Porsche‌ ‌Macan‌ ‌vs‌ ‌Mercedes-Benz‌ ‌GLC,‌ ‌Jaguar‌ ‌F-Pace,‌ ‌BMW‌ ‌X3‌

It wasn’t that long ago that SUVs were bulky, ponderous body-on-frame beasts with designs that were based on pickup trucks. Those days are long gone, thankfully, and a new generation of sport SUVs like the Porsche Macan combine stellar performance, handling, road manners, style and comfort in a practical package. Let’s see how the Porsche Macan stacks up against the competition, specifically the Jaguar F-Pace and BMW X3.


2019 Porsche Macan Power Comparison


Porsche Macan

 BMW X3  Mercedes-Benz GLC Jaguar F-Pace



 $41,000  $40,700 $61,800


Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121 

 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122   Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121  Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 3.0 L/183 



 Automatic  Automatic Automatic


All Wheel Drive

 Rear Wheel Drive  Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
 Horsepower  248  241  248 380

273 273 258 332
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4099 3891 4034 4090
0-60 time 6.1 seconds 6.3 seconds 5.9 seconds 6.4 seconds

 The whole pack is pretty close when it comes to acceleration, horsepower and torque, as you can see. What sets the Porsche Macan apart, though, is its retuned suspension for a surprisingly forgiving ride. That’s along with sharp, responsive handling that rivals some of the best sports sedans; the Porsche Macan just begs to be driven hard on curvy roads and hills. With sure-footed all-wheel-drive, an available adaptive air suspension and carbon-ceramic brakes, the Macan is an SUV that can haul the family in comfort but is perfect for a driver who appreciates performance. 


2019 Porsche Macan Fuel Economy and Range Comparison



Porsche Macan


Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

Jaguar F-Pace


20 city / 25 highway

22 city / 27 highway

23 city / 30 highway


18 city / 23 highway


Fuel economy is always a big concern for SUVs, since they’re usually daily drivers, and 20 mpg in the city/25 on the highway is pretty respectable; it puts the Macan squarely in minivan or crossover SUV territory as far as mileage. The Mercedes-Benz GLC does turn in better gas mileage numbers, but it’s only available in rear-wheel-drive, limiting its off-road ability. 

2019 Porsche Macan Drivability Comparison

Practicality is a big concern for any SUV owner, and many reviewers have noted that the Mercedes-Benz GLC has notably skimpy cargo room. The Jaguar F-Pace is spirited and fun to drive, but can’t quite match the athleticism of the Porsche Macan, and its thick pillars limit visibility to a considerable extent. The Macan is poised and balanced in just about any road situation, and its combination of a great infotainment system, supple ride quality and premium interior make it an excellent value for any SUV buyer.

Visit Porsche Exchange in Highland Park, IL for a Test Drive

We know you’ve been dreaming of owning one, you’ve done your research, now you just need that little nudge to help inform and inspire your decision.  So come in today to Porsche Exchange in Highland Park for your test drive! See for yourself how the Porsche Macan stacks up against the competition.


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