Review, Price and Specifications of the Porsche Macan GTS 2022

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If you picture the 911 when you close your eyes and think of a Porsche, you’re not alone. But the German luxury performance brand also sells sedans and SUVs, including the excellent 2022 Macan GTS, which gives off its best sports car impressions even when stuffed with your latest Costco thing. The 434-hp twin-turbocharged V-6 is good for a 3.5-second jump to 60 mph. That kind of speed is complemented by snappy handling that quickly changes your perception of how such a powerful SUV wants to be driven. To be clear, the Macan GTS isn’t as pure a draw as the smaller 911 or 718 Cayman, but it’s damn good. This is an excellent choice for buyers who crave the excitement of their journey but need the space and practicality of an SUV. Its fun-loving attitude and great mix of usability are why we placed the 2022 Macan GTS on our Top 10 list and awarded it an Editors’ Choice award.

What’s New for 2022?

Since Porsche dropped the Macan Turbo from its lineup this year, the Macan GTS inherits the more powerful 434-hp twin-turbo V-6. Previously, the GTS had a detuned version of the engine with 375 horsepower. To help establish the new hierarchy, the Macan GTS also received some mild exterior styling upgrades. A reworked center console, steering wheel and gear lever complete the changes for 2022.

Price and Which One to Buy

The Macan GTS is well-equipped with performance stuff right out of the gate, but we found the luxury of this SUV a bit lacking. So, we’ll be ordering the Premium Plus package, which includes a panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated 14-way adjustable front seats, and a 12-speaker Bose stereo system.

Engine, Transmission and Performance

While the base Macan (reviewed separately) can be had with a turbocharged four-cylinder, going with the performance-oriented GTS unlocks a much more powerful twin-turbo V-6 engine. The engine produces 434 horsepower, which helped the Macan GTS to an impressive 60 mph 3.5 seconds on our test track. That’s a 0.4 second increase over the previous engine, which was a detuned version with 375 horsepower. Several rivals offer more power, including the 505 hp Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and the 503 hp BMW X3 M Competition. Despite its lack of power, the Macan GTS feels like the more perfect of the two thanks to its sharper handling and more communicative steering.

Real World Fuel and MPG Savings

The 2022 Macan GTS carries the EPA fuel economy estimate of 17 mpg city and 22 mpg highway. However, we haven’t had a chance to test one with the more powerful engine on our 75 mph real-world highway routes. For more information on the Macan GTS’s fuel economy, visit EPA website.

Interior, Comfort and Cargo

While entry-level Macans can be a little too plain for the price, the GTS model comes with more comforts such as leather upholstery, aluminum trim and heated front seats. That said, those looking for an SUV with a more luxurious cabin may find the Genesis GV70 more appealing. The Macan GTS is set up for maximum fun, with well-placed controls, good outward visibility and a comfortable driving position. Its cargo space isn’t as large as some of its competitors, but when was buying a Porsche ever a rational choice? We fit six carry-on bags in the cargo hold and 16 with the rear seats folded, which should be enough for most people.

Infotainment and Connectivity

The Porsche infotainment system offers all sorts of high-tech features, including standard Apple CarPlay and an optional wireless charging pad. However, like almost everything on the Mac’s equipment list, the best features come at an extra cost. Upgrading to a 12-speaker Bose audio system adds $990, and the even more powerful 16-speaker Burmester stereo is a great $5700 option. USB ports and 12-volt outlets are scattered throughout the cabin, so drivers and passengers should be able to keep their devices fully charged. With a standard mobile Wi-Fi plan, a family data plan might be able to get through the trip unscathed too.

Safety and Driver Assistance Features

The 2022 Macan GTS can be had with a variety of options driver assistance technology, but almost nothing is standard. For more information on the results of the Macan crash-test, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) website. Key safety features include:

  • Standard lane departure warning
  • Automatic emergency braking is available
  • Adaptive cruise control is available

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

Porsche warranty coverage is good but not great. The BMW X3 M and Jaguar F-Pace SVR offer a wider range in certain areas.

  • The limited warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
  • The powertrain warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
  • Free maintenance covers one year or 10,000 miles



Porsche Macan GTS 2022
Vehicle Type: front engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon

Basic/As Tested: $81,250/$104,410
Options: GTS Sport Package, $12,010; Cat Python Green, $2910; Panoramic View, $1200; adaptive cruise control, $990; BOSE speakers, $990; heat and noise insulating glass, $920; Lane Keep Assist, $700; Lane Change Assistance; $700; heated steering wheel at Race-Tex, $680; wireless charging, $580; heated front and rear seats, $570; Black LED headlamp, $520; Self Drive Park Assistance, $390

twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 177 inches32894 cm3
Power: 434 hp @ 6600 rpm
Torque: 405 lb-ft @ 1900 rpm

7 speed automatic dual clutch

Suspension, F/R: multilink/multilink
Brakes, F/R: 15.6-in vented, cross-bore, carbon-ceramic disc/14.6-in vented, cross-bore, carbon-ceramic disc
Tires: Pirelli P Zero Corsa PZC4
F: 265/40R-21 101Y NE0
R: 295/35R-21 103Y NE0

Wheelbase: 110.5 inches
Length: 186.1 inches
Width: 75.9 inches
Height: 62.8 inches
Passenger Volume: 96 feet3
Cargo Volume: 17 ft3
Restraint Weight: 4332 lb

60 mph: 3.5 seconds
100 mph: 9.4 seconds
1/4-Mile: 12.1 seconds @ 112 mph
130 mph: 17.5 seconds
150 mph: 27.7 seconds

The above result removes 1 foot launch from 0.2 seconds.
Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 4.5 seconds
Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 2.6 sec
Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 3.4 sec
Top Speed ​​(mfr claims): 169 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 148 ft
Braking, 100–0 mph: 301 ft
Road hold, 300 ft Skidpad: 0.98 g

Observed: 16 mpg

Combined/City/Highway: 19/17/21 mpg


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