2021 Porsche Macan vs. Its Competition

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Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

No rival quite matches the depth of the Porsche Macan, though BMW and Mercedes-Benz come close.

Bypass the pedestrian versions in favor of the X4 and GLC Coupe with their sloped rooflines, and step up to more turbo power.

The Range Rover Velar surprises with its athleticism and its style, and it can even go at least a little ways off-road.

Audi’s Q5 is a solid choice if you need a real back seat, and it’s highly entertaining in SQ5 form.

The zippy Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a blast, though its manic nature may wear on you.

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Quick Specs
A natural athlete, the Porsche Macan is the standard-bearer for sporty small SUVs and it’s priced to match
The 2021 Audi Q5 crossover puts a new face on a best-selling formula that doesn’t show signs of getting old.
The 2021 BMW X4 is a crossover worth coveting, though our money would be on the more practical, cheaper, and really not much different X3.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class can be a soothing urban oasis—or a roaring twin-turbo V-8 track star. It’s your call.
The 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio sexy looks match its agile moves, but the interior package is compromised.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Small SUV 4WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name    
AWDPremium 45 TFSI quattroxDrive30i Sports Activity CoupeGLC 300 SUVRWD
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity CoupeSport UtilitySport Utility
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2021 Porsche Macan vs. 2021 Audi Q52021 Porsche Macan vs. 2021 BMW X42021 Porsche Macan vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class2021 Porsche Macan vs. 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio