2022 Porsche Macan vs. 2021 Lexus NX

An athletic luxury compact SUV backed by adept handling and powerful engines; the 2022 Porsche Macan will definitely leave its rivals eating some dust once it is on the road. The ride has dropped the Turbo trim, but just the same, it remains to have an elegant lineup.

Promising comfort for its users, the 2021 Lexus NX is perfected to have that roomy cabin. This is blessed for providing a smooth ride to its passengers. Blind spot monitoring is now standard.

Design & Style

The 2022 Porsche Macan just wows car buyers out there for its sporty look, and handsome interior styling. The cabin speaks luxury with the top-notch materials used to design it. It sits five comfortably both at the front and back, thus making it ideal for a family of five. A total of 52.9 cubic feet of space opens up in the cargo area when the rear seats are not in use.

The 2021 Lexus NX, on the other hand, has supple front seats and comfortable seating configuration for a group of five. The rear seats are well-bolstered too, but when compared to the Macan, it does not really have that ample room for taller occupants. This is because of the thick roof pillars found in it, which, at the same time, sacrifices outward visibility.

Technology & Safety

Featuring the Porsche Communication Management infotainment system, the 2022 Porsche Macan has a user-friendly interface. Other features included are the 10.9-inch touch screen, 10 speakers, Wi-Fi hot spot, navigation, tri-zone automatic climate control, wireless Apple CarPlay, and satellite radio, among others. Safety equipment basically included in the entry-level trim are front and rear parking sensors, lane departure warning, and rearview camera.

The NX uses the Remote Touch infotainment system with an eight-inch touch screen. This one is gifted with a touchpad which can be used to access functions for Amazon Alexa, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and other features like the Bluetooth, Wi-Fi hot spot, and eight speakers. Its safety amenities include blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, rear cross traffic alert, and traffic sign recognition, among others.


There are different engines depending on the model for the 2022 Porsche Macan. The base has a turbo-four, capable of producing up to 261 horsepower. The S variant, carries a twin-turbo V6 to generate 375 horsepower. The GTS has the same engine as the S but can result in 434 horsepower. Meanwhile, the Lexus NX, gets results from a turbo-four which puts off up to 235 horsepower of output.

The Bottom Line

There are a lot of things to love in the 2022 Porsche Macan. It definitely defeats the 2021 Lexus NX by more than just a mile.

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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