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 headroom compared with that of some rivals.
There are two fixed cupholders in the front of the cabin, located conveniently just in front of the cushioned armrest, which can be slid forwards or backwards, and also doubles as the lid for the central cubby. That same cubby houses the USB-input, so is perfect for storing your phone, and is also deep enough to stow other small items.
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 rear space
There’s less rear-seat 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 central transmission tunnel.
Even so, the rear of the Macan is pretty comfortable for two adults, with two cupholders set into the standard central armrest. There’s also a small, hidden cubby in the rear console that houses a 12v socket and offers a small space for bits of rubbish or loose change. Map pockets on the back of the front seats are standard, and the rear door bins will hold a 500ml bottle.
Porsche Macan seating flexibility
The rear seats are split in a 40/20/40 fashion, so you can fold down the narrower central section to slide through longer items while still leaving room for two rear passengers.
When folded, the seats lie flat to leave a smooth load bay. Front passengers get a height-adjustable seat, although it’s controlled manually as standard. A seatbelt that can be slid up and down on the pillar and a headrest that adjusts for tilt angle as well as height also goes a long way to making the Macan’s front seat more comfortable than many of its rivals’.
It’s just a shame that it’s a pricey, four-figure option to add electric adjustment to the front passenger seat, although this does include a memory function for the front seats, and extended adjustability for both seats, including the addition of lumbar support.
Porsche Macan 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, and the boot floor is flush with the load lip to make 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, which is perfect for storing smaller bottles. Plus, the tailgate is electrically powered on all models.
There is also a shallow storage area underneath the boot floor, although much of the space is taken up by the tyre sealant kit; the optional space-saver spare tyre leaves virtually no room at all for storage underneath the floor.