Porsche macan vs Range rover sport

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Porsche macan vs Range rover sport

2018 Porsche Macan vs. 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Owners of the 2018 Porsche Macan and owners of the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport could go back and forth all day as to which vehicle is better. So close are these vehicles, trading pros and cons, that the choice is pretty much left to individual tastes, needs, and desired options.

Design & Style

The Porsche company has designed their Macan with a seven-speed automatic. Standard on the Range Rover is an eight-speed automatic.

With the second seat folded, the Macan offers 53 ft.³ of cargo capacity. With the third seat removed, the Range Rover Sport offers 27.5 ft.³ of cargo capacity.

Frequently, a vehicle’s design is reflected in how long the dealer is willing to extend a warranty. This speaks in favor of the Porsche Macan. The Range Rover Sport’s six-year warranty is half that of the Porsche Macan. (Six years versus 12 years.)

The Porsche Macan is designed with reliability in mind. So much so, in fact, that compared to the Range Rover Sport it rates 57 points higher in a Consumer Reports rating. Among premium SUVs, JD Power and Associates (in their initial quality study) rated Macan first. In this category, the Range Rover did not rate within the top three. Overall, in fact, for long-term dependability, JD Power and Associates rates Land Rover vehicles less dependable and reliable than Porsche vehicles.

Technology & Safety

To prevent children from opening doors, both the Macan and the Range Rover Sport have child safety locks. Additionally, both vehicles offer standard safety features including the following: rearview cameras, lane departure warning systems, daytime running lights, skid prevention electronic stability systems, traction control all-wheel-drive, four-wheel antilock brakes, front height adjustable shoulder belts, rear and front seat belt pre-tensioners, side impact head airbags, front side impact airbags, and passenger and driver frontal airbags.

Performance

Compared to the Porsche, the Range Rover does have a more powerful engine. As an example, the Macan GTS 3.0 turbo V6 has a horsepower of 360 while the Range Rover Sports HSC dynamic 3.0 supercharged V6 has a horsepower of 380. The acceleration from 0 to 60 mph for the Macan is only .2 seconds slower than the Range Rover, however.

The Bottom Line

Though each of these vehicles have their strengths and weaknesses, many loyal Porsche drivers/owners will not be swayed by the closeness in comparison. The Macan is, after all, a Porsche. And that’s enough for many discerning individuals.

And it may be a little easier to buy a Porsche Macan than a Range Rover Sport because there are far more Porsche dealers than there are dealers for the Land Rover. This also comes into play when you need service.

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Owners of the 2018 Porsche Macan and owners of the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport could go back and forth all day as to which vehicle is better. So close are these vehicles, trading pros and cons, that the choice is pretty much left to individual tastes, needs, and desired options.

Design & Style

The Porsche company has designed their Macan with a seven-speed automatic. Standard on the Range Rover is an eight-speed automatic.

With the second seat folded, the Macan offers 53 ft.³ of cargo capacity. With the third seat removed, the Range Rover Sport offers 27.5 ft.³ of cargo capacity.

Frequently, a vehicle’s design is reflected in how long the dealer is willing to extend a warranty. This speaks in favor of the Porsche Macan. The Range Rover Sport’s six-year warranty is half that of the Porsche Macan. (Six years versus 12 years.)

The Porsche Macan is designed with reliability in mind. So much so, in fact, that compared to the Range Rover Sport it rates 57 points higher in a Consumer Reports rating. Among premium SUVs, JD Power and Associates (in their initial quality study) rated Macan first. In this category, the Range Rover did not rate within the top three. Overall, in fact, for long-term dependability, JD Power and Associates rates Land Rover vehicles less dependable and reliable than Porsche vehicles.

Technology & Safety

To prevent children from opening doors, both the Macan and the Range Rover Sport have child safety locks. Additionally, both vehicles offer standard safety features including the following: rearview cameras, lane departure warning systems, daytime running lights, skid prevention electronic stability systems, traction control all-wheel-drive, four-wheel antilock brakes, front height adjustable shoulder belts, rear and front seatbelt pre-tensioners, side impact head airbags, front side impact airbags, and passenger and driver frontal airbags.

Performance

Compared to the Porsche, the Range Rover does have a more powerful engine. As an example, the Macan GTS 3.0 turbo V6 has a horsepower of 360 while the Range Rover Sports HSC dynamic 3.0 supercharged V6 has a horsepower of 380. The acceleration from 0 to 60 mph for the Macan is only .2 seconds slower than the Range Rover, however.

The Bottom Line

Though each of these vehicles have their strengths and weaknesses, many loyal Porsche drivers/owners will not be swayed by the closeness in comparison. The Macan is, after all, a Porsche. And that’s enough for many discerning individuals.

And it may be a little easier to buy a Porsche Macan than a Range Rover Sport because there are far more Porsche dealers than there are dealers for the Land Rover. This also comes into play when you need service.

Safety

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The Macan has standard Multi-collision Brake System, which automatically apply the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

Both the Macan and the Range Rover Sport have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, blind spot warning systems and around view monitors.

Warranty

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The Macan’s corrosion warranty is 6 years longer than the Range Rover Sport’s (12 vs. 6 years).

There are over 9 percent more Porsche dealers than there are Land Rover dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the Macan’s warranty.

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Porsche vehicles are better in initial quality than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Porsche fourth in initial quality, above the industry average. With 81 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 31st, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Porsche vehicles are more reliable than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Porsche second in reliability, above the industry average. With 104 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 30th.

Environmental Friendliness

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifies the Porsche Macan as an “Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle” (ULEV). The Land Rover Range Rover Sport is only certified to “Low Emissions Vehicle” (LEV) standards.

Transmission

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The Macan offers a standard sequential manual gearbox (SMG). With no clutch pedal to worry about and a fully automatic mode, an SMG is much more efficient than a conventional automatic but just as easy to drive. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer an SMG or a conventional manual transmission.

The Macan’s optional launch control uses engine electronics to hold engine RPM’s precisely in order to provide the most stable and rapid acceleration possible, using all of the available traction. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer launch control.

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction and acceleration, the Macan has larger standard rear tires than the Range Rover Sport (255/55R18 vs. 235/65R19). The Macan’s optional rear tires are larger than the largest rear tires available on the Range Rover Sport (295/35R21 vs. 275/40R22).

The Macan’s standard 235/60R18 front and 255/55R18 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 60 series front and 55 series rear profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Range Rover Sport’s standard 65 series tires. The Macan’s optional 295/35R21 rear tires have a lower 35 series profile than the Range Rover Sport’s optional 40 series tires.

Suspension and Handling

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For better maneuverability, the Macan’s turning circle is 1.9 feet tighter than the Range Rover Sport’s (38.7 feet vs. 40.6 feet). The Macan’s turning circle is 2 feet tighter than the Range Rover Sport SVR’s (38.7 feet vs. 40.7 feet).

Chassis

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The Porsche Macan may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 650 to 850 pounds less than the Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

The Macan is 7.2 inches shorter than the Range Rover Sport, making the Macan easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The Macan is 5.9 inches narrower than the Range Rover Sport, making the Macan easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

The Macan is 7.1 inches shorter in height than the Range Rover Sport, making the Macan much easier to wash and garage and drive (lower center of gravity).

The front grille of the Macan uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Cargo Capacity

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The Macan has a much larger cargo volume than the Range Rover Sport with its rear seat up (17.6 vs. 7.8 cubic feet).

Servicing Ease

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J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Porsche service is better than Land Rover. J.D. Power ranks Porsche second in service department satisfaction. With a 62% lower rating, Land Rover is ranked 23rd.

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