2015 Porsche Macan: Abnormal Seat Height
October 22, 2014
If you're used to climbing into different sorts of cars, there's a muscle memory that develops. You expect a certain ratio of step-in height to seat height. SUV's, even smaller crossovers, have an elevated step-in height and then an elevated seat height as well. Cars have a lower step-in height and then fall into the seat. Essentially it's up and up, versus down and down.
The 2015 Porsche Macan S is abnormal. You step up onto its elevated floor, then fall down into its low seat. It's vaguely reminiscent of an old body-on-frame car like our long-term Grand National. If you look at the Macan, it makes sense, since it has that elevated ride height, but then it also has a low roof that makes it look even more compact than the typical compact luxury crossover.
Just another reason the Porsche Macan isn't your typical SUV.
James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 6,800 miles