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How Reliable Is the Porsche Macan?

The Porsche Macan continues to excel in the small luxury SUV class for its exceptional performance. Not only does the Macan provide a dynamic driving experience, but it’s also practical. But how reliable is the Porsche Macan?

Consumer Reports’ reliability ratings for the Porsche Macan 

Red 2020 Porsche Macan GTS | Porsche-0
2020 Porsche Macan GTS | Porsche

Overall, the Porsche Macan has earned above-average reliability ratings according to Consumer Reports. Reliability scores signal how a model has performed in the past as well as how likely it will perform for years to come. CR evaluates a vehicle’s predicted reliability across 17 potential trouble spots. These trouble spots include the engine major, transmission, and drive system. While the Macan performed well in CR’s initial tests, there are some potential problems you should be aware of.

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Recall history 

Throughout its relatively short history, the National Highway Traffic Highway Administration has recalled the Macan quite a few times. The 2015 model, for instance, has five recall actions on it. Some areas to be concerned about on the Macan include its fuel system and service brakes. Based on these problems, CR states that the common trouble spots on the Macan include its drive system and exhaust. Other sources of trouble on the Macan include its brakes and engine minor.

Estimated repair costs 

Another way to evaluate a vehicle’s overall dependability is by its estimated repair costs. In regards to annual repairs, the Macan isn’t as impressive here. Based on data from RepairPal, the Macan can be very expensive to own. RepairPal gave the Macan a 1.5 out of 5.0 for reliability. These ratings are based on the 2017 model year. 

According to RepairPal, average annual repairs for the Macan cost $1,265. This indicates that the model has poor ownership costs. Macan owners are more likely to have to take their vehicles to the shop for severe issues, which can get very expensive, very quickly. RepairPal rated the 2017 Macan in the last place in the small luxury SUV class.

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Best model years to buy 

A white 2018 Porsche Macan sUV driving down the highway.
2018 Porsche Macan | Porsche

All things considered, the Macan is still a great vehicle to buy, but it has the potential to really cost you. Yet, the Macan has received high owner satisfaction ratings, and there aren’t many published complaints on this model either. Based on CR’s data, Macan owners should be most happy with the model’s comfort and style. 

So far, the 2020 Macan has performed well. There are no known recalls for the 2020 Macan. This year’s Macan is particularly appealing because it features the muscular GTS performance package and many desirable infotainment features. 

If you are interested in buying a Macan used, the 2018 model year is a reliable option to consider. The 2018 Macan has a more affordable purchase price and offers many of the attractive features found on the 2020 model. Before buying the Macan, make sure you consider the vehicle’s annual repair costs and address its potential trouble spots with your auto dealer.