2020 Porsche Macan vs. Range Rover Velar vs BMW X3
When it comes to compact luxury crossovers, more and more drivers are choosing this one for the premium comfort, inspiring performance, and innovative technology these vehicles provide.. With a growing number of options to choose from, making the right decision can seem like a daunting task at first. Since its introduction, the Porsche Macan has revolutionized how drivers view the compact luxury SUV segment with blistering power, agile handling, and supportive luxury features. To help illustrate how the Macan remains the best choice in this segment, we’ve compared it against two of its most formidable rivals – the Range Rover Velar and the BMW X3. Let’s take a closer look and see which of these three can earn the victory in this competitive comparison.
Porsche Macan vs Range Rover Velar
|2020 Porsche Macan S||VS||2020 Range Rover Velar S|
|3.0L Turbocharged V6 ✓||Engine||2.0L Turbocharged I4|
|354 lb-ft ✓||Torque||264 lb-ft|
|5.1 seconds ✓||0-60 Time||6.4 seconds|
|157 MPH ✓||Top Track Speed||135 MPH|
|Standard ✓||Front Fog Lights||Optional|
|Standard w/ separate controls ✓||Rear HVAC||Optional|
|ParkSense Front & Rear ✓||Parking Sensors||Optional|
The first competitor that we’ll review is the 2020 Range Rover Velar S. Although the Velar S enjoys a small price advantage over the Macan S, what you get in return for your $3,000 is a smaller engine, 100 less horsepower, reduced performance, and fewer standard options.
When it comes to performance, the Velar S is simply no match for the exhilaration found beneath the hood of the Macan S. Not only is its 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 larger in size than the diminutive 2.0-liter four-cylinder of the Velar S – it’s also far more powerful. The Macan S has a 100-horsepower advantage along with 90 additional lb-ft of torque for superior response. As a result, the Macan S has a 22 MPH higher top track speed. It’s also able to rocket from 0 to 60 MPH a full 1.3 seconds faster than the Velar S.
Choosing the Porsche Macan S also means that you’ll receive standard features which are costly options on the Range Rover Velar S. Standard front fog lights add a stylish complement to the front fascia of the Macan while also adding illumination in low-light driving conditions. Those riding in the back seat will also appreciate separate controls for climate settings which allow for a personalized experience. Lastly, standard ParkSense adds confidence when backing in or out of a tight parking space.
Porsche Macan vs BMW X3
|2020 Porsche Macan S||VS||2020 BMW X5 xDrive40i|
|352 lb-ft ✓||Torque||330 lb-ft|
|5.1 seconds ✓||0-60 Time||5.3 seconds|
|157 MPH ✓||Top Track Speed||130 HP (151 HP Optional)|
|4,293 pounds ✓||Curb Weight||4,991 pounds|
|19.4 feet ✓||Turning Radius||21.6 feet|
|Standard ✓||Satellite Radio||Optional|
BMW claims to build the “Ultimate Driving Machine”, and yet, when comparing the BMW X5 to the Porsche Macan S, it falls short in multiple areas. First of all, the Macan begins this comparison with a small $1,800 price advantage over the X5, but the real story is just how much more you get when choosing a Porsche Macan – all for LESS than the BMW X5.
A clear choice for drivers searching for a dose of excitement behind the wheel of their luxury crossover SUV, the Macan S delivers greater horsepower and torque ratings than the X5 xDrive 40i. Not only will you have more power to help you add some thrills do your daily commute, the Macan S also enjoys a significant 698-pound weight advantage over the much heavier X5 – resulting in more agile handling.
Its more compact footprint allows the Macan to have a turning radius that’s a full 1.2 feet shorter than the X5, great for maneuvering in or out of a tight parking space. You’ll also experience a quicker 0 to 60 time along with a higher top track speed for maximum exhilaration. Lastly, BMW shoppers will have to pay extra for satellite radio. Porsche includes this great entertainment feature as standard on the Macan S.
Winner – Porsche Macan
In summary, the clear winner of this competitive comparison is the Porsche Macan S. The two competitors from Range Rover and BMW simply cannot contend with the inspired performance, premium standard features, and track-inspired handling of the Porsche Macan S.
Ready to experience the Macan S for yourself? Our team of Porsche Brand Ambassadors at Porsche Orland Park are standing by to help you select the model that’s best suited to your lifestyle and driving habits.