs of the world’s automobile history, and it shows in the Macan as well. Macan has lived up well to earn the people's trust as one of the ‘Most Reliable Luxury SUV’ on sale. The high ratings received by the Macan over the last five years on “J.D.Power” is proof of that.

Reliability and Ownership Costs

You’re buying a Porsche, so you already know how to spend your money. With the Macan, you won’t have to worry about any sudden mishaps as the car has been rated very highly by users for its reliability. The car was first announced in 2010 and introduced to the world in 2015. And, the amount of time spent on R&D has paid off well for Porsche. The car needs service every 10,000miles, which is excellent, even if you have to do long drives with your Macan.

To give you an idea of expenses over your Macan Turbo over five years, assuming that you clock in at least 15,000miles per year in your Macan. You will be spending a sum of nearly $50,500 for fuel, insurance, maintenance, and repairs. The Turbo also depreciates quickly in value at the rate of 11% every year, the total depreciation for 5-years put in the monetary form will be around $46,500. 

Warranty

Criteria

Period

Limited warranty

Four Year/50,000 miles

Powertrain warranty

2 Year/Unlimited miles

24-hour roadside assistance

One Year/10,000 mile

Porsche has increased its warranty cover recently, and the 2021 buyers can undoubtedly benefit from it. Even though the Powertrain Warranty is seemingly less, the PDK is Porsche’s in-house Automatic gear system; they not only perform well, they are reliable too. You can easily find a very long list of Porsche cars using the PDK.

Miles Per Dollar

The miles per dollar or MPD for the “Porsche Macan Turbo” will be calculated based on the division of the total cost of 5-year ownership with an average of 15,000 miles every year. The Macan Turbo will deliver around 0.77 miles for every dollar spent over a 5-year ownership period.

2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV Buying Advice

If you’re looking for a fun family car with the character that can be pushed to the limits with enough power available on, then the Macan Turbo will be enough for you. Only at the extreme limits can one experience the beauty of the power available, which isn’t the taste for everyone. The Macan Turbo offers the familiar Porsche characteristics in a bigger frame and more seats to score not only the right family car but also complete hoon for your weekend getaways or drives on open mountain roads.

Is buying a used car Porsche Macan Turbo a good idea?

Buying a used Porsche Macan Turbo is a good choice, the lower cost can be money you could’ve saved. Porsche Macan is a very reliable car and is said to run up to 1,60,000miles with no hassle when adequately maintained. Chances are most of these cars wouldn’t even have seen the 50,000miles mark. Just pull out the service records of the vehicle you’re about to buy, check for accident history, look for significant repairs, and before finalizing things, have a good “Porsche Mechanic” to check out the car as well.

2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV Engine and Performance

8.0/10

Porsche’s performance is something we have always talked about and would like to continue doing, so; The Porsche Macan Turbo is no different, an SUV it handles like a sports car. Attacking corners is the natural territory of the Macan; the body roll is so low that you might pinch yourself. The use of an adaptive suspension system and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) works in unison to ensure that the suspension loads up well enough to counteract the G-Force endured by the body. In the straights, the “Macan Turbo” isn’t just stable and fun, but comfortable too.

2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV has 2.9L Engine

The potent 2.9L twin-turbo V6 under the hood is capable of pushing a staggering 434hp and 406 lb-ft of torque output. The torque production starts kicking in as low as 1800rpms giving it a high range of power production; this proves useful in daily traffic situations and joy on empty roads. The pedal travel is not much of a problem with responsive feedback available at the tap.

Now purists have had an issue with the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic PDK ever since its introduction, but the gear ratios and tuning with the V6 feels natural. The excellent gear ratios make upshifting on the throttle and downshift on braking very linear and smooth. The transmission in sports mode gives a rush of adrenaline, and the perfect weight distribution makes it all the more fun to drive.

Models

Porsche Macan Turbo

BMW X3 M Competition

Mercedes AMG GLC 63

Jaguar F-Pace SVR

MSRP 

$83,600

$76,900

$73,750

$80,600

Engine

2.9L Twin-Turbo V6

3.0L Turbo Inline 6

4.0L Twin Turbo V8

5.0L Supercharged V8

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

7-Speed PDK Automatic

8-Speed STEPTRONIC 

9-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power

434hp@5,700rpm

503hp@5,950rpm

469hp@5,500rpm

550hp@6,500rpm 

Torque

406lb-ft@1,800rpm

442lb-ft@2,600rpm

479lb-ft@1,750rpm

502lb-ft@2,500rpm

The Brit dominates this competition by offering a V8 in the F-Pace SVR; it produces the highest power figures. BMW provides the old reliable inline-6 that has the second-highest output among the players. Porsche equips the smallest engine out of the lot, but fret not as the low power figures don’t translate to lacking performance.

2021 Porsche Macan Turbo Acceleration And Braking Performance

The “Porsche Macan Turbo” with the optional Chrono Package sprints 0-60 MPH dash in under a staggering 4 seconds, which simply is on supercar territory. One healthy dab of your foot and you can quickly shake up the internal organs of your co-passengers for sure. The Turbo without any add-ons can accelerate from 0-60 in just 4.1 seconds

2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV covers 0-60 in 4.1 sec

All this power comes with the right kind of braking set up as well. The brake rotors in the front size up at 15.4-inches rotors while the rear gets 14-inches rotors. You even have the option to improve the brakes using Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) option.

Models

Porsche Macan Turbo

BMW X3 M Competition

Mercedes AMG GLC 63

Jaguar F-Pace SVR

0-60 MPH

4.1 sec

4.0 sec

3.8 sec

4.1 sec

Quarter Mile 

12.4 sec

11.6 sec

11.7 sec

12.3* sec

Top Speed

167 MPH

155 MPH

155 MPH

176 MPH

60-0 MPH

N/A

112 ft

N/A

N/A

The AMG division takes the win here with the fastest acceleration from 0-60, however, the M division strong arms the AMG in the quarter-mile setting the quickest quarter-mile time. It is a compelling tie for the first position between the Beemer and Merc due to their astounding performance. Jaguar might have equipped the F-Pace with a V8, but the puny V6 in the Porsche Macan keeps up with its adversary tying up in the runners up position.

2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV Fuel Economy

4.0/10

All the performance on offer comes at a price, and that would be low in class MPG. At a Combined MPG of 20, the Porsche Macan offers some fuel-efficient figures that are serious worth for the money. Even though the car has a decent MPG, it still has a high range compared to that of the competition with a 19.8-gallon tank.

Model

Porsche Macan Turbo

BMW X3 M Competition

Mercedes AMG GLC 63

Jaguar F-Pace SVR

MPG (City)

18

14

16

16

MPG (Highway)

23

19

22

21

MPG (Combined)

20

16

18

18

Fuel Capacity

19.8 gallons

17.2 gallons

17.4 gallons

21.7 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

337/436/396 miles

241/327/275 miles

278/383/313 miles

347/456/390 miles

The X3 M sips on petrol like it’s a Friday night party offering the lowest fuel efficiency figures among its peers. The AMG GLC 63 and F-Pace SVR both have similar fuel efficiency figures making it a tie yet again. Porsche shines in this competition, offering the best in class fuel efficiency.

2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV Interior

7.0/10

Since the 2021 Porsche Macan is a carryover model, we don’t expect to see significant changes in the interior. The already luxurious interiors of the Macan might see a few more additions or improvements in terms of material. Most probably, there will be an increase in space for the rear row to offer more room for the rear passengers. The seats support you in the right places paired with an 8-way automatically adjustable feature along with a tilt and telescopic steering wheel that makes long-distance traveling that much easier. 

2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV Front Seats

The rear 3-seater bench does seem welcoming to seat three adults in the rear, but the space available will not offer comfort and make the occupants squirm with uneasiness. A decent headroom is possible even in the back, making it easy to accommodate tall passengers; however, the lack of legroom available might cramp their knees if a 6ft plus adult occupies the front seat.

Model

Porsche Macan Turbo

BMW X3 M Competition

Mercedes AMG GLC 63

Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

N/A

41.1/40.3/57.6

37.8/57.3/40.8

37.8/57.7/40.3

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

N/A

39.1/56.0/36.4

38.5/56.5/37.3

37.5/55.8/37.2

The interiors available in these crossovers offer somewhat similar space in the cabin. Mercedes offers the most extended range of comfort and luxury features among all the competition. At the same time, the BMW has excellent build quality with a minimalist cabin design that is very appealing.

