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Porsche Macan review

Space & practicality
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Space & practicality

How it copes with people and clutter

Porsche Macan 4x4 front space

There’s plenty of room up front; even very tall drivers will have space to get comfortable, despite the fact that the Macan’s sleek silhouette compromises its head room compared with that of some rivals.

There are two fixed cupholders in the front, located conveniently just in front of the cushioned armrest, which can be slid forward or backwards and also doubles as the lid for the central cubby. That same cubby houses the USB socket, so is perfect for storing your phone, and it's also deep enough to stow other small items.

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Less convenient is the 12V socket, which is hidden beneath a small flip-up lid just at the base of the central spine of buttons, so anything you plug into it leaves a wire dangling across the switches. The door bins are relatively deep, but you’ll still struggle to find anywhere to put a 1.0-litre bottle.

Porsche Macan 4x4 rear space

There’s less rear leg room than in most rivals. Long-legged passengers could find their knees brushing the seats in front and anyone in the middle will have to find space for their feet on either side of the large central transmission tunnel.

So, next to the spacious Audi Q5, the Macan is not the best but should still be fine unless you regularly carry great hulks in the back. And there’s good storage, with a couple of cupholders, door bins that fit a 500ml drinks bottles and map pockets.

2019 Porsche Macan rear seats

Porsche Macan 4x4 seating flexibility

The rear seats are split in a 40/20/40 arrangement, so you can fold down the narrower central section to slide through longer items while still leaving room for two rear passengers. What you won’t find is the ability to recline the rear backrests or slide the rear seats backwards and forwards.

Porsche Macan 4x4 boot space

The Macan’s 500-litre boot isn’t the biggest in the class, but it’s square-shaped so will easily swallow a couple of big suitcases. The boot floor is flush with the load lip, making loading easy.

Useful touches include a cargo net attached to the underside of the solid load bay cover, a 12V socket and a recessed cubby with a net restrainer that's perfect for storing smaller bottles. Plus, the tailgate is electrically powered on all models.

There is also a fair-sized storage area underneath the boot floor if you don’t specify the optional space-saver spare tyre; if you do, the wheel uses up virtually all of this handy extra space.

 

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S (2014 version)
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