2015 Porsche Macan S: Wide Open Cargo Space
September 2, 2014
When I think of our 2015 Porsche Macan S, cargo space is not usually the first thing that comes to mind. Yet when it comes down to it, the cargo area of the Macan is surprisingly useful.
Useful is the key word here as its total volume isn't very impressive. Compared to the Audi Q5, which has 29.1 cubic feet of cargo volume, the Macan's available space is a meager 17.7 cubic feet. Blame the steeply raked roofline.
As you can see, however, the actual space is wide, flat and unobstructed. That makes for easy loading and unloading, assuming your cargo isn't overly tall. Basically, if you can fit it underneath the cargo cover you're in good shape. If you have to take it off, your chances of getting something back there are considerably slimmer.
Fold down the seats and the space opens up to 53 cubic feet. That's more in line with other vehicles in the class. And each seatback folds individually, so there's some flexibility there, too.
So the Macan makes the best of what little space it has. That'll make it good enough for some and unusable for others.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor