Long Term Updates
Long Term Updates
Date: October 2019
Our long term fleet got a whole lot more exciting recently with the arrival of this 2019 Porsche Macan S.
Porsche obsesses over driving. Every vehicle they make - car or SUV - has to drive like a Porsche and that’s absolutely the case with this Macan S. Steering is well-weighted and has a lot of feel. The suspension is somehow firm and comfortable at the same time and that right there is just classic Porsche.
The Macan has been in our fleet for only a month so far, but we’ve added a quick 1,300 miles, and averaged 20.4 miles-per-gallon of premium while doing it.
The Macan S boasts quite a few upgrades over the standard Macan, including 19-inch wheels, unique exterior trim, dual exhaust, bigger brakes; and of course our favorite, the 348–horsepower 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine, no tiny turbo in this small ute!
Date: November 2019
Extended time in this 2019 Porsche Macan S has confirmed something entirely; that it’s a 911 5-door hatchback with some added ground clearance.
Yea OK, we know that’s not technically true, as it shares a lot more with Audi’s utilities than the 911; but it sure feels like their iconic sport coupe when you’re behind the wheel.
That’s due in large part to a completely revised suspension for 2019. This Macan is still in its first generation that debuted for 2015; but this year, they upgraded some steel components to aluminum, to reduce unsprung mass, and added new anti-roll bars.
The new 348-horsepower turbo V6 continues to deliver its a wealth of power fairly responsibly, as mileage is up to 21.4 miles-per-gallon over our initial 4,000-miles of driving.
This Porsche has been in our possession for only 2-months now, but already it has become a very popular member of the fleet.
Date: December 2019
Mostly commuting duty this time around for this 2019 Porsche Macan S, as we’ve added just 1,000-miles onto the tally from last report; hitting 5,000-miles in 3-months’ time. Still, fuel economy remains consistent, at 21.4 miles-per-gallon.
"As driving enthusiasts, we love the way the Porsche Macan S handles. It’s a fun vehicle to drive on back roads. You could argue that the tight suspension and sharp steering make it a bit sensitive on laid-back highway drives, but for me it’s totally fair trade-off. "
So, if you want a sports car, but need an all-wheel-drive SUV for practical reasons; this Porsche Macan S with its 348–horsepower turbo V6 is a great place to start.
Date: January 2020
Time is rapidly passing us by for our 2019 Porsche Macan S. Or maybe that’s just us quickly passing everything, in this 348-horsepower sports car in crossover clothing.
Is it the most practical utility you can buy? No, but the list of SUVs that deliver anything close to the Macan’s connected driving experience is a real short one.
We’re closing in on 4-months of drive time, and mileage sits at 5,500; and fuel economy has climbed to a very decent 22.4 miles-per-gallon of high test.
And while we always praise the fun-to-drive aspects, let’s not overlook the very comfortable and tech-savvy interior; highlighted by a new for ’19 10.9-inch touchscreen. In everyday use, a comfy environment and easy-to-use tech are supremely important when traffic moves at a crawl.
Date: February 2020
Since the last report on this 2019 Porsche Macan S, we’ve tacked on another 1,000-miles or so; and this German tiger continues to thrill. Not only with its athleticism, but also with its smooth and comfortable ride, and easy to use tech.
“Winter is the time of year when the daily commute really becomes a slog but this Macan has done wonders for our morale. The effortless power and dynamic handling might actually be a cure for seasonal affective disorder.”
Fuel mileage is sitting at 21.3 miles-per-gallon; that may not be so great for a family car, but we feel that it’s more than respectable for a high performance oriented SUV, with 348-horsepower of turbocharged V6.
And making sure we can use as much of that power as possible, regardless of the conditions; we recently fitted the Macan with a new set of winter tires. Not only have they helped keep traction in what little snow we have had, but the softer compound makes casual drives even more comfortable.
Engine: 3.0 liter