Get in a Macan, hit the gas, and any objections about a hot-rod compact crossover disappear. The 2017 10Best award-winning Macan is quicker and more capable on- and off-road than its corporate cousin, the Audi Q5. The base engine is a 252-hp 2.0-liter turbo inline-four. The S has a 340-hp twin-turbo V-6; the GTS makes 360. All-wheel drive and a seven-speed automatic are standard on all. The S hit 60 mph in 5.1 seconds in our test, but the steering lacks feedback and brake pedal travel is long.
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