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Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 5.0 - 6.0 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 23.5 - 28.2 mpg
  • Macan isn’t a cheap car to run
  • Expect high fuel costs and costly servicing
  • A used diesel your best bet for fuel economy

Porsche Macan: what will it cost me to run?

Running costs may not be high on your list of priorities if you’re considering a Porsche as your next car, and the majority of the Macan range will see you visiting the filling the station fairly regularly.

If you do have an eye on moderately manageable fuel costs, you’ll want to look at a used example of the Macan S Diesel. Porsche claims it’ll return 44.8 and 46.3mpg (depending on the size of the wheels), which isn’t too bad at all considering it’s an engine with strong performance.

Next up for running costs is the least powerful petrol – the 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit. Capable of returning between 38.2 and 39.2mpg, it’s not far behind the diesel, but will likely need working a little harder, so expect to see figures lower than the claimed ones in everyday conditions.

Move up to the Macan S and claimed combined fuel economy sits between 31.4 and 32.1mpg, while the similar GTS offers between 30.7 and 31.7mpg.

It won’t surprise anyone that the high-performance Macan Turbo and Turbo with Performance Package have the lowest claimed fuel economy figures. The former claims between 30.7 and 31.4mpg, while the latter between 29.1 and 29.7mpg. 

Porsche Macan: will it be eco-friendly?

It comes as no surprise that the Macan’s CO2 emissions are comparatively high across the range compared with some of its SUV rivals – and that’s due to the high-performance nature of a lot of the powertrains.

Lowest of all was the 3.0-litre V6 diesel, producing between 159 and 164g/km. As with fuel economy, the CO2 produced by each version of Macan depends on the size of the wheels.

Next up is the 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol with CO2 emissions of 167-172g/km. Unsurprisingly; it’s the cleanest of the petrols.

The Macan S emits between 207 and 212g/km, while the similar GTS produces slightly more, between 210 and 215g/km.

The Macan Turbo isn’t far behind, emitting 211-216g/km, while specifying the Turbo with Performance Package sees the figures climb. This model produces 219-224g/km. 

  • Three recalls for the Macan so far
  • Has the usual solid Porsche build
  • Shouldn’t be too much to worry about

Porsche Macan: will it break down on me?

Porsche is known for building cars that go on for years with no problems, and many of the engine and drivetrain components have been tried and tested in other applications before finding their way into the Macan.

That’s not to say it’s perfect, though. There have been three recalls issued for the Macan, all of which were early in its life cycle and will have been sorted out by Porsche. Since then, it seems to have been plain sailing, so owning a Macan shouldn’t be much of a headache.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £205 - £475
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Insurance group 35 - 50
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