2015 Porsche Macan: Rear Passenger Comfort Is Optional
May 13, 2015
According to my friend and Edmunds colleague Keith, the rear seat of our long-term 2015 Porsche Macan S is a comfortable place. He rode back there on our way home from the OC Half Marathon and said that he was satisfied with the ride quality and seat comfort. He wondered aloud, though, why there weren't any climate control vents for rear seat passengers.
I wondered the same thing. Where on this $62,365 Porsche had they hidden the rear vents? It turns out that Porsche kept them on the options sheet for 2015.
Spurred on by Keith's comment, I looked through the spec sheets of the Macan's competitors. The 2015 Audi Q5 and SQ5 come standard with tri-zone climate control, while the BMW X3 and the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque get dual-zone climate control with rear-seat vents as standard. With the 2015 Porsche Macan, tri-zone climate control is a $510 stand-alone option that we declined.
For the 2016 Macan though, tri-zone climate control and the previously-optional heated steering wheel ($250) become standard.
Notably though, those two changes carry with them a $2,700 price increase for the base Macan S, which is almost four times their combined cost on the 2015 model. It seems then, that it would make a good bit of sense to add the rear vents to your 2015 Macan S before the price goes up next year.
Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 18,400 miles