The Maserati Grecale vs. the Porsche Macan at Napleton Maserati of Downers Grove

Maserati Grecale vs Porsche Macan

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Maserati Grecale vs. Porsche Macan

The new Maserati Grecale and the Porsche Macan are two of the most desirable luxury SUVs on the road today. But comparing two well-respected vehicles from legendary automakers is a tough job. Both are part of a super competitive small SUV segment that is heavy on looks, power and luxury. We’ll compare these important vehicles against each other. There’s a clear choice and that’s the Maserati Grecale. We think it’s worth a drive to Maserati of Downers Grove to see for yourself.


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Maserati Grecale GT

Maserati Grecale GT


Porsche Macan

Porsche Macan


Dimensions (LxWxH):


190.8in x 76.7in x 65.8in
186.1in x 76.1in x 63.8in


2.0L; 296HP
2.0L; 261HP
Top Speed:




5.3 sec
6.0 sec

Maserati Grecale Design Porsche Macan Design

Grecale & Macan Design Comparison

While looks are highly subjective, there are definite touchstones that appeal to some more than others. The look of the Maserati is that of a quintessential Italian Sport Utility Vehicle. It begins with the Maserati trademark Trident in a central position on the grille. Elegantly curved fenders include functional side vents to release heat from the engine bay. Fluid lines travel rearward to a buttoned up rear hatch that leads to the cargo area.

The Porsche Macan is a utilitarian design that features Teutonic elegance from front to rear. Design with a purpose is what’s in play here, with an impressive array of available customization. The details range from quad LED lighting to high-performance braking to race-inspired cues.

If factory design isn’t enough, buyers can take advantage of Porsche’s Exclusive Manufaktur program or Maserati’s Fuoriserie customizing program for custom enhancements that will truly make your vehicle a work of art.

Grecale Engine 2.0L Macan Engine 2.0L

Powerful differences

Power for both the Maserati Grecale and the Porsche Macan begin in the 2.0-liter neighborhood. Under the hood of the base Grecale, you will find a 2.0-liter turbocharged mild hybrid four-cylinder engine that makes up to 296 horsepower. For comparison sake, the base Porsche Macan features a similarly-sized 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder that delivers just 261 horsepower.

The Grecale can be equipped with an uprated mild hybrid turbo four-cylinder delivering 330 horsepower. Porsche ups the ante a bit more with its Macan S with a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 making 375 horsepower. The higher power Macan Turbo is powered by a similar engine but it has been massaged to deliver 434 horsepower. You’re probably thinking Porsche wins this street fight.

But you would be wrong.

Bragging rights go to the Maserati Grecale Trofeo for its 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged Nettuno V6 engine. This engine was developed at the same time as a similar engine for the Maserati MC20 super car. In this trim level, the Nettuno delivers up to 530 horsepower.

Both the Maserati and the Porsche send the power to all four corners via their respective brand’s all-wheel drive system. The Maserati delivers its torque via an 8-speed automatic transmission while the Porsche does the same trick with a seven-speed instead.

Chalk a win for the Maserati.

Maserati Grecale Interior Porsche Macan Interior

Grecale & Macan Interior Comparison

The interior of both vehicles are sumptuous in their own ways and featuring the best of their particular brands. While the Porsche relies on the technology-driven design they are so well known for, the Maserati appears like it was designed by fine Italian artisans. At the top of the Porsche center console drivers will find a 10.9-inch touchscreen display. Depending on audio needs, owners may choose from either a Bose or a Burmester premium sound system.

On the other hand, the Grecale includes dual-screen infotainment system with two touchscreens measuring 12.3 and 8.8 inches. There’s a digital gauge cluster and a high-end Sonus Faber audio system. Finally, if you like, you can finish it off with upscale materials including aluminum, carbon fiber and genuine leather trim.

Head to the cargo area for more: The Maserati takes the prize here thanks to 20-cubic feet of cargo capacity compared to 17.6 cubic feet in the Porsche.

Another win for the Grecale.

Maserati Grecale or Porsche Macan?

We could go on and on but the bottom line is clear: If you are looking for performance, looks, capability and style, you need look no further than the Maserati Grecale. Buy or lease your new Grecale SUV today at Maserati of Downers Grove.

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