2015 Porsche Macan: Suits Me Fine
July 29, 2014
The compact size of our new 2015 Porsche Macan S is perfect for me. At only 5'4" I find the Macan easy to get in and out. I was instantly comfortable in the driver seat, and all the controls are within easy reach. It's too early to tell, but this may be my new favorite long-term car in our current fleet, although I haven't driven the Jaguar F-Type yet.
It almost seems wrong to have fun while driving a compact SUV. Aren't they built for practicality and errand running? The Macan is sporty and powerful and knows how to take a curve. Grocery shopping has never been so enjoyable.
As Ed and Jay mentioned, the driver seat is really good. It's comfortable, supportive, and covered in material that keeps me from sliding around.
As James said, there is a button for everything in the Macan. But I'd rather have buttons than have to dig around in the nav screen to operate simple controls like the air flow. (I'm looking at you, MDX.)
My only problem with the Porsche Macan so far is its brakes. More on that in my next update.
Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor