2015 Porsche Macan: Versus a 6.5-Foot Table
February 17, 2015
Our 2015 Porsche Macan S isn't the biggest SUV on the block. Trading the size of the Cayenne for the extra maneuverability and fuel efficiency is generally a tradeoff I'm happy with and I generally like SUVs.
Until a girl who lives in my house sees it and says "Sweet, you brought home an SUV. Let's go to Ikea."
"I'm in," I said. "But this thing's not that big, so we can't go nuts or buy anything huge."
65,000 hours later, I'm riding on a four-wheeled shopping cart with a 78-inch table and two hotdogs in my hand. (If we're going to Ikea, I'm going to ride the cart like a ship captain and she's going to push that cart.)
Of course the table doesn't fit in the back with the rear seats folded. Or down the middle. And the front seat doesn't fold flat.
So the front seat goes all the way forward and I incline it all the way until the headrest is almost touching the windshield and then jam the tabletop as far forward as possible. It's pretty slanted at this point, so I've got to hold it still while the power liftgate nearly closes on my hand. There's no room to spare on the passenger side of the car (the thing is 23 inches wide) so she rides in the back on my side.
It's not ideal, but in a pinch, the Macan's hatch can swallow more than I anticipated. Bummer.
Mike Magrath, Features Editor @12,731 miles