2019 Porsche Macan Refresh

The biggest change to the exterior of the 2019 Porsche Macan will be the taillights, or taillight, depending on how you look at it. There are other significant changes, too, although they’re much less obvious. This isn’t the beginning of the Macan’s second generation, though. The luxury CUV only underwent a light refresh for 2019. It will be available in a few new colors, there are new wheel designs, and Porsche improved its cooling capabilities with larger air intakes. A couple of changes have been made inside the new Macan as well. Here are the answers to questions you may have about the 2019 Porsche Macan.


Did Porsche make any big changes to the Macan SUV for 2019?

The taillights are now one long three-dimensional LED light bar that goes across the entire width of the CUV’s rear end. This design change is likely to be carried through on other Porsche models like the Taycan EV and 911. The new Macan’s headlights are slightly narrower, too. Both the taillight and headlights are constructed with light-emitting diode technology. The air intakes underneath each headlight are slightly larger, allowing more efficient cooling for new, more powerful engine options. The new power plants haven’t been confirmed just yet, but, the rumor mill is churning. At this time, it appears the standard engine will be a 300-hp 2.0-L inline-four. More powerful options are expected to be a 350-hp 3.0-L turbo V6 and a 440-hp 2.9-L twin-turbo V6. All of the engine options will likely be paired with a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission. The Macan will be available in four new colors -- Crayon Gray, Mamba Green Metallic, Miami Blue and Dolomite Silver Metallic. There are also new wheel designs in 20- and 21-inch sizes. Inside the 2019 Macan is a new 11-inch touchscreen that replaces the seven-inch screen that was in the 2018 model. Other additional features include voice control and an Offroad Precision smartphone app that lets you record your off-road adventures. New optional goodies include an air ionizer and heated windshield. Porsche also improved the Traffic Jam Assist system that offers semi-autonomous driving while traveling less than 37 mph. The suspension has also been improved slightly for better driving dynamics and stability.


Will the 2019 Porsche Macan be fuel efficient?

Fuel consumption figures haven’t been released yet, but it is extremely unlikely that the new Macan will be a sipper. It will most likely be a bit of a guzzler. The most fuel-efficient 2018 Macan models only got 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. 2019 figures are expected to be about the same.


How many trims will there be for the new Porsche Macan?

Trim options for the 2019 Macan haven’t been announced yet. They will most likely be the same four trims that were available for the 2018 model. The lowest trim option is simply called the Macan. The next trim up is the Macan S followed by the Macan GTS and Macan Turbo.


Is the 2019 Macan available with all-wheel drive?

The Macan is only available with AWD.


Have prices been announced for the new Macan model yet?

No, prices for the U.S. market haven’t been announced just yet. They aren’t expected to go up by much, though. 2018 Macan prices range from $47,800 to $87,700.


Is there plenty of room in 2019 Macan for five people?

Yes, the Porsche Macan has enough room for five people to sit very comfortably. The back seat is even big enough for average-sized adults. It also has two full sets of LATCH child-seat connectors in the outer positions of the rear set. There is a tether anchor in the center position, but there isn’t a lower anchor. The materials used throughout the interior are, of course, luxurious and stylish.


How much cargo space is there in the new Porsche Macan?

The Macan isn’t big on cargo space. With the back seats folded down, there is 53 cubic feet of cargo area. With the rear seat in its upright position, there is about 18 cubic feet of space.


Will the 2019 Porsche Macan come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay?

The new Macan will come with Apple CarPlay, but Android Auto is not available. Other than that, the Macan comes with a good infotainment system that includes USB ports and satellite radio. A Wi-Fi hotspot, navigation system, back-seat entertainment system and two high-end audio systems are available options.


What type of safety features come standard on the new Macan?

Lane Departure Warning, front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera are standard on all trims. A surround-view camera, lane change assist, adaptive cruise control with full stop-start functionality, lane keep assist, and dynamic headlights are available.


Are there SUVs on the market now that are better than the 2019 Macan?

There are a few better options available now. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, 2018 Audi Q5, and 2019 Acura RDX are within the same class, less expensive and all-around better CUV’s than the 2019 Macan. They are all more fuel efficient, too, getting 22 to 23 mpg in the city and 27 to 28 mpg on the highway.

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