2020 Porsche Macan GTS Review, Pricing, and Specs



Some SUVs are built for practicality and others for luxury, but the 2020 Porsche Macan GTS is the rare one that’s purpose-built for driving fun. Sure, it has a rear cargo area and a rear seat just like other compact crossovers, but it’s the only one that draws on Porsche’s rich history of sports cars to inspire its driver to push things to the limit. A twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6 produces 375 horsepower, and the Macan’s sharp steering and well-tuned chassis are perfect partners to the engine’s enthusiasm. The regular Macan (which we review separately) is equally fun to drive, but the GTS model’s added performance and sportier styling sets it apart from its four-cylinder stablemates; it feels more like a sports sedan than an SUV. We like the Macan GTS so much that we included it in our 2020 10Best list and gave it an Editors’ Choice award.

What’s new for 2020?

The Macan GTS returns to the Porsche SUV lineup this year after sitting out the 2019 model year. The performance-oriented GTS is motivated by a peppy turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6 from the Macan Turbo model detuned to 375 horsepower.

Prices and which one to buy

The Macan GTS comes well-equipped with performance goodies right out of the gate, but we think the SUV’s luxury is a bit lacking. So, we’d order the Premium Plus package, which includes a panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated 14-way adjustable front seats, Apple CarPlay, and a 12-speaker Bose stereo system.

Engine, transmission and performance

Although the base Macan can be had with a turbocharged four-cylinder, the performance-oriented GTS unlocks a much more powerful twin-turbo V-6. The engine produces 375 horsepower, which helped the Macan GTS deliver an impressive 3.9-second 60 mph time on our test track. Several rivals offer even more power, including the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 which comes with a 469-hp turbocharged V-8. However, despite the disadvantage in power, the Macan GTS feels like the more capable of the two thanks to its sharper handling and more communicative steering. If you’re looking for maximum power and the same cornering agility, Porsche will happily sell you an example of the more expensive Macan Turbo, which we review separately.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

The Macan GTS carries EPA fuel economy estimates of 17 mpg city and 22 mpg highway, but during our 75-mph highway fuel economy test, we recorded an impressive 27 mpg. For more information on the Macan GTS’s fuel consumption, visit the EPA’s website.

Interior, comfort and cargo

While entry-level Macans are a bit too spartan for their price, the GTS model comes with more goodies like leather upholstery, aluminum trim and heated front seats. Still, those looking for an SUV with a softer cabin may find the Mercedes-AMG GLC-Class more appealing. The Macan GTS is set up for maximum fun, with well-placed controls, good outward visibility, and a comfortable driving position. Its boot isn’t as big as some of its rivals, but when was buying a Porsche ever a rational choice? We fit six panniers in the boot and 16 with the rear seats folded, which should be plenty for most people.

Infotainment and connectivity

Porsche’s infotainment system can be used with all sorts of high-tech features, including new-for-2020 wireless Apple CarPlay connectivity and wireless device charging. But, as with almost everything on the Macan’s equipment list, enjoying those features will cost you. USB ports and 12-volt outlets are scattered throughout the cabin, so driver and passengers should be able to keep their devices fully charged. With the standard mobile Wi-Fi package on board, the family data plan can also escape a road trip unscathed.

Safety and Driver Assistance Features

The Macan GTS can be had with many modern driver assistance features, but very few are standard fare. The Macan GTS can with a wide range of driver assistance technology, but almost none of it is standard. Key safety features include:

  • Standard lane departure warning
  • Available automatic emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control available

Warranty and Maintenance Cover

Porsche’s warranty coverage is good, but not great. The BMW X3 M and the Jaguar F-Pace SVR offer greater coverage in certain areas.

  • Limited warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles



2020 Porsche Macan GTS

front engine, four wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon

$98,160 (base price: $72,650)

twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection

177 inches32894 cm3

375 hp @ 6700 rpm

383 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm

7-speed dual clutch automatic

Suspension (F/R): multilink/multilink
Brakes (F/R): 15.4-inch ventilated, tungsten carbide-coated disc/14.0-in ventilated, tungsten carbide-coated disc
Tires: Michelin Latitude Sport 3, F: 265/40R-21 101Y N2 R: 295/35R-21 103Y N2

Wheelbase: 110.6 inches
Length: 184.5 inches
Width: 76.1 inches
Height: 63.0 inches
Passenger volume: 96 feet3
Cargo volume: 18 feet3
Curb weight: 4468 lb

60 mph: 3.9 sec
100 mph: 10.8 sec
130 mph: 20.5 sec
150 mph: 33.4 sec
Acceleration, 5–60 mph: 4.9 sec
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 2.7 sec
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 3.6 sec
1/4 mile: 12.6 sec @ 107 mph
Top speed (mfr’s claim): 162 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 155 ft
Braking, 100–0 mph: 306 ft
Road holding capacity, 300-foot slide slide: 0.94 g

Stand-start access times allow 1-foot deployment of 0.2 sec. away.

Observed: 20 mpg
75-mph highway driving: 27 mpg
Freeway range: 530 miles

Combined/city/highway: 19/17/22 mpg

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