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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 it can pay you back if you’re 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.

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The Macan GTS is very fast indeed but can only manage up to 25mpg, and this will be hard to achieve if you can’t resist using the power on tap. Its CO2 emissions of 255-265g/km also mean it sits in the most expensive Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) tax band, like every Macan. The petrol Macan S is slower than the GTS, but can only manage fuel economy of up to 25.4mpg 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 either. It's capable of up to 28mpg, with CO2 emissions of 228-243g/km, which means it sits in the same company-car tax band as its more powerful stablemates. These are the same economy figures as for the Macan T which shares its engine.

After the first year's CO2-based road tax (generally included in the on-the-road price), all Porsche Macans cost the standard rate for VED (road tax). With a list price of more than £40,000, it’s also liable for an additional luxury car surcharge in years two to six.

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Andy is Carbuyer's managing editor, with more than a decade of experience helping consumers find their perfect car. He has an MA in automotive journalism and has tested hundreds of vehicles.

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