June 12, 2015
In May, our 2015 Porsche Macan S improved its average mpg slightly, and now stands at 17.3 mpg. That's up marginally over April's 17.1 mpg average. The real-world Macan falls short of the official EPA rating of 19 mpg combined, however. We racked up another 2,200 miles in May and passed the 20K milestone. And you know what that means - our baby SUV is going to a new family very soon.
June 2, 2015
A recent business trip required my presence in Flagstaff, Arizona. It's a destination that's within easy reach by car and the decision gets really easy when you consider the scenery along the way. But I'd be covering a lot of miles and there was high potential for dirt-road side trips, so I drafted our 2015 Porsche Macan.
I hate driving an out-and-back trip along the same route, so I hatched a plan to take a longer northerly route for the outbound leg. I figured I could make it in time for my 6:00 pm dinner meeting if I got started before sun-up.
The end result was a complete lap around the Grand Canyon, a landmark I would never quite see during the entire trip. But that didn't matter. The entire area is a road-tripper's paradise.
May 6, 2015
The 2015 Porsche Macan S doesn't have much time left in our long-term fleet, but that doesn't make it any less popular than it was the first day it showed up in our garage. During the month of April, the Macan blew a fuse, carried around some tires in the boot and added about 1,800 miles to the odometer.
April 10, 2015
It's not typical for our hard-driving Editor-in-Chief Scott Oldham to break any fuel economy records, but during his recent 1,400-mile round-trip from Los Angeles to Park City, Utah, Chief Oldham guided our 2015 Porsche Macan S to a new "best fill" record of 23.9 mpg.
That's 0.9 mpg better than the Macan's EPA highway fuel-economy rating.
April 3, 2015
There's a guy that lives in a modest white farmhouse about 50 miles south of Salt Lake City. His house is visible from I-15, as it sits just a few hundred yards west of the interstate, and it's the absolute perfect backdrop for his ride.
Yes, his ride.
Sitting in front of this man's house was his car. His beautiful car. Parked under a tree. On the grass. Within spitting distance of his front door.
There sat a near perfect replica of Bo and Luke Duke's General Lee. An orange 1969 Dodge Charger artistically festooned with a "01" on each door and the now-controversial stars and bars on its roof. I could even make out the correct push bar on the nose and of course the classic Mopar's 15-inch black and silver Vector wheels.
I was in awe.
March 4, 2015
Our 2015 Porsche Macan S's fuel economy nudged ever so slightly up in February and we (or rather, I) managed to set a new mpg tank record. Unfortunately, neither is especially impressive.
February 4, 2015
Someone recently asked me what kind of mileage our 2015 Porsche Macan S gets. I didn't know offhand, but I told them it was probably around 20 mpg or so on a good day. I was close, but not entirely accurate.
January 8, 2015
Our long-term 2015 Porsche Macan S only covered about 1,500 miles during December. And it averaged 16.9 mpg for the month.
Oh yeah, this ain't no Prius.
December 3, 2014
In the picture above you can see some raindrops on our long-term 2015 Porsche Macan S. We need rain badly in California and we're supposed to get a few days of it this week. Cross your fingers and your toes.
But November was sunny and dry as usual and we added 1,873 miles to the Macan's odometer during the month.
November 7, 2014
The fact that Porsche stuck with its tried and true instrument panel setup that puts the tachometer front and center is great, but I would have been satisfied with analog gauges regardless of where the tachometer was placed.
November 5, 2014
We added another 1,600 miles or so on our 2015 Porsche Macan S in October. A couple of short road trips boosted the overall mileage slightly, while our around-town driving made sure it didn't move the numbers too far out of the norm.
October 31, 2014
I have a rule: I don't fly to San Francisco, San Diego, Phoenix or Las Vegas. I drive. From Edmunds HQ in Santa Monica these drives range from a couple of hours to SD to up to seven hours to get to Frisco or Phoenix. Vegas is about five.
October 16, 2014
Our long-term 2015 Porsche Macan S, didn't cover many miles during the month of September. Only about 1,300. But its lifetime fuel economy continues to improve.
September 12, 2014
We've finished up the second month in our 2015 Porsche Macan S and I've run the numbers to get August's fuel economy details.
During that time we added more than 2,500 miles. It's also possible that some of our drivers were thinking of Goose and Maverick from Top Gun: "I feel the need, the need for speed!"
August 7, 2014
We've only had the 2015 Porsche Macan S in our long-term fleet for a few weeks, but it's been an enthusiastic few weeks apparently. With less than 1,800 miles on the odometer, we've yet to even break the EPA's city estimate of 17 mpg.