The Porsche Macan has been in the works for some time, with rumors leading up to the introduction last year at the Los Angeles auto show.

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This new model retains all the street performance for which Porsche has become legendary.

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As a compact SUV, the Macan gives Porsche a model in a hot, new segment.

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In the US, the Macan comes in S and Turbo trims.

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An adaptive air suspension is available in both trims.

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Shown are the standard exhausts, but Porsche makes a sport exhaust system available.

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With its Offroad traction mode and an air suspension that adds 1.5 inches of clearance, Porsche promises some off-road capability.

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Big air intakes feed the engine's twin turbochargers.

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The rear cargo space looks surprisingly large, considering the compact SUV body.

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With excellent handling, off-road capability and comfort for daily driving, the Macan is an all-around car.

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Six piston calipers at the front wheels modulate well and have the stopping power necessary for the Macan Turbo's 400 horsepower engine.

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The hood lifts around the headlights.

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Both the Macan S and Macan Turbo come with twin turbocharged engines, but the Turbo model has a higher displacement V-6.

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The cabin befits the Macan's high base cost, and can be configured with many different looks.

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Rear seats are a bit cramped.

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Porsche design currently dictates a very linear dashboard.

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The Chrono option, also seen on Porsche sports cars, adds this analog timer.

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Electric power steering could use a sport program to become more responsive.

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As in other larger Porsche models, the console becomes a control center for vehicle settings.

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The instrument cluster includes an LCD in the right opening that can show navigation, trip data, phone, and stereo.

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The navigation system maps render buildings in major downtown areas.

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The maps also show rich terrain detail.

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Voice command is available as an option on the Macan, and offers comprehensive control over infotainment features.

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The music library screen appears for audio sources plugged into the USB port, the SD card slot and the car's own hard drive.

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The music playback screen can show album art, when available.

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HD radio comes standard with the Porsche Communication Management option.

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Satellite radio is also available.

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The Burmester audio option includes digital signal processing profiles.

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