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2016 Porsche Macan Quick Look

Pros: The luxurious 2016 Porsche Macan already brags about offering unparalleled performance and excitement in the compact SUV/CUV segment, in large part thanks to powerful engines and brakes, as well as the driving dynamics of a sports car. Smaller than the Porsche Cayenne, the Macan is easier to drive in the city.

Cons: Unlike its big brother, though, no diesel option has been announced for the Macan in Canada and expect a firmer ride than most competitors. 

2016 Porsche Macan Price and Fuel Economy: The Macan starts at $57,200 for the S mdoel, and goes up to  $83,400 for the Turbo version. 

You'll find standard features such as dual-zone climate control, a multifunction sport steering wheel that's reminiscent of the 918 Spyder hybrid supercar, a 7” HD touchscreen, and heated leather seats. Numerous options will be available to customize the interior of the Porsche Macan; for instance a 545W Bose or 1,000W Burmester audio system, plus Dark Burl Walnut or Carbon finishes.

The German automaker promises an average of 8.7-9.0L/100km with the base engine, and 8.9-9.2L/100km with the more powerful engine.

Design: The 2016 Porsche Macan (whose name is the Indonesian word for “tiger”) became Porsche's first-ever compact SUV. Visually, this model features headlights and taillights that were styled after the 918 Spyder, “side blades” at the bottom of the front and rear doors, a pair of dual tailpipes in the back, as well as 18” (S) or 19” (Turbo) alloy wheels as standard equipment (21” wheels are optional).

2016 Porsche Macan powertrain: The Macan S exploits a 3.0L twin-turbo V6 engine that delivers 340 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque -- good for 0-100 km/h acceleration in 5.4 seconds. The 3.6L variant in the Macan Turbo produces 400 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to reach 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds. Both models team up with a 7-speed, dual-clutch PDK transmission and all-wheel drive system.

Cargo Capacity: The trunk can hold 500 litres of gear; by folding the rear seats, you'll triple its capacity.

Safety: The 2016 Porsche Macan will stay on the right track with the help of Porsche Traction Management and stability control. For extra confidence, lane departure warning and lane change assist systems, active cruise control, and Porsche Active Safe technology are available. In the event of a collision, front, front-side, and curtain-side airbags will protect occupants.

Comparing the 2016 Porsche Macan: Acura RDX, Audi Q5, BMW X3, Infiniti QX50, Lexus RX, Lincoln MKC, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Range Rover Evoque, Volvo XC60.