2021 Porsche Macan vs 2021 Tesla Model X

With its solid sports credentials and luxury features, the 2021 Porsche Macan is a superb SUV that is likely to thrill those looking for a sports SUV that can also handle everyday tasks with ease. The 2021 Macan is solidly built and Porsche engineers spent a lot of time refining the suspension of the Macan. The result is a car that delivers a superb ride even when driving on rough roads. When it comes to the 2021 Tesla Model X, you get a highly experimental SUV that still manages to offer eye-popping acceleration speeds and a superb driving experience. Here is a comparison between these two SUVs and a verdict as to which one you should go for.

Design & Style

When it comes to exterior design, few SUVs in this category can rival the 2021 Macan for good looks. This low-slung SUV will get your heart racing thanks to the large wheels and the curvy body that captures the essence of a sports car. The interior is also well done and plush with luxury features. Despite its genuine sporty heritage, the 2021 Macan is also designed to be a practical car. It has plenty of space in the cabin as well as a roomy trunk. When it comes to the 2021 Tesla Model X, buyers get a futuristic interior where there is nearly nothing resembling the knobs and buttons that we are used to. The interior styling is also devoid of the comforts that one would expect from a car that is priced at around $100,000. Still, the 2021 Model X is not uncomfortable to drive and also has plenty of space in the cabin and trunk.

Technology & Safety

The 2021 Porsche Macan comes standard with a ten-inch infotainment display that can handle both voice and gesture commands. The 2021 Macan also features a 6-speaker audio system that generates crisp-clear sound. Buyers however can upgrade this to a more premium Bose audio system with 12 speakers for better sound quality. Other features in the Macan include smartphone integration as well as wireless charging. When it comes to the 2021 Model X, most of the operations in the car are handled via a large tablet-like screen in the middle of the front panel. In the rear, a smaller screen helps rear passengers to have some control over cabin features.


The base model of the Porsche Macan comes with a twin-turbo V6 which generates enough power to give the Macan its athletic abilities. Ride quality is refined and even at high revs, the Macan’s cabin is a very quiet place. The car’s excellent suspension helps to keep road imperfections out of the cabin. The 2021 Tesla Model X also delivers a superb driving experience thanks to its all-electric engine. Acceleration is quick and at no moment does the car feel underpowered. Ride quality however is another story. Handling is terrible, especially around corners and most bumps and potholes are likely to be felt throughout the cabin.

The Bottom Line

While both the 2021 Porsche Macan and the 2021 Tesla Model X have a lot to offer drivers, there is no doubt that the Porsche Macan is a better vehicle in almost every way. The 2021 Macan is more luxurious, drives better, and even looks better than the 2021 Model X.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche Macan Test Drive Today?

Do you want to experience the sheer pleasure of driving a high-performance luxury car such as the 2021 Porsche Macan? You can do so at Manhattan Motorcars. We are based in NY, and we serve the needs of Porsche enthusiasts in the Tri-State region. Call our dealership to schedule a test drive session with a 2021 Porsche Macan or visit our dealership today.

Saved Vehicles


You don't have any saved vehicles!

Look for this link on your favorites:


Once you've saved some vehicles, you can view them here at any time.

Contact Us


Call Now

711 Eleventh Ave. • New York, NY 10019

Get Directions

Today's Hours:

Open Today! Sales: 9am-7pm

Service: Closed

Parts: Closed

Manhattan Motorcars 40.76653, -73.994821.