Part of the idea behind the new Porsche Macan is that it's less expensive than its larger sibling, the Cayenne. But with a starting MSRP of $49,900, the base Macan S is actually $300 more expensive than the cheapest Cayenne. That, however, is just the start, as you can see from the online configurator.

As is often the case with German cars in general (Porsches especially), tick the right boxes and you'll soon be leaving that base price behind in a cloud of tire smoke. Start off with the Macan Turbo and you're looking at a base MSRP of $72,300, which is already over twenty grand more than the naturally-aspirated version. But even that soon escalates as the options pile on.

Aurum Metallic paint will set you back $3,120. 21-inch wheels, another $3,300. You'll probably want the air suspension, torque vectoring, the Sport Chrono package, adaptive cruise control and lane-change systems, and those each add over a grand to the price. A Burmester surround sound system is the single most expensive option at $4,290. And if you choose them all – and choose all the optional trim packages – you'll soon be looking at a price in excess of $110,000. That's enough to get you into a Cayenne Turbo... assuming you don't tag on all the options to that one, too.


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      TopGun
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'd say exclusivity is expensive, but judging from the large number of Cayennes I see around, the new owner of a Macan likely won't have that either.
      Terry Actill
      • 1 Year Ago
      Doesn't look terribly special.
      RocketRed
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm more shocked at the 52K "base" price. VAG sure knows how to make a brand and sell it. The Q5 hybird bases for 51K. And that's just an Audi, not a Porsche, right. They must be clearing a mint on each one of these. Then they sell a few 100K models and that's just another 40k or so of profit straight in the till, because who possibly thinks that there is another 60K of stuff on the car when it's loaded. It's a ludicrous proposition. Maybe if it were armored and had a giant brick of weed in the back. 4k for the fancy stereo? So that's going to be like 1K for each additional speaker they put in the car and a couple badges inside the doors. I say they profit about $990 per speaker.
        Bernard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RocketRed
        VAG has a way of convincing usually reasonable men into making absurd financial decisions.
        Muttons
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RocketRed
        Again, BASE price is relative, considering this is an S model. This is by no means the "base" Macan. that one hasn't been shown yet.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      ERNSTEVERYTHING
      • 1 Year Ago
      100k golf Plus, Audi Q5... crazy..
      Julio Arreaga
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Start off with the Macan Turbo and you're looking at a base MSRP of $72,300, which is already over twenty grand more than the naturally-aspirated version. But even that soon escalates as the options pile on." Aren't both versions turbocharged?
        ralphie
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Julio Arreaga
        Yes, it is the naming scheme they chose. A BMW 335 no longer has a 3.5L engine. Model names have become brands in and of themselves, so I don't blame Porsche for calling he larger Engine the Turbo.
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          @ralphie
          Yeah but autoblog can't call the version NOT branded as turbo naturally aspirated because it's not...
      RWM
      • 1 Year Ago
      Saw the car in LA this week. It's gorgeous. Haters can hate but this car is going to be a huge hit assuming it drives like a porsche. People complain about option costs - get a base car if you want your porsche but can't afford all the extras. If you think there's better value elsewhere, go for it and get over it. you don't need the turbo? fine. don't complain that there is one and people are willing to pay for it. One thing I'll say though - their online configurator sucks. Car doesn't look good. No 360 spin. etc. Subpar and someone should fix it for cars in this price range.
      NeutronStar73
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like Porsche but that is ridiculous. Even if I had the money, I'd send it Audi's way for a Q5. Porsche has gotten way out of control on pricing. At this price, I'd venture to say I'd buy a Jeep SRT Grand Cherokee (and I don't like Jeeps) and use the extra cash to pay for the inevitable repairs on the Jeep. Go swivel, Porsche. Your tired act won't win anymore.
        osunick
        • 1 Year Ago
        @NeutronStar73
        Just don't get the options. A base Macan S still has the 340HP twin turbo, PDK transmission, bixenons, and leather interior. And it's cheaper than an SQ5. I feel that it's a very competitive price. You can get the options and I'm sure some of them are good, but that doesn't mean the 'stripper' is bad.
        ScottT
        • 1 Year Ago
        @NeutronStar73
        I'd bet that their "tired act" will work. In fact, I bet they'll sell these things like hot cakes. And not because people will spend $110K but rather because nearly every Porsche buyers know what an option is and virtually none check all the boxes.
      Lucky Stars
      • 1 Year Ago
      Saw this at the auto show and it was mobbed. This will be Porsche's best seller for sure. Looks much better then the Cayanne lower, wider and more sporty and will be the best handling and performing Cuv out there. If I had to buy a small cuv I would grab this or the Mercedes Gla which also looks good. Evoque is good as well but kind of a fashion statement type of car. With that said my favorite Porsche is the Cayman and I am looking into a nice low mileage used one
      btulliani
      • 1 Year Ago
      Think of all the cars out there for approx. 110k. And this is not on true gearhead's list.
      550PlusX5
      • 1 Year Ago
      I fail to see the point of a CUV/SUV with ridiculous power and price, included but not limited to BMW X5M, Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Audi SQ5, Grand Cherokee SRT,etc,etc,etc. Seriously, how fast do you need a CUV/SUV to be in order to haul a bunch of people (presumably your kids), get groceries or haul a mountain bike or skis/snowboards? And I doubt you would be using them for real towing. Lastly, I have yet to see anyone regularly at any sort of autocross of HPDE event. The only reason I can think of is bragging rights that you just spent $100k+ on a SUV/CUV....
        ScottT
        • 1 Year Ago
        @550PlusX5
        These things aren't about "needs". Nobody ever claimed a Cayenne, Macan or any other Porsche is a necessity. They are luxury items and fulfill people's wants, not needs. If I'm running errands, going to work, etc as long as I can go the minimum speed limit, i guess I'm good. But occasionally, I like to accelerate a little faster than the bare minimum. I have two cars, they are both faster than anything I really need. I don't own a Cayenne and won't be buying a Macan (nor any other SUV); but I certainly understand why people would always want a faster a one.
      sciasoul7
      • 1 Year Ago
      I can't like this SUV because it reminds me of Macon, Georgia.
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