SUV With Racing Genes – 2017 Porsche Macan – Release Date, Review and Specs

2017 Porsche Macan review

The redesigned 2017 Porsche Macan has been refreshed and re-tweaked. It is an ideal car for a sport’s car enthusiast. With it, you get features such as a razor-sharp handling, a range of powerful engines, and a bespoke interior that is home to a wide array of upgraded features and technologies. If you’re ready to learn more about the new model, you are definitely in the right place. Here, details about its interior and exterior changes, powertrain choices, price, and release date are tackled in depth. 

2017 Porsche Macan side view, red color, headlights and alloy wheels

Two Trim Levels, GTS, Touchscreen And More

For 2017, would-be buyers should expect additional two trims to the existing trim levels: a four-cylinder base model, and a GTS model with impressive sporting credentials. The standard feature spec sheet has also seen features such as lane-departure warning system, a rearview camera, and parking sensors added. The touchscreen interface, too, comes with added features such as better functionality and CarPlay integration.

Is The Price Too High?

There’s no doubt that the Porsche Macan has been a desirable compact SUV that has received quite some significant praise. Unsurprisingly though, it is the most expensive model in is class. On the upside, there’s lots of value for the money. Unlike the optional parking sensors and a rearview camera that Mercedes and BMW annoyingly make you pay for, the new Macan gives them away as standard accessories.

Some flipsides to expect include its expensive price tag, modest cargo and passenger space, and tons of optional features that soar the price further. We’d greatly recommend the Porsche Macan to a driving enthusiast looking for an unrivaled acceleration, and impressive handling in addition to the aforementioned features explained above.

There’re some competitors though, some of them include the BMW X4 m40i, Audi SQ5, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, and the Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport.

2017 Porsche Macan Release Date & Price

Rumors allege the new Macan release date should be expected sometime in early 2017. Details concerning its pricing have already been released by Porsche. The base Macan S model gores for sale for an MSRP starting from $54,400. Leasing is available too.

2017 Porsche Macan Exterior Changes Are Subtle?

2017 Porsche Macan rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The exterior also features several changes including slightly redesigned headlights and taillights. However, the changes are subtle and one may need to look long and hard to see any. Some of the features you can expect include eighteen-inch wheels, a power liftgate, a rear privacy glass, dual twin-pipe exhaust tips, LED running lights, and LED headlights and taillights.

2017 Porsche Macan Interior

2017 Porsche Macan interior, steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen

The interior of the Macan displays its own individual character. Special seats are offered for both the driver and front passenger. The Porsche Macan GTS 2017 is offered with a distinct interior package that adds features such as belts and GTS logos, black leather trims, and decorative stitching. In terms of the infotainment system, the new model makes use of the Porsche Communication Management system that comes with a high resolution 7-inch monitor display.

Menus and maps can be controlled by multi-touch gestures. Standard accessories available include front and rear parking sensors, cruise control, heated mirrors, two USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, HD and satellite radio, a media player interface, a sport-tuned adaptive air suspension system, a fourteen-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system, and plenty of color and material customizations.

2017 Porsche Macan interior, leather front setas

Available Trims Are…

The five-passenger 2017 Porsche Macan compact luxury SUV is available in four trims: base, GTS, S, and the top-on-the-food-chain Turbo. For all it matters, we highly recommend the Macan S courtesy of its nice balance between performance, and price. The optional Premium Package Plus available should be enough in the sea of other endless options that can do a great deal in overwhelming a first time Porsche buyer.

Engine Specs

2017 Porsche Macan engine

Several engines are offered beneath the hood of the Porsche Macan. The base model comes with a 252 horsepower – generating 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Zooming to 60 mph takes a blistering 6.3 seconds.

Upgrading to the turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine gives one 340 horsepower and 339 pounds-ft. of torque available for the Macan S enabling it zoom to 60 mph in just 5.6 seconds. The 2017 Porsche Macan GTS takes things even more serious with its 360-horserpower – generating V6, while the top-of-the-line Macan Turbo gets a 3.6L turbocharged V6 able to produce 400 hp and 406 pounds-feet of torque.

Five Stars For Safety

2017 Porsche Macan safety, air bags

In government crash test scores, the new model earned five stars for overall crash impact safety. Five for total side impact, and five for frontal and rear impact safety. Tons of safety equipment are available, some standard and some optional. The full list on these will be available on its release date.

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2017 Porsche Macan exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

2017 Porsche Macan front view, silver color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Porsche Macan rear view, red color, taillights, tailpipe and badges

2017 Porsche Macan exterior, black color, headlights and grille

2017 Porsche Macan side view, blue color, alloy wheels

2017 Porsche Macan rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Porsche Macan side view, exterior, alloy wheels

2017 Porsche Macan exterior, front view, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Porsche Macan trunk, cargo space

2017 Porsche Macan gear shift knob

2017 Porsche Macan interior, leather back seats