2018 Porsche Macan vs. 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse has received lots of positive attention due to its superb nine speeds automatic; it’s spacious and relaxing interior, and its extensive cargo holding capacity. However, it competes against the 2018 Porsche Macan, a popular SUV prized for its speed, assortment of options, interior amenities and overall performance. Which one should sit on your driveway?

Design & Style

The gauge binnacle found in the interior of the Macan is quintessentially Porsche and will be immediately recognizable to anyone who has driven other models. The buttons and touchscreen have also been centralized for ease of access, and outside, the exhausts have been rounded, with quad tailpipes and LED wrap around lights. Overall, it resembles the Cayenne, its big brother.  The Chevrolet Traverse has a conservative appearance that was clearly inspired by trucks. While its exterior looks good, it is the interior that really stands out. The center console is high and wide, intersecting the dash. Leather trim has been added to the panels of the doors, with classy wood accents and earthy upholstery.

Technology & Safety

Federal testing agencies have given the Chevrolet Traverse a coveted five-star rating, for protecting passengers against rollovers and frontal impacts. Safety features which can be expected in this SUV include HID headlights, driver monitoring, rearview cameras, OnStar, notifications for cross traffic, emergency automatic brakes, and warnings when departing lanes. Within the cabin, additional perks include Bluetooth support, Android Auto, USB ports, keyless ignition, three-zone climate control, satellite radio and Apple CarPlay.

The Porsche Macan is highly respected when it comes to safeguarding its passengers. It has many of the same features as the Chevrolet, along with airbags for the rear, knees, side and driver, along with lane departure notifications, monitoring blind spots, and a surround view camera. Inside, passengers will be treated to Alcantara upholstery, front seats that may be power adjusted, seven-inch displays, and an audio system with ten speakers, Bluetooth connections and three-zone climate control.


The Macan, like other Porsche models, has breathtaking performance. Standard models come with a turbo 4 engines that can produce up to 252 horsepower with 273 pounds of torque, enabling it to reach sixty miles per hour in around six seconds. Those desiring more can get the V6 twin turbocharged variant, which produces 340 horsepower with 339 pounds of torque. The Chevrolet Traverse comes with a V6 3.6-liter engine that can produce 310 horsepower with 266 pounds of torque.

The Bottom Line

The Chevrolet Traverse and Porsche Macan are well matched in a number of areas. However, the biggest downside to the Traverse is that much of its safety equipment is restricted to the higher-end versions, leaving those that buy the base model out in the cold, and the third row is a bit tight, so the Porsche Macan wins.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche Macan Test Drive Today?

Feel how it is like to drive a luxury car offering the total package like that of what the 2018 Porsche Macan offers. You can drive this stellar car here with us at Manhattan Motorcars. We are located in New York, and we are servicing the needs of car buyers in the Tri-State area. Visit us today at our showroom or call us to book your Porsche Macan test drive appointment in advance.

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Phone: 877-398-5126

711 Eleventh Ave. New York, NY


Phone: 877-398-5126

711 Eleventh Ave. New York, NY
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