Having become a favourite in premium performance SUV circles, the Macan has earned its stripes by providing fast, luxurious, accommodating and reliable service over the past seven years, even earning the highest possible ranking in J.D. Power and Associates 2021 Vehicle Dependability Study’s Compact Premium SUV category, a study that also finds the entire Porsche brand placing an impressive second amongst 16 luxury competitors.
It only makes sense the Macan would achieve similar heights when it comes to holding its resale value too, resulting in Canadian Black Book Best Retained Value Awards in its Compact Luxury Crossover-SUV category for both 2019 and 2020.
Only time will tell if the Taycan holds out for top spot over the entire year, but momentum is certainly with Porsche. The Taycan’s model range is wide and varied, including two body styles and four trims, from the most affordable Cross Turismo 4 that starts at just $119,900, to the incredibly potent 750 horsepower Turbo S four-door coupe and Turbo S Cross Turismo that can be had for $215,000 and $218,000 respectively.
The Taycan Turbo S, which is even more capable than the Taycan Turbo that holds the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record, can sprint from standstill to 100km/h in only 2.8 seconds before attaining a top track speed of 260 km/h, or if driven more modestly can achieve a total range of 340 km between recharging.
Porsche Centre Vancouver actually has a beautiful Chalk-coloured 2021 Taycan Turbo S in inventory, so make sure you contact us at (604) 736-7911 to arrange a test drive, or visit us in our showroom at 688 Terminal Ave, Vancouver.
The most significant change under the hood affects base Macan models utilizing Porsche’s entry-level 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. This new power unit makes 13 more horsepower and 22 additional lb-ft of torque over its 2021 predecessor, resulting in 261 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. This helps propel it from zero to 100 km/h in just 6.2 seconds (with the Sport Chrono package) compared to 6.5 in last year’s model, while it now tops out at a brisk 232 km/h, which is 3 km/h faster than the Macan that came before.
All 2022 Macan engines are mated to a seven-speed Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK), and come standard with the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel-drive system.
Story credits: Trevor Hofmann
Date: September 2021
Photo credits: Porsche