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.
Engine: 3.0 liter