What Makes the Seats So Good - 2015 Porsche Macan S Long-Term Road Test

2015 Porsche Macan S Long-Term Road Test

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2015 Porsche Macan S: What Makes the Seats So Good

July 17, 2014

2015 Porsche Macan S

My esteemed colleague Mr. Hellwig commented on the seats in our long-term 2015 Porsche Macan S. He reckons they're tops in our fleet.

He's onto something, too. The Macan's seats are indeed stunningly good. But why?

There's not much to tell by looking at the seat. See for yourself. It looks like a seat. Big deal, right?

It's not that they're a million-way adjustable (they're not; they're the humble, base 6-way seats). This (and our long-term CL65 AMG) shows that a big number of adjustments is not a guarantee of goodness.

What makes the Macan's seats so good is their fundamental shape. The bolsters are modest but effective. The backrest portion seems to land on a large portion of your back clear down to your lower back without any pressure points. Same goes with the bottom cushion and your butt and thighs.

It's as if Porsche / Porsche's seat supplier spent an inordinate amount of time ensuring this seat was shaped to properly accommodate a human. It sounds so silly and simplistic, but that's the most succinct way to describe how these seats feel.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor @ 1,098 miles

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