All the motorheads around the world know about the Porsche 911. Yes, it’s the most popular model of the famous German automaker. But, the Macan is the best-seller. The compact-crossover luxury SUVs are the hot thing in the industry at the moment. The Stuttgart-based company recognizes the opportunity to jump right in, adopt some, fix some, and come up with an excellent vehicle. We talk about 2021 Porsche Macan, of course.
This model comes with a refined 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, an all-wheel-drive setup, and outstanding performances. On top of that, the top-line model Macan S will get deliver even more power, with the 3.0-liter V6 unit. But, the downside of this five-door luxury crossover may be the price – Macan is far more expensive than rivals like Audi Q5 or BMW X3.
2021 Porsche Macan Changes
2021 Porsche Macan comes with no significant exterior changes. Still, there will be some new features. The previous model already runs through a severe redesign, so no need for any drastic moves. However, the 2021 version will have a refined front end, as well as a brand-new single-bar taillight.
Moreover, the cabin gets a 10.9-inch touchscreen with an upgraded infotainment system. Also, the engine room will see some minor adjustments. For example, Macan S will upgrade to the latest 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 powertrain.
As we already mentioned, 2021 Porsche Macan will deliver some unique and fresh features, but most of the exterior design elements will stay the same. The arriving crossover gets a slightly redesigned nose with full LED headlights. Furthermore, on the back, you’ll find a new LED rear taillights that go along the width of the tailgate. Besides, this model will be broader a bit, with wider wheels and tires.
Still, the traditional Porsche look will remain, following the path of larger Cayenne and Panamera sedan. 2021 Macan rolls on 18-inch wheels. Of course, 21-inch wheels which will improve both traction and appearance be available with the S trim level. On top of that, two new vibrant colors are included – Miami Blue and Mamba Green Metallic.
Even though the interior of 2021 Porsche Macan isn’t as roomy as some class competitors can offer, no other vehicle can match the high level of quality and elegance. The ignition is moved to the left side, as is the tradition for the Porsche vehicles. The revised instrumentation is right in front of the driver, leaving the tachometer in the dead center.
Moreover, on the flanks, you’ll see the new speedometer and digital readout screen. In the center of the dashboard is a 10.9-inch display that gathers all of the necessary info. The customers may also purchase a smaller, sporty-like steering wheel from the famous 911 model.
Furthermore, the front seats are really comfortable and firmly installed. The central console might seem a bit awkward, but you’ll find it very user-friendly after a few tries. However, storage space is minimal. 2021 Macan provides only 17.7 cubic feet of space. At best, with the 40/20/40 rear seat setup, it expands up to 53 cubic feet.
2021 Porsche Macan Specs
2021 Porsche Macan comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder powertrain. This engine makes 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. That’s strong enough to propel this crossover from 0-60 mph in just 6.3 seconds. But, if you go for the Sport Chrono Package, the acceleration will be fantastic 6.1 seconds. Besides, with only 3,900 pounds new Macan is the company’s lightest vehicle so far.
The Macan S will use the very same powertrain like Panamera and Cayenne. It’s a 3.0-liter turbo V6 that sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds. The total output is 348 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. This engine puts the turbocharger between the cylinder. The company calls that system the “hot-V.”
The “hot-V2” provides a better response time and lower the overall center of gravity as well. All versions will have a 7-speed PDL automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive as standard. The automated start/stop system, which improves fuel efficiency, is included as well. The maximum towing capacity of the V6 engine is 4,400 pounds.
Release Date and MSRP
2021 Porsche Macan will have a starting price of around $51,000. The price includes $1,000 of destination charge. The luxurious variant, Macan S, will cost significantly more. The MSRP of this model starts at almost $60,000. Of course, with the price comes more equipment and unique features.
Still, with the additional packages and gadgets, 2021 Macan can go over $100K mark. On the base price level, this five-door luxury crossover is one of the premium models of the compact-luxury class. The main competitors will be vehicles like Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Mercedes-Benz GLC. They all start below the Macan starting price.
Also, the new Jaguar F-Pace and Alfa Romeo Stelvio will cost less than the German vehicle. The Stuttgart-based company won’t rush the release date. The plan is, first, to develop the GT3 Rs model, then the new Macan may debut. So, we expect to see this vehicle by the end of 2020.