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The Top Gear car review:Porsche Macan

Overall verdict
Sorry, Porsche purists: the Macan is another irritatingly good SUV.


Speed, handling, go-anywhere ability, the Porsche badge


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.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
Turbo Performance 5dr PDK
4.4s 217g/km 30.1 440 £69,505
The cheapest
[252] 5dr PDK
6.7s 167g/km 39.2 252 £45,915
The greenest
S Diesel 5dr PDK
6.3s 161g/km 46.3 258 £48,289
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