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The Top Gear car review:Porsche Macan
For:Speed, handling, go-anywhere ability, the Porsche badge
Against:Turbo isn't cheap, more heavyweight brawler than lightweight track-thing
What is it?
Little brother to the Cayenne, and Porsche’s first foray into small SUV world. More than that, Porsche claims the Macan is ‘the first compact SUV that’s also a sports car’. Loosely based on the underpinnings of Audi’s Q5, the core Macan models get a choice of three meaty engines – a 254bhp V6 diesel and two V6 petrols, the 335bhp S and full-fat 394bhp Turbo – along with proper four-wheel drive and all of Porsche’s go-faster toys.