Both the 2018 Porsche Macan and 2018 INFINITI QX60 are formidable SUVs which are reserved for drivers who only want the best when it comes to comfort, styling and performance. Each brings a lot to the table, which can make it difficult for prospective buyers to choose until they read the detailed analysis below.
Design & Style
The QX60 is a three-row SUV that is moderate in size, and well adapted to the evolving market. Its style is defined by a breathtaking exterior that utilizes a descending roofline with fenders that bulge. The doors are large, making it easy to get in or out. The Porsche Macan is elegant in terms of styling, but the comfort of the front seats will not be found in the back. Additionally, the Macan only holds a maximum of four passengers, which is unacceptable for an SUV of its class and cost.
Technology & Safety
The INFINITI QX60 has earned stellar safety ratings and standard equipment that buyers can expect includes control systems for stability and traction, lots of airbags, and a camera in the rearview. It is possible to get a surround view camera but note that this is optional. In terms of gadgetry, the QX60 is ultra-opulent, with heated seats that can be power adjusted, keyless ignition, Bluetooth, and a touchscreen that is 8 inches. The Porsche Macan hasn’t been safety tested yet, but it has warning systems for lane departure, airbags for each passenger, and monitors for blind spots which are optional. The Macan also has climate control which is automated, a touchscreen which is smaller than the QX60, Bluetooth and Alcantara style upholstery.
The QX60 is equipped with a V6 3.5-liter engine that can produce a maximum of 295 horsepower with an automatic transmission that is continuously variable. It can tow a maximum of 5,000 pounds with steering that is lighter than usual for an INFINITI. Despite Porsche being known for its unrivaled performance, the Macan lags behind the QX60, with a turbo 4 engine that produces 252 horsepower. Those looking for more will have to buy another variant, such as the Macan S or Turbo.
The Bottom Line
Choosing between the INFINITI QX60 and Porsche Macan is no easy task. Both are outstanding but auto buyers have pointed out that the Macan can get overly expensive when optional perks are thrown in, and when you consider the fact that it lacks a manual transmission and the seats in the back aren’t very spacious, it is clear that the QX60 is the better of the two, especially when you consider its better performance.
Ready to Schedule an INFINITI QX60 Test Drive Today?
If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2018 INFINITI QX60 offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at COMPETITION INFINITI. We are located in St. James, New York, and proudly serve car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book an INFINITI QX60 test drive appointment.