Why Buy a 2016 Porsche Macan?Buying Guide Advice Prices
A strong arch rival of the 2016 Porsche Macan would be the 2016 BMW X3, an equally luxury compact SUV with goodies of its own. Is the Porsche Macan 2016 a worthy upgrade from its predecessor? And is it set to give the 2016 BMW X3 a run for its money?
Top 10 Reasons to Buy a 2016 Porsche Macan - The Pros
1) Fuel Economy
The Macan 2016 does well on fuel efficiency, for a luxury SUV of its range. It manages an EPA of 17 in the city and 23 when cruising on the highway. Not much change from what was seen in the 2015 model; nonetheless, it’s a good thing Porsche never stooped below what they offered this year. Compared to the BMW X3, Porsche gets a massive tramp on, falling behind the BMW’s EPA of 21 in city cruising and 28 while driving on the highway.
2) Quite Compact and Sporty
Just like its predecessor, the 2016 Porsche Macan will still spot a compact exterior with tweaks to give it a sporty look. All the while boasting of a spacious interior that fits tall passengers at the front while the back will comfortably sit mid-sized persons. On the road, the Porsche 2016 Macan feels light just like a sports car and pack mind blowing speeds for an SUV.
3) Impressive Drive Train
Delivered on automatic transmission as the default, the Macan 2016 has maintained the 7-speed gearbox used on the 2015 model. Auto writers say the transmissions are quite spry, with the smooth shifts and great picks on speed. Porsche also offers to customize the transmission to a manual transmission model on request by the consumer. Nonetheless, the Porsche may get a bit weary learning the BMW X3 will come out with an 8-speed transmission gearbox.
4) Extremely Powerful Engine
Under the hood is a great twin V6 engine, with turbo, packing horsepower levels of 400 at 6000 rpm. This explains the speed and agility on the road and the immediate ‘sports car’ that seeps into the driver while driving the SUV. The BMW has to sit this one out with a shy hood that only manages four cylinders and horsepower of 240 at 5000rpm.
5) More Fuel for the Road
Compared side by side, you will spend longer hours on the road before the next refueling session. The Porsche 2016 Macan primarily runs on gasoline, with a tank capacity that manages 19.8 gallons. The BMW comes in second with a tank capacity of 17.7, obviously running out quicker than the Porsche. But these are just statistics; maybe the better fuel economy of the BMW will speak a different outcome on this matter.
6) Great Entertainment Options
The Porsche Macan fanatic will be pleased to learn that the 2016 model will be coming out with more entertainment features. The standard infotainment system will feature an AM-FM stereo, CD player, MP3 player, and an auxiliary audio input port. Newer features include HD radio, satellite radio, premium sound system, and internal hard disk drive. Also available on request will be a CD changer and entertainment system.
7) Additional Color Options
So previously the Mayan SUV only retailed with ten colors to choose from. The New Year will bring in two more colors additional to the list of exterior color options. The official colors will be palladium, mahogany, black, impulse red, rhodium silver, white, dark blue, Carrera, white, sapphire blue, jet black and agate gray. The consumer has the choice of custom making the vehicles hue, a new perk introduced by Porsche.
8) Easy to Use Central Controls
Some consumers previously complained about the central controls having too many buttons. However, auto writers promise that the controls are quite easy to learn and use since they follow a particular sequence. From this central point, the driver has the freedom of controlling the navigation system, the power vanity mirrors, rain sensing and speed intermittent wipers, the universal garage opener and the fog lamps. Other features included are:
- Back-up camera
- Headlights (auto off)
- HID Headlights
- Adjustable steering wheel with Steering Controls
- Trip Computer
- Anti-theft vehicle system
9) Quite Safe on the Road
As expected with all sporty luxury SUVs, the Porsche 2016 Macan will have an array of safety features to minimize accidents. Air bags will cover the passenger, driver, rear head and rear body. Extra airbags will run on the sides as well for maximum protection. The braking system incorporates 4-wheel ABS and Braking discs on all wheels. The Porsche will also be fitted with electronic stability and traction control, braking assist, auto-level headlights, and child safety locks. Optional features include lane departure warning and a blind-spot monitoring control.
10) Competitive Price
The 2016 Porsche Macan will retail at $52,000 starting price. This is quite reasonable considering Porsche is throwing in better features for the consumer. The BMW X3, on the other hand, will fetch a much lower price, a starting price of $38,000.
Reasons you may not want to buy a 2016 Porsche Macan - The Cons
1) Quite Expensive
Compared to the BMW, the Mayan 2016 is an expensive car on the road. The tight competition arises from the fact that both cars almost provide the same level of features and comfort to the consumer.
2) Quite Low Fuel Economy
The BMW X3 though a cheaper car surprisingly has a better fuel economy compared to the Porsche Mayan. This is unfortunate as well since Porsche decided to stick with the same EPA score used on the 2015 model and maintains this EPA score on all trims.
3) Tiny Passenger and Cargo Space
Taller passengers will find it hard fitting on the back seats and the cargo area is still as tiny.
With minor drawbacks that can be overlooked, the Porsche fad will have no problem purchasing this car. It packs more features and an even powerful engine that is worthy of the starting price.