2015 Porsche Macan S: An SUV Purchase Is an Emotional Decision After All
November 26, 2014
Sometimes I get too wrapped up in what a compact crossover SUV ought to have: a large backseat, a useful cargo bay, storage galore. But not every utility vehicle needs to be a Honda CR-V. Driving our 2015 Porsche Macan S makes that abundantly clear.
I don't know if there's anything useful at all about our long-term Macan, other than maybe its slightly elevated ride height and all-wheel-drive system, and I really don't care.
Much as Brent Romans described, our Porsche Macan S is a joy to drive. To start, it gives you a great place to sit, a real cockpit rather than a tall chair. And I really do like the way it rides on its 20-inch all-season tires. It's comfortable and never harsh on our terrible local freeways, yet it feels highly controlled. I don't think I've ever driven a sport-utility that got this balance so right.
If you're buying a smallish crossover SUV just to drive around in it by yourself or with your significant other (or significant canine) and your budget is large, I don't see why you wouldn't buy a Macan.
Erin Riches, Deputy Editor @ 9,523 miles