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  • Decent amount of standard safety kit
  • Five-star Euro NCAP safety rating
  • Driver assistance tech can be added

Porsche Macan: will my Isofix child seats fit?

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’s 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 systems holds on the brakes to prevent you being shunted forwards, for example.

Optional safety kit includes lane-departure warning, 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.

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  • Generous interior space for passengers
  • Big, practical boot is very useful
  • More spacious than its looks suggest

Porsche Macan: will my family fit?

You wouldn’t think it to look at, but the Macan’s curvy body hides a surprisingly practical interior that suits 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 and taller rear-seat passengers may not enjoy longer journeys.

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.

Porsche Macan: will it fit in my garage?

The Macan is surprisingly compact when you consider the generous interior dimensions. It’s quite a chunky car though and visibility isn’t its strongest point – especially out the rear of the car. It’s mainly the width that you have to contend with in narrow parking spaces, but sensors all-round help with this. 

The boot measures 500 litres, but this expands to 1,500 litres if you fold flat the 40:20:40-split rear seats.

Porsche Macan: will my luggage fit?

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 a the rear (activated by a button in the boot) to make life a little easier.

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
  • Alloy wheels
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • 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
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Telephone

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Service indicator
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav

GTS equipment

GTS standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Sat Nav
GTS optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
S optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails

Turbo equipment

Turbo standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Turbo optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats
  • Telephone

Turbo Performance equipment

Turbo Performance standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • 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.