Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
  • Good equipment levels
  • Not the most practical SUV
  • Five-star Euro NCAP rating

You wouldn’t think it to look at, but the Macan’s curvy body hides a surprisingly practical interior that suits small families exceptionally well.

There’s room for four adults of average size to fit in the Macan, but five is going to be a squash as the middle seat is very narrow and the transmission tunnel that runs beneath it is thick.

The rear of the cabin is quite dark, but there shouldn’t be too many complaints from average-height passengers. It’s also very easy to get in and out of, thanks to its slightly raised ride height compared with a regular estate car.

Boot space and storage

The boot measures 488 litres, but this expands to 1,503 litres if you fold flat the 40:20:40-split rear seats.

If you’re worried about how high you’ll have to load things into the boot, choosing the Air Suspension system will allow a 50mm drop at the rear (activated by a button in the boot) to make life a little easier.

Is it easy to park?

The Macan might be the smallest Porsche SUV (behind the Cayenne) but it’s still a pretty large car. For reference, it’s around 300mm longer and 92mm wider than a Nissan Qashqai. Rear visibility isn’t all that brilliant either thanks to a low roofline.

A rear reversing camera isn’t standard on base-level cars. But we imagine very few people will choose a Macan with no options on it.

Available options also include Porsche’s surround view system, which includes a 360-degree bird’s eye view camera. It’s very intuitive to use and is worth the money. An automated parking system is also available.

Safety

  • Five star rating
  • No Isofix for front seat
  • All models get extensive driver-assistance tech

Those buying a Macan with family in mind will be pleased to discover it has a five-star Euro NCAP crash safety rating and comes with two Isofix child seat points in the rear as standard.

There are a number of airbags and a high-strength steel design, plus Porsche has chosen to install a multi-collision braking system to the Macan which will prevent further collisions if you’re involved in an initial accident. The system holds on the brakes to prevent you being shunted forwards, for example.

Optional safety kit includes lane change assist, blindspot monitoring and warning, radar-guided cruise control, autonomous braking, and a number of lighting packages featuring LED lights that adapt to the conditions and oncoming traffic.

Watch: Porsche Macan crash test video

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Porsche Macan.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Telephone

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

GTS equipment

GTS standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
GTS optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
S optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

T equipment

T standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
T optional equipment
None available

Turbo equipment

Turbo standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Turbo optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Telephone

Turbo Performance equipment

Turbo Performance standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Turbo Performance optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Porsche Macan was tested by Euro NCAP in 2014 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2014
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 88%
Child Occupant: 87%
Vulnerable Road Users: 60%
Safety Assist: 66%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.