Porsche vehicles are known for a lot of things, including exceptional power, sublime handling, and unmatched luxury. But, should off-road ability also be on this list?

Today, we’re taking a look at the new Porsche Macan and its performance features.


The Porsche Macan comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that pumps out 261 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. There are also two twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 engines available.

The S trim offers 375 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, while the GTS will give you 434 horsepower and 405 lb.-ft. of torque. A smooth-shifting seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (Porsche Doppelkupplung or PDK) comes standard, as does all-wheel drive. 


As you could probably tell from the engine specs, the Porsche Macan can really move. The base engine will get you from zero to 60 mph in six seconds. With the S trim, you can get there in 4.6 seconds, while the GTS can get up to 60 mph in a mere 4.3 seconds.  


If you’ve never driven a Porsche before, you will be in for a real treat when you take the Porsche Macan out on some winding roads. This SUV has exquisite handling, thanks to its sharp steering and outstanding road grip.

Even with its sportiness, the Porsche Macan still offers an ultra-smooth ride. You can also add things like launch control, torque vectoring, and an adaptive air suspension system for an even better ride.   

The Off-Road Verdict 

While you could take your Porsche Macan on rugged terrain, it’s really meant for paved roads. But, you’ll have so much fun driving it, you’ll probably never want to veer too far from the pavement anyway. If you want to take the new Porsche Macan out for a ride, visit Porsche Jacksonville