The Porsche Macan quickly became the automaker’s best-selling vehicle. As the German automaker works hard on an electric Macan due out in 2023, Porsche has introduced an updated compact crossover for the 2022 model year. Headlines for the new model year include subtle styling tweaks, plus power and a smaller range.
Let’s start with pricing. Depending on the trim level, the 2022 Macan costs up to $ 7,800 more than last year. The compact SUV starts at $ 56,250 (destination included), which is $ 2,800 more than the current model’s MSRP. The 2022 Macan S is priced at $ 66,750 ($ 5,200 more than before) and the GTS costs $ 81,250 ($ 7,800 more). From Porsche’s press release, it doesn’t look like the automaker will offer the Macan in a high-performance Turbo version for the 2022 model year.
A price increase of $ 7,800 is a huge amount, but the increase of $ 2,800 for the base Macan is not an extreme price increase. For that amount, the Macan 2022 now comes with a more powerful base engine. The turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder produces 261 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, up 13 horsepower and 22 pound-feet.
Inside, the SUV still comes with a 10.9-inch touchscreen, but Apple CarPlay and navigation are standard. As for the design changes, the Macan 2022 gets more air intakes, LED headlights, a larger rear diffuser, updated side mirrors and new wheels. The interior center console has been updated, more touch controls have been added and there is more interior storage space.
Higher up the lineup, the Macan S gets a more powerful engine, along with last year’s GTS engine. The power of the Macan S now comes from a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 developing 375 horsepower. The new GTS, which replaces the Turbo model as the top dog, comes with the Turbo’s old engine. The Macan GTS 2022 has a twin-turbo V6 with a power of 434 hp.
Porsche charges a lot of money for what amounts to a better-looking, more powerful Macan, but there’s a reason the vehicle is the best-selling model in the lineup – nothing in the brand’s lineup offers the same mix of performance and versatility. We don’t think the price increase will affect the popularity of the Macan, as it is one of the sportiest compact SUVs on sale. Thus, consumers embark on the purchase of the vehicle expecting to pay more.
The 2022 Porsche Macan goes on sale early next year, while the sporty S and GTS versions will arrive later in the spring.
Construction and price of the current Porsche Macan