2022 Porsche Macan vs. BMW X3 vs. Lexus NX vs. Mercedes-Benz vs. Jaguar F-PACE Comparison

Porsche Macan vs The Competition Model Comparison at Porsche Ann Arbor

Compact luxury SUVs have rapidly expanded in popularity among drivers living active lifestyles or those with growing families. These impressive vehicles offer eye-catching styling, luxurious interiors, and potent performance that invigorates every journey. As a result, the most discerning drivers have continued to choose the Porsche Macan for its optimized balance of comfort, handling, and unmatched power. If you’ve been skeptical, Porsche Ann Arbor is here to prove that the Macan is the best option. We’ve assembled this informative guide which puts the Macan up against its top rivals which include the BMW X3, Lexus NX, Mercedes-Benz GLC, and Jaguar F-PACE. Once you see the results, you’ll understand why luxury shoppers continue to choose Porsche.


Porsche Macan vs BMW X3

Porsche Macan BMW X3
2022 Porsche Macan VS 2022 BMW X3 xDrive30i
$54,900 MSRP $45,700
261 ✓ Horsepower 248
295 lb-ft ✓ Torque 258 lb-ft
Leather / Alcantara Suede ✓ Seat Material Leatherette
Standard ✓ Heated Front Seats Optional
144 MPH ✓ Top Track Speed 130 MPH
5.8 seconds (w/ Sport Chrono Package) ✓ 0 to 60 MPH 6.0 seconds
Standard ✓ Front Fog Lights Optional
Standard ✓ Wheel Locks Optional

The first contender to face off against the Porsche Macan is the BMW X3. Looking at performance, the X3 falls short of the Macan in both horsepower and torque. Drivers craving the most responsive driving experience from their compact luxury SUV should choose the Macan. It also boasts a quicker 0 to 60 time along with a higher top speed.

Inside, the advantages of the Macan really shine. Premium features like heated front seats are included as standard equipment. BMW drivers are only able to receive these great features by selecting costly options. In a similar fashion, the Macan also comes standard with LED front fog lights and wheel locks for added security. Once again, BMW shoppers will find themselves shelling out additional cash to get these great features on their X3.


Porsche Macan vs Lexus NX

Porsche Macan Lexus NX
2022 Porsche Macan VS 2022 Lexus NX 250 Premium AWD
$54,900 MSRP $45,700
261 ✓ Horsepower 203
295 lb-ft ✓ Torque 184 lb-ft
17.1 gallons ✓ Fuel Tank Capacity 15.9 gallons
Standard, Front/Rear ✓ Parking Sensors Optional
Leather / Alcantara Suede ✓ Seat Material Leatherette
40 / 40 / 20 ✓ Rear Seat Split 60 / 40
Standard, Separate Controls ✓ Rear HVAC Not Available
Standard ✓ Integrated Navigation System Optional
Standard ✓ Power-Folding Side Mirrors Not Available
19 inches ✓ Wheel Size 18 inches

The next contender to go head-to-head against the Porsche Macan is the Lexus NX. Once again, the challenger is no match for the potent performance found under the hood of the Macan. Greater horsepower and torque figures gives the Macan the edge over the Lexus NX. Again, its larger fuel tank will lead to less-frequent stops at the gas station in order to fill up on extended road trips.

You’ll also receive several driver-assistive technologies on the Porsche Macan which help you drive with greater confidence. Standard front and rear parking sensors make maneuvering the Macan easier while a standard navigation system and power-folding side mirrors add convenience. The NX cannot match either of these impressive technologies. Larger 19 inch alloy wheels included as standard on the Macan give it a commanding stance on the road.

Lastly, the level of refinement found inside the Porsche Macan proves to be a more pleasant environment for both drivers and passengers. While the Lexus NX offers simulated leather seating surfaces, the Macan delivers superior leather and Alcantara Suede for maximum comfort. The rear seat of the Macan is split 40/40/20, perfect for carrying long skis along with passengers for the trip up the mountain. Speaking of rear seat passengers, they will certainly have a preference for the Macan as well. Porsche offers standard rear HVAC controls to allow rear passengers to fine-tune their comfort preferences. The Lexus NX does not offer this feature.


