2018 Porsche Macan vs 2018 Range Rover Velar
Serving North Olmsted, Strongsville, & Cleveland, OH
Small SUVs cover an enormous range of capabilities – some are versatile and utilitarian, while others are also luxurious and sporty. Two models that hit all the high spots are the 2018 Porsche Macan and the 2018 Range Rover Velar. Both will deliver you to your destination in luxury and style, but if you want your vehicle to have world-class handling and exhilarating performance, you’ll prefer the Macan, with the ride and power that separates Porsche from the rest.
You can choose among five turbocharged engines for the Porsche Macan. The base engine is a 2.0-liter I-4 with 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. You can step up to a pair of 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6s with 340 to 360 horsepower. The top two engines are 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6s with 400 or 440 horsepower, the latter good for a zero to 60 mph time of 4.4 seconds. With the Velar, you have three choices, ranging from 247 to 380 horsepower. If you want performance and power, Porsche Macan has the perfect engine for you.
All Porsche vehicles boast sporty handling, and Macan is certainly no exception. It features full-time all-wheel drive for awesome traction on all kinds of surfaces. If you like off-road motoring, you can simply hit a button that tunes torque distribution and throttle response to match driving conditions. The Macan’s PDK 7-speed automatic transmission is designed to efficiently control the vehicle’s high-powered output. The Range Rover Velar is geared more for comfort than performance.
While the base Macan is an impressive performer, you can choose performance upgrades that will rocket you to into a higher realm. These include air suspension, Porsche Torque Vectoring, dash-mounted stopwatch, launch control, carbon-ceramic brakes, and a Sport Plus driving mode that modifies the rev limiter, changes throttle response, creates harder damping, and tightens steering. To its credit, Velar also offers an air suspension.