2015 Porsche Macan S: Sports Car Steering Wheel
February 10, 2015
Some of our staff members have expressed dislike for the carbon-fiber trim on the steering wheel in our 2015 Porsche Macan. I'm on the opposite side of that spectrum, and I'm not even a fan of carbon-fiber trim.
Yeah, it's not very grippy, but there's enough leather where it counts to make up for it. It helps that the steering wheel itself is the perfect size, with a small diameter and a thick rim.
I think the smooth carbon fiber feels much like the wood trim found on many other high-end sedans. It's a constant reminder that you're in something special. You don't even have to be looking, you can just feel it. Sure, it could be really smooth plastic I suppose, but the look of the carbon fiber, or wood for that matter, adds something to the experience as well.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 11,644 miles