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2021 Porsche Macan Turbo Review

Updated on August 29, 2020
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Abdullah Rashid has a deep love for cars and is trying to seek his passion by writing reviews about them and help people by giving true info

In this article I will be reviewing the new Porsche Macan Turbo. Well basically it's a sports car combined with an SUV so it's safe to say that it could be a car for everyone. Anyways I am going to be telling you all about this car from price to all the performance specifications, how practical the car is, how fast it is and whether or not it's worth your consideration. So stick till the end to find all about the new Porsche Macan Turbo.

Exterior design

The Macan initially came out back in 2015 and since then Porsche has been giving it some mid life upgrades including some slight styling upgrades for example on the turbo you get more bigger and aggressive looking bumpers with larger air intakes. The turbo gets some extra day time running led lights above the air vents as well as the ones in the headlamp are also day time running and the headlamps themselves are all led.

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From the side the Macan does look a bit like a coupe due to the sloping roof. Depending on which model you go the body kit on each model varies. The standard wheel size is 18 inches but the turbo gets the 20 inch ones.

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The most obvious change at the back are those stunning looking light bars which my opinion gives the car a futuristic look. Apart from that all the versions of the Macan have quad tail pipes except from the entry level Macan that car has a single tail pipe. Being a Porsche the vents and all the aerodynamics are real and do serve an actual purpose. The turbo also gets a dual layer roof spoiler.

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Engine

Let's now talk about this car's engine so the entry level Macan has a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder turbo with 245 horsepower then there is the Macan S which has the 3.0 liter V6 turbo with 354 horsepower then there is the gets version with 2.9 liter V6 with 380 horsepower and then there is the 2.9 liter V6 turbo in the turbo version which has 440 horsepower and 550Nm of torque and Porsche claims that this car can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just under 4.3 seconds.

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Brakes

So the new Macan gets bigger and better brakes the turbo version gets a 356mm disc at the back and the front gets a 390mm disc and you also get six pot calipers. You can also get the upgraded carbon ceramic brakes though they will cost an extra £3600. These brakes can stop the car from 70 mph to a stand still in just under 50 meters.

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Interior design

One of the biggest changes made to the interior is that Porsche has updated the dash and the main screen is now located in the center. Apart from that the quality of the new Porsche Macan's cabin is untarnished there's leather everywhere and every thing feels solid. This being the turbo you also get some lovely bits of leather on the doors and the dash and alcantara for the roof lining.

The new Macan does not have much sporty feel to it it.feels more like a luxury family car. Still if you want to have a sportier experience the seats in the new Macan can get quite low for a more sportier feel.

The seats come as standard with an eight way adjustment though you can upgrade them to the eighteen way adjustment as well. What's a bit weird about the interior is that you have a lot buttons at the center console it's unusual as most of the things nowadays are controlled through the main infotainment screen.

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Practicality

The back seats in the new Macan are all right if you are an averaged sized person the knee room is ok and the head room is pretty average. As for carrying three in the back it would be ok if you have children but for adults it's not that good as the body is not wide enough. It's not just that roomy in the as something like an Audi Q5. Apart from that the storage in the back is ok you have an arm rest with two cup holder and you can fold the middle seat if you want to carry longer items.

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Now let's talk about the Macan's boot because like the inside it is not that roomy as well. The shape of the boot however is nice and square as for the capacity it is 488 liters compare that to an BMW X3 which has a 550 liters capacity so it is not the biggest but most people might be fine with it. As for storage it has some decent practicality so you have the net pockets and a 12 volt socket in the boot and some underneath storage for smaller items. What's a bit annoying is that the load lit is quite high so it can be a bit difficult to pull out heavier items.

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Finally let's now talk about the in car storage so you have two cupholders at the front and some huge door bins which can easily fit large bottles of water. The glove box is okay as are the rear door bins. You can also fold down all the rear seats for maximum storage though it still is not larger than some of its key competitors.

Infotainment system

One of the key upgrades on the new Macan turbo is the infotainment screen it's larger and brighter than the previous ones and it's easy to navigate through it the only problem is that the on screen buttons are actually small so it can be a bit difficult to navigate through different things while driving. Another I like is that in the drivers display rev and speed meter are analog however there is another digital screen which shows information such as the satellite navigation.

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Good things about this car

  1. The car comes with an off-road button which sets the cars suspensions and ride height accordingly.
  2. If you are a short person and it is difficult for you to load stuff into the boot then you can lower the cars suspension to the desirable height.
  3. You also get a small selector on the steering wheel to chose from different driving modes and it makes it easier for the driver to shift between different modes.

Price

Now being a Porsche the new Macan is not going to be cheap at all. The range starts from £48000 whereas the turbo version which is the top end model starts from around £69000.

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