2017 Porsche Macan Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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What's New For 2018?
The only real update on the 2018 Porsche Macan is the inclusion of a new air filter for the cabin, and its performance is displayed on the instrument panel.
The Macan is available as a luxury compact crossover SUV, slating it just below Porsche's midsized SUV, the Cayenne.
There are five different trim levels, each of which features a different engine configuration. The base Macan trim gets its power from a turbocharged 2.0-L 4-cylinder engine capable of generating 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. This trim features a power liftgate, lane departure warning, and sits atop 18-inch wheels. The S trim has a higher-powered 3.0-L V6 engine and has larger wheels. The mid-level GTS trim has a tweaked version of the engine on the S that garners 360 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. The GTS boasts memory functions on both front sport seats that are heated. The next trim level up is the Turbo, which is powered by an enhanced version of the engine on the S, which gives the vehicle 400 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. If you opt for the line-topping Turbo with the Performance package, this adds 40 hp and 36 lb-ft of torque to those numbers. This trim also features adaptive air suspension. A large number of packages and standalone features serve as optional add-ons.
The 2018 Porsche Macan sweeps the competition in terms of acceleration. In fact, this little crossover can get from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 4.4 seconds when the Turbo's launch-control is engaged. Although the brakes are a bit light, they work well in most conditions. They do, however, create a long stopping distance for its class of 120 feet from 60 mph. Steering is slightly lacking in terms of feedback, but it otherwise feels pretty accurate and easy to manage. The shocks have multiple modes and are self-adjusting, which leaves the driver with the impression that they're driving something more along the line of a sport sedan rather than an SUV. Even the auto stop-start feature is not terribly invasive, as it tends to be on some of the Macan's competitors. Also, the Macan can manage most off-roading situations, getting a whopping 9 inches of ground clearance when you activate its optional air suspension. Downhill assist seems to work relatively well at controlling the Macan's speed when descending and leaves the driver feeling in control.
The 2018 Porsche Macan is the way to go if you want an SUV that won't be a gas guzzler. At its very best, the Macan's base trim garners and EPA rating of 20 mpg city with 25 mpg on the highway. When you opt for one of the 3.6-L V6 engine trims, however, those numbers will drop to 17 city/23 highway.
Overall, the 2018 Porsche Macan offers a solid driving performance which is made all the more pleasurable by its well-designed interior. The Macan is definitely sitting atop the pack for this model year and warrants a test drive.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Porsche Macan invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Porsche Macan MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.