Porsche Macan vs Mercedes-Benz GLC

Porsche Macan Mercedes-Benz GLC 300
2022 Porsche Macan VS 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Base
$54,900 MSRP $52,500
261 ✓ Horsepower 255
295 lb-ft ✓ Torque 273 lb-ft
Leather / Alcantara Suede ✓ Seating Surfaces Leatherette
Standard ✓ Rear HVAC Controls Not Available
Standard ✓ Integrated Navigation Not Available
10 ✓ Number of Speakers 6
Standard ✓ Wheel Locks Optional
Standard ✓ Front Fog Lights Not Available
First Visit ✓ Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance Not Available

In this third comparison, the Porsche Macan goes up against the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV. Although the Macan dominates the GLC SUV in terms of performance, there are still plenty of reasons to choose Porsche. Also as we’ve noted previously, the standard premium equipment included as standard helps the Macan rise above its competition. This equipment is something that costs extra at Mercedes-Benz.

Drivers continue to prefer Porsche vehicles for their sophisticated engineering and advanced equipment. Choosing the Macan means that you will receive standard wheel locks for added protection, and a greater number of speakers for a sublime listening experience. All of which are only optional on the Mercedes-Benz GLC. Choosing the Macan means that you will receive standard wheel locks for added protection, integrated navigation, LED front fog lights, and rear HVAC controls.


Porsche Macan vs Jaguar F-PACE

Porsche Macan Jaguar F-PACE
2022 Porsche Macan VS 2022 Jaguar F-PACE P250
$54,900 MSRP $50,900
261 ✓ Horsepower 247
295 lb-ft ✓ Torque 269 lb-ft
Standard Front Fog Lights Not Available
Standard ✓ Rear HVAC Not Available
Available ✓ Adaptive Cruise Control Requires Higher Trim Level
Driver / Passenger ✓ Heated Seats Optional
Alcantara / Leather ✓ Seat Material LuxTec Leatherette
Standard with Voice Activation ✓ Navigation System Optional

Last but certainly not least, the Porsche Macan goes up against yet another of its most formidable rivals – the Jaguar F-PACE. Although they share similar performance characteristics, the Macan still has a slight advantage when comparing torque figures. When it comes to lighting innovation, the Macan is the clear favorite with standard front fog lights. The Jaguar F-PACE does not offer similar features despite a similar price tag.

Looking next at interior refinement and technology, Porsche continues to outperform Jaguar. Helping to keep back seat passengers comfortable inside the Macan are standard rear HVAC controls, great for personalizing your temperature preferences. Both the driver and passenger will appreciate the standard heated front seats of the Macan as well. While the F-PACE comes standard with LuxTec imitation leather upholstery, Macan owners will receive a combination of genuine leather and Alcantara suede for superior refinement.

Technology is yet another reason to choose the Macan over the F-PACE. Porsche owners can equip their Macan with Adaptive Cruise Control, an excellent feature for those who often find themselves dealing with the stress of stop-and-go traffic. Better still, the Macan comes standard with a navigation system featuring voice-activated controls to help you reach your destination on time. Both of these great features will force you to shell out additional cash or step up to a higher trim level of the Jaguar F-PACE. By the time you run the numbers, you’ll find yourself spending more on the F-PACE than you would have by choosing the Porsche Macan.


Porsche Macan

Comparison Winner – Porsche Macan

No matter which category you choose to investigate, the clear winner of this comparison is the Porsche Macan. In terms of performance, premium standard equipment, safety, and superior engineering — the competition at BMW, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, and Jaguar simply cannot compete with Porsche. Our team of Porsche Brand Ambassadors at Porsche Ann Arbor are eager to introduce you to the Porsche Macan and to help you choose the model which perfectly suits your needs and lifestyle.