How’s the 2021 Porsche Macan Turbo’s infotainment system?

Even though advanced, the infotainment system still retains enough of the chunky buttons to give you the right feel. The infotainment system comes standard with Apple Carplay and Android connectivity.

2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV Infotainment Display

It also houses the Porsche Communication Management system (PCM), which can is customizable in multiple ways. For 2021, a 14-speaker Bose surround-sound stereo accompanied with a Burmester surround-sound system might become a standard offering.

2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV cockpit area
2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV infotainment screen
2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV steeriing wheel
2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV instrument cluster
2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV dashboard

2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV Exterior

9.1/10

The realization that we have been reviewing a compact SUV just hit us. The car has a gentle giant appeal to it. With curvy body panels with almost zero presence of edges, the car is very sporty to look at, yet the dimensions make the car stand out in a crowd. It reminds us of a baby Cayenne every time we look at it. Porsche has borrowed various design cues from the Cayenne in modeling the Macan. The short overhangs at the front and rear ensure that the car handles inclined surfaces pretty quickly. Except for some subtle visual cues on the exterior, there won’t be any significant change for the 2021 Porsche Macan.

2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV Third Quarter View

Model

Porsche Macan Turbo

BMW X3 M Competition

Mercedes AMG GLC 63

Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Curb Weight

4293 lbs

4034 lbs

4475 lbs

4395 lbs

Length

184.9"

185.9"

184.2"

186.5"

Width

76.2"

74.4"

76.0"

81.5"

Height

63.9"

66.0"

63.8"

65.7"

Ground Clearance

7.4"

8.0"

6.1"

8.4"

Wheelbase

110.5"

112.1"

113.1"

113.1"

Even though the car weighs more than the opponents, it isn’t apparent due to the agile handling and the power on offer. In terms of dimension, the Macan Turbo is almost on par with its opponents.

2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV right side view
2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV three quarter view
2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV rear three quarter view
2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV headlamp
2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV rear three quarter view

2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV Safety

9.9/10

The NHTSA and IIHS are to give ratings to the baby Porsche, but we believe it will carry along the Porsche characteristics in this department. However, the 2021 Porsche Macan Turbo will be armed to the teeth when it comes to safety. Multiple airbags and ABS as a standard doesn’t even make for the quarter of what’s available. Naming a few relevant ones below:

  • Brake Assist 
  • Electronic Stability Control 
  • Daytime Running 
  • Lights (Optional) 
  • Child Safety Locks Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors 
  • Traction Control 
  • Blind Spot Monitor (Optional) 
  • Auto-Leveling Headlights 
  • Lane Departure Warning (Optional) 
  • Lane Keeping Assist (Optional)

2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV Competition

9.8/10

The smallest SUV on offer from Porsche is the best selling Porsche for a reason. The Macan, despite it’s pricing and lower MPG, gets love from the crowd, mostly due to its no-nonsense Porsche genetics. The higher brand desirability of Porsche, along with the utility offered by the vehicle, has made it the success it is today.

2021 Porsche Macan Vs. 2020 BMW X3 M Competition

On paper, both the cars offer similar levels of performance, but in the real world, Macan makes better sense with the amount of tech on offer. The place where the Macan finds itself weak is in the Fuel Economy and the room available in the rear seats.

BMW X3 M

2021 Porsche Macan Vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC AMG 63

The GLC AMG 63 does better in terms of ride comfort, and Value for Money on offer is the best. But it doesn’t feel comfortable or confident enough to be pushed in a corner. Even though fast in a line, it cannot keep up with Macan when it comes to offering a great driving experience.

Mercedes-Benz GLC AMG 63

2021 Porsche Macan Turbo SUV Final Verdict

The 2021 Porsche Macan Turbo is for those who want to have a peppy SUV, that can make you enter and exit a corner like a pro while ensuring the best safety measures for yourself and your family and needs to be able of some off-road drives, while in the country or mountains. The Macan Turbo is probably the pick of the lot for such people. The level of customization on offer is insane, but so are the costs incurred. End of the day, you will be happy to be driving home in the 2021 Porsche Macan Turbo.

If you’re someone who has some more time to wait for a Hybrid, then wait till 2022; maybe, just maybe, Porsche might release a Macan Hybrid.

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