By on July 20, 2021


The 2022 Porsche Macan is getting updated with more power, tweaked styling, and more tech features.

The engine lineup is also simplified — and the electrified Macan doesn’t yet appear. This refreshed crossover drops the Turbo model, using a 2.9-liter V6 for S and GTS trims. The Turbo should reappear at some point.

The V6 matches the Turbo’s power when in GTS form — there are 434 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque on tap. The GTS is also 0.4 inches lower in ride height than other Macans and has a standard air/sport suspension. The dampers are 10 percent stiffer in front and 15 percent stiffer in the rear.

An available Sport package adds Sport Chrono, torque vectoring, 21-inch wheels, high-performance summer tires, and 18-way sport front seats.

GTS models will be identifiable by the blacked-out portion of their front bumper.

S models get 375 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque from the 2.9-liter engine, which matches the previous GTS and makes for bumps of 27 and 31, respectively. Base models use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 261 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Those are increases of 13 and 22, respectively.

All Macans have the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive is standard.

A 10.9-inch infotainment screen replaces the previous center stack.

The crossover is scheduled to reach stores early in 2022, with base models hitting first and the others following. Pricing is as follows: $56,250 for base models, $66,750 for the S, and $81,250 for the GTS. Those numbers include destination fees.

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7 Comments on “2022 Porsche Macan Refresh Reveals More Power...”

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    Find a good Macan-ic.

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    UGH! when will this CUV craze be over?

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      I think Paul over at Curbside Classic has the right answer. Over the century or so of mass market cars, only from the Early 60’s to the mid 90’s was the low sitting sedan the dominant form factor, the rest the time a higher sitting car or truck or some version between the two was the norm (look at early 1950’s cars and in particular pre 1950 cars.) The truth is most people don;t care about the handling aspects of cars and a CUV format (which at this point are just tall hatchbacks) are pretty damn space efficient and comfortable. So basically expect some from of slightly taller then normal hatchback to be the dominant body style for a long time.

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        It’s just fashion. It will change when CUVs and SUVs become thought of as old people’s cars. Then some auto executive will take a chance on LONGER! LOWER! WIDER! and ot will be a hit and that will be the new trend.

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          I don’t think it’s really fashion anymore. I mean really it can trace back to the 80’s with the rise of SUV’s and minivans. Really the one and a half to two box format has gained market share in one form or another ever since. So really were talking like 35 years and it’s growth is still accelerating.
          The people under 35 that can afford new cars actually still seem to buy CUV’s (or pickups) in my experience. In my family and friend group, I can’t think of anyone that has bought a new sedan since 2013. All the new vehicles they have bought since then are pickups or CUVs (and a couple minivans)

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