2015 Porsche Macan Video

Porsche's Cayenne SUV is a hit, and it looks like the automaker used a pint-sized version of that formula to create the new-for-2015 Macan. The new compact luxury SUV debuted at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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With exterior styling that combines elements of the 911 and the Cayenne, Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says the Macan fits nicely into the Porsche lineup. But Mays wonders if its pint-sized interior will offer drivers and passengers a comfortable amount of room. Watch the video for more details.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

2015 Porsche Macan: Up Close

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In photos, the 2015 Porsche Macan could be mistaken for its larger Cayenne SUV counterpart at first glance. In person, there's no confusing the bite-sized Macan for anything but a compact SUV. Its small stature is fit and athletic in typical Porsche fashion, though a little too rounded toward the rear where it loses definition under the auto-show lights. Maybe out on the road some of its curves and definition will stand out. Or it really could just be somewhat of a jelly-bean shape.

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Specifications indicate the 184.3-inch Macan is a lengthy SUV among its ilk. The end-to-end dimensions don't show up on the inside where rear-seat room is in short supply. With the driver's seat positioned where I would drive, I have to slide my feet in diagonally to clear the rear seat's elevated floor. Good luck fitting three adults in the backseat.

By Joe Bruzek | November 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

2015 Porsche Macan at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

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Competes with: Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, Audi Q5
Looks like: A pint-sized Cayenne
Drivetrain: 340-hp, twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6; 400-hp, twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V-6; seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission; all-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: Spring 2014

Porsche's 2015 Macan is the sports car maker's first foray into the luxury compact SUV segment filled with small utes like the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, soon-to-be-released Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class and Audi Q5. Any thoughts of Porsche selling out by offering a more mainstream compact SUV can be quickly put to rest with the twin-turbocharged engines making 340 horsepower and 400 hp in the base Macan S and Macan Turbo, respectively. Porsche wants the Macan to be the first compact SUV that's also a sports car.

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But it's also an SUV, so the Macan comes with standard all-wheel drive, power liftgate, off-road mode and available air suspension with adjustable ride height. After all, Porsche has a decade of SUV experience with its popular, and larger, Cayenne.

By Joe Bruzek | November 20, 2013 | Comments (1)

2015 Porsche Macan Photo Gallery (25 Photos)

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We'll have a full report on the all-new, somewhat small, SUV from Porsche later this morning. For now check out our gallery from its pre-Los Angeles Auto Show unveiling last night.

By David Thomas | November 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

2015 Porsche Macan: Sneak Preview

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Porsche's popular Cayenne SUV will soon welcome a smaller sibling to the family; the 2015 Porsche Macan will make its official debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, but the automaker posted a preview of the new compact SUV on its Facebook page.

Porsche originally announced the Macan early last year and has released few details since. The compact SUV's sloping roofline, sleek lines and coupelike silhouette places it squarely in Land Rover Range Rover Evoque territory. Based on the photos, it looks like it'll be off-road ready.

The Macan will likely share components with the Audi Q5 and go on sale in early 2014. Stay tuned for more news from the L.A. Auto Show and check out the photos below.

By Jennifer Geiger | October 18, 2013 | Comments (3)

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