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Porsche Macan SUV - MPG, running costs & CO2

The Porsche Macan is quite expensive to run, but no worse than similar models

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Running costs will be fairly high whatever Macan you choose, as all models come with four-wheel drive, which boosts grip but also burns more fuel than a two-wheel-drive car. The lure of the Porsche badge means the Macan should have stronger second-hand values than rivals from more mainstream manufacturers such as Volkswagen. But any lurid exterior and interior colour schemes are likely to harm the car's value when you come to sell it, so be careful with the configurator!

Porsche Macan MPG & CO2

Despite the diesel Macan being the most economical version (with an official 46.3mpg fuel-efficiency figure), Porsche cut it from the range in 2018, citing falling customer demand.

The Macan Turbo is very fast indeed but can only manage up to 24.8mpg, and this will be hard to achieve if you make full use of its power. Its CO2 emissions of 259-271g/km also mean it sits in the most expensive Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) tax band, like every Macan. Below that is the GTS model, which uses a detuned version of the same twin-turbo 2.9-litre petrol engine used in the Turbo model. The GTS is only slightly slower to 62mph than the Turbo but manages a slightly improved fuel economy figure of up to 25mpg. The petrol Macan S is slower than the GTS and Turbo, but can only manage fuel economy of up to 26.4mpg and costs the same as other Macan models to tax.

Finally, there’s the entry-level 2.0-litre petrol version, which doesn't offer quite the leap up in efficiency you may expect. It's capable of up to 27.7mpg, with CO2 emissions of 232-250g/km, which means it sits in the same company-car tax band as its more powerful stablemates.

After the first year's CO2-based road tax (generally included in the on-the-road price), all Porsche Macans cost £150 a year to tax. With a list price of more than £40,000, it’s also liable for an additional surcharge of £325 a year in years two to six, bringing the annual bill to £475 during that period.

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