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Car of the Year Awards 2022: Best sports SUV for families
If you’d really like a sports car but can’t compromise on practicality, a sports SUV is just the ticket. The best are fun to drive, with scintillating pace and entertaining handling...
Porsche Macan GTS
If you’re buying a sports SUV, it’s probably because you want something that can put a smile on your face, while still excelling at everyday activities. And the Porsche Macan executes this brief superbly.
While it’s not enormous inside, there’s plenty of space for a family of four. Plus, holidays won’t be an issue, because the Macan’s boot can swallow up to eight carry-on suitcases. Add in rear seats (split 40/20/40) that allow you to transport long items such as skis between two rear passengers and it’s a fairly practical car.
This wouldn’t be enough to earn the Macan its place here if it were ordinary to drive. However, it’s actually more involving than rivals such as the Audi SQ5, thanks to naturally weighted and feelsome steering. What’s more, it handles more like a hot hatch than a traditional SUV, thanks to the air suspension and adaptive dampers that are standard on the GTS model.
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