The Range Rover Evoque offers an optional Surround Camera System to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Macan only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.
To help make backing safer, the Range Rover Evoque’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Macan doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.
Both the Range Rover Evoque and the Macan have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, all wheel drive, traction control and electronic stability systems to prevent skidding.
On the EPA test cycle the Range Rover Evoque gets better fuel mileage than the Macan (21 city/30 hwy vs. 17 city/23 hwy).
The Range Rover Evoque has 1.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the Macan S’ standard fuel tank (18.5 vs. 17.2 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.
For better maneuverability, the Range Rover Evoque’s turning circle is 1.6 feet tighter than the Macan S’ (37.1 feet vs. 38.7 feet). The Range Rover Evoque’s turning circle is 2.1 feet tighter than the Macan Turbo’s (37.1 feet vs. 39.2 feet).
The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 300 to 350 pounds less than the Porsche Macan.
The Range Rover Evoque is 1 foot shorter than the Macan S, making the Range Rover Evoque easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.
The Range Rover Evoque 5-Door has a much larger cargo area than the Macan with its rear seat up (20.3 vs. 17.7 cubic feet).
To help keep rear passengers entertained, the Range Rover Evoque offers optional rear seat controls for the radio. The Macan doesn’t offer rear seat audio controls.
The Range Rover Evoque’s optional Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Macan doesn’t offer an automated parking system.
The Range Rover Evoque is ranked first in its class and received the 2012 “Total Quality Award.” The Macan is not ranked.
Motor Trend selected the Range Rover Evoque as their 2012 Sport Utility of the Year. The Macan has never been chosen.
A group of representative automotive journalists from North America selected the Range Rover Evoque as the 2012 North American Truck of the Year. The Macan has never been chosen.