Test driving compact luxury SUVs like the Porsche Macan would make anybody wonder why they ever owned a different vehicle. But is there anything better? If you’ve had a Porsche Macan before and loved it, or are just trying to find out if there are any cars out there that can top it, look no further.
The Porsche Macan is comparable to the Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC, BMW X3, Jaguar F-Pace, and Alfa Romeo Stelvio. It can even be compared to the Tesla Model Y when comparing power and space. The Porsche Macan is a luxury compact SUV, built for the sole purpose of giving the best performance.
Below are cars that are similar to the Porsche Macan in price, size, and cargo space.
The Audi Q5 is perhaps the car that is similar to the Porsche Macan in the most number of ways. In addition to being produced by German auto companies, both the Q5 and the Macan are breathtaking inside and out. Surprisingly, there are many things that the Audi Q5 does better than the Porsche Macan.
The Q5 is said to have 25.1 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats. Its front styling is also much more straightforward, more ergonomic, and more easily understood by owners; as the Macan’s cabin can easily be compared to a cockpit.
The Q5’s starting price is $45,600, at least $5,000 cheaper than the Macan’s base model. Even the Q5’s highest trim level’s price doesn’t even come close to the Macan’s, which comes in at over $80,000.
Each of the Audi Q5’s trim levels is also available as plug-in hybrids, though that raises the price significantly.
The next vehicle that can be compared to the Porsche Macan is the Mercedes-Benz GLC. The Mercedes-Benz logo automatically prompts thoughts of luxury, and there’s a reason for that.
The spacious interior and its gorgeous styling are exactly what one would expect from any Mercedes. The option of 64-color LED ambient lighting is also available to put a fun twist on the classy vehicle.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC’s base price is $45,970, and it has 4 trim levels. In addition to reasonable pricing and luxurious styling, the GLC is also very technologically advanced. Equipped with an artificial intelligence system that will learn as you interact with it, the GLC can be given any direction and usually can see it through.
A request for coffee will prompt the navigation system to take you to the nearest coffee shop.
The Jaguar F-Pace is technically considered a compact luxury SUV, even though its size borders on being a midsize SUV. Though this larger size would prompt a prospective buyer to assume that the cabin is roomier than its competitors, that is not the case. In the F-Pace, one will find a very similar space to any of its competitors.
The Jaguar F-Pace’s price range begins at $50,900, much more similar to the Macan than the Audi Q5 or Mercedes-Benz GLC, and it has 3 trim levels: the F-Pace, the F-Pace R-Dynamic, and the F-Pace SVR.
Jaguar equips the F-Pace with many wonderful drive-assist features including JaguarDrive Control, which helps the car shift gears faster and more efficiently, and Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS), which offer collision warnings and blind-spot monitoring.
The BMW X3 comes from BMW’s line of Sports Activity Vehicles. As such, the BMW offers a much sportier feel than the rest of its competitors, because its main purpose is to deliver luxury in a sporty way. The X3 also offers a 12.3″ touch screen, one of the larger displays in its class.
The X3 offers 3 different trim levels, the X3 sDrive30i, the X3 M40i, and the X3 M, the lowest model starting at $45,700, and the highest model starting at $69,900. In addition to its sporty styling, the BMW X3 is also capable of towing up to 4,400 lbs.
Alfa Romeo Stelvio
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the only Italian brand on this list, and it represents Italian cars very well. Costing the least amount of money when compared to all cars on this list, the Stelvio’s base model starts at $45,150. It has 4 trim levels, all with fun Italian names: the Stelvio Sprint, Stelvio Ti, Stelvio Veloce, and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio.
Though the Alfa Romeo presents comfortable and beautiful interior styling, some of their choices, especially in regards to control placement, cause some questions. Several controls lie near the gearshift, causing the driver to look down to be able to access them. It might also be possible to access these controls from its 8.8″ touch screen.
The Stelvio pulls ahead in safety with several features that come standard, including Foward Collision Warning with Full Stop, and several optional features, including Blind Spot Assist and Driver Attention Alert, as well.
Tesla Model Y
Like the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the Tesla Model Y is unique on this list, but not because it’s Italian. The Model Y is fully electric, with two independent batteries and a host of other tech advancements that other vehicle manufacturing companies have tried and failed to replicate.
Tesla estimates 330 miles of range in their Model Y, adding that it depends on how a person drives, so some drivers may achieve far more than that. But if anyone ever overestimates their capabilities, Tesla’s network of Superchargers is available in destinations across the U.S. to quickly charge their vehicle.
The Tesla Model Y’s base price is $53,690, which is quite affordable for a Tesla, though it’s on the pricier end for those on this list. It’s worth it, though, with the gorgeous and elegant yet minimalistic interior design, the 15″ touch screen display that houses every control and a complete glass roof.
The Model Y also comes with a 360° camera view that has 250 meters of range, and 12 ultrasonic sensors there to detect nearby cars, prevent collisions, and assist with parking.
As if this wasn’t enough, the Tesla Model Y offers 76 cubic feet of cargo space, topping every one of its competitors, including the Porsche Macan, by a long shot.