2017 Porsche Macan vs. Its Competition

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Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

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.

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.Standard models of the Mercedes-Benz GLC are aimed more at luxury than performance, but the new GLC43 promises performance as well.

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 sits over a balanced chassis and a dated interior.

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Quick Specs
The 2017 Porsche Macan may be smaller than the Cayenne, but it has almost all of the space and most of the rippling, muscular performance in a slightly less expensive package.
The 2017 Audi Q5 soldiers on with good space and carlike handling; it's still one of the better luxury SUVs, despite its age.
The 2017 BMW X3 continues its run as one of the best compact luxury SUVs on the market—even in the face of much newer competition.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class makes a terrific combination of the features and practical needs most buyers want in an attractive package.
The 2017 Porsche Cayenne is versatile and roomy, yet it possesses road and even track performance to satisfy enthusiasts.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
Small SUV 4WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDN/A
Style Name    
AWD2.0 TFSI PremiumsDrive28i Sports Activity VehicleGLC 300 SUVAWD
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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