2022 Porsche Macan vs. 2021 BMW X3

The 2022 Porsche Macan is one luxury vehicle that is as impressive as its predecessors. This one has been gifted with the same level of athleticism as its 2021 version, plus user-friendly technologies to back-up its modernity. The base engine has been upgraded to deliver remarkable results as well.

In the case of the 2021 edition of the BMW X3, expect muscular engines to make the ride worth purchasing. There is plenty of room inside as well, both for passengers and cargo.

Design & Style

The 2022 Porsche Macan is roomy as it is spacious in terms of cargo area, that expands to carry 52.9 cubic feet when the rear seats are not in use and are folded. In terms of interior quality, it has the good looks that it shares with its brothers from the same brand. The luxury crossover is fitted with top-notch materials, all throughout. Sitting five, this is perfect for a small family.

The BMW X3 is like its predecessors. It is notably posh in all angles. This two-row SUV also has five seats, just like the Macan. The front seats can accommodate taller occupants with sufficient headroom and legroom. The backseats are best left to children, though, in order to complete the five-seating capacity. Synthetic leather upholstery is standard in this ride.

Technology & Safety

There are plenty of standard technologies in the 2022 edition of the Porsche Macan. It has a tri-zone automatic climate control, Wi-Fi hot spot, Bluetooth, USB ports, navigation, satellite radio, 10 speakers, and wireless Apple CarPlay. It is also equipped with a user-friendly 10.9-inch touch screen that readily responds to user inputs. The dash has been equipped with no-nonsense buttons. For your safety, you can count on the rearview camera, lane departure warning, and the front and rear parking sensors.

The 2021 version of the X3 is gifted with a 10.2-inch touch screen. This displays vivid graphics and responds to user commands quickly. It has numerous tricky buttons though which can make driving and using the interface quite distracting at the same time. It supports Apple CarPlay, the navigation system, 12-speaker audio, satellite radio, HD radio, and Bluetooth interface. Safety specs are the same as those in the Macan.


The 2022 Porsche Macan’s base model carries results of up to 261 horsepower. This is a turbocharged four-cylinder engine version. It has also gifted its other models with twin-turbo V6 engines, allowing them to rate between 375 and 434 horsepower.

When it comes to the 2021 BMW X3, the base turbo-four results in 248 horsepower. The plug-in hybrid version releases 288 horsepower, while the twin-turbo scores 473 horsepower.

The Bottom Line

The 2022 Porsche Macan is more than just a luxury crossover that looks good from inside to the outside. It also has the technologies and engine performance to back its modern demeanor. It defeats that of the 2021 BMW X3 because of this combination.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche Macan Test Drive Today?

Want to prove what makes the 2022 Porsche Macan worth a purchase? You can do so by booking a test drive with us here at Porsche of Princeton. You can find us in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and we are proud to serve the needs of car lovers in the state. You can simply visit our showroom or call us in advance to book your 2022 Porsche Macan test drive.


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