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2021 Porsche Macan vs. 2021 Genesis GV80

The 2021 Genesis GV80 is proof that Hyundai can compete in the luxury SUV market. Everything about this vehicle is impressive, from the roomy and airy cabin to the breathtaking performance and opulence. But is it capable of beating the 2021 Porsche Macan, a vehicle which has dominated the SUV market for years due to its racy handling, regal styling and advanced tech?

Design & Style

The Porsche Macan is the automotive equivalent of a masterfully polished gem. The exterior is smooth and sleek with curvature in all the right places, and passengers within the cabin will be treated to 11 inch touch displays with a premium quality sound system. The LEDs gleam in the exterior, with headlights that are adaptive and mirrors that dim automatically.

The Genesis GV80 is the very first SUV to be released by Hyundai, and probably won’t be their last. It is so well designed that it is definitely capable of competing with the best that Japan, Europe and the USA has to offer. Passengers within the cabin will be treated to colossal 15 inch touch displays with the power lift gate and front seats that can be heated.

Technology & Safety

The Genesis GV80 has a complete suite of standardized driver assistance gear. This includes semi-autonomous operation, where the vehicle can learn the driving habits of the owner and adapt to them accordingly. Its primary safety features include lane management, pedestrian detection, and emergency automated brakes and cruise that is adaptive. Comforts within its cabin include a centralized console, satellite radio, climate control, metallic and wooden accents and ambient lighting.

The Porsche Macan has many of the same safety features found in the GV80, which include emergency automated brakes, lane departure notifications, cruise control that is adaptive, a reinforced frame and multiple airbags. Comforts within the cabin include powered seats that are fully adjustable, climate control, and leather upholstery.


Few SUVs can match the performance of the Porsche Macan, let alone surpass it. Those that purchase the Macan GTS will get a V6, dual turbo engine that can generate 375 horsepower that enables it to accelerate from zero to sixty in just 3.9 seconds. The most powerful Genesis GV80 variant is also equipped with a V6 that is capable of generating 375 horsepower, but it takes 5.3 seconds for it to go from zero to sixty.

The Bottom Line

While both of these sport utility vehicles are tied when it comes to their engines and horsepower, the Porsche has a 0 to 60 acceleration time advantage, and this combined with the Genesis GV80’s cramped 3rd row and lack of a diesel engine for American consumers makes the Macan the winner.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche Macan Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2021 Porsche Macan offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at Porsche of Princeton. We are located in New Jersey and proudly serve car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book a Porsche Macan test drive appointment.


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