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Porsche is synonymous with sports cars, but the German luxury brand also knows how to make exciting SUVs. Its compact crossover, the Macan, recently earned recognition in Good Housekeeping’s “Best New Family Cars of 2023.” For small families with big budgets, the 2023 Porsche Macan is a luxurious option.

Why does Good Housekeeping praise the 2023 Porsche Macan as 1 of the best family SUVs?

2023 Porsche Macan family SUV
2023 Porsche Macan | Porsche

The Macan turns heads while packing plenty of practical, family-friendly features. Good Housekeeping praises the upscale extras in this spacious luxury compact SUV. They include Launch Control, part of the Sports Chrono package, allowing drivers to peel off computer-controlled standing starts.

This family SUV also boasts seating for five, 19/25/21 mpg city/highway/combined, and multiple outlets and ports throughout the cabin.

In addition, the 2023 Porsche Macan has a generous cargo area, expanding from 17.2 cubic feet behind the rear row to 53 cubic feet with the split-folding bench seat folded flat. The optional roof rails hold more luggage and gear, while the 18-way adjustable adaptive sport seats with memory settings ensure a comfortable ride for all occupants.

Expect to pay a pretty penny for the family-friendly 2023 Porsche Macan

Families interested in the 2023 Porsche Macan can expect to spend at least $60,900. Prices vary depending on additional options and features. For instance, the high-performance Macan GTS starts at $86,800.

Adding to the list of family-friendly features is the self-steering ParkAssist. It searches for and recognizes available parking spaces and can take control of the steering while entering and leaving parking spots.

In addition, music-loving families will appreciate the choice between a Bose or Burmeister sound system.

Plus, the Macan protects passengers with advanced driver-assistance systems such as adaptive cruise control and lane-keep and lane-change assists.

From the advanced cockpit’s sleek design to the potent engine options (a 2.0-liter inline-four turbocharged and a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6), the 2023 Porsche Macan sets high standards as a family SUV.

Good Housekeeping lists other top family SUVs

GH’s list of the best new family cars includes several other top SUVs.

With off-roading capabilities and thoughtful touches like a glass roof for third-row riders, the 2023 Land Rover Defender 130 wins in the Best Luxury Midsize 3-Row SUV category. The extended-length Defender 130 fits eight riders and boasts heated seats and USB ports in every row.

The 2023 Chevy Tahoe is Good Housekeeping’s Best Large SUV. It has seating for seven or eight and — with 123 cubic feet of cargo space — plenty of room for busy families to haul their sports equipment, pool toys, and pets. Plus, the center console has a large bin and hidden drawer for additional storage, along with several charging ports.

And the 2023 Lincoln Navigator L wins in the Best Luxury Large SUV category thanks to its extensive list of high-end features. They include onboard Wi-Fi, available heated/cooled/massaging captain’s chairs in the first and second rows, and genuine leather and wood interiors.