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2017 Porsche Macan Turbo In-Depth Review: Very Small, Very Fast, Very Expensive

By: · December 7, 2017

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Even if it didn’t hail from Stuttgart and claim the 911 sports car as next of kin, we would still call the unapologetically sporty Macan Turbo the Porsche of compact luxury crossovers. It’s that over the top and that great to drive. Representing the highest rung on the Macan ladder—with the Macan, Macan S, and GTS, which are reviewed separately, on lower rungs—the Turbo boasts a larger-displacement twin-turbocharged V-6 engine with 400 horsepower and an eye-watering base price. And that’s just the beginning. Porsche also offers a 440-hp version for those who like to spend (even more) money but also find themselves in one big damn hurry. Both versions largely abdicate their responsibilities as crossovers, prioritizing speed and fun over practical concerns such as passenger space and cargo hauling. But if you want to drive something dressed in an SUV suit that handles like a sports sedan and can go almost 170 mph, the Porsche of compact luxury crossovers is the one to have. READ MORE ››

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