2015 Porsche Macan S: Subtle Reminder of its Performance Roots
June 10, 2015
The legacy of the Porsche 911 is everywhere, including the gas pump screen at our local fueling station. Most customers probably don't even notice the digital 911 that pops on the screen while you're pumping, but when you're in a Porsche, it's an interesting reminder of the power of the brand.
The 911 personifies performance in many people's minds, at least enough for our local Union 76 station to use it as an indication of just what kind of cars deserve its premium fuel. It's easy to forget such notions when you're driving an SUV, but it doesn't mean the Macan deserves any less reverence.
Call it an SUV, crossover, whatever — the Macan is a serious performance machine. It accelerates, stops and corners better than most cars and doesn't beat you up in the process. You sit high for a good view, but it doesn't feel any less ready to attack an empty freeway ramp. It's time with us is drawing to a close, so I'm glad I got one last run in this very expensive compact SUV. If I had the money, I would buy it for myself in a second.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 20,273 miles