Porsche Macan (2014 – Present)
At the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, Porsche unveiled the Macan and the luxury compact SUV market hasn’t been the same since. While you wouldn’t initially classify a luxury SUV as a sporty SUV, you’ll soon see why this made the list.
The top of the line Macan Turbo SUV has a powerful 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that unleashes 400 horsepower. All the Macan models come with a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission plus all-wheel-drive. There are additional options including air suspension and the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) which make the Macan sportier than ever.
Starting with the 2017 Macan base model, there is now an inline-four 2.0-liter engine available. This also features matte black window surrounds, unique dual exhaust pipes with stainless steel and black brake calipers. They’ve also added the Porsche Communication Management System and a lane departure warning system.
What isn’t so sporty about this SUV is the price tag. Considering it is classified in the luxury category, you can expect to pay top dollar.