2015 Porsche Macan: Better at Hauling the Mail Than Hauling Stuff
September 22, 2014
There's a saying around the Edmunds office that when a car is fast it can really "haul the mail." Our 2015 Porsche Macan is pretty good at that. But when it comes time to just haul your stuff, it's not quite as impressive.
For everyday use, the Macan is just fine, actually. You can easily fit groceries, your work out or recreational gear, or whatever else you might normally throw in a sedan's trunk. Heck, you can fit an ottoman. But the Macan's sleek looking roofline for the liftgate cuts down on the available amount of space if you want to pack things higher than the beltline.
As an example, you can't easily fit four big storage bins behind the rear seats. The bottom ones will be fine, but the top ones will stick out too far and the hatch won't close. I ended up taking just three bins and turning the top one perpendicular so that it would fit, but for the photo I turned it back just so you can get the idea.
On one hand, stacking stuff high in the cargo area or needing to fit a bulky box is an uncommon experience. But the Macan is a crossover SUV, after all, and the expectations for utility are higher than a sedan's. If you need to go "big" with cargo in your small luxury crossover SUV, other models like the Acura RDX and Volvo XC60 will probably work out better.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 4,978miles