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2015 Porsche Macan vs. Its Competition

 
2015 Porsche Macan Turbo
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With the Macan, Porsche drills into lower-priced, smaller-sized SUV territory--in direct conflict with some of its corporate cousins and some established players.

The Audi Q5 is both of those things: it's near the end of its life cycle, but has lovely lines and a solid, quick-footed appeal that's sure to carry over to the new model coming in 2016.

BMW's X3 has grown into a more mid-sized proposition, but twin-turbo six-cylinder models are amazingly quick, and despite the size, the X3 feels nimble, even with all-wheel drive.

The Infiniti QX70 is the former FX, and its tortoise-like shape is entirely subverted by its effortlessly quick V-8, which is also unfortunately rather thirsty.

And though it's a size class larger than the Macan, the Mercedes M-Class is more of an all-around player, with a frugal diesel edition and a blazing ML63 AMG range-topper.

2015 Porsche Macan Turbo2015 Porsche MacanBrowse Used Listings2014 Audi Q52014 Audi Q5Get FREE Price Quote2014 BMW X32014 BMW X3Get FREE Price Quote2014 Infiniti QX70 (2013 Infiniti FX pictured)2014 Infiniti QX70Get FREE Price Quote2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class (ML350 BlueTEC)2014 Mercedes-Benz M ClassGet FREE Price Quote
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The 2015 Porsche Macan promises Cayenne performance in a more tidy package.
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The 2014 Audi Q5 gets quite serious about fuel economy with TDI power; it's still one of the most elegant, truly carlike luxury crossover SUVs.
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The 2014 BMW X3 is one of the sportiest-driving yet most fuel-efficient compact crossovers; and especially if you're not budget-limited you'll almost certainly be happy with its useful technology options and finely detailed cabin.
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The looks of a coupe, the performance of a sport sedan, and the cabin and features of a true luxury car are all here in the 2014 Infiniti QX70. Provided you don't expect a lot of outdoorsy ability, cargo space, or a roomy back seat, it'll leave you charmed.
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For active families who need to tow a boat or occasionally head off-pavement–but don't need a third row–the 2014 Mercedes-Benz ML is an excellence vehicle choice.
MSRP From    
$49,900$37,300$39,800$45,750$47,790
Gas Mileage    
18 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name    
AWD 4-Door Squattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium PlusAWD 4-Door xDrive28iRWD 4-DoorRWD 4-Door ML350
Drivetrain    
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission    
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD

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