With the Macan, Porsche's goal was to create a sports car that also happened to be a sport utility vehicle. The 2018 Porsche Macan meets that goal by finding an exact balance of performance and handling without losing too much utility.
Most of this comes from the combination of any of five engines, a rear-biased all-wheel drive drivetrain, a very astute transmission, and a chassis and suspension made for corners. There is a lot of sport in the sport utility design of the 2018 Macan. Most of our beefs are typical Porsche worries: an emphasis on buttons and controls, hefty price tag and some loss of usability in a few of the model options.
That said, the 2018 Porsche Macan is definitely the sportiest and most car-like SUV (that doesn't lose its general utility) on the market today. The 2018 Macan is a five-seat luxury sport utility available in five trim levels corresponding to one of the aforementioned engine options. All-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission are standard.