2015 Porsche Macan: Brakes
July 30, 2014
In my last update I mentioned how much I like driving the 2015 Porsche Macan S. My one issue with this compact SUV is the brakes.
Sure, they stop the car. But I feel they are not as sensitive as they should be. This car can really motor. In fact, there are times when I've looked down at the speedometer and was surprised at my speed.
When I press the brake, there is some pedal travel before I feel them take effect. Yet when they do take, they are very grippy. If you need to stop fast, you can stomp on them and be confident they'll hold. But in a normal situation, like approaching a red light, I feel like they are not going to stop. But of course, they do. It's a feeling you get used to, but they take some finesse.
The Macan comes with front and rear ventilated disc brakes. In front they have six-piston fixed calipers, with single piston floating in rear. And they have four-wheel ABS. There is an option for ceramic composite brakes but we have the regulars.
I'm interested to see how the Porsche Macan performs at our test track. They'll probably do well in our 60-to-0 mph test. But it's the day-to-day driving that's important to me.
Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor