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Porsche Macan - Reliability and safety

Porsche’s consistently high rankings in our Driver Power survey make it a safe buy in terms of reliability

Overall Auto Express Rating

4.0 out of 5

Reliability and Safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

Price
£55,805 to £74,105
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The Macan is loosely based on the Audi Q5, which is a relatively reliable 4x4. With Porsche’s solid dependability, the Macan shouldn’t give you many ownership headaches. If it does, there is a large network of dealers in the UK so they should be able to sort out any issues – at a price of course.

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Customers certainly seem to be impressed with the German manufacturer – Porsche came top in our best car manufacturer rankings in 2021, 2022 and 2023, which are based on the results of our annual Driver Power owner satisfaction survey. Porsche owners ranked their cars in first place in the survey for driving characteristics, as well as for design and peerless build quality.

The Macan was a five-star performer according to Euro NCAP when it was tested back in 2014. However, the criteria for crash testing has become much more stringent since then, and so the score for the Macan has expired. That’s not to say the Macan wouldn’t still protect you in a collision, it's just that there are newer models around that might do so even better.  The Macan still comes as standard with ESP and front collision warning sensors, as well as a lane departure warning. There’s also a rear side airbag option to further improve safety for those in the back.

Warranty

As with all Porsches, the Macan comes as standard with a three-year/unlimited mileage warranty. That’s very similar to what BMW offers for its models.

Servicing

Every Macan has a service schedule of two years or 20,000 miles, whichever comes first. There are also service plans available should you want to spread the costs. 

Porsche’s 'My Porsche' digital system can configure and manage your servicing appointments and stay informed about any relevant information. It also provides service reminders, safety updates and even notifications concerning Porsche events.

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Senior staff writer

Senior staff writer at Auto Express, Jordan joined the team after six years at evo magazine where he specialised in news and reviews of cars at the high performance end of the car market. 

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