2018 Porsche Macan vs. 2018 Volvo XC60

Both Volvo and Porsche are top rated brands in the automobile industry, and car buyers across the world feel privileged to own one of these. Speaking in this context, we have two fantastic models in the lineup, including the 2018 Volvo XC60 and the 2018 Porsche Macan. Let us compare both to figure out which one is a better choice.

Design & Style

Designing the exterior of a vehicle is an art, which is well mastered by the manufacturers of Volvo and Porsche. Talking about the interiors, the 2018 Volvo XC60 offers more acreage to spread out, but people in the middle rear seat can find it difficult to stretch their legs. With a standard leather upholstery, the cabin is clean and modern with top-class materials like aluminum inlays and supple leather.

On the other hand, the 2018 Porsche Macan is a 5-seater vehicle with great outward visibility for the drivers. The front seats are quite supportive and there’s ample headroom and legroom for most taller passengers. With a chic cabin design and posh interior, you get that luxury feel the moment you step inside the vehicle.

Technology & Safety

In terms of technology, the 2018 Volvo XC60 has a clean, modern styling with a responsive infotainment system providing crisp graphics. The menus are not quite straightforward and you may take time to grasp it. The Sensus Connect system comes with features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and voice controls. Rearview camera is the only safety feature included in the model.

Porsche Macan comes with a PCM Interface that includes USB ports, satellite radio and touch-screen display. You can upgrade to get a rear-seat entertainment system, Wi-Fi hotspot and premium audio systems. There are a lot of buttons, but they are logically arranged to make things easier for passengers. For safety, you have lane departure warning, parking sensors and a rearview camera.


There are three engine options with Volvo XC60, and the midlevel T6 has the highest demand. It can quickly ramp up to 60 mph in just over 5 seconds. On the other hand, Porsche Macan is best described as a sports vehicle in a compact body. The base engine is a turbo-four powertrain that can crank up to 252 HP. The acceleration is pretty smooth compared to other rivals of its class.

The Bottom Line

It is quite evident from this comparison that Porsche Macan is quite an energetic vehicle with a better gas mileage than Volvo XC60. The advanced set of safety features is also a plus point when compared to XC60.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche Macan Test Drive Today?

It feels great to drive a luxury car offering the total package like that of the 2018 Porsche Macan offers. You can drive this stellar car here with us at Porsche of Princeton. We are located in New Jersey, and service the needs of car buyers in the entire area. Visit us today at our showroom or call us to book your Porsche Macan test drive appointment in advance.

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