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.
Though it's a size class larger than the Macan, the Mercedes GLE-Class is more of an all-around player, with a frugal diesel edition and a blazing AMG range-topper.
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 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 2017.
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.
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|2016 Porsche MacanBrowse Used Listings||2016 Audi Q5Browse Used Listings||2016 BMW X3Browse Used Listings||2016 INFINITI QX70Browse Used Listings||2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE ClassBrowse Used Listings||2016 Porsche CayenneBrowse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Premium Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6|
|Small SUV 4WD||Small SUV 4WD||Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD||Standard SUV 2WD||N/A|
|AWD 4-Door S||quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium||RWD 4-Door sDrive28i||RWD 4-Door||RWD 4-Door GLE 350||AWD 4-Door|
|All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||quattro Sport Utility||Sports Activity Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2016 Porsche Macan vs. 2016 Audi Q5||2016 Porsche Macan vs. 2016 BMW X3||2016 Porsche Macan vs. 2016 INFINITI QX70||2016 Porsche Macan vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class||2016 Porsche Macan vs. 2016 Porsche Cayenne|