2024 Porsche Macan EV vs Polestar 4: Which is Better?
The popular Porsche Macan SUV is going all-electric for the 2024 model year. Sharing a platform with the upcoming Audi A6 e-tron. The Macan EV boasts a dual-motor setup, delivering 603 hp, surpassing the Taycan in range. It features rapid charging with an 800-volt system, reaching 10 to 80 per cent charge in just 22 minutes. The electric Macan lineup, including an S model and a high-performance GTS, will coexist with the traditional gas-powered version initially. Additionally, Polestar introduces the sleek Polestar 4, a coupe-like companion to the Polestar 3 SUV. Featuring a unique blind spot concept and power options ranging from 272 hp to 544 hp, challenging competitors in the electric SUV market.
|Porsche Macan EV
|185.0 in x 76.1 in x 75.9 in
|190.5 in x 84.2 in x 60.8 in
Porsche Macan EV
Motor & Performance
Porsche hasn’t shared all the details about the Macan EV’s power setup yet. But what we do know is that it will have two motors, AWD, and go up to 603 hp for the fanciest model. There might be a version with just one motor and 2WD later on. But we’ll have to wait for more info closer to the Macan EV’s launch. We don’t know how far it can go on a single charge yet, but Porsche says it’ll be more than the current Taycan. Which can do about 227 miles on a full charge. The Macan EV will charge up real quick, thanks to its 800-volt setup, going up to 270 kilowatts. A test car drove over 250 miles on the highway and still had about 11 per cent battery left. Which makes it seem like it might go around 300 miles on one charge.
The 2024 Porsche Macan EV is anticipated to begin at approximately $80,000 for the Base model and reach around $100,000 for the GTS. More details about the various Macan EV versions and their prices will become clear as we approach the electric crossover’s release date.
Motor & Performance
The Polestar 4 comes in two power options. A single 272-hp electric motor for RWD and a dual-motor setup with AWD, boasting 544-hp. The dual-motor version includes a standard adaptive suspension system, although specific details about the 4’s chassis are still pending. Polestar claims the single-motor model should achieve over 300 miles per charge, but EPA confirmation is awaited. The sizable 94-kWh battery pack supports charging speeds of up to 200 kW on a DC fast charging connection. Although exact charging times have not been disclosed.
Price & Mileage
The anticipated starting price for the Polestar 4 is around $60,000 for the single-motor model and could rise to approximately $80,000 for the dual-motor variant. Polestar has confirmed the starting price of $60,000, specifically for the less powerful single-motor version. The exact pricing for the more potent dual-motor model is yet to be disclosed. While the EPA has not provided fuel efficiency estimates for the Polestar 4. It is expected to be slightly less efficient than the Polestar 2 sedan.
Acceleration & Features
Polestar claims that the more powerful model can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.8 seconds. All Polestar 4 models feature a sizable 15.4-inch infotainment display with Polestar’s latest Google-based interface, including Google Assistant and Google Maps, with access to Google Play. For Apple users, CarPlay is included as standard. Additionally, every model comes with a 10.2-inch digital gauge display providing essential information like speed and battery range, and this data can also be projected onto a 14.7-inch head-up display. An optional 12-speaker Harman/Kardon stereo system is available, and for extra audio enthusiasts, it can come with additional speakers in the front headrests, bringing the total speaker count up to 16.